Apr 24, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

French: Teaching Emphasis - BA


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  • For more information about French, please see Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differ.   * Please make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest MATH Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  course of the student's choice

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA
Note: For a teaching major or minor there is a minimum "C" grade requirement in all STEP, major, and minor content required courses.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)        3     FREN 1020: French First Year II   4    
FREN 1010: French First Year I   4     Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments  

 

Comments  

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     Depth Social Sciences (DSS)    3   
FREN 2010: French Second Year I   4     FREN 2020: French Second Year II   4    
Breadth Requirement 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3  
Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Required Teaching MInor Course 3   Required Teaching MInor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments  

Comments  

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FREN 3060: French Conversation (CI)  OR FREN 4060: Advanced French Conversation (CI)   3  OR 3     FREN 3090: French Intermediate Written Communication (CI)  OR FREN 4090: Advanced Written Communication (CI)   3  OR 3    
FREN 3550: French Civilization (DHA)  OR FREN 3570: France Today       3  OR 3     FREN 4200: Applied French Linguistics and Phonetics   3    
LING 4100: The Study of Language   3     Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
FREN Upper Division Elective Course 3   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
Required Teaching Minor Course 3   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments  

Take OPI Test

Comments  

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FREN 3600: Textual Analysis   3     FREN 4620: Genre Studies in French Literature (DHA)   3    
FREN 4610: Period Studies in French Literature (DHA)   3     SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management  or TEAL 5560: ST: Motivation and Classroom Management   3    
FREN 4920: French Language Tutoring   1     SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
Teaching Minor Methods Course 3   SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2    
Methods Clinical Experience 1   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 11   TOTAL CREDITS: 14  

Comments  

Application for STEP/SCED program should be done by now.  Student does have option to do the major without Secondary School Licensure

 

Comments  

Teaching minor average 30 credits (can vary from 18-45 credits).

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

TEAL 5500: Innovative Integration of Technology in Teaching   3     LING 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
LING 4300: Clinical Experience II   1     LING 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
LING 4400: Teaching Modern Languages   3          
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)  or TEAL 5560: ST: Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas   3          
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3          
Required Teaching Minor Course 3        
TOTAL CREDITS: 14-16   TOTAL CREDITS: 12  

Comments  

Praxis Tests

 

Comments  

Student Teaching requires a major commitment of time and energy, students should take only the courses listed above during this semester.  Students are urged to forgo outside employment, if possible, during student teaching experience

Students must complete the General Education Requirements . 

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements.

  • If chosen as  a major course:

FREN 3060  or FREN 4060  

FREN 3090  or FREN 4090  

FREN 3510   

will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement

  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)

Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits:

French Major                                                                       33

French Major, Teaching Emphasis                                       35 FREN & 29 SCED

French Minor                                                                       12

French Minor, Teaching Emphasis                                       20 FREN & 29 SCED

French Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure          34

French Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure          19

Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor               2.5 Career GPA

Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor       2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes

A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned at USU

At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for these degrees must be completed in upper-division USU courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies, and having prefixes of FREN or LING. All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the French faculty in order to be counted toward these degrees.

Note:


Courses for French Majors and Minors require a minimum of C- or better.

Courses for French Majors and Minors may not be taken on a Pass/ Fail Basis (except for FREN 3030 )

Students with prior language credit or language experience should take the department placement test before admission to the French Major or Minor. Credits obtained in lower-division French courses cannot be applied toward the French major or minor programs.

Course Requirements


French Major - Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure (35 FREN credits & 29 SCED credits) (2.5 GPA)


Note:


For a teaching major or minor there is a minimum "C" grade requirement in all STEP, major and minor content requirement courses.

The following requirements only specify courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. To be licensed to teach in the Utah public secondary school system, students with a teaching emphasis must also complete additional courses (approximately 29 credits) required by the Secondary Education Program. For more information, please contact the Secondary Education Program, Education Building 330, or review the supplementary section, entitled Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline .  

l. French and Linguistics Courses (35 credits)


Note:


1 Students with foreign experience may be advised to enroll in FREN 3060  or FREN 4060 , depending upon results of a placement test and/or instructor's determination.

2 Only two credits of FREN 4920  may count toward the French Major or French Major— Teaching Emphasis.

3 It is recommended that LING 4100  be taken before FREN 4200 .

4 This course may be repeated one time for credit with different content. 

5 Students should take FREN 4200  near the end of their coursework. Please note that FREN 4200  is offered every other year.

6 Students desiring to apply study abroad credits toward these degrees must obtain approval from the LPCS office prior to participating.

7 This course may be repeated for additional credit.   

8 LING 3300  and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the minor. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching LING 3300  and LING 4400  are listed in both the STEP and major requirements for those seeking the French Teaching Major/non-licensure so the non-licensure majors understand the complete list of requirements.  See additional non-licensure information at bottom of page

Teaching Emphasis for French Major


French Major —Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure

To receive secondary school licensure, students must complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). For further information, review the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline.

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)-Language, Philosophy, and Communication Studies (29 credits)


Most of the courses listed below count for both teaching major emphasis and the teaching minor.

B. Level 2


C. Level 3


Because student teaching requires a major commitment of time and energy, students should take only the course listed below during this semester. Students are also urged to forgo outside employment, if possible, during the student teaching experience.

Note:


1 The Clinical Experience II course is taught under course number 4300 in various departments. Course title varies among departments.

2 The Special Methods II course is taught under course number 4400.

3 LING 4300  and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the major or minor. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching. LING 4300  and LING 4400  are listed in both the STEP and major requirements for those seeking the French/German/Spanish Teaching Major/non-licensure so the non-licensure majors understand the complete list of requirements.  See additional non-licensure information below.  

French Major - Teaching emphasis without Secondary School Licensure (Major 34 credits)


(2.5 GPA required in major classes)

It is possible to have a teaching emphasis within a major or minor in French without receiving Secondary School teaching licensure. However, unless the student is an elementary education major, he or she would not be able to teach in Utah public schools (nor at many private ones). Graduating without licensure may allow employment at community colleges and universities.

In order to complete the French Major—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure, students must fulfill all of the requirements listed under Section I (French and Linguistics Courses) of the French Major—Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure (31 credits), plus LING 4400 , for a total of 34 credits.  LING 4300  is no longer required if doing non-licensure program.  

French, German, and Spanish Major Programs


The goal of the French, German, and Spanish BA degree programs is to prepare students to be able to take advanced studies in these languages, literatures, and cultures; to be quality teachers of these languages, literatures, and cultures in the public schools; and to provide those who may enter other professions a solid grounding in these languages, literatures, and cultures, in order that they may function as members of the international community. The curricula supporting these goals includes courses in language, literature, civilization, culture, and linguistics. See the course requirements which follow.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement


Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
    Or
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
    Or
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
    Or
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
    Or
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

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