Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of French

In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education grade-point averages of 2.5 (A= 4.0). Candidates should consult their advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.

E-mail: french-italian@illinois.edu

Web address for department: www.frit.illinois.edu

Degree title: Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of French

Minimum required course work normally equates to 37 hours of French courses and 29 hours of professional education courses.  The required coursework could be 16 additional hours, respectively, if the student does not already have the equivalent of French 101-102-133-134.  NOTE: FR 299 is strongly recommended.

General education: Consult the Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

Departmental distinction: A student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average, including a 'Satisfactory' in the teaching practicum; complete two additional advanced-level courses in French or the teaching minor; complete FR 492, and provide two letters of recommendation as evidence of exceptional teaching potential. Consult the teacher education adviser for details.

FR 207Writing and Grammar Workshop3
FR 211Introduction to Literary Studies3
FR 212Introduction to Cultural Analysis: French Identities3
Language Courses
FR 205Oral French2
FR 213French Phonetics2
FR 314Advanced Grammar in Context3
Culture Courses
Choose two of the following:6
French Cultural History to 1789
French Cultural History 1789-1968
Contemporary France
Literature Courses
Two courses at the 300- or 400-level in French and/or Francophone literature6
Medieval and Early Modern Period course
Students must take one course focused on the medieval/early modern period. This course can be used to fulfill the Culture or Literature Courses requirement.
Medieval and Early Modern Literature
French Cultural History to 1789
Electives
Three French courses at the 300- or 400-level in any of the following areas: Language and translation, business, cinema, culture, linguistics, literature, media.9
Professional education courses. (See Foreign Languages- Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages.)29
Total Hours66