Teaching of French, BA

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of French

department website: https://frit.illinois.edu/

department faculty: French & Italian Faculty

advising: French advising and Foreign Language Teacher advising

overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/

Undergraduate degree programs in French & Italian:

French, BALAS

Teaching of French, BA

Italian, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 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.

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.

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

Minimum required major and supporting 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.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

FR 207Writing and Grammar Workshop3
FR 211Introduction to Literary Studies3
FR 212Introduction to Cultural Analysis: French Identities3
Language Courses
FR 205French in Conversation2
FR 2132
FR 314Advanced Grammar and Writing3
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
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