French Teaching

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
French Teaching BS BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission to Major is granted by the department. Minimum University admission requirements are:

  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (“C”).

Contact the department for application procedures.

GPA Policy. A grade of “C-” or better must be earned for major or minor credit.

P/N Grading Policy. Work done for a major or minor must be done for a letter grade beyond the second-year level. A grade of P must be earned for major or minor credit in all work done on a P/N basis.

Proficiency Policies. Students who wish to receive credit by examination may take tests to have their proficiency evaluated. Students may not take a proficiency test for a course in which they are enrolled. The department reserves the right to deny admission to courses for those students whom a faculty member determines to have mastered the material already. 

Fulfilling BA Language Requirement. Students who wish to validate the BA Language requirement for previous study in French, German, Spanish, Swedish or Norwegian may do so by taking a credit by exam (see above section). Students do not meet the BA language requirement merely because they have taken two years of high school language.

Residency Requirement. Transfer credits will be applied only if they are the equivalent of work offered by the Department of World Languages & Cultures for the major or minor in that language. In addition, a minimum of work must be taken at Minnesota State Mankato as follows: Major: a minimum of three upper division courses other than Independent or Individual Study, for a total of at least 8 credits. At least two of these courses must be at the 400 level. Minor: a minimum of two upper division courses other than Independent or Individual Study, for a total of at least six credits. 

Courses not required for a student’s specific baccalaureate degree should be chosen according to these general guidelines: 

  • BA: Emphasis on literature in upper-division courses; students will most likely pursue their education beyond the baccalaureate level.
  • BS: Emphasis on the ability to communicate in the language; presupposes knowledge of culture and civilization; students frequently have career goals in other disciplines for which a language is either required or recommended.
  • BS French Education: Emphasis on communication (four skills plus culture and language analysis). 

Contact Information

College of Arts & Humanities
Department of World Languages & Cultures
227 Armstrong Hall
507-389-2116
www.mnsu.edu/languages

Department (507) 389-2116
Director (507) 389-6250
http://www.mnsu.edu/languages/french/

Faculty

100 Level

Credits: 5

An introduction, within a cultural context, to the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-08

Credits: 5

An introduction, within a cultural context, to the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent 

Goal Areas: GE-08

200 Level

Credits: 4

Grammar review, oral practice, written composition and development of reading and listening skills within a cultural context. Prereq: One year university French or equivalent

Prerequisites: One year university French or equivalent 

Goal Areas: GE-08

Credits: 4

Grammar review, oral practice, written composition and development of reading and listening skills within a cultural context. Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent 

Goal Areas: GE-08

Credits: 1-3

Visits to the major churches, cathedrals, castles, monuments, museums and neighborhoods in and around Paris. Prereq: FREN 101, 102, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 101, FREN 102, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

Practice in intermediate-level conversational skills. Prereq: FREN 101, 102, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 101, FREN 102, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-3

Introduction to contemporary French civilization. Prereq: FREN 101, 102, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 101, FREN 102, or equivalent 

Credits: 1

Preparation for study in France.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

Systematic development of conversational idiom and vocabulary. Intensive work on pronunciation. May be taken by majors and minors up to three times. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-6

Topics will vary. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. Prereq: FREN 101, 102, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 101, FREN 102, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

Topics will vary.

Prerequisites: none

300 Level

Credits: 3

Systematic review of French vocabulary. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 2-4

Review of grammar and vocabulary. Practice in descriptive, narrative, and expository prose. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 3

Systematic review of French grammar. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

Social, political, and economic trends in contemporary France. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-3

Visits to the major churches, cathedrals, castles, monuments, museums and neighborhoods in and around Paris. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-3

Practice in descriptive and narrative prose. Acquisition of grammatical structures and vocabulary beyond the intermediate sequence. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

Practice in conversational skills. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-3

Introduction to contemporary French civilization. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

Introduction to basic concepts associated with French business practices. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-3

Development of listening comprehension and pronunciation through the use of tapes, videos, films, compact discs, and other recorded materials. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 2-4

A study of the sound system in French. Intensive oral practice. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 3

A beginning literature course designed to teach students to read with understanding and critical ability. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-6

Intensive practice in advanced conversational skills. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-6

Topics will vary. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent

400 Level

Credits: 3-4

Survey of historical, philosophical, literary and artistic development of France from the beginning to the present. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 2-4

Systematic review of French grammar. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 2-4

Study of current vocabulary, terminology and practices used in the business world. Study of developments affecting the French business, industrial and agricultural communities. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 2-4

Study of France's position in the European Economic Community and of the development of French business law with emphasis on the obligations and rights of business people, the classification and organization of the various types of companies, the emission of contracts and other documents. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-3

Visits to the major churches, cathedrals, castles, monuments, museums and neighborhoods in and around Paris. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent

Credits: 1-4

Practice in advanced conversation skills. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-3

In-depth study of different aspects of contemporary French civilization. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

In-depth study of an author, genre, movement, theme or period. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

A study of the major authors, works and movements of two successive centuries of French literature. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

A study of the major authors, works and movements of two successive centuries of French literature. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

A study of the major authors, works and movements of two successive centuries of French literature. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

Topics will vary. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent

Credits: 1-6

Topics will vary. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-6

Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Credits: 1-4

Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent