2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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French Studies (B.A.) - Teaching Specialization



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Marie-Pierre Baggett, Professor of French
Department of Modern Languages and Global Studies
Wagner Hall 111
605-688-4278

Program Information

The French major at SDSU consists of language, culture, literature and professional courses to prepare students for careers in which they will use French as a language for communication. The major offers flexibility and can easily be added to another major.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the French major, students should be able to:

  • Speak, read and write French at the intermediate-high or advanced level
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultures and communication cultures of the Francophone world
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the French civilizations and its cultural products, such as literature, art, government, etc.

Academic Requirements

  • Students with previous knowledge of the language must take the placement test and register for an appropriate course. The program requires all French courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required in SPCM 101 , ENGL 101 , PSYC 101 , and MATH 102  or higher (if these courses are in your plan of study), and all courses for the major (classes with department/program prefix).
  • An overall GPA of 2.5 is required to enroll in any education courses.

Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs
South Dakota Department of Education

Certification and Licensure

  • Completion of an approved bachelor’s K-12 preparation program.
  • Completion of an approved Indian Studies course.
  • Pass the state designated content knowledge test or 2.7 GPA in content major coursework.
  • Pass the state designated pedagogy test.
  • Completion of a Suicide Awareness and Prevention training, available free online through the South Dakota Department of Education.
  • Apply online with the South Dakota Department of Education.
  • Written recommendation from institution of higher education (SDSU) verifying program completion.

Course Delivery Format

Most courses in the French major are offered face-to-face on campus. Some upper-division courses are offered as part of the French cooperative program with NSU and USD and they use different types of distance delivery, including simultaneous television (DDN) and online delivery.

Requirements for French Major - Teaching Specialization: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

System General Education Requirements


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements


Bachelor of Arts Requirements: 9+

  • Modern Foreign Language Including the 202-Level Credits: 6+
  • AIS 211 - South Dakota American Indian Culture and Education (COM) [SGR #3] Credits: 3  
  • One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
  • Capstone course in the major discipline
  • Upper division coursework Credits: 33

System General Education and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences  for additional information about Bachelor of Arts specifications.

Literature, Language and Culture Elective


Select from the following courses. 9 credits must be 300-400 level French courses. Credits: 17

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

System General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements* 9+ Credit Hours
Major Requirements 36 Credit Hours
Teaching Specialization Requirements 34 Credit Hours
Electives** 17 Credit Hours

*System General Education Requirements, Major Requirements, and Supporting Coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements.  
**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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