A French major consists of 33 hours of course work at the 2000 level and above. A student can begin work at the 2000, 3000, or 4000 level, but must complete at least 12 hours at the 4000 level. Courses are offered in language, culture, and literature. At least 9 upper level hours must be taken at TTU; 6 hours of advanced courses must be writing intensive. Each major is tailored to meet the student's individual needs.
A typical major includes:
CMLL 2305 Introduction to Languages & Cultures
FRENCH 2301 Second Year French I
FRENCH 2302 Second Year French II
FRENCH 3302 Major French Writers
FRENCH 3303 French Conversation
FRENCH 3304 Grammar: A Comprehensive Review
A minimum of four 4000-level courses, including at least one literature course. At least two courses are offered each long semester on a rotating basis.
Total: 33 hours
Certain advanced students may also be selected to participate in the program's dual (Accelerated) B.A./M.A. Program.
Several scholarship opportunities are available to French majors.
The French program collaborates with the College of Education for teacher certification in French. In addition to 33 hours of French coursework, students seeking secondary certification in French must complete LING 4311, preferably before their student teaching begins. Students seeking bilingual education endorsement, ESL endorsement, or secondary or elementary certification in French, should consult with advisors in the College of Education and in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures.
For more information on the French B.A., contact Carla Burrus, CMLL Advisor.