Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170



French

Teaching
French

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)

French B.A. K-12 Students must complete the requirements for a B.A. degree as well as a sequence of undergraduate course work in education, including:

  • SED 300 - Introduction to Secondary Education (4)
  • DLL 397 - Digital Technologies in the Secondary Classroom (4)
  • RDG 338 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area (4)
  • FE 406 - Educational Psychology for K-12 Educators
  • EED 420 - Managing the Classroom Community for U.S. Diverse Learners (4)
  • SED 427 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Students (4)
  • SE 401 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs (4)

Also required:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • SED 428 - ST.: Secondary Major Methods (3)
  • SED 455 - Internship in Secondary Education (12)

Elementary Education French Teaching Major

Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at the 300-400 level in addition to the Elementary Education, B.S. coursework, including:

  • FRH 314 - French Grammar Review (4 credits)
  • FRH 316 - French Conversation (2 credits)
  • FRH 318 - French Composition (2 credits)
  • FRH 351 - French Civilization (4 credits)
  • FRH 370 - Introduction to French Literature (4 credits)
  • FRH 380 - Survey of French Literature (4 credits)
  • plus 12 credits at the 300-400 level

Also required:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (4)

Secondary Teaching Minor in French (STEP)

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits at the 300-400 level, including:

  • FRH 314 - French Grammar Review (4)
  • FRH 316 - French Conversation (2)
  • FRH 318 - French Composition (2)
  • FRH 351 - French Civilization (4)
  • FRH 370 - Introduction to French Literature (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective

Elementary Teaching Minor in French

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in French, including:

  • FRH 314 - French Grammar Review (4)
  • FRH 316 - French Conversation (2)
  • FRH 318 - French Composition (2)
  • FRH 351 - French Civilization (4)
  • FRH 370 - Introduction to French Literature (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective
Information
For Majors

French Language and Literature, B.A.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits at the 300-400 levels in language, culture and literature, including:

  • FRH 312 - French Phonetics and Listening Comprehension (2 credits)
  • FRH 314 - French Grammar Review (4 credits)
  • FRH 316 - French Conversation (2 credits)
  • FRH 318 - French Composition (2 credits)
  • FRH 370 - Introduction to French Literature (4 credits)
  • FRH 380 - Survey of French Literature (4 credits)
  • FRH 408 - Advanced French Conversation (2 credits)
  • Two 400-level literature courses (8 credits)
  • Two electives at the 300-400 level (8)

and two corequisite courses:

  • FRH 351 - French Civilization (4) and
  • LIT 181 - European Literature I (4) orLIT 182 - European Literature II (4)
Modified Major in a Modern Language and a Major or Minor in Economics, Business, International Management, Engineering, Computer Science or Computing, B.A. Program

Combine a language major with a degree in business or computer science. Students only need to complete a minimum of 24 credits beyond the 300-400 level in French, German, Japanese or Spanish to be considered a double major.

Modified Major in 2 Modern Languages

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits at the 300-400 level  in each of the two languages, including courses numbered 314, 316, 318, 355, 408 and 455 in both languages.
  • FRH 314 -French Grammar Review (4 credits)
  • FRH 316 -French Conversation (2 credits)
  • FRH 318 -French Composition (2 credits)
  • FRH 355 -Translation into English (4 credits)
  • FRH 408 - Advanced French Conversation (2 credits)
  • FRH 455 - Translation into French (4 credits)

and three corequisite courses:

  • LIN 201 - Introduction to Linguistics (4 credits)
  • Two courses in history or civilization; one in each language

Admission to major standing

To be eligible for a major in one or more foreign languages, a student must be admitted to major standing by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Normally, a student should apply for major standing at the department office after having attained 56 credits and no later than three semesters before graduation. A student planning to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree will be admitted to major standing after completion of 8 credits of language or literature at the 300 level with a minimum grade point average of 2.80.

Pair a French major along with a second major in a field such as political science, history, biology; or elect a modified major in business or economics to make yourself more marketable.
Advising

Advising for students in French, please contact:

Majors, Minors & Angers Program Majors

Dr. Dikka Berven
353 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2043
dberven@oakland.edu

Majors, Minors, STEP & Orleans Program

Dr. Stacey Hahn
350 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2062
shahn@oakland.edu

Career Plans
Information
For Minors
French Language

Students must complete 20 credits beyond the 115 level, including:
  • FRH 314 - French Grammar Review (4 credits)
  • FRH 316 French Conversation (2 credits)
  • FRH 316 French Conversation (2 credits)

and one of the following:

  • FRH 351 - French Civilization (4 credits)
  • FRH 355 Translation into English (4 credits)
  • FRH 357 French Business Communication (4 credits)
  • FRH 408 Advanced French Conversation (2 credits)
  • FRH 455 Translation into French (4 credits)

At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in any of the languages must be taken at Oakland University.

French Language and Literature

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits beyond the 115 level, including:

  • FRH 370 Introduction to French Literature (4 credits)
  • FRH 380 Survey of French Literature (4 credits)

 At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in any of the languages must be taken at Oakland University.

French Studies Concentration

8 credits of French language taken at Oakland University

Students must achieve minimally at the 215 level. Students who place into FRH 215 will take FRH 215 and FRH 314; if they place higher than FRH 215, they will take FRH 314 plus 4 credits in a higher level course.

8 credits from the following courses:

  • LIT 181 - European Literature I (4)
  • LIT 182 - European Literature II (4)
  • LIT 251 - Studies in Foreign Film (4)
  • ML 390 - Advanced Study of Topics Related to Foreign Languages and Cultures (2 or 4)
  • LIT 375 - Topics in Foreign Literature (4) when available

8 credits from the following history courses:

  • HST 329 - Europe in the Seventeenth Century (4)
  • HST 348 - Europe in the Eighteenth Century (4)
  • HST 349 - France in the Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (4)

4 credits in Art and Art History:

  • AH 326 - Gothic Art (4)
  • AH 360 - Nineteenth-Century Art (4)
  • AH 361 - Modern Art 1900-1945 (4)
This concentration does not constitute a major. Students must elect a major from those offered by the university. Interested students should develop a program in consultation with the coordinator.

Secondary Teaching Minor in French (STEP)

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits at the 300-400 level, including:
  • FRH 314 - French Grammar Review (4)
  • FRH 316 - French Conversation (2)
  • FRH 318 - French Composition (2)
  • FRH 351 - French Civilization (4)
  • FRH 370 - Introduction to French Literature (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective

Elementary Teaching Minor in French

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in French, including:

  • FRH 314 - French Grammar Review (4)
  • FRH 316 - French Conversation (2)
  • FRH 318 - French Composition (2)
  • FRH 351 - French Civilization (4)
  • FRH 370 - Introduction to French Literature (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective

At least 12 credits of those required for the elementary teaching minor in a modern language must be taken at Oakland University.

French
Club

The  Oakland University French Club is open for everyone and anyone interested in the French language and culture.  We frequently sponsor outings and events in an endeavor to promote multicultural awareness and involvement.  Whether it is a fashion show, or dinner and a French film, we love to promote the French Culture!

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