B.A. in Languages and Cultures with Elective Certification - French Concentration
|General Education Requirements 1|
|First Year Experience||4|
|English Composition requirement||6|
|Diverse Communities requirement||3|
|Behavioral & Social Science requirement||6|
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Additional Baccalaureate Requirements|
|Writing Emphasis requirement||9|
|Speaking Emphasis requirement||9|
|Major Language Courses 2|
|Tier 1: Language Skills|
|FRE 102||Elementary French II (Traditional)||3|
|FRE 201||Intermediate French I (Traditional)||3|
|FRE 202||Intermediate French II (Traditional)||3|
|Tier 2: Proficiency|
|Phonetics and Advance Oral French|
or FRE 315
|French for Oral Proficiency|
|Advanced Grammar and Stylistics|
|Tier 3: Competency Content 3|
|Select one course from each of the following groups:||9|
|Readings in Francophone Literature|
|Language and Linguistics|
|Topics in French Literature|
|Select one 400-level course in cultural, film, or literary studies||3|
|Immersion Experience 4||3-12|
|Immersion study and/or internship work is an essential component of the B.A.L.C. curriculum. Languages and cultures are inextricably entwined. The goal of the immersion experience, which is a requirement for graduation, is to enable students to apply linguistic and cultural knowledge in an authentic social context, and for them to experience the challenges and the gratification of living in another culture.|
|FRE 401||Commercial French 5||3|
|Pennsylvania certification in languages K–12 6|
|Effective August 2013 students must complete professional education sequence of the following:|
|EDA 103||Foundations of Special Education||3|
|EDT 349||Technology Tools to Transform Teaching and Learning||1|
|EDP 250||Educational Psychology||3|
|ERM 355||Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning 7-12||3|
|EDP 349||Adolescent Development||3|
|or PSY 382||Infant, Child and Adolescent Development|
|EDR 347||Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|Following Teacher Candidacy|
|EDA 304||Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators||3|
|EDS 306||Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools||3|
|LAN 401||Teaching of Modern Languages: K - 12 (LAT 301 FOR Latin majors)||3|
|SED 411||Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half||6|
|SED 412||Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half||6|
|PDE Prerequisites and Requirement for Program|
|LAN 327||Introduction to Linguistics for Language||3|
|or LIN 230||Introduction to Linguistics|
|LNC 368||Comparative Cultural Studies (Language area cognate)||3|
|Second Math Course||3|
|Total Minimum Credits Required||123|
For French majors: FRE 101 may only fulfill general education student elective requirements, and/or overall graduation credits. This course will not fulfill their respective major requirements.
Minimum grade of C required in all courses.
Students may substitute 400-level courses in Tier 3.
See the department chairperson and student handbook for options.
This course fulfills the general education Capstone requirement.
For national recognition, the Department of Languages and Cultures, along with ACTFL and CAEP (formerly NCATE), requires OPI and WPT testing with the expected achievement of Advanced Low (AL). The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires teacher candidates score Intermediate High (IH) on the ACTFL OPI and WPT; consequently, those student who reach IH or AL on the OPI and WPT are recommended in PDE’s Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) for K-12 certification by the College of Education. Students enhance their career options and competitiveness in the job market by achieving AL. The Department of Languages and Cultures recognizes that school districts are looking for candidates who meet the ACTFL requirement of AL on the WPT and OPI. Therefore, for those teacher candidates who do not reach AL on the OPI or the WPT, we create remedial plans informed by a candidate’s OPI or WPT diagnostic feedback acquired from ACTFL/LTI.
See the Teacher Certification Programs section of this catalog for an explanation of related requirements.