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Major in International Business with a minor in French The business requirements for a major in international business with a minor in French are listed in the international business pages of the catalog. A minor in French may be completed as described above. However, in order to participate in the international business program in France, students must complete the minor by taking the following courses: Qualified international business majors with sufficient French language skills take courses the second semester of their junior or senior year at the Management Institute of the University of Rennes in France and complete an internship with a French company. The normal French requirements for participation in this semester in France include 30 to 32 credits: • FREN 211 – Intermediate French I, 4 credits • FREN 212 – Intermediate French II, 4 credits • FREN 311 – Intensive Oral and Written Communication, 4 credits • FREN 331 – French Culture and Civilization, 4 credits • FREN 360 – French in the Business World, 4 credits • FREN 255 – Pre-May Seminar, 2 credits • FREN 300 – May Seminar, 4 credits • FREN 490 – Practicum, 4 credits The department may waive French 300 and/or 490 requirements for those students who are satisfactorily proficient in French language and culture as a result of an extended stay in a French-speaking country.

Licensure for Teaching French Under the new Minnesota Board of Teaching rules, world languages have two licenses available, either a K-8 or a K-12 license. (The K-8 program is an add-on endorsement to a K-6 elementary education major) In order to receive departmental approval for student teaching, all candidates for K-12 or K-8 licensure must pass a screening at the intermediate-high level of language proficiency as described by the Board of Teaching Standards, and a screening of geographical and cultural knowledge of the French-speaking world. The department strongly recommends that all students have a language-immersion experience in a French-speaking culture in order to increase their level of proficiency.

Major in French Education This major prepares students to be recommended by the Concordia College department of education for Minnesota licensure to teach French in grades K-12. To be eligible to complete this major, the student must be admitted to the teacher education program. (See education pages for program information, requirements and course descriptions.) The requirements for a major in French education are 32 to 34 credits plus 36 credits in education: • FREN 211 – Intermediate French I, 4 credits • FREN 212 – Intermediate French II, 4 credits • FREN 250 – Pre-May Seminar: Francophone World, 4 credits OR FREN 255 – Pre-May Seminar: France, 2 credits • FREN 311 – Intensive Oral and Written Communication, 4 credits • FREN 331 – French Culture and Civilization, 4 credits • FREN 340 – French Phonetics and Other Linguistics Issues, 2 credits • 12 additional credits from the following: – FREN 300 – May Seminar, 4 credits – FREN 360 – French in the Business World, 4 credits – FREN 370 – Current French Political, Social and Economic Affairs, 4 credits – FREN 410 – Introduction to French Literature through Poetry, 2 credits – FREN 411 – The Development of French Theatre, 4 credits – FREN 412 – The Development of French Prose, 4 credits – FREN 413 – Advanced Composition and Grammar, 2 credits – FREN 490 – The French Practicum, 4 credits

• FREN 300 – May Seminar and FREN 490 – Practicum are highly recommended as two of the three above-listed courses. • EDUC 362 – Secondary Methods of Teaching in World Languages, 4 credits (required methods of teaching course) • EDUC 363 – FLES Methods of Teaching, 4 credits (required methods of teaching course) • Successful completion of the secondary/K-12 required coursework (see Education: Curriculum in Secondary/K-12 Education) In order to receive departmental approval for student teaching, all candidates for the major or add-on endorsement must pass a screening at the Intermediate High level of language proficiency as described by the Board of Teaching Standards, and a screening of geographical and cultural knowledge of the French-speaking world. The department strongly recommends that all students have a languageimmersion experience in a French-speaking culture in order to increase their level of proficiency.

Courses FREN 111 – Beginning French I, 4 credits. E1. Students learn the basics of French communication and are introduced to the cultures of the French-speaking world. Students engage in various individual, class and group activities to develop their ability to speak and understand French. Resources, including the World Wide Web, CD-ROMs, French children’s books, movies and magazines are used to increase students’ understanding of French culture and the French language. FREN 112 W – Beginning French II, 4 credits. E2, D. Students learn the basics of French communication and are introduced to the cultures of the Frenchspeaking world. Students engage in various individual, class and group activities to develop their ability to speak and understand French. Resources, including the World Wide Web, CD-ROMs, French children’s books, movies and magazines are used to increase students’ understanding of French culture and the French language. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with the local community through cultural projects. Prerequisite: FREN 111 – Beginning French I, placement exam, or consent of the department FREN 211 U, W – Intermediate French I, 4 credits. E. This course is an approved U.S. perspectives course and focuses on “French in the Americas” featuring units on Canada, the United States (Louisiana, New England and Native Americans), South America and the Caribbean Islands. After a general introduction to each site, the course examines a different theme such as family life, youth, educational systems and everyday lives. These discussions are not possible without discussing race, ethnicity, gender and social issues such as education, class and religion. This course is also designed to increase students’ ability to speak, write, read and understand French. Students review basic language structures and vocabulary, as well as develop new language skills. In addition to class meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students also work with the French native assistant for small-group discussions and projects, usually on Tuesday and Thursday at an agreed upon time. Prerequisite: FREN 112 – Beginning French II, placement exam, and consent of the department FREN 212 G, W – Intermediate French II, 4 credits. E. This course is an approved global perspectives course and focuses on “French in the Francophone World” featuring various regions in France as well as Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. After a general introduction to each site, the course examines different cultural components. This course is also designed to increase students’ ability to speak, write, read and understand French. Students review basic language structures and vocabulary, as well as develop new language skills. In addition to class meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students also work with the French native assistant for small-group discussions and projects, usually on Tuesday and Thursday at an agreed upon time. Prerequisite: FREN 211 – Intermediate French I, placement exam, and consent of the department FREN 220 – The Best of French Literature, 4 credits. D. This course, taught in English, enables students without a background in French language or in French literature to share in this rich heritage. The primary goal of the course


Academic Catalog 2013-14