- It opens the doors to art, music, fashion, food, architecture, and literature.
- Explore the cultures of France, Canada, Belgium, Morocco, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, and the French West Indies with your French language skills.
- French will allow you to be more competitive in the national and international job market in such fields as business, medicine, aviation, law and transportation and companies like IBM, Dow, Ford, Coca-Cola, Dassault Falcon Jet, L’Oréal, and Mattel.
- French is the official working language of the UN, NATO, UNESCO, the International Red Cross, and the European Union.
Our courses provide students the opportunity to perfect skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students have the option of studying literature, the culture of France and the Francophone world, cinema, and coursework leading to teaching French at the secondary level.
French Programs of Study at UA Little Rock
A major in French (BA degree) consists of 30 credit hours above the 1000 level, with at least 9 credit hours at the 4000-level. A minor requires 21 credit hours above the 1000 level. An Honors Program in French is also available. Please refer to the UA Little Rock Undergraduate Catalog for descriptions of the French major and French minor programs.
The chart below illustrates how to achieve a teaching license with a major in French.
|French Major: FREN-BA (30 Credits)|
|3 cr.||FREN 2311 Intermediate French|
|3-9 cr.||Comparisons and Communities:
|**French Major with Teaching License:
FRENS-BA + SCED minor (30+12+18 cr.)
Complete the French BA (30 cr., above) and the following two blocks of courses
|Second Language Education Courses|
|3 cr.||LANG 4322 Methods of Teaching 2nd Languages|
|3 cr.||LANG 4323 2nd Language Acquisition|
|3 cr.||LANG 4324 Teaching People of Other Cultures|
|3 cr.||LANG 4325 Second Language Assessment|
|Secondary Education Minor
(18 cr., plus Praxis I and II Exams)
|SCED 3210 Instructional Skills & Assessment
SCED 3110 Instructional Skills Practicum
|SCED 4321 Teaching Diverse Adolescents
SCED 4122 Adolescent Diversity Practicum
SCED 4123 Adolescents with Special Needs
SCED 4124 Classroom Management
|TCED 4600 Student Teaching
SCED 4330 Reflective Teaching
|Recommended: a minor in a subject taught in secondary schools|
|18-24 cr.||Depends on field|
∗∗ An official ACTRL-certified Oral Proficiency Interview is required for all students seeking teacher licensure in French or Spanish. Certification at the Advanced-low oral proficiency level is encouraged.