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College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

French

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Why pursue a French degree at North Central College?

Adding another language to your skill set is a great way to prepare for international business, graduate work or world travel—and a great way to wow potential employers. Include a secondary education major in your studies and you’ll also be equipped to teach French to K-12 students. At North Central we keep our classes small to ensure that you receive all the personalized help and attention you'll need. After completing a placement test you’ll meet with your advisor to make sure you begin your studies at the level that’s best for you.

You can also:

  • Use short-term learning opportunities to conduct research through a Richter Grant or D-Term travel to French-speaking areas.
  • Expand your linguistic and cultural proficiencies by studying abroad for a term through our exchange program in Angers, France.
  • Participate in the French Club and the annual Modern and Classical Languages Festival.
  • Travel to countries like Haiti to volunteer for ministry and service.
  • Take advantage of the Roberta I. Myers Language Resource Center for one-on-one tutoring or audio and video support.
  • Earn an English language learning (ELL) minor to qualify to teach English abroad in a French-speaking country or teach ESL in Illinois schools.
  • Qualify for induction to Pi Delta Phi, the French Honor Society, or Phi Sigma Iota for students studying more than one language.

More Department information

French, B.A.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Modern and Classical Languages.

Major Requirements

At least 30 credit hours, at the level of FRN 201 or above, including three credit hours at the 400-level.

Additional Courses

Students seeking a major in the modern languages are strongly encouraged to take additional language coursework beyond the minimum major requirements. Note: Once FRN 310 has been successfully completed, courses below the level of 310 in French may not be taken for credit except with consent of the Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

A typical student majoring French with a Secondary Education Supplemental major will need over 120 total credit hours to graduate.

French Minor

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Modern and Classical Languages.

Minor Requirements

A minor consists of at least 18 credit hours in French, including six credit hours at the 300-level.

French Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.

Graduate Schools

  • University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Careers

Recent graduates in French include:

  • International trainer
  • Special collections librarian
  • Travel guide
  • Translator
  • Teacher
  • English teacher in French high school
     

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