Studying French at UW-Stevens Point
For more details, contact Alek Toumi.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Language and Literature
Designed as a traditional study of French, our major provides students with a
balanced knowledge of French language, literature, and civilization.
Minimum of 27 credit hours of French courses (beyond the
200-level), including FLNG 250: Introduction to World Languages, French 313, French 314, French 340 – Introduction to
French Literature, French 345 – Advanced Composition and Conversation,
French 481 – French Culture, one advanced French literature course beyond
340, and two elective French courses at the 300/ 400 level.
Second Majors or Second Degrees with French
To enhance their education and increase their chances
for future employment, many students pursue double majors. There
virtually is no limit on subjects you can combine with French: another
foreign language, history, political science, a business degree, and
international studies. If you combine two subjects within the College of
Letters and Science (COLS) for a double major, such as French and
History, the total number of hours required for graduation will be the
same as for a single major (120 hours minimum). A double major normally
will not prolong studies beyond the customary four years. If you combine
a major in French with a major in another college, for example, French
with Wildlife Ecology in the College of Natural Resources, or French and
Music, which is in the College of Fine Arts, the number of hours
required for graduation is also 120 hours. Although there will be some
overlap between both degrees, you have to fulfill both sets of degree
requirements. This double degree program is likely to prolong your
studies by a semester or even a year. Consult with your advisors for
Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of French
French Major for Teacher Certification
Minimum of thirty credit hours of French courses
(beyond 200-level courses) and Foreign Language Education courses,
including FLNG 250: Introduction to World Languages, French 313, 314, 340 – Introduction to French Literature, French 345 –
Advanced Composition and Conversation,
French 420 – French Phonetics, French 481 – French Culture and
Civilization, one literature course beyond 340, and two electives from
literature and culture courses
- FLED 333 – Methods in Teaching Foreign Languages
- FLED 398 – Student Teaching or FLED 498 – Internship taken
concurrently with FELD 400 – Seminar in Student Teaching.
Degree title: Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of French
Consult Maggie Beeber, the certification officer at 469 College of Professional Studies (CPS), for additional information.
NOTE: The state of Wisconsin requires a study abroad experience for French teaching certification.
Minor in French
The minor in French offers students a background in the language
through the advanced undergraduate level, an introduction to the study
French literary classics, and knowledge of the history of French
culture. See information below for specific requirements, and/ or
French professor on campus (Alek Toumi) for more information.
Minimum of 15 credit hours of French courses (beyond 200-level courses), including
French 313, 314, 340 – Introduction to French Literature, and a culture or advanced literature course.
Suggested Four Year Sequence
The Department of World Languages encourages students to graduate in four years. The suggested four year sequence
provide a suggested sequence of courses that illustrate how a student
could successfully complete a Foreign Languages major or minor in 4
years. Please consult with and advisor when planning your major or