Carroll College, Helena Montana

Degree Requirements

French Major Requirments

I. Major Program Requirements
Twenty-four semester credits of upper-division French courses
beyond FR 204, including:
FR 303-304 French Grammar
II. Other Program Requirements
1. Two upper-division French courses (FR 301, FR 302, FR 401,
FR 402, FR 403, FR 404)
2. Successful participation in an approved program of study in a
French-speaking country. French majors may choose to study
abroad either:
a.) One academic year and take 12 upper-division credits in
residence at Carroll, or
b.) One semester or two summers and take 18 upper-division
credits in residence at Carroll.
A semester or year-long exchange opportunity exists at the
Université de Caen Basse-Normandie.
3. Students who are taking courses abroad must take
corresponding examinations abroad in order to receive credits
at Carroll. No credits will be accepted at Carroll for any
examination with less than a “C” or a 2.00 grade in the course
abroad. Credits will be accepted only for students returning to
4. Students are responsible for sending an original copy of their
foreign transcripts, as well as a translation of it, directly to the
Registrar’s Office.
Note: A minimum of 12 credits of upper-division French courses must
be taken in residence at Carroll.

Minor in French Education (K-12)

I. Program Requirements
FR 101-102 Elementary French I and II*
FR 203-204 Intermediate French I and II*
Nine upper-division credits in French in residence at Carroll,
FR 303-304 French Grammar
FR 305 French Phonetics
Two of the following French courses:
FR 301 Littérature Francophone de l’Afrique Francophone
et des Antille Françaises
FR 302 French Literature through the 18th Century
FR 401 or 402 French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries
FR 403 Le Français en Action
FR 404 Le Conte Français
*See index for page number of Language Placement Guidelines.
II. Other Program Requirements
LL 400 Theories and Methods of Learning and Teaching
PSY 227 Child Psychology
PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
And successful participation in an approved program of study in a
French speaking country for at least one summer session or semester.
III. Proficiency Exam
All French education (K-12) students are required to take the ACTFL oral proficiency exam in French during their senior year.
1. All French education (K-12) students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative
grade point average. All Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program
Requirements, and Other Program Requirements must be completed
with a grade of “C” or better.
2. To obtain teacher licensure (K-12) in French, students must major in either a secondary education area which leads to teacher licensure or in elementary education. See Department of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher for more details.
IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student
Teaching Program

Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic
programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to
the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore
year. Student Teaching Program: In the spring semester of the junior
year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to the student
teaching program. See index for page numbers for Teacher
Education and Student Teaching programs.

French Minor Requirements

In order to earn a minor in French, a student must successfully
complete 12 semester credits of upper-division courses (beyond FR