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Secondary French Education, B.A.

Requirements

This four-year degree prepares students to teach French in secondary education settings. It also prepares students to qualify for the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Endorsement. Students take major courses from the Department of Languages and Cultures and licensure and endorsement courses through the School of Education. This degree requires separate application to the School of Education.

Total Program Credits: 121

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. ACT exam required (re-take required if score is 7 years or older); composite score of 21 or higher, English 20 or higher, and Math 19 or higher.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
  5. Exit interview with French Program Director.
  6. Other requirements as determined by the Department of Languages and Cultures
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
Choose one of the following: 4
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Humanities Distribution [non-language courses only] 3
  Physical Science 3
  Biology or Physical Science 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 59 Credits
  FREN 3050 Advanced French 3
  FREN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar Usage and Style 3
  FREN 3610 French Literature to 1700 3
  FREN 351G Culture and Civilization to 1700 3
 or FREN 352G Culture and Civilization from 1700 (3.0)  
  FREN 4500 Advanced Writing in French 3
  FREN 3620 French Literature from 1700 3
  FREN 4900 French Capstone Seminar 3
  FREN 4100 Teaching French Grammar 3
  LANG 4200 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language 3
Education Courses:  
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
Elective Requirements: 26 Credits
General Elective -- SLSS 1000 recommended 3
Complete 8 credits of any course numbered 1000-level or higher.  8
Complete 15 credits of upper division (3000-4000 level) French course above 3050 15

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 121 credit hours with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
  3. Completion of General Education, French core, and elective requirements.
  4. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global / Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra (General Elective) 4
American Institutions-AS Refer to GE (POLS 1000, POLS 1100, HIST 1740, or HIST 1700) 3
General Elective SLSS 1000 (recommended) 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Science 1 Refer to GE (BB or PP) 3
Social/Behavior Science-SS Refer to GE 3
FREN 3050
Advanced French 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities Distribution Refer to GE (HH) 3
Physical Science Refer to GE (PP) 3
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
Fine Arts Distribution Refer to GE (FF) 3
FREN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar, Usage, and Style 3
General elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Distribution Refer to GE (BB or PP) 3
FREN 3610 French Literature to 1700 3
FREN 351G/352G Culture and Civilization to 1700/from 1700 3
FREN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) 3
FREN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
FREN 4500 Advanced French Writing 3
FREN 3620 French Literature from 1700 3
FREN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) 3
FREN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) 3
General elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
FREN 4100 Teaching French Grammar 3
FREN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction and ESL 3
FREN 4900 French Capstone 3
LANG 4200 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language (fall only) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 10
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 121

Department

Name:

Languages and Cultures

Location:

CB 306

Telephone:

801-863-8518

Email:

Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/lang

Chair:

Sara Ulloa

Chair UVU Email:

ulloasa@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

 
 

Languages and Cultures

  • Administrative Contact: Amelia Riding, Admin II
  • Telephone: 801-863-8518
  • Email: Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 167
  • Administrative Contact: Sally Walker, Admin III
  • Telephone: 801-863-7232
  • Email: Sally.Walker@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 167
  • Advising: Sarah Lindsey
  • Telephone: 801-863-7629
  • Email: SarahL@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Dan Hoffman, ASL & Deaf Studies
  • Telephone: 801-921-4371
  • Email: DHoffman@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Alex Yuan, Chinese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5199
  • Email: gyuan@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Walter Temple, French
  • Telephone: 801-863-7262
  • Email: walter.temple@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jeff Packer, German
  • Telephone: 801-863-8626
  • Email:  packerje@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Yasuko Saito, Japanese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5650
  • Email: SaitoYa@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Sara Ulloa, Russian
  • Telephone: 801-863-6257
  • Email: ulloasa@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jorge Nisguritzer, Spanish
  • Telephone: 801-863-8231
  • Email: nisgurjo@uvu.edu

 

The Language Lab, located at LA 003g, is open Monday-Friday and offers a variety of resources for students to practice language skills and get help using computers & software, tutoring one-on-one, in groups and watching DVD movies. To schedule appointments with tutors, call 801-863-7257.

 
 

Faculty

Dale Boam(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, University of Utah; J.D., Disability Law & Policies, Northeastern University School of Law

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Gregory Briscoe(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Spanish, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Spanish, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ana Chaparro(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation, M.A., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Christensen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Mari De Dios(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Colombia College; M.B.A., Business, Stevens Henagar College.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Deaf Studies

B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Debora Ferreira(2001)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

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Jamie Hardman(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



A.A., American Sign Language, Salt Lake Community College, B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University, M.A., Deaf Studies/ Languages & Human Rights, Gallaudet University.

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Benjamin Jarashow(2009)

Instructor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University.

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Douglas Jensen(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Languages and Literature, University of Utah; Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of Iowa.

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Rebeca Lindheimer(2017)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English to Spanish Translation, Brigham Young University;

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Ana Lopez-Aguilera(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Spanish, University of Malaga; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Nebraska.

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Jorge Nisguritzer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Weber State University; M.A., Ph.D., Languages & Literature, University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Packer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., German Teaching, M.A., German Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Studies, University of Cincinnati.

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Yasuko Saito(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University, M.A., Asian Studies, Seton Hall University.

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Walter Temple(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., French, Elon College; M.A., French Literature, American University; Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami.

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Sara Ulloa(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation and Communications, M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University; PhD, Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University - Provo

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Jason Wilber(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, Brigham Young University.

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Travas Young(2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.S., Geography, Utah State University; M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University.

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Guofang Yuan(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English Language and Literature and Teaching, Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., English Teaching, Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., Educational Policy, Cleveland State University.

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Careers

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Language expertise has specific application to a career in language teaching or translation. It becomes an attending, and often essential, skill in any business or government activity which involves domestic or international non-English speaking communities. Additionally, businesses and governments are increasingly global enterprises, while U.S. citizens are becoming more multilingual, which means the demand for language expertise is increasing throughout all facets of social interaction, particularly, but not limited to industry, commerce, and education.

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