Concentration in French
The French Concentration (26 credits) provides students with the basic lexical and grammatical foundations for reading, writing, speaking and understanding the spoken word in French. It also incorporates the study of culture in the Francophone world. Francophone literature is also introduced at the upper division level. Students have the opportunity to travel and study abroad for a summer or a semester. Teaching certification for French in grades K-12 may be earned.
The goals of the program are to provide a quality language-learning experience so that the student is capable of communicating with native speakers and to provide a body of cultural knowledge so that the student is able to relate cross-culturally to the native speaker. The French program at Evangel is designed to take the student from the novice to the lower-advanced level. A student who has studied French in high school may enter the program at a higher level of instruction in college and therefore earn the concentration or minor more quickly. Proficiency in French, rather than credit hours earned, determines a student’s placement. Proficiency is evaluated by an examination and an interview. Summer and regular-semester study-abroad opportunities reinforce the classroom experience, making the French language and culture come alive.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Elementary French||Introduces the student to the fundamentals of the language and French life.|
|Intermediate French||Reviews grammar and introduces the student to some French literature to increase reading fluency.|
|Composition||Moves a student into advanced grammar, original composition, and translation.|
|Conversation||Emphasizes communication in a more culturally relevant and linguistically accurate manner.|
|Survey of Literature I and II||Provides understanding and appreciation of French cultural values and literary masterpieces produced over the centuries. These courses open a whole new world of comprehension of who the French are and how they view the world.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
- Missionaries to Francophone countries around the world are needed.
- Coupled with French, a Major in Marketing, Management, and/or Finance will make a person attractive to international companies.
- Teachers with K-12 certification to teach French will continue to be in demand. Elementary schools often have Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES) programs.
- Journalism and Communications majors are well-served to have learned French.
- Jobs with the U.S. State Department are available to those who know French and are otherwise qualified.
- Translators and interpreters are used in government and business.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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