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French Faculty

Professors

  • Dr. Marijn S. Kaplan (Department Chair)
  • Dr. Marie-Christine Koop (French Graduate Advisor and Director of the Summer Graduate Institute)
  • Dr. Lawrence Williams

Associate Professors

  • Dr. Christophe Chaguinian

Lecturers

  • Ms. Laetitia Knight, Senior Lecturer (Faculty Sponsor of the French Honor Society)
  • Ms. Sophie Morton, Principal Lecturer (Coordinator of Elementary and Intermediate French; Director of the Cooperative Education/Internship Program)

Adjunct Faculty

  • Mr. David Baldwin
  • Mr. Thierry Baillif
  • Ms. Tine Larsen
  • Ms. Yvonne Newton
  • Ms. Melanie Switilik

Please see the Faculty section of our website for contact information and additional information about faculty.

Major in French

A major in French consists of a minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the Academics section of the UNT catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requirements.

Major Requirements:
39 hours of foreign language, including:

  • FREN 1010 - Elementary French
  • FREN 1020 - Elementary French
  • FREN 2040 - Intermediate French
  • FREN 2050 - Intermediate French

Plus 27 semester hours of advanced work, including 9 hours in 4000-level courses or above; as listed in the current undergraduate catalog:

http://catalog.unt.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=15&poid=4355&returnto=1244

Placement or credit by examination may be used to satisfy FREN 1010, FREN 1020, FREN 2040, FREN 2050.

French, BA with grad track option leading to French, MA

http://catalog.unt.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=17&poid=7152&returnto=1753

Minor in French

A minor in French consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in French, including 9 advanced hours. Demonstration of proficiency may be substituted for credit in courses equivalent to LANG 1010-LANG 2050. A minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the minor.

Professional French Certificate

This undergraduate academic certificate requires 12 hours of advanced French, including:

Two courses in professional French chosen from:

  • FREN 3090 - Professional French
  • FREN 4080 - Business French
  • FREN 4090 - French for Tourism
  • FREN 4400 - French Linguistics and Translation

Two other French courses at the 3000 or 4000 level

Notify the academic advisor of your major once you have completed the coursework, so they can list the certificate on your transcript.

Syllabi & Courses

For full listing of courses with descriptions and prerequisites, please visit the UNT catalog site. You can also download syllabi from the Faculty Information System at https://facultyinfo.unt.edu/

Additional Resources

Instructions for FREN 1010/1020 e-workbook enrollment

French Conversation Table

Transfer Credit and Placement Test

Students may earn credits in French through a placement test or by transferring credits from another institution. For more details, please look for testing information under the Resources section of this website or call the department office.

Study Abroad

For study-abroad opportunities, contact our main office or contact the Study Abroad Office at https://studyabroad.unt.edu/ or by calling (940) 565-2207.

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