Foreign Languages, Applied Language - French Concentration, B.S.

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Foreign Languages, Applied Language - French Concentration, B.S.

The ability to speak and understand French opens countless doors and expands one's view of the world. With the news of what's happening around the globe only minutes away, the understanding of different cultures that comes from being bi- or multi-lingual is invaluable. Dynamic faculty members, committed to helping students become citizens of the global community, engage in teaching, research, publication, and other professional activities.
The major in Foreign Languages with an Applied Language - French concentration consists of 27 semester hours (excluding 1010). The concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in emergent and in-demand fields that require or are enriched by proficiency in a second language. It is also intended to prepare students to thrive in an increasingly global economy and multicultural society. Before beginning the junior year, the student should file a degree plan with his or her advisor.

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Getting the tools to pursue professional goals

Getting the tools to pursue professional goals

Since graduating from MTSU in Fall 2010 with double majors in French and International Relations, Shayna Breanne Taylor has been working in Washington, D.C., with Medical Service Corporation International, an organization specializing in international health development of women and children as well as aiding victims of human trafficking. "I've used my French on several projects in Haiti, as well as on research on human trafficking in francophone speaking Africa," says Shayna. She has completed work on a master's degree in European Studies at Indiana University. In the near future, Shayna will join the Army Reserves as a military intelligence officer and use her French as an intelligence analyst.

This alumna believes in giving back

This alumna believes in giving back

In the late forties, a young woman from Bedford County came to what was then called Middle Tennessee State College. She lived in Rutledge Hall, played clarinet in the Band of Blue, met her future husband in the cafeteria, and majored in Spanish. In 1953, she was the first recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages. In 2011, Eleanor Frances Nelson Jordan, the former Spanish major, teacher, and guidance counselor established an endowment to provide scholarships for students majoring in Foreign Language at MTSU.

News Briefs

Getting the tools to pursue professional goals

Since graduating from MTSU in Fall 2010 with double majors in French and International Relations, Shayna Breanne Taylor has been working in Washington, D.C., with Medical Service Corporation International, an organization specializing in international health development of women and children as well as aiding victims of human trafficking. "I've used my French on several projects in Haiti, as well as on research on human trafficking in francophone speaking Africa," says Shayna. She has completed work on a master's degree in European Studies at Indiana University. In the near future, Shayna will join the Army Reserves as a military intelligence officer and use her French as an intelligence analyst.

This alumna believes in giving back

In the late forties, a young woman from Bedford County came to what was then called Middle Tennessee State College. She lived in Rutledge Hall, played clarinet in the Band of Blue, met her future husband in the cafeteria, and majored in Spanish. In 1953, she was the first recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages. In 2011, Eleanor Frances Nelson Jordan, the former Spanish major, teacher, and guidance counselor established an endowment to provide scholarships for students majoring in Foreign Language at MTSU.

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CAREERS

Fluency in French expands your career opportunities. Whether you're interested in the fields of teaching, translating, editing, traveling, or foreign service, your awareness of connections between language and culture serves you well.
Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Medical Service Corporation International
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Peace Corps
  • Rutherford County School System
  • Stanford Medical School
  • Webb School

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