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College of Liberal Arts
Department of Modern Languages
Bachelor of Arts in Global French Studies Fast Track
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FREN 3303/FREN 4000 (HERITAGE SPEAKERS)
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120
College of Liberal Arts 230 Hammond Hall, Box 19557 I 701 Planetarium Place P: 817-272-3161 IF: 817-272-5408 I uta.edu
DESIGN YOUR JOURNEY
College of Liberal Arts - Department of Global Languages
Bachelor of Arts in Global French Studies Fast Track
Beginning the Journey
Complete the beginning and intermediate levels of your language courses (1441, 1442, 2313, 2314), as welI as GLOBAL 2301. These will help you select upper-division courses of interest.
Review the course options for the Modern Languages pre-foundational component area requirement.
Participate in a French conversation hour sponsored by the department.
Join the French club, La Societe Francophone.
Make peer contacts within all of your classes.
Verify that you are on the Modern Languages listserv to receive special event announcements.
Attend department events such as Open House, Study Hall, industry lectures, film screenings, poetry workshops, as well as others (food tastings, cooking classes, multicultural karaoke).
Attend Global Grounds.
Ask faculty about volunteer opportunities.
Attend free tutoring led by Modern Languages faculty and peers available in all eight of our language programs.
Find free tutoring at the IDEAS Center (2nd floor of Central Library).
Become a better writer: Use the Writing Center.
Become a better writer in Spanish by using the Spanish Writing Center.
With a 3.75 semester GPA, get recognized on the College of Liberal Arts Dean's List.
Trailblazing the Path
Consider adding a minor or certificate.
Complete any remaining Modern Languages required foundational course(s).
Undertake a service learning course, an internship, or a study abroad program.
Attend lectures on campus. Examples include:
- Maverick Speaker Series
- CMAS Lecture Series
- Hermanns (ENGL) and Webb (HISTI Lecture Series
- UTA Student Conference (LING)
Join Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honors Society.
Ask faculty about research opportunities. Examples include:
- CoLA Spotlight on Student Research
- MODL Cultural Constructions Conference
Ask your advisor if you are eligible to apply for the McNair Scholars Program.
Consider joining the Honors College.
Submit your research to the Global Insight Journal, published by the McDowell Center.
Meet with faculty to discuss attending a regional, national, or international professional conference in the next year, and ask about possible funding.
Meet with your advisor to ensure you have no outstanding requirements.
Apply for graduation.
Seek out post-and pre-graduation internships and research opportunities.
Discuss your curriculum vita or resume with Modern Languages faculty.
Attend UTA Career Fairs and MODL Career Fair to meet with prospective employers.
Discuss graduate school with Modern Languages faculty.
Plan to attend a regional, national, or international professional conferences. Examples include:
- KFLC: The Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference
- Texas Foreign Language Association Conference
- Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators Symposium
- Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators Conference
- GALA Conference
Apply for an internship program with one of our community or industry partners.
Attend our annual MODL Career Fair to meet with regional and national employers.
Attend a Study Abroad program with one of the Modern Languages faculty members, or apply for a semester abroad program through a UTA partner university.
Run for a leadership position in La Societe Francophone or Phi Sigma Iota.
Become an MODL Ambassador or tutor.
Undertake a course with a Service Learning project.
Volunteer for a partner organization.
Apply to submit a paper at our biennial Cultural Constructions Conference. Ask faculty about opportunities to assist in their research projects.
Find your career
What career options do I have with this major?
Product Localization Manager
Translation and Interpreting Roles
Health and Human Services
Communication: Develop and articulate ideas clearly and effectively across all mediums including but not limited to written, oral, and digital communication.
Global Citizenship: Demonstrate inclusiveness, respect, and the ability to learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations and religions.
Leadership: Take initiative, demonstrate effective decision making and informed risk taking, and motivate and encourage participation from others to work towards a shared vision.
Attention to Detail
Communication Writing and Reading Research
Investigation and Problem-Solving
Verbal Communication Skills
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities.
Engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center at uta.edu/careers
Meet with a career consultant
Network with employers
Discover internships and co-ops
Apply for on-campus employment
Join Handshake, our career services platform
Participate in career development programs
Engage in community service, find an internship, and attend UTA and department career fairs
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