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French, B.A.

About the Program

The Modern and Classical Languages Department offers a French B.A. program with two program tracks:

1. Francophone Studies
2. Professional French.

These two tracks provide students with the intellectual foundations and the linguistic and cultural proficiency required for a variety of career and academic paths. The Francophone Studies track is recommended for students interested in pursuing a career, such as translation or interpreting, which requires a graduate degree and a more in-depth knowledge of the culture, society, and history of the French-speaking world. The Professional French track is recommended for students withing to use their French skills in the workplace immediately upon graduation with the B.A. degree.

About the Modern and Classical Languages Department

B234 Buckham Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5414
Fax: (716) 878-6730
http://languages.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

French Major Requirements (42 credit hours)

Required Courses-Both Tracks (6 credit hours)
FRE 301 INTRODUCTION TO FRANCOPHONE CULTURE 3
FRE 302 INTRODUCTION TO FRANCOPHONE MEDIA 3

Tracks (36 credit hours)
Select one Track from the following: 36
Track 1: Francophone Studies
Required Courses (24 credit hours)
FRE 306 FRENCH CULTURE: PREHISTORY TO THE RENAISSANCE
FRE 307 FRENCH CULTURE: RENAISSANCE TO REVOLUTION
FRE 308 FRENCH CULTURE: REVOLUTION TO BELLE EPOQUE
FRE 309 LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF FRANCE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
FRE 420 LITERATURE AND SOCIETY OF FRANCOPHONE CANADA: 1700 TO THE PRESENT
FRE 435 FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN LITERATURE IN POST-COLONIAL CONTEXT
FRE 440 ORIGINS OF MODERN FRANCE
FRE 460 FRANCO-CARIBBEAN LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE
Electives Selected by Advisement (12 credit hours)
Select 12 credit hours from the following:
FRE 310 ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
FRE 321 ISSUES AND THEMES IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD
FRE 389 TOPIC COURSE
FRE 496 SEMINAR I
FRE 497 SEMINAR II (1-3)

Track 2: Professional French
Required French Courses (15 credit hours)
FRE 203 WORKPLACE FRENCH I
FRE 204 WORKPLACE FRENCH II
FRE 308 FRENCH CULTURE: REVOLUTION TO BELLE EPOQUE
FRE 309 LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF FRANCE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
FRE 310 ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION


Required Concentration Courses (12 credit hours)
Select one of the following concentrations, or 4 courses in a single discipline (by advisement):

Business
Select four from the following:
BUS 201 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
BUS 212 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING
BUS 324 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
BUS 334 BUSINESS LAW I
BUS 360 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
BUS 424 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
BUS 425 INTERNATIONAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL TRAINING

Hospitality and Tourism
HTR 110 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
HTR 418 TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Select two from the following:
HTR 100 MULTICULTURAL FOODS
HTR 368 HOTEL OPERATIONS
HTR 375 EVENTS MANAGEMENT
HTR 390 STRATEGIC MARKETING IN HOSPITALITY

Electives in French Selected by Advisement (9 credit hours)
Select 9 credit hours from the following:
FRE 306 FRENCH CULTURE: PREHISTORY TO THE RENAISSANCE
FRE 307 FRENCH CULTURE: RENAISSANCE TO REVOLUTION
FRE 321 ISSUES AND THEMES IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD
FRE 389 TOPIC COURSE
FRE 420 LITERATURE AND SOCIETY OF FRANCOPHONE CANADA: 1700 TO THE PRESENT
FRE 435 FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN LITERATURE IN POST-COLONIAL CONTEXT
FRE 440 ORIGINS OF MODERN FRANCE
FRE 460 FRANCO-CARIBBEAN LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE
FRE 496 SEMINAR I
FRE 497 SEMINAR II (1-3)

All College Electives
45-51 credit hours 45-51

Total Credit Hours 120

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