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 wanting 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
https://languages.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Track 1: Francophone Studies (39 credit hours)
Required Courses (30 credit hours)
FRE 201 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I 3
FRE 202 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II 3
FRE 301 INTRODUCTION TO FRANCOPHONE CULTURE 3
FRE 302 INTRODUCTION TO FRANCOPHONE MEDIA 3

Cultural Core (Select 6)
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 321 ISSUES AND THEMES IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD
FRE 420 LITERATURE AND SOCIETY OF FRANCOPHONE CANADA: 1700 TO THE PRESENT
FRE 435 FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN LITERATURE IN POST-COLONIAL CONTEXT
FRE 460 FRANCO-CARIBBEAN LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

Electives (9 credit hours)
ENG 331 FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION *
FRE 203 WORKPLACE FRENCH I
FRE 204 WORKPLACE FRENCH II
FRE 305 PHONETICS AND ORTHOGRAPHY
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 310 ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
FRE 321 ISSUES AND THEMES IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD May be used for elective if not taken toward required courses.
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 455 MOLIERE'S COMEDIES IN SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXT
FRE 460 FRANCO-CARIBBEAN LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE **
FRE 496 SEMINAR I
FRE 497 SEMINAR II (1-3)
FRE 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)
HIS 351 MODERN FRANCE **
INE 390 STUDY ABROAD (INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION) (1-18)
PHI 210 EXISTENTIALISM *

Track 2: Professional French (42 credit hours)
Required French Courses (18 credit hours)
FRE 203 WORKPLACE FRENCH I 3
FRE 204 WORKPLACE FRENCH II 3
FRE 301 INTRODUCTION TO FRANCOPHONE CULTURE 3
FRE 302 INTRODUCTION TO FRANCOPHONE MEDIA 3
FRE 310 ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 3
FRE 321 ISSUES AND THEMES IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD 3

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 (6 credit hours)
Select 6 credit hours from the following:
ENG 331 FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION *
FRE 203 WORKPLACE FRENCH I
FRE 204 WORKPLACE FRENCH II
FRE 305 PHONETICS AND ORTHOGRAPHY
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 310 ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
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 455 MOLIERE'S COMEDIES IN SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXT
FRE 460 FRANCO-CARIBBEAN LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE **
FRE 496 SEMINAR I
FRE 497 SEMINAR II (1-3)
FRE 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)
HIS 351 MODERN FRANCE **
PHI 210 EXISTENTIALISM *
Options only for students who have demonstrated Advanced French proficiency, as verified by French Section.
** May be used for electives if not taken toward required courses.

All College Electives
45-51 credit hours 45-51
Total Credit Hours 120