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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 work place immediately upon graduation with the B.A. degree.

Program Requirements: 

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33–39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in French 42 cr

Required Courses - Both Tracks (6 cr)
FRE 301 French Conversation and Composition
FRE 302 French Conversation and Composition

Track 1: Francophone Studies
A. Required Courses (24 cr)
FRE 306 Survey France Prehistory-Renaissance
FRE307 Survey France Renaissance-Revolution
FRE 308 Survey France Revolution-Belle Epoque
FRE 309 Survey France Belle Epoque-Algerian War
FRE 420 Francophone North America
FRE 435 Francophone Africa
FRE 440 Origins of Modern France
FRE 460 Francophone Caribbean

B. Electives Selected by Advisement (12 cr)
FRE 310 Issues in Professional Communication
FRE 321 Issues in Francophone Culture
FRE 389 Topics
FRE 399 Francophone Study Abroad Experience
FRE 450 Moliere and the Sun King
FRE 496 Seminar I
FRE 497 Seminar II

Track 2: Professional French
A. Required French Courses (15 cr)
FRE 203 Workplace French I
FRE 204 Workplace French II
FRE 308 Survey France Revolution-Belle Epoque
FRE 309 Survey France Belle Epoque-Algerian War
FRE 310 Issues in Professional Communication

B. Required Concentration Courses (12 cr)
Choice of one of the following concentrations, or 4 courses in a single discipline (by advisement):
Business (choose 4)
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 & Cross-Cultural Training

Hospitality and Tourism
(required)

HTR 110 Translation
HTR 418 Tourism Management

(choose 2)
HTR 100 Multicultural Food
HTR 368 Hotel Operations
HTR 375 Events Management
HTR 390 Strategic Marketing in Hospitality

C. Electives in French Selected by Advisement (9 cr)
FRE 306 Survey France Prehistory-Renaissance
FRE 307 Survey France Renaissance-Revolution
FRE 321 Issues in Francophone Culture
FRE 389 Topics
FRE 399 Francophone Study Abroad Experience
FRE 420 Francophone North America
FRE 435 Francophone Africa
FRE 440 Origins of Modern France
FRE 450 Moliere and the Sun King
FRE 460 Francophone Caribbean
FRE 496 Seminar I
FRE 497 Seminar II

All College Electives 45-51 cr
Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

Academic Road Map for French, B.A.

Modern and Classical Languages

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Bishop Hall 122
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5414 •  Fax: (716) 878-6730

languages@buffalostate.edu