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About the Program

The French minor enables students to study a foreign language and the culture of the countries in which that language is spoken.

Minor Program Requirements (21 credits)

FRE 101 Beginning French I (3 credits)
FRE 102 Beginning French II (3 credits)
FRE 201 Intermediate French I (3 credits)
FRE 202 Intermediate French II (3 credits)

Required for Minor
FRE 301 French Conversation and Composition (3 credits)
FRE 302 French Conversation and Composition (3 credits)

Students who begin with FRE 101 must select one (1) course within any advanced study area.

Students who begin with FRE 102 or FRE 201 must select at least two (2) courses within one advanced study area. Students who begin study in FRE 202 or higher must elect two courses or more in any two advanced study areas for a total of 21 credits.

Areas of Advanced Study

Language and Linguistics
FRE 303 Translation (3 credits)
FRE 305 Phonetics and orthography (3 credits)
FRE 415 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
FRE 416 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3 credits)
FRE 417 Business French (3 credits)

French Literature and Culture
FRE 306 Lit and Culture of France Prehistory to Renaissance (3 credits)
FRE 307 Lit and Culture of France Renaissance to Revolution (3 credits)
FRE 308 Lit and Culture of France Nineteenth Century (3 credits)
FRE 309 Survey of French Literature (Nineteenth and Twentieth Century) (3 credits)
FRE 411 Studies in French Poetry (3 credits)
FRE 412 Studies in French Novel (3 credits)
FRE 413 Studies in French Theater (3 credits)

Francophone Literature and Culture
FRE 341* Francophone Literature in Translation (3 credits)

For more information e-mail languages@buffalostate.edu, or visit our office at Bishop Hall 124.

Modern and Classical Languages

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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5414 •  Fax: (716) 878-6730

languages@buffalostate.edu