French Bachelor of Arts degree

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in French

Required Courses

FREN 315French Masterpieces



FREN 316French Plays and Prose


FREN 317French Conversation


FREN 318French Composition


FREN 319Survey of French Literature I


FREN 308Advanced French Phonetics and Diction


FREN 423Senior Seminar


FREN 424Stylistics


Plus 15 additional credit hours of 300 or 400 level French courses.

Students seeking a minor or concentration in French should also perform at the B level in these courses.

A maximum of 6 credit hours of LANG courses can be applied towards the major as long as the student does the course work in the target language.

All students are required to complete a separate minor whether it is in another language, in another discipline, or in an interdisciplinary program.  Students select a minor in consultation with and approval of the department.  Double majors and Adolescence Education majors in language are exempt from the minor requirement.

Childhood and Early Childhood Education majors may earn a concentration in French. Students should consult the Childhood or Early Childhood Education course requirements for these programs.

Students can apply a maximum of 21 credit hours of Study Abroad with a minimum grade of C toward the major in French.

Requirement for Transfer and Study Abroad Credits

A maximum of 21 credit hours of transfer and/or Study Abroad courses can apply to the major at SUNY Fredonia. All studentsd are required to take 15 credit hours of their major in residence. They must complete 9 credit hours at the 300-level or above, the senior seminar and at least one other 400-level course at SUNY Fredonia.

A maximum of 9 credit hours of transfer and/or Study Abroad courses can apply to the minor. At least 6 credit hours at the 300-level should be taken in residence.