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French at Fredonia

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in French is designed to offer a balanced approach to the development of language skills and the acquisition of a broad and solid knowledge of the literature, culture, and civilization of France and the Francophone world. As a major in our programs, you develop linguistic proficiency and cultural literacy. With a deeper awareness of languages, you gain perspective in your role as an international citizen and understanding of the interdependence of nations and peoples.

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia’s Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a variety of short and long term study abroad programs, where students can develop their language proficiency. The Bachelor of Arts degree program in French is designed to offer a balanced approach to the development of language skills and the acquisition of a broad and solid knowledge of the literature, culture, and civilization of France.

Career Opportunities

  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Language analysis
  • Linguistics
  • Diplomacy
  • Civil service
  • Foreign service
  • Immigration/naturalization
  • Customs
  • Intelligence

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Why French at Fredonia?

Travel

Study abroad opportunities in France can be applied for up to 15 credits, and are available in the fall, spring, or summer, or for an entire academic year.

Marketability

A number of students at Fredonia choose to obtain a double major in foreign languages and another field such as economics, political science, history, Spanish, business, or psychology. A double major can add to your marketability.

Customize your education

Earn a double major in foreign languages and another field such as economics, political science, history, Spanish, business, or psychology.

Sample Courses

FREN 315 French Masterpieces

An introduction to the three literary genres: fiction, theatre, and poetry, with an emphasis on poetry and fiction. Selections are from a wide variety of authors and time periods, from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

FREN 317 French Conversation

Exercises and activities designed to promote conversations about readings, films, and/or issues in France and the French-speaking world. Ample opportunities to practice understanding and speaking French in pair and small group settings.

FREN 423 Senior Seminar

In-depth study of a literary or cultural topic selected by the instructor. Major written paper and oral presentation required. All work to be done in French.

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