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SUNY Cortland    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

French [FRE]


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This major in the Modern Languages Department  helps students to develop oral and written French language and culture skills that, combined with preparation in related disciplines, lead to a wide variety of career options.

Career Potential

  • Business: International trade, bilingual consultant, translator, customer support agent
  • Government: Diplomacy, FBI, National Security Agency, Border patrol, immigration agencies, government or court translator
  • Writing: Newspapers, trade publications, book publishers, web site need bilingual translators, proofreaders, writers, editors
  • Tourism and hospitality: Interpreter, guide, bilingual travel agent, study abroad coordinator or director
  • Education: Teaching in private schools or in a private sector, pursue masters and/or doctorate to become a college professor

A. Required French Courses:


30 credit hours of FRE courses at the 300 level or above. At least 15 credit hours must be from the following group of courses focusing on literature and culture:

Note: At least six hours must be at the 400-level or above.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in French over four years


 Link to General Education (GE )

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16-17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15-16


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Non-French elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 18


Third Year Spring


Study abroad:

French 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
French 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
French 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


FRE 400 level (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


FRE 400 level (3 cr. hr.) (WI)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


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