French : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor
Graduate: MA, PhD

Advisement

Please contact Dr. Jeannette Ludwig (716-645-0877; jmludwig@buffalo.edu) for advising and any questions regarding French courses or the French program.

Acceptance Information

In order to be accepted for the French major, a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses or their equivalents (FR 101-FR 102 sequence or FR 104; FR 151-FR 152, and FR 211-FR 212) are ordinarily required. Early admission is available for qualified and motivated students; inquires should be addressed to the director of undergraduate studies.

In order to be accepted for the French minor, a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses or their equivalents (FR 101-FR 102 sequence or FR 104; FR 151-FR 152, and FR 211-FR 212) are ordinarily required.

Academic Requirements

Graduation requirements for the French major include completion of two 200-level courses (6 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and ten 300/400-level courses (30 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Among these ten courses, the following three are required: FR 301, FR 302, and FR 343.

Graduation requirements for the double major are the same as those for the major.

Some students are interested in two fields of study, but prefer a program that does not require them to complete all requirements for both fields. These students may be interested in the joint major. Graduation requirements for the joint major include completion of two 200-level courses (6 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and seven 300/400-level courses (21 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Among these seven courses, the following three are required: FR 301, FR 302, and FR 343. In addition, the student must complete the joint major requirements for another department.

Requirements for completion of the French minor include completion of two 200-level courses (6 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and four 300/400-level courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Among these four courses, the following three are required: FR 301, FR 302, and FR 343.

French - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite coursework in French.

Prerequisite Courses

FR 101 Elementary French 1st Semester - FR 102 Elementary French 2nd Semester, or FR 104 Transitional Elementary French, or equivalent preparation
FR 151 Intermediate French 1st Semester - FR 152 Intermediate French 2nd Semester, or equivalent preparation
FR 211 Studies in French Language and Culture I*
FR 212 Studies in French Language and Culture II*

Required Courses

FR 301 Survey of French Literature I
FR 302 Survey of French Literature II
FR 343 Advanced Grammar and Composition
Seven additional 300/400-level electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...36

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall Elementary or intermediate French or FR 211*
Spring Elementary or intermediate French or FR 212*

SECOND YEAR
Fall FR 211 or FR 301*
Spring FR 212 or FR 302*

THIRD YEAR
Fall FR 301, two 300/400-level electives
Spring FR 302, FR 343, one 300/400-level elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Two 300/400-level electives
Spring Two 300/400-level electives

*Placement is based on a student's prior training, and may be determined by a placement test and an advisement session in the department. For further information, please contact Professor Jeannette Ludwig at (716) 645-0877, or jmludwig@buffalo.edu.

Note: Different scheduling arrangements can be made for those students wishing to study abroad.

French - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite coursework in French.

Prerequisite Courses

FR 101 Elementary French 1st Semester - FR 102 Elementary French 2nd Semester, or FR 104 Transitional Elementary French, or equivalent preparation
FR 151 Intermediate French 1st Semester - FR 152 Intermediate French 2nd Semester, or equivalent preparation
FR 211 Studies in French Language and Culture I*
FR 212 Studies in French Language and Culture II*

Required Courses

FR 301 Survey of French Literature I
FR 302 Survey of French Literature II
FR 343 Advanced Grammar and Composition
One additional 300/400-level elective

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor...18

*Placement is based on a student's prior training, and may be determined by a placement test and an advisement session in the department. For further information, please contact Professor Jeannette Ludwig at (716) 645-0877, or jmludwig@buffalo.edu.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:10 EST