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French [FRE] (Major)

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.
  • FRE 307 - French Through the Media (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 310 - Pratique de la Lecture (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 311 - Francophone Literatures (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 315 - Introduction to French Literature I (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 316 - Introduction to French Literature II (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 318 - French Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 319 - Francophone Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 413 - French Literature of the Seventeenth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 415 - French Literature of the Eighteenth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 417 - Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 419 - Literature of the Twentieth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 423 - Themes in Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 499 - Senior Seminar (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 515 - Seminar in Literature (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124