French Major

    The SUNY Oneonta French program offers a variety of courses in language, culture, civilization and literature.

    Students enrolled in the French major develop language skills and a broad appreciation of diverse literary and cultural traditions of French expression throughout the world. In upper-division classes, the aim is to develop analytical and writing skills along with oral proficiency through intensive critical study of literary texts, Francophone cinema, culture and history. Upon graduation, majors should be able to demonstrate advanced competence in written and spoken language, and the ability to read critically, interpret analytically, and write coherently about texts produced in French-speaking countries. The curriculum includes exploration of all periods and genres of literature in French, as well as a wide variety of critical approaches.

    Students are encouraged to study abroad, and more than 600 programs are available through the SUNY network. Special opportunities include faculty-led field courses abroad, such as a recent trip to Paris and Provence, France, where students had the chance to practice their language skills and immerse themselves in another culture. On campus, the Trait d’Union French club organizes activities, events ant trips throughout the year.

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    Jack Chesebro III '15


    Jack Chesebro III originally chose French as a subject area concentration for his major in childhood education, but liked it so much he converted it to a full second major.

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    Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
    300 Schumacher Hall
    Phone: 607-436-3409
    Fax: (607) 436-3429


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    French Major

    • Orsay Museum in Paris, France

    The SUNY Oneonta French program offers a variety of courses in language, culture, civilization and literature.

    Students enrolled in the French major develop language skills and a broad appreciation of diverse literary and cultural traditions of French expression throughout the world. In upper-division classes, the aim is to develop analytical and writing skills along with oral proficiency through intensive critical study of literary texts, Francophone cinema, culture and history. Upon graduation, majors should be able to demonstrate advanced competence in written and spoken language, and the ability to read critically, interpret analytically, and write coherently about texts produced in French-speaking countries. The curriculum includes exploration of all periods and genres of literature in French, as well as a wide variety of critical approaches.

    Students are encouraged to study abroad, and more than 600 programs are available through the SUNY network. Special opportunities include faculty-led field courses abroad, such as a recent trip to Paris and Provence, France, where students had the chance to practice their language skills and immerse themselves in another culture. On campus, the Trait d’Union French club organizes activities, events ant trips throughout the year.

    Spotlight On


    Jack Chesebro III '15


    Jack Chesebro III originally chose French as a subject area concentration for his major in childhood education, but liked it so much he converted it to a full second major.

    Read more >>


    Contact
    Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
    300 Schumacher Hall
    Phone: 607-436-3409
    Fax: (607) 436-3429



    French Major

    • Orsay Museum in Paris, France

    The SUNY Oneonta French program offers a variety of courses in language, culture, civilization and literature.

    Students enrolled in the French major develop language skills and a broad appreciation of diverse literary and cultural traditions of French expression throughout the world. In upper-division classes, the aim is to develop analytical and writing skills along with oral proficiency through intensive critical study of literary texts, Francophone cinema, culture and history. Upon graduation, majors should be able to demonstrate advanced competence in written and spoken language, and the ability to read critically, interpret analytically, and write coherently about texts produced in French-speaking countries. The curriculum includes exploration of all periods and genres of literature in French, as well as a wide variety of critical approaches.

    Students are encouraged to study abroad, and more than 600 programs are available through the SUNY network. Special opportunities include faculty-led field courses abroad, such as a recent trip to Paris and Provence, France, where students had the chance to practice their language skills and immerse themselves in another culture. On campus, the Trait d’Union French club organizes activities, events ant trips throughout the year.

    Spotlight On


    Jack Chesebro III '15


    Jack Chesebro III originally chose French as a subject area concentration for his major in childhood education, but liked it so much he converted it to a full second major.

    Read more >>


    Contact
    Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
    300 Schumacher Hall
    Phone: 607-436-3409
    Fax: (607) 436-3429


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