2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

French BA - Academic Experience

Romance Languages & Literatures

910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620
716-645-2191
716-645-5981
rll.buffalo.edu
Dr. Elizabeth Scarlett
Chair
Dr. Maureen Jameson
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Academic Opportunities

There are many opportunities to participate in out-of-class enrichment activities through the department, including a conversation table, lectures, film screenings, and the French club. The Melodia E. Jones Chair in French also supports cultural activities such as films, theatre excursions, lectures and conferences. Information on events and on the French club can be found on the Romance Languages and Literatures department website.

Experiential Learning

Majors in the Romance Languages have often participated in internships, serving as tutors in the Buffalo schools or working with international organizations in the region. More opportunities are in development. Students can collaborate with faculty on their research projects as well.

Study Abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to study in French-speaking countries, ideally for an academic year or a semester. Study abroad programs sponsored by SUNY campuses, such as those in France, Quebec, Senegal, and Switzerland, are open to UB French students. Credits earned on those programs transfer seamlessly to UB. Detailed information is available on the Study Abroad website. Majors and minors may complete up to half their French requirements and can satisfy general education requirements as well, via approved study abroad programs. The department requires a pre-departure advisement session to establish anticipated curriculum and a confirmation advisement session post-return. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the department offers scholarships to help students finance their study abroad.

Extracurricular Activities

There are many opportunities to participate in out-of-class enrichment activities through the department, including a conversation table, lectures, film screenings and the French club. The Melodia E. Jones Chair in French also supports cultural activities such as films, theatre excursions, lectures, and conferences. Information on events and on the French club can be found on the Romance Languages and Literatures department website.

Honors and Awards

Membership in the UB chapter of the national French honor society Pi Delta Phi is open to students of high academic attainment.

Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors are awarded to graduating students on the basis of their GPA.

Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:35 AM