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Language and Culture

Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

French/Francophone Studies

Students in the French program

B. A. French/Francophone Studies Major

French remains the most widely spoken European language outside of English. It is the language of refinement and culture, and through francophone literature reflects a uniquely global diversity of cultures based solely on language.

The Language and Culture department offers both major and minor degree programs in French Studies. These are comprehensive programs leading to a proficiency in the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Incorporated into the programs are the culture and civilization of France, and a focus on French and francophone literature.

B. A. Interdisciplinary French and Francophone Studies Major

The Interdisciplinary French and Francophone Studies degree program combines language proficiency with an additional global dimension. This major is designed to familiarize students with the French culture while acquiring an understanding of the world and its complexity.

French remains the most widely spoken European language outside of English. It is the language of refinement and culture, but also of diplomacy and business, particularly in the European Community. 

This Major can be completed alone or can be added to another Major or Minor

French/Francophone Minor

This is a comprehensive program leading to a proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Incorporated into the program is French and Francophone literature, culture and civilization.