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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 remains the language of refinement and culture, and through francophone literature reflects a uniquely global diversity of cultures based solely on language. 

The department has programs for both majors and minors 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 major in Interdisciplinary French and Francophone Studies 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 remains 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.