Francophone Studies Major
The Saint Joseph’s University’s French and Francophone Studies programs offer a wide range of courses for students at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Students in the French and Francophone Majors learn about the cultures of French-speaking countries through grammatical study, conversation, acting, and studying topics like cinema, the press, and French-speaking regions in the United States.
Our courses are interdisciplinary in nature and may incorporate history, literature, philosophy, gender studies, film studies, art and the sciences, underscoring the connections between French and other fields of study.
Many of our majors combine their studies in French or Francophone Studies with a specialization in a second field, such as biology, political science, international relations, another language, English, linguistics, philosophy, or International Business and International Marketing. In conjunction with the Education Department, we prepare students for certification to teach French at the secondary level, as well.