Students in the French and francophone major learn about the cultures of French-speaking countries through grammatical study, conversation and acting. You may also study topics such as cinema, the press and French-speaking regions in the United States.
Our interdisciplinary courses incorporate history, literature, philosophy, gender studies, film studies, art and the sciences.
- Study Abroad Opportunities: We strongly encourage our students to take advantage of the approved IES study abroad programs in Paris. The programs will hone your French skills and increase your confidence in speaking, and you’ll return with a new appreciation for a different culture as well as memories that will last a lifetime.
Like many of our majors, you may combine your 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 combination with the education department, we prepare students for certification to teach French at the secondary level.