Saint Joseph's University's interdisciplinary French courses incorporate history, literature, philosophy, gender studies, film studies, art and the sciences.
WHAT IS A FRENCH MAJOR?
French majors at Saint Joseph's University focus on full language immersion and will study French literary works in their original language. The French major emphasizes the acquisition of competence in spoken and written French, a sound understanding of the structures of modern French, and the ability to understand and analyze literary texts and cultural notions from a variety of periods. Our interdisciplinary courses incorporate history, literature, philosophy, gender studies, film studies, art and the sciences. When you graduate from Saint Joseph's University, you will be a fluent speaker of the French language and well-versed in French culture.
WAYS TO STUDY FRENCH
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.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A DEGREE IN FRENCH?
In an increasingly interdependent world community, the French program helps students become articulate, knowledgeable and culturally aware global citizens. French majors have gone on to pursue careers as:
- French teachers
- English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers
- Foreign exchange traders
- International relations specialists
- Immigration services officers
- International marketers
HOW WILL A DEGREE FROM SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY PREPARE YOU FOR A FUTURE CAREER?
You will have the opportunity to take advantage of the approved International Education of Students (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.