French Studies

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French Studies Program

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The French Studies Program prepares students to thrive as globally competent citizens through an in-depth encounter with French and Francophone cultures and literatures. Majors develop language proficiency and communication skills as they study literatures, films, and cultures of the French-speaking world. The field of French Studies can be applied in a wide variety of career choices. See any of the French Studies faculty for more details on this exciting new major!

Our goal is for students to comprehend (via listening and reading), to speak and to write the target language in an advanced U.S. academic setting, so that they can meet the learning objectives and become critical thinkers and informed citizens of the world.

Students wishing to seek teaching licensure in French for a K-12 setting are encouraged to finish the B.A. degree in French Studies and then pursue licensure in a graduate program. The Department will work with students to suggest likely programs

An Oral Proficiency Exam in French, with notation on transcript, is required for the French Studies major and all teaching majors and is available to all minors. Usually it is recommended that students take this exam at the end of Fr 2301, or immediately following study abroad. Students should consult with Professor Kovacovic to have this exam scheduled.