Majors & Programs

French & Francophone Studies

Degrees Offered: BA Minor

The French and Francophone Studies Program emphasizes the use of the French language through a curriculum that closely relates the classroom to the Francophone world. Creating a personal environment, French and Francophone Studies faculty and students participate in weekend workshops and retreats. In small classroom settings, students study the literature and culture of France and such Francophone regions and countries as Quebec, Nova Scotia, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Congo, and the French-speaking Caribbean. Majors study abroad in a Francophone region for a minimum of four weeks and as long as an academic year, during which they may also participate in an internship program designed by department faculty.