The program in French is designed for students interested in French language and literature in addition to cultural, social, political, and historical issues in France and Francophone countries. The variety of the section’s offerings complements the diversity of students’ interests and reflects the spectrum of research fields among the French faculty, from medieval studies to World War II to the early Algerian novel and French linguistics. There is also a focus on interdisciplinarity with several cross-listed classes. A balance is struck between teaching fresh topics and providing a solid foundation in the basic tools needed for literary and cultural analysis. Students are encouraged to enhance their language skills on summer study abroad and academic-year exchange programs.

Bachelor of Arts: Languages and Literatures

Students who choose to major in Languages and Literatures with a French emphasis will take ten courses (30 credits) above the 200 level and six additional credits of breadth courses. More information on the specific major requirements and the degree requirements more generally can be found here.

Minor in French

Many students choose to minor in French along with their primary major. The minor consists of six courses (18 credits) beyond the 200 level, of which 12 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. More information on the requirements for the French minor can be found here.

French Undergraduate Advisor

Contact Dr. Gayle Levy for more information and major advising.