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French Studies, BA

Program Overview

The French Studies major gives you oral and written competence in the language and a solid background in the literature and cultures of the countries in the French-speaking world.

Major Program Learning Outcomes

  • Express information and opinions verbally in consistent, effective and clear French.

  • Write in French using the disciplinary conventions and methodologies of literary and cultural analysis.

  • Comprehend oral discourse produced by native speakers of French.

  • Analyze the main ideas of various cultural phenomena, such as literature, art, music, film and popular media.

  • Identify major artistic and cultural figures of the French-speaking world in the context of their historical, cultural, and/or aesthetic traditions.

  • Appreciate the linguistic, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural and social diversity of the French-speaking world.