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French Studies, BA


A minor in French Studies complements any major. Students with majors in international studies, sociology, environmental studies, English, finance, and many others have found a second home in our program.

A French Studies minor grants you the linguistic proficiency to participate in immersive experiences such as study abroad and, after graduating, TAPIF.

Minor 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.

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

Jana DeGuzman

Jana DeGuzman '17

Freelance Content Creator

Jana majored in Communication Studies & minored in French Studies

I took my first French class in my first semester at USF and absolutely fell in love. I wanted to take my French education beyond just conversational knowledge and learn more about the culture, the media, the way French is used in other countries and cultures besides France."

Jana DeGuzman '17

Freelance Content Creator