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College of Letters and Science

  • Bachelor of Arts

Souhaitez-vous étudier le français? Majors in French work on four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French. Students also study the rich intellectual, literary and cultural history of France and the French-speaking world from the Middle Ages through the present day. Courses offered include literature, culture, film and linguistics.

Major Requirements

You will begin your French major coursework with two years of training in essential language skills, including reading, composition, speaking and understanding. You will also study basic principles of linguistics and literary analysis. At the upper division level , your study will broaden to include French literature from varying genres and historical periods. You may tailor your major to your interests with courses in French history, art and civilization and build practical skills with advanced coursework in French language and translation.

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Degree Outcomes


  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Sales Representative
  • Journalist
  • Museum Curator
  • Translator
  • Editor

Graduate Study

  • French and francophone studies
  • Linguistics
  • Art history
  • Musicology
  • Film studies

Alumni Employers

  • Thomas Quinn LLP
  • Magic Gardens Landscaping
  • Babylangues France
  • MMI Genomics
  • Adobe Animal Hospital
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