An official language in 29 countries worldwide, French also serves as a primary language for organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union and Doctors without Borders. No doubt, French continues to be a passport to world citizenship! Our department strongly supports studying abroad, as it provides students a unique linguistic and cultural immersion opportunity.
Our dynamic and multicultural faculty — whose research spans from medieval to contemporary France and the Francophone world — have a strong interdisciplinary focus, evident in the diversity of courses offered. Topics covered include empire building, colonialism, self-representation, graphic novels, post-colonialism, contemporary France and migration. We pride ourselves on promoting intercultural understanding beyond stereotypes and preparing our students to become global citizens.