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    Did you know?

    French is the official language in 33 countries and is spoken in nearly 60 communities around the world.

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    Did you know?

    French and English are the only two global languages.

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    Did you know?

    Fifty-five countries officially belong to La Francophonie.

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    Did you know?

    With over 200 million speakers, French is the only language other than English that is spoken on every continent.

French and Francophone Studies

Bienvenue! The French & Francophone Studies program offers a well-rounded curriculum that builds from elementary French to advanced research on the cultures, films, linguistics and literatures of France and the Francophone world.

Programs Offered: Major, Minor

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.

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Tutoring

  • Mon: 3-6 p.m.
  • Tue: 5-7 p.m.
  • Wed: 4-6 p.m.
  • Thu: 3-6 p.m.

Ford Bldg., First floor

Language Table

Language Table

Wednesdays
6:15-7:15 p.m.

Location:
Goudy Commons

France

Study Abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in overseas programs in Dijon, Nantes and Paris.

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