The French and Francophone Studies Department sees language as fundamental to the study of literatures and cultures. Committed to helping students attain proficiency in the language sequence (FREN 101–204), the Department strives at all levels to introduce students to the rich and complex endeavors of literary and cultural analysis.

Operating study abroad programs in Paris (spring term every year) and Senegal (winter break in alternate years), we provide opportunities for using and enhancing these skills in situ, broadening horizons while also training students in one of the world’s major languages.

Our programs in literary and cultural studies are appropriate for students wishing to do advanced work in French, or who hope to use French language or important critical skills in future careers or studies.

We invite you to learn more about the French and Francophone Studies major or minors.