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The diverse backgrounds and specializations of the French & Francophone Studies faculty yield a wide selection of courses about the history of Francophone cultures and literatures across the globe.

We teach the grand majority of our courses in French. Since most of them are highly interdisciplinary, you will analyze Francophone literature, film, and other media to understand real-world struggles. For example, you will explore different cultures' approaches to questions of class, gender, sexuality, race, and the environment.

More information:

  • Placement guidelines for language classes. NOTE for first-year students: If you have never taken a French class before, FREN 101 is the course for you. If you have already taken French in high school, but do not have results from a standardized exam (AP, SAT II, IB, CLEP exam), you must take our placement exam which is available on Blackboard. If you have taken a standardized exam and know your results, see the placement guidelines outlined in the link above. Please contact our Program Director if you have questions about the best class for you.
  • Undergraduate Catalog: Course Listing for French & Francophone Studies
  • Use the Dynamic Schedule or Open Course List to see which courses will be taught in upcoming semesters
  • French & Francophone course archives