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Engage with politics, culture and language

 

Combine your love of French and your interest in government and political systems in this exciting major offered jointly by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Political Science and International Relations. French language courses will help you acquire the skills necessary to communicate effectively in Francophone settings. Courses in politics, business, literature and civilization will provide you with a thorough understanding of French and Francophone political and cultural environments.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Social Issues in Literature
  • Politics and Literature
  • Literature and Language as Expression of Distinct Cultures
  • Great authors and Themes
  • Business
  • Cinema
  • Civilization
  • Translation

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Education
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Diplomacy
  • Business and Industry
  • Law Enforcement and National Security
  • Art Institutes/Museums
  • Media and Film
  • Diplomatic Services
  • Governmental Agencies
  • International For-Profit and Nonprofit Agencies

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • International Relations
  • Translation
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Language or Literature

What’s special about this program?

Language study at the University of Delaware is part of a broad, multicultural education that is integral to success in many different fields in today’s global environment. A proficiency-oriented communicative approach develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, while an emphasis on social and cultural knowledge equips students to interact within the target culture confidently and successfully. In French in particular you will have access to respected scholars and dedicated teachers and advisors.  Interested in research? There are opportunities for undergraduates to conduct research with French professors. Think you might like to teach? Become an undergraduate teaching assistant under the tutelage of an experienced instructor.

Get Involved

 

French Club

Language Partner Program

Students for Haiti

Pi Delta Phi

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

FREN200

French Grammar and Composition

 

FREN211

French Reading and Composition

 

POSC150

Introduction to American Politics

 

POSC240

Introduction to Global Politics

 

 

MATH Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
FREN301

Introduction to French Literature: Prose

 

FREN350

Business French

 

POSC270

Introduction to Comparative Politics

 

POSC310

European Governments

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
FREN302

Introduction to French Literature: Poetry & Theater

 

FREN307

Practical Oral Expression

 

FREN308

French Society in the News

 

FREN355

20th Century French Literature

 

HIST357

The European City

 

POSC441

Problems of Western European Politics

 

POSC442

Topics in European Politics

 

 

2nd Writing Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Elective Courses

 

  Discovery Learning Experience
FREN458

Topics in Francophone Literature

 

POSC3XX

International Relations

 

POSC4XX

Political Science

 

POSC4XX

International Relations

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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