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French Studies

Graffiti written in French saying
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Study.  Compete.  Succeed.

 

What does a French Major study?  Of course, you will acquire the skills needed to effectively communicate with French and Francophone speakers. But what will you communicate? Our department offers engaging courses in French and Francophone literature, culture, civilization, theater, business and cinema. Plus, study abroad for the opportunity to take courses in politics, art, economics, fashion, photography, tourism and gastronomy. Your study will prepare you to compete and succeed in a wide variety of professions while using the language of over 200 million people on five continents.

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

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

  • Literature/Linguistics Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • International Relations/Public Policy
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice

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

FREN107

 

Intermediate French
FREN200

French Grammar and Composition

 

MATH113

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Elective Courses

 

FREN205

French Conversation

 

FREN211

French Reading and Composition

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
FREN301

Introduction to French Literature:  Prose

 

FREN302

Introduction to French Literature: Poetry & Theater

 

FREN307

Practical Oral Expression

 

FREN308

French Society in the News

 

FREN355

Special Topics:  20th Century French Literature

 

HIST357

The European City

 

POSC441

Problems of Western European Politics

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
FREN454

French Cinema

 

FREN456

French Theater Workshop

 

FREN458

Topics in Francophone Literature

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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