Undergraduate Programs

In addition to the basic language program, the Department of French and Francophone Studies offers both a major and minor in French and Francophone Studies. Intermediate and advanced language courses help students achieve proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing French, as well as understanding how the language is woven into diverse cultural contexts in Francophone countries throughout the world. Similarly, intermediate and advanced literature, civilization, and film courses help students develop a historical sense of French-speaking cultures, as well as the critical and interpretive skills that come from analytical reading, active discussion, and persuasive writing.

The program also offers a major in Teaching of French which, upon successful completion, confers certification for teaching by the state of Illinois.