The concentration in French and Francophone Studies is committed to
the pursuit of an interdisciplinary, linguistically rigorous, and
textually informed understanding of French and Francophone literatures
and cultures. Concentrators engage actively through their coursework
with a wide range of texts and critical perspectives, pertaining to
multiple literary genres, media, and contexts. They have opportunities
to study different periods of French history as well as Francophone
cultures beyond France.
By the time they graduate, concentrators will have learned to read with
knowledge and nuance and produced a varied body of critical work in
Students in this concentration will:
French studies concentration requirements for students in the class of 2015 and earlier are posted here.
Candidacy for Honors assumes an excellent academic record (particularly in the major
field) and the ability to work independently. Ordinarily, a candidate
will have received no grade lower than an "A" in her/his concentration
program. The candidate will apply for admission to the Honors Program
early in the seventh semester, having completed at least six concentration courses by this time. Please see departmental website for more information.
This concentration allows you to address the following Liberal Learning goals:
Concentrators have pursued careers in education as teachers and administrators (secondary and collegiate), translation, international relations and diplomacy. They have also sought careers in medicine, print journalism, and management consulting.