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 French.
Students in this concentration will:
Concentration requirements 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.