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.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Attain an interdisciplinary understanding of French and Francophone literatures and cultures
  • Acquire advanced speaking and writing abilities in French
  • Develop sophisticated analytical approaches to the study of texts from more than one period of French history and from Francophone cultures outside of France
  • Produce a body of critical work in French

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leader: Brianna Navarre, Alejanda Mena

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 10 
2018 11  11 
2019 8 8 1

Alumni Pathways

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.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies/Advisor: Thangam Ravindranathan