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About the Major

French is spoken in 44 countries by approximately 200 million people. A major in French and Francophone Studies offers the linguistic, cultural and intellectual training required for a variety of diverse fields in a globalized market. Majors discover the connections of past and present by learning of the exceptionally rich humanistic tradition of France from the Middle Ages through the modern period. French majors have the flexibility to design an individualized course of study to focus on business, cinema, culture, language, linguistics or literature.

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Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Legal Professional
  • Military Translator
  • Public Relations
  • Sommelier (a cellar master or wine steward)
  • Speech Therapist
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • Banker
  • Book Publisher
  • Curator
  • Diplomat / Attaché
  • Editor/ Proofreader
  • Educator
  • Film Director
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Teacher
  • Hotel Manager
Cool Courses You Might Take
  • The Comic in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century French Literature
  • Contemporary French Commerce: This course prepares students for the Business French Certificate Exams (FRE 3442)
  • European Identities, European Cinemas
  • French and Creole Comparative Linguistics (FRE 4930)
  • Hip Hop in Europe—Paris (taught in English) (FRT 4xxx)
  • Modern French Poetry in Motion: La poésie dans tous ses états
  • Women in French literature and/or Cinema
  • For more course descriptions, please visit the course descriptions page in the Undergraduate catalog

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