Sometimes you just have to seize the day, cancel class, and have a French pique-nique.
The French & Francophone Studies program honors a diversity of learning styles. Here students build their interpretation of Christine de Pizan’s City of Ladies.
High Impact Educational Practices:
These students were the first to translate Louise Dupin’s “Preliminary Discourse” into English after first transcribing it from 250-year-old manuscripts.
Cultural Events on Campus:
Students discuss Jean Rouch’s controversial documentary, Mad Masters, at the 2019 Tournées French film festival.
French & Francophone Studies majors and minors learn new skills during J-Term in Martinique.
French & Francophone Studies
French is spoken by over 300 million people worldwide and is an official language in 28 countries. Communicating proficiently in French expands your professional opportunities and enhances your growth as a citizen of the world.
At PLU, you will learn to speak, write, and comprehend French through interactive classes grounded in diverse media forms and cultural contexts. In every class, you will hone transferable communication skills and cross-cultural competency valued by employers. Many French & Francophone Studies courses fulfill elective credit for Global Studies; Gender, Sexuality, & Race Studies, and Communication (Film & Media Studies Concentration), opening possibilities for double majoring.
PLU French & Francophone Studies majors and minors apply their skills in the Peace Corps and the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). They deepen their learning at top-ranked graduate programs at Johns Hopkins, Columbia, the University of London, and the Graduate Institute of Geneva in diverse fields: International Relations, French, Anthropology, Development. They are employed in K-12 education, international non-profit organizations, public policy think tanks, hospitality, ministry, and more.