World Languages and Cultures

French Studies

An interdivisional minor in the humanities and social sciences exploring the political, social, intellectual, and artistic manifestations of French civilization and culture, with extension to the broader context of France in Europe and France in the postcolonial context.

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French Studies at a glance


Required credits of French


Classes to meet the Arts and Culture Requirement


Classes to meet the Social and Political Contexts Requirement.

An Interdivisional Approach

Combine Any Major

Because FS is interdivisional, students may choose any major to satisfy the requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions.

French Studies Learning Outcomes

Language Proficiency

Advanced Intermediate Oral and Written Proficiency in French

Historical Perspective

Understanding of France in Historical Context

Art and Culture Appreciation

Understanding of how artistic and cultural movements have shaped France over time

Social and Political Contexts

Understanding of Some of the Contemporary Social and Political Questions Affecting France, Europe, and the Francophone World

Next Steps

Early Decision App Deadline

November 15, 2022

Regular Decision App Deadline

February 15, 2023

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