Learning Outcomes

Learning Goals for the Major in French


Students graduating with a major in French will be able to communicate effectively, clearly, and cohesively in both written and oral French discourse. They will develop modes of analysis and ways of critical, interpretive, and creative thinking that may be applied to a variety of career paths and the world at large. 


Students will learn about French and Francophone language, literature, and culture within a historical framework. They will acquire a strong foundation for successful entry into and completion of the country’s most elite graduate programs in French. 


Students will learn to respect difference and diversity both in the context of their own culture and globally. They will develop an intellectual engagement and reflective sensibility that will contribute to their life-long learning and continued engagement with French studies.