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French and Francophone Studies


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The French program at Southern is designed for students interested in developing linguistic fluency and high levels of cultural proficiency in French, while also refining their skills in critical and analytical thinking. Throughout the program, our students engage with French and Francophone cultures through the study of film, literature, art, popular culture, history, and geography. Our program prepares students to explore and investigate not only the French and Francophone world, but also to examine critically global issues like language, community, immigration, gender, sexuality, and social justice. Students selecting to complete a BA in French have many personal and professional opportunities available to them, including careers in business and finance, fashion, graduate study, public relations, engineering and science, tourism and entertainment, medicine and health professions, and government and non-government organizations, among others. Students seeking a career in education (grades 7-12) should select the BS in French.

 Connect with other French students at Southern by joining the French Club:

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 See what Southern students did during the 2017 Southern in Paris trip: Interested in the Paris program? Check out the Office of International Education’s website:

 For more information about our program, please email or call Dr. Luke L. Eilderts at 203-392-6755


Dr Luke Eilderts