France is now just one of many countries where French is spoken, and where French culture plays an influential role. As a French and Francophone studies major in Clark's Department of Language, Literature and Culture, you’ll master the French language, explore the culture behind it and put it into practice. After studying in our classrooms, you’ll travel to France or Senegal for special study-abroad experiences that are core components of the major. By thinking critically and analyzing how language influences the culture across continents that share it, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers, in fields like education and health care, after graduation.
Why Study French and Francophone Studies at Clark?
- Study French exclusively, or combine your study with another language offered through the Department of Language, Literature and Culture
- Explore Dijon or Rennes, France, or Dakar, Senegal for a semester (or more) through our study abroad requirement
- Engage with our teaching assistants from France during discussion sessions, social events, and at the French Writing Center
- Conduct research with faculty through the departments of Language, Literature and Culture, Psychology, or International Development, Community, and Environment using data or sources in French
- Teach English at the University of Versailles, France, for one year after graduation (if selected by the department)