Our BA in French and Francophone Studies hones your speaking, reading and translation skills, while deepening your understanding of French-speaking cultures around the world. 

By studying literature and film, and by engaging in conversations with faculty and classmates, you'll receive an immersive language experience. Take these studies a step further by completing a senior thesis in French.

Outside the classroom, you can join the DU Francoscope (French Club), explore internship opportunities, or study abroad in places like France, Senegal, Madagascar, Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland and Morocco. 

Our graduates go on to become artists, teachers, computer programmers, translators, NGO directors and lawyers. And, with French-speaking Canada as the United States' most important export market, French speakers have opportunities to excel in global commerce.

The Department of Languages and Literatures at DU offers:

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    Small, interactive classes that allow students ample opportunity to interact with our accomplished instructors

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    Study abroad opportunities around the globe

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    Multiple ways to tie your studies into key out-of-classroom experiences, including service learning, internships and extracurricular activities

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    Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures

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    Independent study programs and collaboration with faculty members

Degree Requirements

  • To major in French and Francophone Studies, students will need to complete 44 credits beyond FREN 1003. These include four credits of required courses, eight Topics credits, four Advanced Grammar credits, eight Advanced Seminar credits and 20 elective credits. 
  • For distinction in the major you will need to complete a thesis written in French, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a major GPA of 3.6. 
  • The secondary major is 44 credit hours.
  • The minor is 24 credit hours beyond FREN 1003. 

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements. 

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