Our concentration in French and Francophone Studies hones your speaking, reading and translation skills while deepening your critical understanding of France and the Francophone world.

You'll receive an immersive language experience by studying literature, culture and film and by engaging in discussions and analyses with faculty and classmates in small, interactive classes. Take these studies a step further by completing a senior thesis in French and earning distinction in the language major. And you'll have access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures along the way.

Outside the classroom, you can join the DU Francoscope 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, 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 international commerce and business.

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Concentration in French & Francophone Studies

The concentration in French & Francophone Studies is available for the major or minor in Languages, Literatures & Cultures. To learn more about the degree requirements, please review the program of study in Bulletin.

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