Foreign Language, Concentration: French

Bachelor of Arts

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Program Intro

French stands out as one of the world’s most important languages. The French language connects people across continents in the areas of culture, humanitarian work, business and politics. From Africa to the Caribbean and North America, from Europe to the Pacific Ocean, studying French will open the planet to you, whatever your interests may be.

Department of Political Science, Economics, and World Languages and Cultures

The French program at PNW offers the flexibility to connect the study of French to your academic, personal and professional goals. You can explore other societies firsthand through study-abroad programs in France and in Quebec, building linguistic skills and cultural sensitivity that make you highly competitive in the global marketplace.

Curriculum Overview

Our degree in French fosters a deep understanding of the French and Francophone cultures, languages and literatures, preparing you to play an active role in today’s globalizing world.

Build your French skills as well as your global worldview.

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Sample Courses

  • FLL 10300 – Freshman Experience Worldviews
  • FR 10100 – French Level I

 

Broaden your immersion in the language and your understanding of French culture.

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Sample Courses

  • FR 20100 – French Level III
  • FLL 31100 – French Cinema

Deepen your conversational skills and your cultural knowledge.

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Sample Courses

  • FR 36500 – French Conversation
  • FR 40500 – Introduction To French Literature I

Explore a capstone project showing your mastery of the discipline.

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Sample Courses

  • FR 30700 – Commercial French
  • FR 49500 – French Senior Capstone Project Course

Scholarships

  • Charles A. Norrman Sr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Christenson Chevrolet Scholarship
  • Dale Alspaugh Fund

 

Beyond the Classroom

The PNW French Club offers many activities on campus and in Chicago.

 

Meet the Faculty

Jin Lu

Jin Lu, Ph.D.

Professor of French

Jin Lu is Professor of French at Purdue University Northwest and specializes in French Enlightenment including Catholic Enlightenment, intercultural studies and global religious studies.

Florian Vauléon

Florian Vauléon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French

José Castro-Urioste

José Castro-Urioste, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

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