Language is key to increasing one's understanding of today's world. The internationalization of travel, the arts, media, politics, science and technology, and the economic interdependence of the world's nations have caused a demand for the multilingual professional. This increasingly multinational character of American society itself demonstrates the importance of foreign languages in nearly every occupation.
French courses offered in the Department of Languages fall into one of three categories: language skill courses, linguistics and language instruction courses, and literature and culture courses. Language skills courses offer students the opportunity to develop proficiency/functional ability in reading, writing, listening, speaking and cultural awareness, so effective communication with people from other cultures is achieved whether at home or abroad. Linguistic and foreign language instruction courses provide a foundation for comprehending the complexity of language acquisition and methodological approaches. Literature and culture courses expand the understanding and appreciation of the "other" through literary texts, films, art, history, traditions, and study abroad programs.
The University offers a teaching licensure option in French to students enrolled in the Department of Languages. Students must satisfy all of the requirements in the Department of Languages as well as the requirements designated by the School of Education and Allied Professions for teacher licensure by the state of Ohio.
For more information, visit the Department of Languages website.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".
A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in French. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.