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French Studies, B.A.

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University rank #79 (WUR) Minneapolis, MN, United States
The major in French Studies offered at University of Minnesota Twin Cities introduces students to world cultures and history and prepares them for our interconnected, global future. The program cultivates students’ cultural sophistication and their skills in language, communication, analysis, and argument.
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Students go on to study advanced French grammar, communication, and composition, and they can take language electives in phonetics, advanced oral communication, advanced writing (journalistic and literary prose), and the language and culture of business in France. They continue to hone their language skills in elective courses in linguistics, literature, and culture, most of which are taught entirely in French. Courses in linguistics cover sociolinguistics, the history of the French language, the structure and sounds of the language, and Old (medieval) French. Courses in literature do not confine themselves to the contemplation of aesthetics, but rather pose philosophical and historical questions (“What is human nature?” “What new world did revolutionaries imagine?” “How do immigrants represent their new lives?”). They cover all periods, including the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Classical Period, Enlightenment, Modernity, and Postmodernity. A number of courses focus on Francophone material from Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec. Courses in cinema, from its first moments to the present, are also offered.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The major combines advanced language study with courses in three areas of concentration: linguistics, literature, and film. After placement exams, students begin their language study freshmen year while also taking a Gateways to French and Francophone studies course, taught in English, which introduces them to Francophone cultures from across the world and to the way we study them.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 USD/year
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  • National

    14760 USD/year
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
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