- Bachelor of Arts in French
- Minor in French
- Certificate of Language Proficiency in French
Overview: French Studies at SLU offers a wide range of courses aimed at the mastery of the French language, including courses on: Francophone studies, film, Business French, and French literature and culture. A major or minor in French can open doors to a careers in business, medicine, law, and the humanities, to name a few. Spoken on every continent, French is a truly international language!
Curriculum: SLU offers students many opportunities to improve their skills, including studying abroad in Lyon, France, or in Bruxelles, Belgium; living in SLU’s Maison Française – a residential community for students interested in increasing their proficiency in French; going on a summer study program, such as Université Laval in Québec City; participating in a variety of cultural events, including coffee hours, le ciné-club, and the soirée-cabaret; becoming a member of Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society; and preparing for the internationally-recognized Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry exam.
Most importantly, students studying French enjoy fairly small classes, in which they receive personalized attention. Our professors are dedicated to excellence in teaching.
Faculty: The French Section prides itself on its teaching excellence and innovative teaching style. We are committed to helping our students succeed, and have received teaching awards from both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Student Government Association. Our faculty includes: Drs. L. Cassandra Hamrick, Kathleen Llewellyn, Jean-Louis Pautrot, Pascale Perraudin, and Annie Smart.
Internships: Internship possibilities are numerous, since many humanitarian agencies, such as Doctors Without Borders, are based in a French-speaking country. Locally, students have completed internships with area businesses, historical societies, and art agencies. After graduation, many majors apply for a 1-year position as teaching assistant in France