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French: Major, Minor

To study French is to join an extensive community of speakers and learners of the French language scattered over five continents. The French curriculum is designed to provide students with linguistic proficiency as well as an understanding of French and francophone literatures and cultures.

Through extensive course offerings, students develop linguistic proficiency, hone analytical skills, and gain a comparative, critical perspective on global affairs, notably those of the French-speaking world. Language instruction is complemented by practice sessions led by a French foreign language assistant. Cocurricular events allow students to perfect their French conversational skills and enhance their appreciation of the cultures of metropolitan France and francophone countries around the world. Students can deepen their learning experience by studying abroad at one of the College’s immersion programs in France or Cameroon.

Program Highlights

The French program offers an array of innovative and rigorous courses, all conducted in French. Language courses range from elementary to advanced levels. Methodology courses sharpen students’ analytical skills. Content and upper-level language courses include offerings in:
  • Literature
  • Culture
  • Film
  • Francophonie
  • Linguistics
  • Translation 

French News

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

Apr 21, 2017

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …


Oct 22
Open Access Movie Night
04:30 PM
Kimball Hall Seelos Theater