The major in French Studies encompasses broad and deep study of the language, literature, history, and culture of France and the Francophone world. Small, discussion-based courses conducted in French equip students with advanced knowledge and skills for understanding nuances of the French language and using it effectively in academic, everyday, and professional contexts.
Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly in businesses that trade internationally
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Secondary school teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Diplomatic service officer
English as a foreign language teacher
International aid/development worker
Logistics and distribution manager
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Emphasis on the study of literature and film develops students cultural knowledge and skills for close, analytical reading and interpretive argumentation, through spoken and written engagement with major works, events, periods, and people responsible for shaping the history of France, its global reach, and the remarkable diversity of Francophone experiences and expression from the Middle Ages to the postcolonial present. The major also incorporates foundational knowledge of the field of linguistics, as a basis for analyzing the structure of the French language, its historical development, and variations in usage. Study abroad is strongly encouraged, and many students fulfill requirements for the major at Boston University's academic and combined academic-internship programs in Grenoble and Paris, as detailed below. Skills and knowledge gained through the major in French Studies provide an excellent preparation for continuing on to graduate study, as well as sought-after intercultural competence for globally and internationally oriented careers in education, international development, government, journalism, law, communications, business, health professions, and scientific fields.
Programme Structure Introduction to French literature Introduction to Analysis of French Texts (poetry, theatre, essay, short fiction) Introduction to the French Novel Introduction to Linguistics LF courses in language, literature, film, linguistics, and civilization LX courses in general linguistics
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements The Common Application High School Transcript Senior Year Grades Guidance Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form Teacher Evaluation Standardized Tests Portfolios, Auditions and Interviews English Proficiency
English Entry Requirement
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