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Boston University, USA, Boston

French Studies, B.A.

  • French Studies, B.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 65,315

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

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.

Career Opportunities

Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly in businesses that trade internationally Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Interpreter Secondary school teacher Translator Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Broadcast journalist Detective Diplomatic service officer English as a foreign language teacher International aid/development worker Logistics and distribution manager Marketing executive Patent examiner Sales executive Tour manager Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Course Overview

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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Boston University


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