Majors & Programs
Our flexible French program imparts to students an understanding of a global society and interdependent world. Courses in French enable the student to learn the French language and become familiar with Francophone cultures.
Majors in French also study the outstanding figures of Francophone literatures and civilizations and are prepared for careers in teaching, government service, and private corporations.
Students who major or minor in French are strongly encouraged to study abroad. During five- to six-week summer sessions, JU students can travel to Europe, Canada, and/or Africa to experience the culture of these regions while living with host families. The University also participates in academic credit study abroad programs that offer summer or semester study opportunities tailored especially for each student.
Independent study projects are encouraged, especially those that cross disciplines and permit students to receive academic credit both in the chosen foreign language and in another area such as history, political science, biology or business.
Students who plan to teach French on the secondary level should consult with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.