BA in French
French philosophers and writers in their original text. Two weeks at a castle in Normandy. Studying film in Lyon before attending the Cannes Film Festival. Biking through the Pyrenees on the route of the Tour de France. Watching French television in Webster's Emerson Library.
Studying French at Webster offers you these avenues to learning and more, all while putting you one step ahead of your peers for your postgraduate career.
No matter what your future goals, mastery of another language will give you an edge, and studying French at Webster ensures you'll enjoy the journey. Our friendly, fluent professors will challenge you. But our small class sizes ensure they'll be there to help you every step of the way.
Thanks to the program's flexibility, many students pair their French major with a major in disciplines such as International Relations, Philosophy, Music, Film, and Education -- limitless fields in which a mastery of French gives you special insight.
Webster's international network of campuses means study abroad opportunities abound. Each one immerses you in the culture, providing a priceless boost to your language skills. Popular options for French majors include short-term cultural trips or semester-long study terms at Webster's campus in Geneva.
Meanwhile, weekly roundtables and “language cafes” allow you to practice your conversational French in informal settings with other students and faculty from the campus community. Roundtables are led by visiting teaching assistants -- younger native speakers who give you the latest insights into French culture.
The program also connects you with several opportunities to teach English in France.
About the Department
Webster's Department of International Languages and Cultures encourages creativity and critical thinking while preparing students to be competitive in today's global marketplace. Personalized instruction from faculty trained in different international languages, cultures, and literatures increases students' awareness of their own values as well as those of others.
For students who pursue degrees in foreign languages and literatures, communication in the target language is the primary goal, but coursework also reflects the importance of culture and literature.
The Department of International Languages and Cultures offers a full range of courses in English as a Second Language, French, German, and Spanish. Other language offerings include Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Russian, and Thai