Bachelor of Arts, World and Classical Languages and Cultures

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See program requirements, course sequences and more in the Course Catalog.

Program Mission

The mission of the French Program is to develop proficient communicators in and translators and readers of French. Learners will also demonstrate knowledge of the structure of the French language and of the cultures, history, and literatures of the Francophone world.

Degree Objectives

  • Learn fundamental skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading of another language
  • Develop the ability to communicate on various levels in the target language
  • Gain an appreciation of the literature written in that language
  • Convey a knowledge and understanding of a different language, people and culture and to give them a method of viewing the world with a broader perspective


Daphne McConnell, Ph.D.
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Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Foreign Language, Spanish, and International Studies
  • Minors in French, Spanish, Foreign Language, and International Studies