The Bachelor of Arts in French is designed for students who want to enrich their lives with the in-depth knowledge of French culture, literature, and language. It is meant to encourage the dissemination of knowledge of the French-speaking world both on and off-campus, and to encourage reciprocal communication between peoples the world over.
Students in this major can choose between two concentration: French Language or Language and International Careers (LIC). The first concentration focuses on the French language and culture while LIC is designed to integrate the study of modern foreign languages with international cultures, business, politics, and economics to prepare students for exciting, global careers.
You will learn the skills and knowledge needed to function in a global environment and professional dealings. You will hone your language skills to reach a level of competence allowing you to handle with confidence a large number of real-life situations at an advanced level. You will also discover some of the most distinctive aspects of Hispanic culture and civilization. The program offers learning experiences by studying abroad and in local, multicultural and international internships.
With a BA in French, you will find opportunities in areas such as international careers, health and social services, translation and interpretation agencies, the fields of international communication and information services, science, the arts, education, foreign service, government, business – particularly the automotive industry in Michigan – banking, and tourism. A major in French will allow you to continue in many graduate programs.