Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What can I do with a degree in French?
A: There are many options, including international business, international law, NGOs (non-governmental organizations such as Oxfam), federal employment (the State Department, Homeland Security, etc.), translation, teaching and the travel industry.
Q: What degree is offered?
A: We offer a major in French and Francophone studies.
Q: How many courses are required for a French major?
Q: Whom do I speak to for more information?
A: Talk to Dr. Matar (202-319-5240 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Q: How many courses are required for a French minor?
A: Six: Two core courses, 203 and 204, and four electives at the 200-400-level.
Q: What course should I take now?
A: Take 203 and 204 first (and perhaps 205 French Conversation at the same time). Then you have a variety of choices. Many students take 300 (Thinking Critically: Literature, Film and Media in the French-speaking World) and 301 (Society and Culture in the French-speaking World). We offer a variety of other courses such as French for Business, Translation, and courses in English relating to science, politics, immigration, etc.