Welcome to French and Francophone Studies
The French and Francophone Studies department at Carleton represents a vibrant collection of faculty and students who share a passion for things francophone, from Paris to Timbuktu, from medieval literature to contemporary French slam. The department offers a varied curriculum that is designed for both majors and non-majors, extensive extracurricular opportunities on campus, and two academic programs abroad: an annual program in Paris and a biennial program in Mali, West Africa.
French is the language not only of France, Switzerland and Belgium, but also of twenty-three African countries, Québec, and several Caribbean and South Sea islands. It continues to be one of the most frequently studied second languages in the world; it can be beneficial for students who plan to enter professions in international affairs, international development, law, journalism, science, social services, education, medicine, business, and politics. French is also the language of a rich literary, philosophical, and cultural heritage.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Mary Tatge, tel. 507.222.4252, LDC 340