While continuing to cherish and study France’s great literary and intellectual tradition that reaches back to the Middle Ages, our program has kept pace with the rapid developments in the discipline: an increased focus on the place of media and culture in the study of literature; an increasing stress on interdisciplinary approaches; the crucial role played by French-speaking cultures around the world; and last but not least, the necessary responses to the demands of the global economy.

Our overall objective is to make studying French at UConn part of a total experience. Each student is made ready to meet the challenges of a globalized planet equipped with the perspective of a great literary and cultural tradition. Our students study French and Francophone literatures and cultures intensively in a variety of sites including Paris, Martinique and Toulouse in Southern France.

Our French and Francophone Studies Program is designed to accommodate a wide array of students:  majors, double-majors and minors from any other discipline in the Arts, Sciences or Humanities. Our recent double majors and French minors include pre-meds, students in life science, business, neurobiology and pharmacy majors who simultaneously pursued an interest in French and French culture while nurturing the opportunities in the US and abroad opened up only to those with strong second-language skills. We are just rolling out a new dual degree program in French and Engineering that will begin to enroll students in the fall of 2018.

For more information on the University of Connecticut’s Program in French and Francopohone Studies, please contact:
Professors Roger Celestin and  Eliane DalMolin,
French and Francophone Studies
University of Connecticut
337 Mansfield Road, U-1057
Storrs, CT 06269