Language, Literature, Culture
In Valpo language classes you will master French by
doing role-plays, engaging in debates, producing videos, and writing
business letters among many other hands-on activities. In literature
and civilization classes you will examine the key events, people,
places, and texts that have shaped France and the Francophone world.
Along the way, you may also study the history of French cinema, learn
how to cook French food, and act in a French play.
• Visit the En route resource page for current Valpo French students
• View a snapshot of a French major's 4-year plan.
• Combine French with other majors
French majors take 6 required classes, beginning with Composition and Conversation, along with numerous electives. Classes you might take include:
• Composition and Conversation
• Contemporary France
• Film Studies
• Approaches to French Literatures
• Conversation Praticum
• Drama Practicum (see above!)
• Professional French
• French Texts and Society
Descriptions of all French classes
French course rotation 2016-2020
Most students complete their French major with 9 or 10 classes beyond
Intermediate French (a minimum of 27 credit hours). Required classes
include French Composition and Conversation, Approaches to French
Literature, three courses in the French Texts and Society series, and
Senior French Seminar. You'll also take a variety of elective classes,
both at Valpo and in France.
The French Minor
Students take French Composition and Conversation and Approaches to
French Literature, plus enough elective credits to total at least 14
credit hours (4-5 courses total).
Some students Skype with students in Senegal. Others meet with a native speaker conversation partner. Seminar students develop film projects or collaborate to create a newscast.
• Senegal Skype exchange
• Native speaker conversation partners
• TF7 newscast
• Burkina Faso letter exchange
• Repas médiéval