A major in French means opening the door to French and Francophone cultures, amazing travel experiences and a language spoken by 338 million people in the world. It creates possibilities for interacting with others at the national and/or international level in industries such as business, politics and education.
- A variety of Study Abroad programs in France and French-speaking countries, some of which include volunteer learning experiences or business internships in France, Belgium and Senegal.
- French conversation courses are capped at 15 students while other French courses are capped at 20 students.
- Faculty mentors who value and support students’ intellectual growth and success at Siena and after graduation.
- Some courses taught in English, including French Cinema and French Literature in translation, in order to foster diversity and multicultural awareness among students who do not speak French.
- Travel courses to France allow students to experience what they learn in the classroom firsthand.
- Undergraduate research opportunities, including independent studies and tutorials, where students work on specific research projects ranging from culinary specialties to literary, socio-political and filmic works.
- Ability to communicate in French with confidence.
- General knowledge of key elements of the French language (geography, family life, educational system, etc.)
- Awareness of key historical events related to the French language.
- Ability to interpret texts linguistically and stylistically.
- Ability to analyze authentic cultural materials such as literary pieces, news broadcasts and films.
- Critical thinking by making intercultural connections, as well as comparing and contrasting cultures.
- French writing skills for social, academic and professional purposes.
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