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Go beyond language learning and prepare yourself for global citizenship through Global French Studies.

Effective March 16, our staff will be working remotely but will available via email

CJ Gomolka, Global Languages Coordinator,
CJ Gomolka, Director of Global French Studies, 
Heidi Albin Menzel, Administrative Assistant - 
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Heidi Albin Menzel will be checking emails regularly during business hours and dispersing those messages to the correct individual(s).

Global French Studies is an interdisciplinary program that brings contemporary interpretative approaches to the study of the languages, cultures, literatures, and histories of French-speaking countries and regions.  Students engage in dialogues on topics of high interest throughout the francophone world, including gender and sexual identities, post-colonial and urban identities, and women’s political authority, while building the linguistic skills necessary to communicate confidently and effectively in French.

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CHOICE AND FLEXIBILITY.

Global French Studies is specifically designed for maximum flexibility for students. In addition to coursework in French, majors and minors are encouraged to explore our many cross-listed courses in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Film Studies, Religious Studies, History, Political Science, World Literature, or another language. The option of incorporating courses taught in English, or courses taught in another language of interest, provides you with an array of pathways that merge your passion for the francophone world with other related disciplines.

Sample Global French Studies Courses

Outsiders and Insiders: Immigration in Post-Colonial France; Sex, Gender, and Identity in Contemporary France; A la une: France Today; Queer Francophone Identities; Eux et Nous: Francophone Peripheral Voice; Plural Histories

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BE A PART OF THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Global French Studies connects you with more than 220 million French speakers in the world through the study of a dynamic and engaging curriculum. As a GFS student, you will become part of a global dialogue on topics of high interest throughout the francophone world including gender and sexual identities, post-colonial and urban identities, and literary and cultural studies, while building the linguistic skills necessary to communicate confidently and effectively in French.

AT HOME AND ABROAD.

Global French Studies provides students with multiple opportunities for global networking and engagement including internships abroad, semester-long and short-term study abroad opportunities, as well as a full-immersion summer program on the French Riviera.

CAREER OPTIONS

Students with majors in French at DePauw have gone on to successful careers in medicine, global health, law, journalism, publishing, music, computing, international relations, diplomacy, and education, as well as graduate school in French literature and linguistics in the U.S. and abroad.