The French/Francophone Studies curriculum is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the French/Francophone world by exposing them to French/Francophone cultures and perspectives. It also responds to the increasing demand for a more practical emphasis in language learning after the lower division level and allows students to tackle the professional world immediately beyond graduation. It may complement LMU’s Summer Study Abroad Program in Paris, France.
French/Francophone Studies Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes will be assessed through a Senior Capstone Project (FREN 500) which consists of a portfolio during the second semester of the senior year. The portfolio is a collection of multiple samples usually compiled over time accompanied by a personal reflection essay which would show that the student has met the objectives of the French/Francophone Studies program.
Majors in French/Francophone Studies will know:
- The principal aspects of the French language
- The principal aspects of French/Francophone cultures and civilizations
- The principal aspects of cultural expressions such as literature, art, social practices, gender, and media of the French-speaking world;
Majors in French/Francophone Studies will be able to:
- Understand spoken French
- Speak and write French
- Read literary texts in French and discuss their content, technique, and social significance;
Majors in French/Francophone Studies will value:
- French/Francophone cultures and civilizations
- French cultural expressions
- Increasing intercultural awareness.