• Study French at UMass

    French & Francophone Studies at UMass Amherst is an interdisciplinary, globally focused program that offers undergraduate and graduate level study in the language, literature, and culture of French and francophone civilizations of the world. Students have opportunities to undertake advanced work in a humanistic discipline and enhance their global learning through knowledge of the broad French and francophone intellectual traditions.

Fall 2016 Updates

September 06, 2016

Prof. Patrick Mensah, the Director of the French and Francophone Studies Program (2007 – 2016) is on Sabbatical Leave this Fall Semester of 2016. Beginning from this semester (Fall, 2016), Professo...

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Why study French?

French and Francophone Studies encompasses both the mastery of French language skills and the study of the broad French and francophone intellectual traditions, including the literature, culture and history of France, French Canada and other francophone countries in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Along with a high level of competence in an important world language, majors acquire a broad knowledge of one of the world’s most dynamic cultural traditions and its complex relations with other countries and cultures around the world. 

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