• 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.

Spring 2017 Updates

February 23, 2017

  The French and Francophone Studies program thanks Professor Kathryn Lachman  for the constructive contributions she has made to our program as an in-house faculty member from 2008 to 2016. Profes...

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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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