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Haverford College
Department of French
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Welcome to French & Francophone Studies at Haverford

The purpose of the major in French is to lay the foundation for an understanding and appreciation of French and Francophone cultures. Course offerings are intended to serve both those with particular interest in French literature, literary theory and criticism, as well as those with particular interest in French and French-speaking countries from the perspective of history, culture, arts and political science.

Why French & Francophone Studies at Haverford: Curriculum

Our courses adopt a variety of approaches, including literary studies, film and media studies, social history, the history of ideas, sociolinguistics, the study of politics and popular culture, and fiction-writing.

Why French & Francophone Studies at Haverford: Events

Regular extracurricular activities organized by the department include films, lectures, readings, performances and other special cultural events, in addition to senior work presentations.

Why French & Francophone Studies at Haverford: Study Abroad

The department encourages students to spend a semester or a year studying in France or in another Francophone country.

Why French & Francophone Studies at Haverford: Post Graduation

The importance of being linguistically but culturally fluent in French is reflected in the diverse career paths chosen by our majors and minors who have gone to careers in government, law, business, international affairs, education, journalism, medicine, and the arts, among others.

Inside French & Francophone Studies @ Haverford