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WLC | French

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The French Faculty offer diverse courses on the French language and francophone cultures. Courses range from elementary level to topics courses, and students can choose from several major and minor programs. Major programs include French Studies, which focuses on language and culture integrating topics from around the francophone world; French/European Studies, which is an interdisciplinary program integrating French courses, as well as area studies courses from other AU departments; Foreign Language and Communication, which is an interdisciplinary program incorporating courses in both WLC and the School of Communication; and Business, Language and Culture studies which is an interdisciplinary program incorporating courses in both WLC and Kogod School of Business. Minor programs include both French Language and French/European Studies. Additionally, the department offers translation certificates that can be incorporated in our majors, or be taken separately.

French Programs

French BA Programs:

BA in French Studies

BA in Language & Area Studies: French/Europe

BA in Foreign Language & Communication Media: French Track

French Minors:

Minor in French Language

Minor in Language & Area Studies: French/Europe


Undergraduate Translation Certificate in French

Graduate Translation Certificate in French


French Course Offerings

Recent French course offerings include:

  • French Translation: Concepts and Practice

  • Le Français Commercial

  • Représentations francophones de l’enfance

  • La France en film

  • Voix féminines d’Afrique Francophone

  • Perspectives françaises sur l’Amérique

  • Paris et l'Identité Française

Please see AU Registrar for current offerings.

For More Information

For general program info:
Naïma Hachad

(202) 885-1458

See also:
French Faculty
AU Abroad