French Study

French Seaside Town

The French Faculty offers 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.

Upcoming Events

"Official Portraits of French and American Presidents: 1958 - 2018", a talk by Vanessa Badré

February 25th, 2019 in MGC 200

Art Historian Vanessa Badré will discuss the history behind presidential portraiture. After a close look at a number of official portraits of French presidents, she will help answer some critical questions such as: What do these portraits have to tell us about the French constitution, democracy and the relationship with power? How do they mirror the evolution of society? What can we learn when we look at them alongside similar portraits of American presidents?

Connect With French Faculty

French Faculty Directory

Degrees and Programs

French BA Programs:

French Minors:


Free French Coaching

Make an appointment at the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research (CLEAR).


Please see AU Catalog French Courses.

For More Information


Prof. Naima Hachad

French Language Program Coordinator

Prof. Christine Van Berten

General Program Information

Gray Hall 101

See also:

AU Abroad