Department of Romance Studies

Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies

In small, seminar-style classes, we teach you not only to express yourself clearly in written and oral French, but to appreciate and interpret the language and cultures of the French and Francophone world, both past and present.

In addition to organizing lectures and film series, we host scholars and artists from French-speaking countries around the world. We encourage you to study abroad.

Because all our classes are taught in French, we offer language instruction at a variety of levels to meet students' individual needs. We even offer individual language instruction within each course.

Why Brandeis?

We can help you tailor a course of study that corresponds to your strengths, needs and aspirations—including incorporating a second major, as many of our students do. Romance Studies is truly interdisciplinary, and includes affiliated faculty from other departments. Our proximity to Montreal makes it easy for you to enjoy the occasional French immersion weekend.

And then there's Boston itself—a living classroom and an important center of French culture. Boston is home to the French Consulate General of France and the French Library, both of which offer a rich array of cultural opportunities, from concerts, films and theatre to French clubs and social networking.

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“I knew that I wanted to continue my French studies in college, but I never expected how much I would fall in love with my classes and the department as a whole. Three years later, I've officially declared my French and Francophone Studies major and am loving it!”

Sonya Unica '18