Majors & Minors
Southwestern’s French Program provides students with the tools and opportunities to become competent, confident, culturally literate citizens of our global society.
We form strong critical thinkers and writers who excel in their careers nationally and internationally.
French majors and minors tie their language studies to in-depth analysis of literature, culture and film. Our curriculum integrates speaking, writing and culture into all courses, enhanced by faculty mentoring and interdisciplinary opportunities. French students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Several graduates have won scholarships to teach in France, through the French Embassy’s Teaching Assistant Program.
The French Program also builds diverse perspectives through course materials tailored to students’ needs.
The Capstone provides majors with training in independent research and prepares them for work in many fields. Alumni pursue Master’s and PhD degrees and careers in art, business, international affairs, law, management, public health, and teaching.
Featured Alumni Stories
Countering Terrorism through Research
Meili Criezis ’17 publishes scholarship about extremist rhetoric, terrorist propaganda, and political violence.Read Full Story
Southwestern alum Julien Meyrat ’98 is a senior designer at global design and architecture firm Gensler.Read Full Story
Southwestern Alumna Founds International Schools
Rebecca Skinner ’96, founder of the International School of Brooklyn, helps build the new Dwight School Dubai as associate head of school.Read Full Story
Julia Poritz, Class of 2010
French helps Julia conduct culturally sensitive researchREAD FULL STORY
The Perfect Glaze
Teaming up earns sisters a $2,500 prize for creativityREAD FULL STORY
Southwestern Student Receives Teaching Assistantship in France for 2013-2014
Alejandra Benitez will spend the academic year teaching in ReimsREAD FULL STORY