Major and Minor in French and Francophone Studies

The major and minor in French and Francophone Studies at UIC offer you an opportunity to improve your command of the French language while deepening your knowledge of French and Francophone literature, history, and culture.

In French 201 and 202, you will read Molière, Madame de Lafayette, Voltaire, Baudelaire, and Sartre in the original French with award-winning faculty members. Our wide range of classes, from the 200- to the 400-level, will allow you to use your French while learning about Versailles, the First World War, the négritude movement, feminism, and the city of Paris through original sources. You will also learn how to carry out original research in French, with French resources.

The program also offers a major and minor in Teaching of French which, upon successful completion, confer certification for teaching by the state of Illinois.

Study Abroad

We highly encourage our majors and minors to take advantage of one of the many study abroad programs endorsed by UIC.There are programs in Paris, Montpellier, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Rennes as well as in Quebec City. The Study Abroad Office on the 5th floor of University Hall and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in French can work with you to help you choose a program and courses that will apply directly to your French major or minor.

We encourage you to think of the study of French as key to your future professional success, and invite you to consider becoming a French major, double-major, or minor.