The French and Francophone Studies Major and Minor at Davidson

At Davidson, French and Francophone Studies majors and minors acquire knowledge of the language, literature, and cultures of France and the French-speaking countries of Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, North America, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. 

We aim for more than just knowledge. We aim to strengthen our students' critical and analytical thinking skills, as well as their ability to form written and oral arguments in the process, and to do so in French; and through this synthesis of knowledge and understanding, we strive to give our students the fluent world view and skills necessary to thrive in a global economy. 

Courses You Might Take

FRE 360

Adv Quebec Through Film


An introduction to contemporary Québec society as portrayed in film, with a focus on questions of individual and collective identities.  Students will develop critical skills as readers of film as they examine feature films, documentaries, and animated short…

FRE 102

Elementary French II

Continuing development of basic proficiency in the four skills. Requires participation in AT sessions twice a week.

French 101 at Davidson, placement examination, or permission of the department. (Fall and Spring)

FRE 490

French Senior Seminar

FALL 2018: Immigration Comedy
Instructor: Fache

Information coming soon.