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 201

Intermed Fre/Davidson Exposure

Instructors
Mohammed, Postoli

Development of skills in spoken and written French, with extensive oral practice and grammar review. Requires participation in AT session once a week.

Satisfies requirement in foreign language.

Prerequisites
French 102 or 103-104 at Davidson, or placement exam.

FRE 360

Adv Quebec Through Film

Instructor
Kruger

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 201

Intermed French/HS Exposure

Instructors
Mohammed, Postoli

Development of skills in spoken and written French, with extensive oral practice and grammar review. Requires participation in AT session once a week.

Satisfies requirement in foreign language.

Prerequisites
French 102 or 103-104 at Davidson, or placement exam.