French Program

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We recognize that today's students are concerned not only with what they study but how it will contribute to their eventual career path. In the French program, we seek to give students a degree in French that prepares them for professional life in the 21st century. Many French majors at Gonzaga have prepared second majors. They have successfully integrated their study of French with degrees in biology, business, public relations, or international studies in order to pursue careers in business, medicine, or law. Other graduates of our French program have served as Peace Corps volunteers in French-speaking countries, have entered into the teaching profession, or have continued on to obtain graduate degrees.

French majors and minors are strongly encouraged to incorporate study abroad into their coursework.  Study abroad provides a significant boost to language proficiency and valuable intercultural experiences.  Gonzaga students can participate in sponsored programs in either Paris (at the Institut Catholique) or Aix-en-Provence (at IAU -- the Institute for American Universities).  A study abroad experience is not only linguistically and culturally enriching, but it can also be an efficient and cost-effective way to obtain the upper division credits for the major.  To ensure the maximum benefit of study abroad to their academic plan, students should discuss their plans early in their academic career with a member of the French program faculty.  

Accredited by the Northwest accreditation board, membership in Modern Language Association (MLA) and in American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the French Department offers a scholarship to a student who demonstrates outstanding ability in the study of French.

MODERN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE
502 E. Boone Avenue AD 44
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-6783
www.gonzaga.edu/languages

Main Office location:
CG 435-C

Patricia Terry, Associate Dean
Interim Department Chair
terry@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-3885
College of Arts & Sciences Office of the Dean, CG 416

Lisa Meyer
Program Assistant
meyerl@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-6783