French

French

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French is the only other language besides English that is spoken on five continents. With a total of 450 million French speakers, it is the official language in 29 countries and one of the official languages of the United Nations, the Olympic Committee, Doctors without Borders, and other international organizations. To understand French gives one access to the great wealth of French literature and thought that has existed for centuries. Just imagine being able to read in the original authors such as Montaigne, Molière, Voltaire, Camus, Foucault, Derrida... Or imagine watching Amélie without having to read the subtitles...

So, why not consider taking French and perhaps majoring or minoring in this language? French is a useful complement to an international career in business, diplomacy, government, journalism, law, public relations, and the travel industry. We offer advanced courses in cinema, gastronomy, pop culture, civilization, language studies and literature. French could be the ideal major or minor for you!

PS: By the way, now you can also join us on Facebook and Instagram (French at Baylor).

Fun fact: Did you know that the bronze bells from the Pat Neff building on the Baylor campus were cast at a foundry in Annecy, France?