Francophone Studies

Francophone Studies

Program Description

College graduates who are proficient in French and understand French and Francophone cultures have many advantages in the workforce. French is also:

  • Considered a strategic language for global communications in matters of security, health, business, and cultural exchange
  • The official language of 29 countries throughout the globe with 230 million native and non-native speakers
  • The second most spoken language in the European Union and the seventh worldwide

AUM offers its Francophone Studies specialization as part of AUM’s World Languages and Cultures program. This major includes the linguistic, cultural, and intellectual training students need for an increasingly globalized future. In addition, the specialization forges links between the present and the past, as it encourages students to explore the exceptionally rich humanistic tradition of France and the Francophone world from the Middle Ages through the modern period. This program enables the student to develop the five skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural competency in the French language. Students benefit from a wide array of study-abroad opportunities.

Students develop the five skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural competency in French. The program includes a culture track and a trade track. In the culture track, the student takes more internationally-related course work in the humanities and political science. In the trade track, the student takes courses in international economics and business.

Put Your Degree to Work

Pursuing a degree in French will not only enrich your life, it will prepare you for a career where skills in a second language are a main requirement, or are at least considered a strong asset to have. This degree enables you to gain a host of transferable skills that you can apply to virtually any career. A sample would include:

  • Bilingual Client Care Representative
  • Bilingual Services Coordinator
  • Diplomat
  • Flight Attendant
  • Foreign language Instructor
  • Linguist
  • Publisher
  • Technical Writer
  • Translator

For More Information

Department of History and World Languages & Cultures 
​Auburn University at Montgomery
Liberal Arts 348

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Francophone Studies concentration within the World Languages and Cultures program includes:

Course # Course Name Course Description
GEOG 3950Introduction to Geographic Information SystemsGeographic Information Systems history and theory, spatial concepts, research design, computer cartography, data collection and entry, information, storage, relational database design, digitizing, raster/vector operations, GPS and GIS, remote sensing analysis, overlay operations, spatial statistics and predictive modeling, spatial queries, and GIS output.
INTL 3000Introduction to International Studies (writing intensive)An interdisciplinary course that focuses on cultural differences that influence attitudes, assumptions and behavior, especially as they affect intercultural communications.
INTL 4400Special Topics in INTL (writing intensive)Period or topic courses in International Studies, the exact emphasis announced at each course offering.
FREN 1010Elementary French I/LabBasic language skills with emphasis on conversation. For students with less than two years of high school French. Exposure to culture. Multimedia computer lab required.
FREN 1020Elementary French II/LabBasic language skills with emphasis on conversation. Exposure to culture. Multimedia computer lab required. Prerequisite FREN 1010.
FREN 2010Intermediate French I/LabLanguage skills, grammar review, reading in French culture, literature and history. Multimedia computer lab required. Prerequisite FREN 1020 or two or more years of high school French.
FREN 2020Intermediate French II/LabSystematic review of problems in French grammar for speakers of English. Prepares students for conversation, composition and civilization in the third-year sequence. Multimedia computer lab required. Prerequisite FREN 2010.
Four FREN courses at 3000 or 4000 level
4 Additional language courses (12 semester hours) must include conversation, composition, and civilization course
Business/Electives (12 semester hours)

Economics (3 semester hours)

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