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In Louisiana, we live life with a French accent!

Louisiana is an amazing place to study French because of our rich French, Creole, and Cajun heritage.  As a Loyola student, you study language, art, music, poetry, film, and other subjects in New Orleans and abroad.  You have the possibility of studying at 32 different universities in France as well as universities in Morocco and Martinique.

The French curriculum prepares you for many opportunities:

  • Scholarships offered by France, Belgium, and Canada through CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana).
  • Teaching assistantships in France through the French government.
  • Resources at archives such as the Historic Louisiana Collection.
  • The culture of a city that proudly shows its French heritage in its food, architecture, and music.

Curriculum Requirements

You will complete 31 credit hours which combine French language courses, a selection of French electives in culture, literature, and film classes, and a French capstone course.  Your coursework may vary slightly according to your level, and there is the option to complete a thesis if you are interested.

  • FREN A200 Second Year French I
  • FREN A201 Second Year French II
  • 24 credit hours of French (FREN) Electives – usually 8 courses, see course descriptions
  • FREN A480 Capstone (1 cr)

French Course Information

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