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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 thirty-two 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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