Welcome to French & Francophone Studies!

With this major, you will acquire competency in the spoken and written language as well as knowledge of the literature and culture of French and the French-speaking world. A wide array of courses in language, literature and culture encourages interdisciplinary work in French by emphasizing the relation between literature, the arts, history and society. You have chosen an excellent portal to a variety of careers in the humanities, the economic world, government, and science, and to a lifetime of global awareness and cultural reflection. We are so glad you are joining us and look forward to being a part of your success here at Duke!

Departmental website: https://romancestudies.duke.edu/research/french-and-francophone-studies


Once we have been notified by the Registrar's office of your declaration of the major, we will send an email letting you know which advisor has been assigned to you. This information is also available in DukeHub. Prior to each registration period your advisor will be contacting you to set up an appointment to discuss course selection and advise you on your progression toward the major. If this is a second major for you, your first major advisor is responsible for making you eligible to enroll. Should you have questions at any point regarding the major, you can either contact your advisor or Romance Studies Program Coordinator Kim Travlos. She can review your courses to make sure you are on track for completing the major, discuss study abroad credits, or any procedural matters.  

Requirements and General Information

Learn more about major and minor requirements, general information and FAQs for new majors.