French & Francophone Studies, B.A.
Program Director: Étienne Achille, Ph.D.
Office Location: 343 Saint Augustine Center
The French and Francophone Studies Program (FFS) of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers a major and a minor. FFS emphasizes language skills and offer interdisciplinary studies in the faculty’s area of specialization: French literature and civilization; the evolution of Western thought in France; the cultures and literatures of the Francophone world; and stylistics and translation. The influence of French language and literature crosses centuries as well as geographic boundaries. Francophone studies is a dynamic and rapidly expanding field, focusing on the literatures, politics, history, cultures, language, identities and related studies of French-Speaking countries. Villanova’s interdisciplinary FFS have been designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the history, politics, cultural production, sociolinguistics, post-colonial experiences, and development of Francophone Countries.
MAJOR (31 credits)
The Major consists of 31 FFS credits above the intermediate level (FFS 1122), including courses in literature, cinema, and cultural studies. Students may obtain up to 6 credits through the Villanova summer program in Lille, France, and up to 9 credits through the semester program.
- One RLL course taught in English with FFS attribute may be accepted for the major.
- FFS 3971 to be taken in conjunction with any 3000-level course.