French Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

We have guessed you’re

Course Description

Offered by the School of Languages and Linguistics

French is one of the world's major international languages: it is spoken by over 200 million people in 43 countries, on five continents. Knowledge of French may increase access to careers in international relations, development studies, business, science and the arts.

The overall objective of the French Studies program is to teach students to process information from a wide variety of materials in French, both written and spoken, and to produce accounts and discussions of that information in a variety of forms. In subjects at all levels, you will be guided towards undertaking independent research projects into areas including language, literature, politics, cinema, theatre, travel writing, food and wine, immigration and identity.

Careers

  • International trade
  • Diplomacy
  • Multinational business
  • Translation
  • Teaching
  • Communications

Access Object-Based Learning 

As part of Ancient World Studies, you will have the opportunity to experience Object-Based Learning (OBL) throughout your studies.

Object-Based Learning encourages you to engage directly with cultural objects in a manner that moves away from the traditional, passive approach to imparting knowledge.   With access to two Object-Based Learning labs equipped with in-built display cases, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with cultural objects to closely assess and analyse how these objects relate to theory.  

The integration of objects into subjects taught in the Bachelor of Arts is made possible by drawing on the University’s vast cultural collections.

Photo credit: John Gollings
Photo credit: John Gollings

Next : Major structure

Have a question? Make an enquiry

Thank you for your enquiry. One of our staff members will be in contact within the next three business days.