An Interdepartmental Major

The major in French Cultural Studies (FCS) is intended for students whose interests in the French and French-speaking world are primarily cultural and historical. This interdepartmental major combines courses from the French department with courses in Africana Studies, art, history, music, political science, or any other department offering courses focused on France or Francophone countries. The French department’s courses in history and society are the core of the program. These courses examine institutions, political and social movements and the mass media using methodologies grounded in the social sciences, primarily history and sociology. Other French department offerings in the field include courses that place literature and film in a social context. French cultural studies majors ordinarily work closely with two advisors, one from the French department and one from their other area of concentration.