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Undergraduate Degree in French

Whether you’re just starting to study French, coming to UL from French immersion, or continuing your French education from high school or elsewhere, our undergraduate program will prepare you for using your French in the community and the world.

We will work with you to place you in the right courses for you and your specific background so you get the most out of your studies. You'll start by taking the Advanced Credit Exam to find the perfect level for you.

By the time you graduate, you will be fluent in French, have great writing skills, and be experienced and comfortable interacting with people and ideas from all over the Francophone world.

Et surtout, tu vas t’amuser avec nous!

The undergraduate degree in French is classified as a B.A. in Modern Languages with one of two possible concentrations:

  • B.A. in Modern Languages, French and Francophone Concentration — Our most popular option, this concentration prepares you for any career and allows you to choose your minor according to your interests.
  • B.A. in Modern Languages, French Education Concentration — This option has the same requirements for the standard French degree, but you must complete a minor in secondary education, which requires more coursework than other minors.

Talk to your advisor about which classes you should take for the concentration you choose.

Learn more about:

Courses and curriculum for French majors »
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Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).