French

Program Features

Xavier’s program connects students to the world through a mastery of the French language, literature and culture. Students visit French-speaking countries, join the French club and enjoy international film festivals. They graduate as bilingual professionals who are prepared for a world of international possibilities. 

Scholarships: Fredin Scholarship

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the French major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Fall

  • French 201............ 3cr.
  • Philosophy 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • Creative Perspective............ 3cr.
  • English 101: English Composition............ 3cr.
  • First Year Seminar............ 3cr.
  • CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I............ 0cr.

Spring

  • French 202............ 3cr.
  • Theology 111: Theological Foundations............ 3cr.
  • Mathematical Perspective............ 3cr.
  • Historical Perspective............ 3cr.
  • Scientific Perspective............ 3cr.
  • CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program II............ 0cr.

Fall

  • French 300............ 3cr.
  • Philosophical Perspective............ 3cr.
  • Humanities Elective............ 3cr.
  • Natural Science Elective............ 3cr.
  • Writing Intensive Elective............ 3cr.

Spring

  • French Elective............ 3cr.
  • Theological Perspective............ 3cr.
  • English 205: Literature and Moral Imagration............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • Oral Communications Elective............ 3cr.

Fall

  • French Elective............ 3cr.
  • French Elective............ 3cr.
  • Quantitative Reasoning Elective............ 3cr.
  • Social Science Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.

Spring

  • French Elective............ 3cr.
  • French Elective............ 3cr.
  • E/RS Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • Diversity Elective............ 3cr.

Fall

  • French Elective............ 3cr.
  • French Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.

Spring

  • French Elective............ 3cr.
  • Senior Project............ 1cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that's both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the French major at Xavier:

Introduction to French Business (FREN 203) - An intermediate course introducing students to the contemporary Francophone business world. 

 

French Culture and Civilization (FREN 350) - An upper-division course offering a survey of the history and cultures of France and the Francophone World.

Clubs

Citizens of the World

Diversity is the cornerstone of the Citizens of the World Club. Members meet and organize events that showcase the many different cultures represented at Xavier. It's also a great way for international students and American students to get to know each other and experience new cultures, languages and customs.

XU French Club

XU French Club is for anyone who loves French and Francophone culture, as well as anyone who is looking for opportunities to practice the language. French Club has monthly meetings as well as a monthly open event called "Franglais and Fun," where members of the Xavier community can eat food, play games, and practice speaking French at any level.

All Xavier Clubs

Outcomes

98% of students from Xavier's College of Arts and Science programs, including French, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

Top Jobs: Field Organizer, District executive, Field Director, Government Affairs Associate & Staffer, Immersion Program Coordinator, Market Researcher, Patron Services Associate

Top Companies: Government, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Cincinnati Public Schools, Loyalty 360, VIA Catholic, Medpace, Boy Scouts of America

Explore Xavier Alumni Outcomes

All for one

Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

Scholarships and Awards

French supports a broad range of professional paths, and is valued in corporate and not-for-profit settings.


French Scholarships

Study Abroad

What better way to study a language than to travel to the places where it’s the native tongue? Students gain an international perspective on the French language through multiple study abroad opportunities.


International Opportunities

Career Options

Students in the program who wish to be licensed as teachers of the French language work with Xavier's School of Education regarding specific requirements for language teacher licensure.


Required courses

French Major at Xavier University

The French major at Xavier University focuses on developing fluency of the French language as well as engulfing students in the cultural dynamics that come with learning a foreign language. The program is intentional in embedding the structural components of learning to speak, read and write French with the strong Jesuit tradition in which Xavier is rooted, providing students with a well-rounded and holistic education.

Xavier University’s College of Arts and Sciences challenges students to develop an integrated understanding of humanity, the world, and God by pursuing the questions raised in Xavier's core and departmental curricula. The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest college at Xavier University. The college provides an excellent liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition that prepares students for careers, professional or graduate school, and life in a global society.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."