The Department of Modern Language and Literature is a dynamic, multilingual community where you can develop your linguistic abilities while gaining exposure to cultural perspectives under the mentorship of dedicated, international faculty.

Professors emphasize practical knowledge and cultural content through film, literature, guest speakers, poetry readings, and field trips to plays, museums, and more. Many of our students spend a semester abroad.

The curriculum in French includes beginning multi-media based language classes, intermediate courses that focus on culture and language, advanced language and composition courses, surveys of literature and civilization, theme-based advanced courses that cover French and Francophone literature and cinema, and other cross-listed courses such as the History of French Cinema. All courses are in French unless otherwise specified.

Please visit the General Catalog to see coursework.

Choose a Concentration:

This concentration requires requires completion of six French courses above the intermediate level. This provides background in French civilization, French and Francophone literature, and/or film.

This concentration requires five French courses beyond the intermediate level plus three approved related courses in complementary fields.

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Dept of Modern Language/Literature
209.946.2291

University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211