The Department of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA is a major center for the study of the French language and of literatures, cultures, and civilizations of French expression throughout the world. French has for centuries been a major language of international culture, and the French literary and artistic tradition is of great historical significance. In recent decades, French critical thought has occupied a highly influential position in the theoretical discourse of the humanities and social sciences. The instructional programs of the department offer students the opportunity to achieve a well-rounded education and to pursue advanced research in a...Learn More About Us
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Professor Alain Mabanckou’s ‘Black Moses’ Makes Headlines
“Our heroes tend to be orphans,” Zinzi Clemmons writes in her debut novel “What We Lose,” and the more you look the more the literary universe seems...
My interest in French began in middle school, when my mom worked for a non-profit organization that served families of children with sickle-cell disease. Because this condition is found in tropical areas, my mom's public health work put my family in contact with many families from West Africa, and I... Read more