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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Read about the recent writings of Professor Jean-Claude Carron, Professor Laure Murat, Professor Alain Mabanckou, and Professor Dominic Thomas: Solitaire premier, ou Discours des Muses, Et de...
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