For the liberal arts student, the excitement of collaborating with French-speaking colleagues in a global economy springs in part from the long history of innovation and excellence achieved by French speakers, including the development of...
- ...blood transfusions
- ...the automobile
- ...the hot air balloon
- ...the bicycle
- ...the metric system
- ...the stethoscope
- ...Braille printing
- ...the barometer
- ...the gas engine
- ...motion picture projection
- ...fiber optics
- ...AIDS virus isolation
France also boasts more Nobel prizes for literature than any other nation. With such a history of accomplishment in the arts and sciences, it's not surprising students are eager to excel at a language that provides so many opportunities in fields ranging from diplomacy to commerce, healthcare, research, music, art, history law, anthropology, political science, mathematics, or philosophy. So how does the University of Minnesota, Morris, help you excel in French?
- Courses provide both breadth and depth, giving students the language and analytic skills necessary to engage in interconnected fields and Francophone cultures throughout the world.
- The discipline offers advanced coursework in grammar, phonetics, and translation, rarely offered at the undergraduate level.
- The capstone course devotes one third of its content to career planning and professional development.
- Study Abroad opportunities abound, including regular programs in Pairs, Morocco, Winnipeg, and Montpellier. Nearly half of all Morris campus students study abroad.
- A wide variety of course offerings includes French cinema, the French Revolution, medieval studies, and existentialism.
- Morris offers both a Global Student Teaching program and an English Language Teaching Assistant program providing employment opportunities in Francophone countries.
Meet the French Faculty
Video created by Rémi Patriat ’10