French and Francophone Studies Minor

More than 220 million people on five continents speak French, making it the second most widely learned foreign language after English. If you’re interested in the visual arts, 旅行, or the global job market, studying French and French culture may be for you.


French is a primary language in parts of Western Europe, North and West Africa, 加勒比海, 和魁北克省. French is also an official language used in many international organizations including the United Nations, the European Union, 联合国教科文组织, 北约, the International Olympic Committee, and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

If you’re interested in international relief work, international business, or international political affairs, French is an ideal language for you to study at 西雅图 Pacific University.

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Career opportunities

  • 艺术历史
  • 外交
  • 外国服务
  • 卫生保健
  • Interpretation / translation
  • 本地化
  • 任务
  • 非政府组织工作
  • 教学
  • 旅游行业

Minor requirements

The minor in French and Francophone Studies offers an opportunity to study not only the French language, but also the broader Francophone world: nations, 地区, and people who use French as their primary language for business, 政府, 或教育.

Entering the minor

You may enter the minor during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). 查阅 undergraduate catalog for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.   


Michelle Beauclair

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies; Chair of the Department of Languages, 文化, 和语言学
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

电话: 206-281-2092
办公室: 马斯顿大厅 220

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