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 the French, including the development of:
- Blood transfusions
- Hot air balloon
- Metric system
- Braille printing
- 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
- Political science
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, which is rarely offered at the undergraduate level. A wide variety of course offerings includes courses on medieval, early Modern, and Modern France as well as the arts, histories, and cultures of French-speaking North and West Africa.
Study Abroad opportunities abound, including winter weekends in Winnipeg, short-term summer programs to Paris, and Morocco, and semester or year-long exchanges in Lille and Montpellier, France. Nearly half of all Morris campus students study abroad.
French students engage in career planning and professional development as part of the major, so they know how to use their liberal arts education and French language skills into a diverse and global workforce.