• <a href="/live/image/gid/490/width/650/86390_French_Studies_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86390"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/490/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86390_French_Studies_main_image.rev.1607127345.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/490/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86390_French_Studies_main_image.rev.1607127345.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/490/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86390_French_Studies_main_image.rev.1607127345.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/490/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86390_French_Studies_main_image.rev.1607127345.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/490/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86390_French_Studies_main_image.rev.1607127345.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/490/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86390_French_Studies_main_image.rev.1607127345.jpg" alt="Associate Professor of French and French Section Head Philippe Brand leading a class lecture. " width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/490/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86390_French_Studies_main_image.rev.1607127345.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/490/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86390_French_Studies_main_image.rev.1607127345.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2955" data-max-h="2832" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Associate Professor of French and French Section Head Philippe Brand leading a class lecture. </div>

French studies offers an exploration of the language, literatures, and cultures of the French-speaking world, which stretches from Canada to the Caribbean and from Morocco to Madagascar. Our goal is to help students learn about the literary traditions of the francophone world, encourage you to consider the relationship of literature to the world, and become active and critical readers and thinkers. In addition to our expertise in French literature from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, our faculty is deeply committed to excellent teaching and mentoring at all levels of our French language courses.


Wolpert BA ’19 awarded Fulbright in France

Mila Wolpert is Lewis & Clark’s most recent Fulbright award recipient.

Recent Alum Prepares for Foreign Service as a Pickering Fellow

Ellie Miller BA ’20 has been awarded a 2022 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the fellowship attracts and prepares outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service.

FREN 330 - Algérie française, la France algérienne - Fall 2022

Fall 2022 French course explores the complex and still unresolved legacies of the French colonization of Algeria (1830-1962) and the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962).