The French Program in the Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in French, Teacher Certification in French, and an MAT in Education with an emphasis on French. A regular rotation of courses are offered on the WKU Main Campus in Bowling Green. Many students of French also develop their proficiency by studying abroad. French can be combined with almost any other major to help increase your career opportunities.
Visit the Degree Paths page to see a basic scenario for completing a French major in four years.
Why is it important to learn French?
- More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents.
- The Francophonie, the international organization of French-speaking countries, comprises 68 states and governments.
- French is the second-most widely learned foreign language after English and the ninth-most widely spoken in the world.
Courses offered at WKU
FREN 101 Elementary French I
FREN 102 Elementary French II
FREN 105 Introduction to French Culture
FREN 201 Intermediate French I
FREN 202 Intermediate French II
FREN 210 Intermediate French Conversation Abroad
FREN 306 Experiencing French Abroad
FREN 314 Introduction to French Literature
FREN 320 French Grammar and Composition
FREN 321 French Conversation
FREN 322 Translation
FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture
FREN 325 Survey of French Literature I
FREN 326 Survey of French Literature II
FREN 328 French Diction and Pronunciation
FREN 331 Business French
FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics
FREN 421 Advanced French Conversation
FREN 426 French Literature of the Twentieth Century
FREN 427 Francophone Culture
FREN 445 French Canadian Literature
FREN 450 Topics in Francophone Cinema
FREN 499 Advanced Studies in French
The French Club has a variety of fun and cultural activities for the campus and community. The French Table meets regularly for conversation and games. Both organizations would love to have YOU be a part of their fun. Reach out to Eddy Cuisinier to find out what great events are planned for this semester.
Primary Contact Person
Would you like to know more about studying French at WKU? Karin Egloff is the French Program Coordinator. Contact her for questions about placement, departmental exams, majoring or minoring, prestigious scholarships, and study abroad opportunities.