French courses enable students to hone language skills while exploring French culture through a range of topics, including art, films, literature, natural sciences, philosophy, history and translation - courses that fulfill multiple general education requirements.
The department's innovative Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program gives students more than the ability to understand and speak another language; it equips students with a depth of cultural awareness and insight. Considered one of the most distinctive language-across-the curriculum programs in the nation, Wittenberg's federally funded effort to internationalize the curriculum enables students to earn credit toward the B.A. by conducting research in their language of interest for any academic discipline on campus. No other department of languages offers opportunities for such a breadth of interdisciplinary studies.
Through close interaction with faculty, interdisciplinary coursework and study-abroad opportunities in France, Quebec, Senegal, Mali, Cameroon and Switzerland, students in Wittenberg's French program undertake a life-changing experience that opens doors to a world of enriching professional and social opportunities.