The faculty and staff of the French section of the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses in language, literature, linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, and film. We also have many options for study abroad programs in France, from Spring Break, to full academic year, or semester long programs.
Undergraduates may opt to major or minor in French. Graduate students pursue either a Master's degree, and/or a Ph.D. Our graduate students receive teaching assistantships. We are a vibrant, international team with diverse research, teaching and social interests.
Café CAUSETTE: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00-4:00pm, in the Staaks Lounge, Stanley Coulter, we meet for informal conversation in French, coffee and French snacks! Everyone is welcome to join us.
Every semester, the Department of French organizes Cinéasme (French Movie Nights), which features screenings of new and classic Francophone films in French, subtitled in English. Please see the Events page for details and programing.