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 hosts a film series Cinéasme, screening new and classic French films every other week. Please see the Events page for details.