Why Study at JCSU?

Our French program will give you the practical knowledge to be successful in your chosen career. Not only will you study the language, you’ll learn to look at the world from a different point of view. 

This understanding of the cultures and beliefs of Caribbean and African nations that were under French rule will also help you become a well-rounded scholar in the new global community.

We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.

Our students have the opportunity to study abroad with our Go Global! initiative. As a French major, you can take your study of the French language and culture even deeper as you experience it firsthand.

Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.

You’ll find that our small classes give you a sense of community. Our French professors are experienced in the vibrant language and culture of French-speaking nations, and they are enthusiastic when they discuss them with you during class lectures.

Our faculty will give you personalized attention in and out of the classroom to help you better read, write and speak in French. While we want you to develop the ability to think critically on your own, we are always there to guide you in your practice of the language.

Why choose a liberal arts education?

College graduates with a liberal arts education are vital to our country’s progress.

According to an article from CNN.com, “Why liberal arts matter,” students who graduate from liberal arts universities have a distinct advantage. They will be able to look at any problem and find a creative solution, as well as new opportunities. Rather than a technical degree that focuses on one area, a liberal arts education combines the study of science and math with the arts and humanities.

At JCSU, we emphasize learning new technologies, in addition to different world views and cultures. We teach our students to ask “why?” and to look at any situation from a variety of angles.

Employees who think creatively and communicate well will always be in high demand. As a JCSU student, you’ll improve these skills with every course you take.

The information on this page is maintained by the Department of Languages and Literature. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.378.1016.