The French program in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is active and dynamic in its curricular and co-curricular efforts. The major in French is comprised of literature as well as skills courses including phonetics, translation, conference interpreting and advanced grammar and composition. Popular semester study abroad sites include Quebec, Mali, Senegal, Madagascar and numerous cities in France. Students choosing a major in French find a welcoming environment in which they work closely and collaboratively with the major’s faculty in class as well as in more informal and social settings.