French Program Learning Outcomes

A student who graduates with a major in French should be able to:

  • Acquire fluency in French in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Know the Francophone culture of French speaking countries including France and their cultural expressions in literature, art, cinema, theater, and music.
  • Analyze and evaluate primary sources, discuss articles from professional journals and other secondary sources.
  • Prepare students for a life of service in the Francophone world, with ethical and moral principles according to the Christian mission of Pepperdine.
  • Prepare students for advanced French and Francophone studies or careers utilizing their knowledge of French.