Department of French Studies
French is one of the major world languages. It is spoken as a first or second language by over 300 million people worldwide, and is an official language in 29 countries (la Francophonie). It is a key working language of the UN and the European Union, and is the language of many major literary, philosophical and political works both within and beyond the Western world.
French Studies provides access to this rich history and cultural diversity. Our graduates work in fields as diverse as international relations and trade, journalism, IT, teaching, law, medicine, the arts and entertainment industry as well as a range of international NGOs.
Whether you have no prior knowledge of French or have studied to advanced level in high school, the Department provides pathways to a French major, giving you the language and cultural expertise to become a global actor in today’s world.
Dr Edward Duyker's biography 'Dumont d'Urville: Explorer and Polymath' shortlisted for the 2015 Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Prize
Dr Edward Duyker OAM, FAHA, is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of French Studies.
Congratulations to Dr Carolyn Stott!
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Hatoum and Tabrizian: Place and the Diasporic Body - 13 October 2015
Sydney Ideas | The Future of France Foretold in its New Museums - 15 October 2015
Diploma of Language Studies Accelerated Mode: Information Session - 15 October 2015
Museum Controversies in Historical Perspective - 16 October 2015
« Alors c’est quoi, une fille ou un garçon ? » - 28 October 2015
Colloque international : « Marguerite Duras et les Arts » - 30 June 2016 to 1 July 2016