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.
Congratulations to Dr Carolyn Stott!
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Arab Women Film Festival | The Silences of the Palace (Samat al-qusur) - 10 September 2015
What is a subject, and why do we need a theory of it? - 16 September 2015
François Garde In Conversation - 16 September 2015
French Major Event! - 23 September 2015
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
« 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