Associate Professor - French and Francophone Studies [Department Chair]: Laura Burch
The French and Francophone Studies program at Wooster seeks to provide a broad educational experience catering to a variety of career-paths, from linguistics to teaching to international business. In addition to gaining an advanced knowledge of the French language, all majors take course in Francophone culture, texts, and phonology. Electives offer opportunities to study such diverse topics as 20th Century Fiction and Film or Variation in French Dialects.
Recent IS topics in the department include a translation of a text by Jonathan Safran Foer, an exploration of satirical views of marriage during the French Revolution, an exploration of the Parisian concept of "flaneur" and an inquiry into the collective memory of the Algerian War.
The French and Francophone Studies program is located in Kauke Hall.