Department of French

Visit department's website: as.nyu.edu/french
13 University Place • New York, NY 10003-4573 • 212-998-8700

Chair of the Department

Professor Kay

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor Usher

Director of French Language Programs

Clinical Associate Professor Moran

The Department of French offers a broad range of courses in the French language, as well as in the literatures, thought traditions, and civilizations of France and French-speaking countries, taught by a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and teachers. The Department offers a variety of majors and minors, all of which give students the double opportunity of mastering the language and of studying literature, culture, and civilization. The program promotes oral and written fluency in French, imparts strong analytical and interpretative skills, and works toward an enhanced understanding of cross-cultural exchanges. Most courses are taught in French. At the Maison Française, students can attend and enjoy films, lectures, and concerts, Café et Conversation and Ciné-Club events, and informal conversation groups, as well as take advantage of library facilities and a periodicals reading room. The Department of French is proud of the number of undergraduates who have been elected to Pi Delta Phi, the national French Honor Society.

Beyond the University community, the student of French can find a number of cultural activities that broaden understanding of the foreign perspective here in New York City. Students majoring or minoring in French are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester at the NYU Global Academic Center in Paris, which provides immersion in French culture and offers courses with professors from the French university system as well as distinguished NYU faculty members.