French Fundamentals

In this age of globalization, study of a foreign language, such as French, is understanding diverse, culturally rooted behaviors, attitudes and communication.

  • Comprehensive curriculum covers:
    • composition
    • conversation
    • literature
    • grammar
    • civilization
    • culture and customs

Professional Preparation

With a background in the humanities, graduates can think creatively, communicate effectively and work with diverse populations, preparing them to enter graduate school for careers in:

  • architecture
  • education
  • journalism
  • business
  • law
  • medicine

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • well-traveled 


Akron Advantage

Real-world Experience

Studying abroad is an excellent way to develop academic and professional skills that will enable you to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. While abroad, you will develop critical thinking, decision-making and language skills, and increase inter-cultural, political and economic understanding.

With our Summer Program in the Alps, students spend six weeks in the Alpine town of Faverges, near Geneva, Switzerland, and the French city of Annecy, and take field trips to Paris, Geneva and Chamonix.

Our students also gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary. 

Recent placements include: 

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Walt Disney World
  • City of Akron
  • The University of Akron

Modern Language Student Organizations

  • Pi Delta Pi (French honorary)
    Circle K International

Sample Curriculum