The trouble with studying French may be choosing your favorite writer. From Madame de Lafayette to Marcel Proust to Martinique poet Aimé Césaire, the literature of France and French-speaking people is a major influence on Western writers and thinkers.

As a French major, you will learn to read a wealth of masterworks in their original language. You may even find yourself living and studying in Paris, where many of your favorite writers and artists lived too.