French

Why study French at Elon?

French-speaking peoples span the globe—from North America and the Caribbean to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Spoken on five continents, French is an official language in 25 countries. The Francophone countries have shaped history and continue to play a vital role in the world. At Elon, we emphasize the richness of the language and of Francophone traditions from the Middle Ages to today. Our students gain linguistic and analytical skills to understand French-speaking societies through literature, history, cinema, and the arts, preparing them for contact with the French-speaking world in their studies and career.

 

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Elon expands business dual-degree program

The four-year program now includes partnerships with schools in Spain and Italy.

Visiting Art History Scholar Holly R. Silvers publishes essay

Silvers's essay links masks from contemporary popular culture with 12th century corbel sculptures in southwestern France.

Dance film explores ‘The Passing of Time’

Elon University faculty members Jen Guy Metcalf and J McMerty '00, with assistance from several students and alumni, collaborated to examine a love story through ages and stages of life.

Kirstin Ringelberg presents paper on queer feminist reclamation of Belle Époque artist

At the SECAC conference in Pittsburgh, the art historian offered a glimpse into the previously overlooked artist's studio and its celebrated salon events.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, honors three professors

Olivia Choplin, Meredith Allison and Jeff Clark were recognized during Planning Week 2015 for their accomplishments during the previous academic year.