French is a Romance Language and represents not only an important means of communication in the modern world but also offers the key to the discovery of a rich literary and aesthetic tradition. A course in French at university level has two aims: to give students the ability to read, write and speak the language they are studying and to introduce them to the culture of France and francophone African countries. At Rhodes, French is a three-year major subject which may be studied for degree curricula in the Faculty of Humanities. One, or in some cases two, courses in French are allowed as credits for the Faculties of Commerce, Science and Law. In all courses other than French Preliminary, the medium of instruction is French. We also offer a post-graduate programme from Honours to Doctorate level.
French television programmes may be viewed in the French Seminar Room by arrangement with one of the French Studies lecturers.
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