2019 - 2020 Programme
Bachelor's Degree in French and Romance Languages and Letters
Daytime Programme 180 credits 3 years
European Qualifications Framework (EQF): Level 6
Internship: no Final assignment: no Exchange Programmes: yes
Undertaking studies in French and Romance Languages and Letters implies taking a stand for tomorrow’s society: indeed, in mastering our language, literature and culture - by being able to decode any type of discourse and to construct convincing arguments -, we give ourselves the keys to understand the stakes of our contemporary civilization and to play a part in the public or media circles. The future is undoubtedly built by those who master advanced technologies, but also by those who can resist received or dangerously simplistic ideas and can propose a more enlightened and humanistic worldview.
Studies in French and Romance Languages and Letters are multi-faceted and are as rich as they are varied. Obviously, French lies at their heart: Romanists will scrutinize the language in all its forms, working with its present-day variations, its sociological and political stakes (synchronic linguistics), as well as with the language throughout its history and how it evolved from its Latin origins (diachronic linguistics).
In addition, students will delve into contemporary and classical literature - always a step ahead of the great revolutions and the milestones of history - to study the works and the main periods (literary history) and learn to identify the devices used to express aesthetic or critical functions (literary analysis).
Choosing these studies also entails learning another Romance language and its literature. Whether Spanish or Italian - or both -, learning a foreign language not only enriches the cultural background of Romanists, it also allows them to deepen their knowledge of French through a comparative approach.
Finally, studies in French and Romance Languages and Letters allow students to broaden their knowledge in order to be more versatile and to improve their critical thinking skills by establishing a general platform (interdisciplinary teaching) with subjects such as History, art history and philosophy, as well as the choice of optional courses (minors) which offer valuable insight into another scientific discipline.