Feb 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French and Francophone Studies

Department Chair: Aparna Nayak

Program Director: Aparna Nayak

RGRLL Language Coordinator: Markus Muller

Single Subject Coordinator for World Languages: Cynthia Leathers

Department Office: Academic Services, Room 309
Telephone: (562) 985‑4317
Website: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/rgrll/

Faculty: Laura Ceia, Clorinda Donato, Markus Muller, Aparna Nayak, Najib Redouane

Undergraduate Advisor: See department website

Graduate Advisor: Aparna Nayak

Administrative Analyst/Specialist: Alessandro Russo

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors: Single Subject Credential Coordinator or current Program Director.

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Related Departments and Programs:

Courses: FREN  

Career Possibilities

Arts Management • Art Historian • Customs Inspector • Immigration Officer • Importer/Exporter • Foreign Service Officer • International Marketing Representative • Travel, Tourism, and Leisure industry • Social Worker • Linguist • Foreign Correspondent • Community Organization Worker • Lawyer • Librarian • International Student Advisor • Educator • Peace Corps Worker • Interpreter• Translator • CIA/FBI Agent • Proofreader • Copy editor • NGO Staff • Fashion & Design • Museum Studies • Wine industry

Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see the CSULB Careers Website or drop in to see an advisor (www.csulb.edu/rgrll) who can help plan your studies in our department or explore career options that you may not have considered. The possibilities are limitless!


More than 300 million people in 55 countries across five continents speak French. French is the language of diplomacy, international relations, and development either as a working or official language (eg. the UN, the EU, NATO, UNESCO, the International Red Cross, to name a few). The French program at CSU LB offers students a wide variety of degree options, including a Certificate in French Language Proficiency as well as the Minor, the BA and the Master of Arts in French and Francophone Studies. The BA in French and Francophone studies also offers an interdisciplinary option for students who want to broaden their academic and professional portfolio. Students with one or two semesters of French language courses are well prepared to explore numerous short- and long-term study abroad options that we support with a variety of generous scholarships. In addition, the Dept. of RGRLL also offers the Single Subject Credential in French. All degree options can be complemented separately as well as built upon incrementally throughout a student’s academic career at CSULB.


Graduate and Professional Degree

Undergraduate Degrees