The French Program at the University of Hawai‘i offers core courses in the literatures of France and Francophone countries throughout the world,  plus additional courses in cultural studies, language and linguistics, and film.

Our faculty represent a broad range of interests and approaches, and are characterized by:

  • a commitment to undergraduate teaching at the highest intellectual level
  • a commitment to research that informs and enhances our teaching at every level

We provide instruction that is fundamental to understanding the development of Western literature, art, and culture, along with many of the social and political institutions of the United States.

As a complement to the faculty’s areas of expertise, the Department also enjoys cooperative relationships with UH Mānoa’s Dept. of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, the Center for Pacific Island Studies, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Pacific Collection, and the Center for Biographical Research.

Applications are accepted for both spring and fall semesters. Financial aid is available in the form of graduate teaching assistantships. To apply, or for more information, please contact our graduate or undergraduate chair.

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French Division Chair

Prof. Louis Bousquet
Moore Hall 485
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Tel: (808) 956-4185