French Major Added to Academic Programs

Starting in Fall 2019, students will have the option to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in French following a steady growth of French minors since 2012.
“It’s a big deal because a lot of language programs close and we’re opening one, so that benefits the presence of French in Texas,” Dr. Siham Bouamer said.
Bouamer, Assistant Professor of French and French Program Coordinator at Sam Houston State University, believes that the language can help students with both their cultural competency and their future professional pursuits.
“As the second most taught language in the U.S. and the fifth most spoken language in the world, French really brings up an openness to the world for students and the job market,” Bouamer said.
With a high demand from both staff and students, new courses are available to take in the fall, which will contribute to the major.
Along with Elementary and Intermediate French classes, new classes such as Survey of French Literature I and French for Business Communication will be available for registration.
To welcome the new addition to campus, the Department of World Languages is hosting a celebration on April 24 from 4-5 p.m. in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences room 110. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided to students and staff in the French program, as well as those interested.
For more information about the event or the French program, contact Dr. Bouamer at

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