Welcome to the French Section

The goal and focus of the French Section of the Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department at Gustavus is to prepare students to think and act interculturally. Courses concentrate on the French language as well as Francophone cultures, literatures, perspectives, and traditions. Essential to our department is “La Francophonie,” the idea that the French language is not limited to France but extends to all countries and people groups who speak or appreciate the language.

Meet our Faculty

Name Title Phone Web
Paschal Kyoore Professor of French; Director, African Studies Program 507-933-6078 web
Laurent Dechery Professor 507-933-7383 web
Sharon Marquart Associate Professor