We conduct almost all of our courses in French. These courses span literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, and they emphasize significant authors or problems rather than chronological surveys.
Work intensively on French grammar, with emphasis on acquiring basic active skills— speaking, reading, writing and vocabulary building—using a multimedia program.
Language and Literature
Survey the different genres of French literary and non-literary texts (significant short stories, poetry and films), review French grammar, and train in composition, conversation and listening comprehension.
This class will introduce students to essential voices in French and Francophone poetry, from the mid-nineteenth century to the contemporary era, with a focus on the emergence of poetic modernity.
Fellowships and Awards
Learn about exchange fellowships available in Paris and Dijon, and about prizes awarded annually to French majors.