French

The French Department

Au Concert  Au Concert

  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  1896
  Photo courtesy of Mead Art Museum,
  Amherst College.

 

 

 

 

The objective of the French major is to learn about French culture directly through its language and principally by way of its literature. Emphasis in courses is upon examination of significant authors or problems rather than on chronological survey. We read texts closely from a modern critical perspective, but without isolating them from their cultural context. To give students a better idea of the development of French culture throughout the centuries, we encourage majors to select courses from a wide range of historical periods, from the Middle Ages to the present.

Department of French
201 Barrett Hall
AC #2255
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

(Tel) 413-542-8251
(Fax) 413-542-2759

 

Barrett Hall