Alumni 1985-1989

The following people have completed all the requirements to graduate with a major in French at Amherst College:
CLASS OF 1989Timothy BelevetzRafe BlaufarbGrace ChangMonica ColvinJohn DeanHalle FosterPamela HallChristopher LeachLisa PorterTani SanghviNhora SerranoMichael SheaGreer ShephardCaren SpiglandTheoharis StavridesDavid StearnsRobert Talerman

Alumni 1990-1999

The following people have completed all the requirements to graduate with a major in French at Amherst College:
CLASS OF 1999Beverly AngMichael BeckerCatherine BellCharles BlythRebecca BurnellMai CarrollKaren ChanDaniel ChandlerEdouard CollettAlexandra DalavagasTulani FreemanJean HackettDavid KimLaura LeesEric ManchSarita Pandey DubeyAmanda PaschkeElizabeth ScheinfeldtStephen SeelbachHali ShermanLucas Wurfbain

Alumni 2000-2009

The following people have completed all the requirements to graduate with a major in French at Amherst College:

CLASS OF 2009
Jess Ball
Carla Chapman
Amy Craig
Timothy Deary
Sara Greene
Samantha Hackney
Yasmine Harik
Natanya Khazzam
Katherine Kiechel
Natalya Kitchin
Yidan Li
Caitlin McDermott-Murphy
Derek O'Leary
Molly Priedeman
Sara Softness
Lia Tsarnas
Emily Wright

CLASS OF 2008
Neal Allar
Kayla Andrews
Diana Bergman
Anna Biddle
Adolphe Coulibaly
Sarah Craver
Janet Foster

Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left. French Language and Composition 01. Elementary French.

Amherst College French Professor Paul Rockwell is Editor and Translator of French Romance The Knight with the Two Swords

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French Table

French Table will meet from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays on the Mezzanine at Val. Francophones and all students are welcome to participate, regardless of the level of their French.

Study Abroad

Up to four courses taken in an approved study abroad program may count toward the eight required courses for the French major (see Major and see below for a link to a list of approved programs).Credit toward the major is normally approved for courses in French literature and civilization that are taught in French.The Department has traditionally interpreted the term civilization broadly to include courses in French history, linguistics, art history, film, phil

Honors Program

A candidate for departmental Honors must write a thesis in addition to fulfillign the course requirements for the major. Students wishing to do so should submit a proposal to the Department at the beginning of the second week of fall semester classes. The thesis may be written in French or English (Writing in French is contingent upon the French faculty's positive evaluation of the thesis proposal's grammatical and stylistic proficiency.)

Comprehensive Examination for Senior French Majors at Amherst College

This exam is scheduled some time before the end of the seventh week of a Senior's last semester. (For those graduating in the Spring, the exam usually occurs just before or after Spring Break.) It is an oral exam conducted in French that lasts about 30 minutes, administered by two members of the French Department faculty.

The French Major

The objective of the major is to learn about another culture directly through its language and principally by way of its literature. Literature is here understood as a significant expression of a culture.

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