Welcome to the French Studies Program

Welcome to the French Studies Program
The French Program is housed within Bard's vibrant Division of Languages and Literature.  It welcomes students at all levels.  Thanks to its close ties with other programs, French Majors enjoy a wealth of multidisciplinary courses while receiving the close attention of  a nurturing  and passionately engaged intellectual environment.

About the Curriculum

Events

Events
Join us for a weekly language table, our fall film festival and many other enriching events.

Requirements

Requirements
Over the four years students must take 14 courses (56 credits) accredited by the French Studies Program.  These 56 credits include the 8 Senior Project Credit.

French Intensive

French Intensive
For students with little or no previous experience of French, students complete the equivalent of three semesters of college-level French in a single-semester course, followed by a four-week stay at the Institut de Touraine.

Course Work

Course Work
Students in French studies are expected to reach a high level of competence in the French language. The program emphasizes in-depth study of literature, history, philosophy and theory, art history, and cinema.