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 French Studies at Bard
The objective of the French Studies Program is twofold: to enable students to reach a high level of competence in the French language and to emphasize in-depth study of aspects of French and Francophone culture.The program enables students to select one of the following areas of specialization: French and Francophone literature, French language and linguistics, cultural studies, history, philosophy, critical studies, and art history. Moreover, any individual student can design his or her own area of specialization (i.e., music, human rights, political studies) pending approval by French Studies faculty.