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.
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Duncan Talks about the Senior Project
Duncan MacDonald ’23, who received a joint degree in Political Studies (International Relations) and French Studies, talks about his Senior Project. His Senior Project explored France's model of a feminist foreign policy from an ontological security perspective, leading to an investigation and critique of France's depiction of a feminist national Self.