Building upon a foundation of proficiency in the French language, concentrators in French Studies explore the culture, history, and literature of Francophone civilizations. Students select from a variety of courses in language, historical periods, genres, themes, major writers, film, and civilization. Students interested in living in a French environment often reserve rooms in the coed dormitory (Machado House) at 87 Prospect Street. A Resident Coordinator in French maintains a planned program of activities centered around French conversation, movies, lectures, and cooking. Study abroad opportunities are available in Paris, Lyon and other francophone countries. Most students are required to take a placement exam. See departmental website for details.
Here's what concentrators from the class of 2012 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Analyst, HSBC
- Assistant to Showrunner, Shondaland
- Consultant, EF Education First
- Dedalus Fellow in the Museum Archives, Museum of Modern Art
- English Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant Program in France
- Financial Analyst, Salesforce.com
- New York City Teaching Fellow, New York City Teaching Fellows
- Research Assistant, National Bureau of Economic Research
- Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, MS, Economics