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French and Francophone Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsfield, MA, United States
This French and Francophone Studies concentration at Bard College at Simon's Rock is designed for students interested in achieving mastery of French language beyond the basic level. Along with their study of French language, students in the concentration also study the literature, culture, history, and politics of Europe and the francophone world.
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This French and Francophone Studies course at Bard College at Simon's Rock provides a thorough review of grammar and practice in oral presentations in French.

French Food, Culture, and Literature (FREN 216) - French cuisine is an essential part of the French identity; this course will foster an appreciation of French food and will investigate why in France, according to one critic, "la cuisine est et ne cessera jamai d'être un art."

Learning outcomes

Paris on the Page (FREN 217) - Explore the city of Paris as the center of French culture and as a world capital.Modern French Theater (FREN 321) - Learn about the major movements in modern French theater, including realism, symbolism, and the theater of the absurd. This course is taught as a tutorial. Talk to Maryann Tebben if interested in arranging a tutorial.

Female Writers in French Literature (FREN 323) - Notable female writers of French literature, philosophy, and theory are examined in light of the concept of l'écriture féminine.

17th-century French Literature (FREN 327) - Masterpieces of 17th-century French theater by Corneille, Racine, and Moliere are studied as dramatic literature. This course is taught as a tutorial. Talk to Maryann Tebben if interested in arranging a tutorial.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • French Culture
  • Evolution of the French Language
  • French History
  • Enlightment
  • Key Figures

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Start Application
  • Complete Application
  • Submit Additional Items and Interview
  • Supporting Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55592 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    55292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55292 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsfield

  • 912 - 1890 USD/month
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