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Fisher’s program in French exemplifies the College’s emphasis on experiential learning. The curriculum immerses you in the French language and Francophone culture.

As a French major in Fisher’s modern languages and cultures program, you are introduced to cultural and literary analysis using primary texts, secondary literature, and computerized data resources.

What’s more, you'll benefit from individualized attention and a high level of participation, made possible by small class sizes and dedicated faculty.

Program Overview

Because a French major is part of the College’s modern languages and cultures program, you will start off your studies with the required Introduction to World Myths class. From there you will venture forth into French-specific courses, culminating in a capstone research project during your senior year.

Introductory courses are designed to awaken your awareness to the language itself, developing basic skills in vocabulary, grammar, reading analysis, and cultural awareness. Upper-level courses explore the historical and critical background in French literature and culture, while also helping you develop your analytical and research skills.

As a French major, you also must complete at least one semester abroad—although a full year is highly recommended—as a way to immerse yourself in the language and culture.

Life After Fisher

A major in French prepares you for careers in:

  • Domestic and international business
  • Government
  • Historical and medical research
  • Computer science
  • Teaching
  • Translation