The French language is spoken in nearly 30 countries worldwide. Take the opportunity to discover the language of an international community within the context of a Christ centered education.
Calvin's French program will help you develop both language and cultural proficiency through courses and numerous cultural engagement opportunities. Calvin's semester program in Grenoble, France is designed to take you to the next level in your acquisition of the French language. Use this major to prepare for further study in graduate school, as a subject matter concentration for the teacher education program or as a complement to other majors and minors at Calvin, such as business, history and philosophy.
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Study abroad in a French-speaking country; become a French tutor and conversation group leader; participate in department-wide events like the annual French film festival, Pause café, Christmas party and French chapel.
(31 semester hours)
Study in France courses are: STFR-315 Advanced Language Study in France I, STFR-316 Advanced Language Study in France II, STFR-381 Special Topics, STFR-330 Contemporary France, STFR-361 Francophone Literature and Culture in Quebec, STFR-362 Francophone Literature and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora, and STFR-363 Francophone Literature and Culture in North Africa. Note: STFR-361, STFR-362 and STFR-363 may fulfill either the francophone world course requirement or serve as an elective. Only one of these three courses will be taught in a particular semester abroad.All majors must take the French Department competency exam preferably in the spring of their senior year.
(19 semester hours)
(31 semester hours)
(22 semester hours)
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2012-13 academic year.
Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in French as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for: