French

Language Study Abroad (LSA) in Lyon and Toulouse

Offered in Lyon winter term.
Offered in Toulouse spring term.

Prerequisite: French 2 with a grade of B or better.  Note: French 9 (formerly French 6) may count toward the minor.

The LSA program offers wide-ranging exposure to French life.

Students take three Dartmouth-accredited courses taught exclusively in French:

  • French 3, Intermediate French, emphasizes the acquisition and refinement of language skills. Taught by French university faculty.
  • French 8, Exploring French Culture and Language. Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts. The class will emphasize the local architecture and history in excursions and lectures by our French university faculty. Fulfills the prerequisite to the French Major or Minor.
  • French 9, Readings in French Literature, deals with major figures, themes, or genres of French literature. Taught by the dartmouth Faculty Director, this course counts toward the French minor. 

Advanced Language Study Abroad (LSA+) in Lyon and Toulouse

Offered in Lyon winter term.
Offered in Toulouse spring term.

Prerequisite: French 3 with a grade of B or better.  NOTE:  Two of the French LSA+ and French FSP courses count toward the major or the minor.

Students take three Dartmouth-accredited courses taught exclusively in French:

  • French 8, Exploring French Culture and Language. Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts. The class will emphasize the local architecture and history in excursions and lectures by our French university faculty. Fulfills the prerequisite to the French Major or Minor. 
  • French 10, Introduction to French Literature, taught by the Dartmouth faculty member in residence, allows students to use their growing mastery of the French language in readings and discussions of masterworks in the original language.
  • French 12, Advanced Writing and Speaking in French, taught by French university faculty.

Foreign Study Program (FSP) in Paris

FSP in Paris is offered Fall, Winter and Spring Terms.

NEW! In the fall term only, the FSP in Paris includes an optional month-long work externship opportunity immediately following the FSP.  Hear students discuss their experiences on the fall term FSP and interim externship by clicking here.

The FSP in Paris provides an advanced program of study designed to expand the curriculum of Dartmouth College into new areas of significant intellectual discovery and cultural understanding through supervised study and residence.  NOTE:  Two of the LSA+ and FSP courses count toward the major or the minor.

Students live with local families and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in French:

  • French 29, French Civilization, has two sections: a history of 19th-century painting, and a history of Romanesque art, which include visits to museums and local monuments in and around Paris.
  • French 30, French Literature, is taught by the Dartmouth professor. This course tests and improves the linguistic skills of the students by challenging them to read complex literary texts in the original.
  • French 31, French Language, is a course in advanced French language.
  • In addition to their coursework, students explore the city and the region through short excursions to museums, architectural sites and participation in cultural events.

Prerequisites for the FSP in Paris:

  1. Students must complete French 8 (or have been exempted from French 8 during Orientation week) with a grade of B or better.
  2. Students must complete a French 10 (or have received credit for French 10 during Orientation week) with a grade of B or better. French 10 should be taken as immediately prior to the term in Paris as scheduling allows. NOTE:  French 8 and French 10 may be completed on the LSA+.
  3. Students who have received exemption from French 8 AND credit for French 10 during Orientation Week must take at least one French course at Dartmouth from among courses French 10 through French 25, with a grade of B or better, prior to participation in the Foreign Study Program.
  4. Prerequisite courses for the Foreign Study Program must not be taken NRO.

OR
Satisfactory completion of the LSA program in France during the term immediately preceding the Foreign Study term.