Why Study French At New College?

As you would expect from one of the country's top undergraduate liberal arts colleges, the French AOC at New College offers courses at all levels of French language, as well as courses and tutorials on French and Francophone literature, both in English translation and in the original. Advanced students are also given the opportunity to work as teaching assistants within the program.

French Language, Literature and culture area of concentration

As you would expect from one of the country’s top undergraduate liberal arts colleges, the French program at New College offers courses at all levels of French language and courses and tutorials on French and Francophone literature, both in English translation and in the original. Literature course offerings change each year and include surveys and studies of a particular author, genre, or theme, from medieval romance through 21st-century fiction.

Recent Theses

  • Subversion, Refraction and the Do-It-Yourself Proust: Autobiographical Intertexts of La Recherche
  • Questions de genre: Story and Identity in the Feature Films of Safi Faye
  • La conservation coloniale au service de l’exploitation: Changing Conceptions of Land and Environmental Policy in French Algeria and Indochina
  • Guillaume de Machaut’s Legacy: Representation and Self-Representation in Medieval France
  • ‘Dèyè Mòn Gen Mòn’: An Examination of Health Disparities Affecting Haitian Communities In Florida
  • Une Reprise de Parole: Rereading Two Works of feminist Experimental Theater from 1970’s Quebec Over Thirty Years Later
  • Vive la pensée Maotsétoung!: French Intellectual Maoists and Their Readings of China’s Cultural Revolution
  • “Some Kind of Smart-Smart for True”: Examining Trickster Heroes in Four North American Folklore Tradition
  • La mise-en-scène de la féminité : la figure de l’actrice dans la littérature française du 19e siècle
  • Sahara Occidental: Political and Legal Analysis of an Ongoing Conflict
  • Litt/oral Stories: Strategies of Resistance in Four Novels of the Caribbean

Faculty

  • Amy Reid Professor of French and Gender Studies; Director of Gender Studies Program
  • Jocelyn Van Tuyl Professor of French Language & Literature

Alumni

Creative Director
Rodan + Fields, San Francisco, California

Faculty Members
Berea College, CUNY, Emory University

French to English Freelance Translator and Interpreter

Law Associate
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver

What Can I Do with a French AOC?

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French Language, Literature and Culture Curriculum

French language is taught in a five-semester sequence after which students can enroll in courses and tutorials on literary and cultural topics. Beginning French I & II and Intermediate French I & II focus on oral and written communication.

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Undergraduate Program

New College of Florida offers more than 40 different majors in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as a number of interdisciplinary concentrations.

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