Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
French Studies

Academics

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the major in French Studies at Wheaton shall:

With regard to the French language, be able to

  • Express themselves effectively orally and in writing in interpersonal communications, and in formal and informal presentations
  • Understand spoken and written French on a variety of topics both quotidian and academic

With regard to French literature, be able to

  • Read and understand literary texts of all sorts from the early modern period to the present
  • Situate these texts in their social and historical context
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze and to write cogently about these texts and to identify and use pertinent secondary sources

With regard to French civilization, be able to

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the major historical events, literary and artistic movements, and national and international accomplishments of the nation
  • Have an awareness of the influence of France beyond its borders, and the language and literature of the Francophone world

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