The department offers a French Major and Minor.
All majors spend at least one semester studying abroad; other students are also encouraged to take advantage of Gettysburg College's Study Abroad opportunity.
Life seems to surprise us the most when we already made our own plans. Gettysburg College was my last college visit of the summer as a rising senior. I was burnt out from other college visits and ready to enjoy that last week before school, but I was signed up for a tour at this school that was recommended to me by a member of my church. When I woke up that summer morning, I didn’t know what I was in for.
For Professor Florence Ramond Jurney, the French Department at Gettysburg College is strong and offers a multifaceted approach to French Studies. Indeed, with six full-time faculty and a French Teaching Assistant coming from a Francophone country, the French Department offers a variety of courses covering a number of topics of interests to students: literature, cinema, women studies, postcolonial studies, and contemporary society and culture from an anthropological perspective are only a few of the options offered to students.