Prizes and Internships

The department awards seven prizes annually for excellence in French. 

The Prix d’Excellence is the highest academic honor in the French department, awarded to the student with the highest level of achievement in French literature or culture. 

The Prix Bernard Garniez is awarded for excellence in the study of French literature or culture. 

The Jindrich Zezula Prize is awarded to the best honors thesis in French.

The Prix Germaine Brée is awarded to the student who made the most significant contribution to French cultural life at NYU.

The Prix France-Amérique is awarded to the student who displays a particular commitment to furthering and elucidating Franco-American relations. 

The Prix Paris is awarded to the student who, in addition to academic excellence, has made a significant contribution to the NYU-in-Paris program

The Prix Michele Lapautre is awarded to the most promising sophomore or junior majoring in French.


The department also houses a chapter of the Pi Delta Phi national honors society.

In addition to the basic requirements for the major, students also have the opportunity to participate in internships sponsored by the Department of French. Recent internships have been completed at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy office, the French Music office, the French Film Office and the French Government Tourist Office. Other opportunities exist overseas including internships through The French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Claude Monet Foundation at Giverny.  The UG administrative aide has a list of potential internships involving French.  Internships may carry two, four, or six points (8-10 hours a week for four points).  Students must obtain permission of the director of undergraduate studies and write both a mid-term and a final report on their internship.

 


2015 HONORS & AWARDS


PRIX MICHÉLE LAPAUTRE – Cam Sweeny
awarded to the most promising sophomore or junior majoring in French.

PRIX PARIS – Graden O'Leary

awarded to the student who, in addition to academic excellence, has made a significant contribution to the NYU-in-Paris program.

PRIX FRANCE-AMÉRIQUE – Zoe Johnson
awarded to the student who displays a particular commitment to furthering and elucidating Franco-American relations.

PRIX GERMAINE BRÉE  - Kathleen McClure
awarded to the student who made a significant contribution to French cultural life at NYU.

PRIX BERNARD GARNIEZ – Amisha Sharma
awarded for excellence in the study of French literature or culture.

PRIX D’EXCELLENCE – Metin Fejzula
awarded to the student with the highest level of achievement in French literature or culture.

PRIX SPÉCIAL DU DÉPARTEMENT - Adriana Stephan
awarded to a student who has made an exceptional contribution to the department's intellectual and social life.

JINDRICH ZEZULA PRIZE – Raymond Wright
awarded to the best honors thesis in French.

 

SPRING 2015 HONORS THESES

Program Director: Benoît Bolduc

Raymond Wright: "Le bonheur absurde : comment les personnages d’Albert Camus arrivent à un état de << bonheur camusien >>"
Director: Lucien Nouis
2nd Reader: Anne Deneys-Tunney
Grade: Honors

Kathleen McClure
: "L’évolution de la représentation de l’école coloniale dans la littérature francophone des Antilles"


Director: J. Michael Dash
2nd Reader: Eugène Nicole
Grade: Honors

Graden O'Leary

: "Le Halal, la mondialisation, et la république française : lorsque ce que l’on mange deviant un choix politique"
Director: S. Romi Mukherjee

2nd reader: Stéphane Gerson
Grade: High Honors


PAST HONORS AND AWARDS