While studying French at University of Jamestown, you’ll develop language skills and learn the culture with the guidance of experienced and fluent faculty, and you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad to immerse yourself even further. We invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise.

University of Jamestown French Distinctions

The Department of Foreign Language at University of Jamestown offers a bachelor of arts degree in French which combines on-campus coursework and advanced language study in a study abroad program or U.S.-based immersion program. You will benefit from:

  • Native or near-native fluency of the teaching staff
  • Advanced placement for credit at no additional tuition expense
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Individualized courses for special topics
  • Significant opportunities for international study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities

Proven success

Recent graduates from the University of Jamestown Department of Foreign Language have gone on to find success in a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Education
  • Casting director, Universal Studios
  • Banking industry
  • Teaching English in Japan




Alpha Mu Gamma is the national collegiate foreign language honor society. To be eligible for membership, students must have received grades of A in at least two semester courses in the same foreign language at the college level. Alpha Mu Gamma offers summer language scholarships for study abroad.

The International Student Organization offers a chance to experience and learn about other people, cultures, and world affairs. Club members take part in activities, host speakers, attend foreign language film showings and theatre performances, enjoy ethnic dinners, and share travel experiences.

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be viewed or downloaded here.

Fact Sheet 2014 - 2015

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Katherine Stevenson, MAAssociate Professor of Foreign Language

Certifications/Degrees: B.A., French and German, Concordia College; M.A., German, Middlebury College
Teaches: French, German, and ESL Courses

Periodically, departments do employ adjunct faculty when full-time faculty do not have time within their schedules to teach all courses which the university wishes to be taught. Additionally, sometimes there is a community member or member of the staff at the University of Jamestown that holds a skill or has had education which makes it possible to teach a course which cannot otherwise be taught by regular full-time faculty. This list does change semester-to-semester.

Certifications/Degrees: ABD, University of Pittsburgh, Certificates in Latin American Studies and Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
Teaches: Spanish Language, ESL Courses, Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Peninsular Literature and Culture
  • University of Jamestown
    Foreign Language Department
    6025 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • Katherine Stevenson, MA Associate Professor of Foreign Language & Department Chair | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5631