French and Francophone Studies
It is the goal of the French faculty at Colby to introduce students to the visual and literary culture of the French-speaking world. We firmly believe that language is the key that opens many doors and pride ourselves in helping students reach exceptionally high levels of fluency. All of our classes, from day one of the first-semester course through the upper levels, are taught exclusively in French.
In our increasingly integrative and interdisciplinary curriculum, we try to strike a balance between courses dealing with France and the Francophone world. In all instances, we look to probe various forms of cultural production that deepen our understanding of the human experience and that awaken our students to values other than their own. We hope to provide a personally enriching and broadening experience that is fundamental to building a career as well as to improving the quality of one’s life.