Courses in the French Department have a twofold objective: to perfect fluency in the written and spoken language, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the literature and culture of France and French-speaking countries.
Interactive “Beyond Boundaries” Exhibit Explored the World through Language
When former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt passed through Barnard Hall’s iconic columns on March 6, 1951, she was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and on her way to talk to 1,000 students about, “What Can We Do for Peace?” Sixty-eight years later, Barnard Hall played host to a new kind of visitor asking the same essential question. From March 25 to April 12, 2019, an interactive digital exhibit, “Beyond Boundaries: Exploring the World Through Language Learning,” was on display in Barnard Hall’s lobby and sought to bridge the gap between translation and cultural input, engage students and faculty to share how their own language journeys have shaped the way they see the world, broaden the viewer’s worldview to include other perspectives through multiple lenses, and measure users’ ability to communicate and interact within communities at home and around the globe. Continue reading...