French and Francophone Studies

French & Francophone Studies

The French and Francophone Studies department offers courses, which acknowledge the richness and diversity of French-speaking cultures. At HWS, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in French language and culture by participating in one of the study abroad programs offered through the Center for Global Education.

French & Francophone Studies NEWS

HWS Approves 14 Faculty for Tenure

Campus Snow-00452The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Gregory J. Vincent ’83, approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to 13 faculty…
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Spring Language Tables

Germany Language Table-00063“French table isn’t about perfect grammar. It’s about speaking French with others who only want to help you improve and succeed,” says Margaret “Gretty” Hollister ’20, vice president of the…
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Vann ’18 Exhibit Opens in Davis Gallery

Vann 1“Eternal Coexistence and the Commemoration of Death,” a multimedia exhibit of an Honors project by Kristine Vann ’18, will open on Friday, Nov. 17 with a reception in the Solarium…
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Oliver ’18 Job Shadows at UN

Bess Job Shadow 2With dreams of making an impact across the world, Elizabeth Oliver ’18 took the big step toward a career in diplomacy while shadowing personnel at the United Nations this summer.…
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Academic Excellence in French

4/13/2017 -  French and Francophone Studies capstone portfolio. It was in the Seneca room. The students (all seniors) are from left to right:  Diana Weston, Chalwyn Caulker, August Savarese, Emily Friend, Maggie Nalborne, Laurie Vanbenschoten, Nathan Cameron

5/2/2017 - Awards of “The Certificate of Excellence” in French and Francophone Studies, as well the induction in the National French Honor Society, for Laurie Vanbenschoten and Karoline Loretan, shown with professor Court Wells. The ceremony took place in my office because Laurie and Karoline could not attend the ceremony with the rest of the department (see next picture).

5/2/2017 - Awards of “The Certificate of Excellence” in French and Francophone Studies, as well the induction in the National French Honor Society. The students (all seniors) and faculty are: Diana Weston, Prof. Kanate Dahouda, Emily Friend, prof. Eric Lynch, Chalwyn Caulker, prof./dean Catherine Gallouët, Maggie Nalbone, Ato Bentsi-Enchill, and Nathan Cameron. The ceremony took place in Delancey.
I hope you can use one or all these pictures.Seniors in the French and Francophone Studies Department were recognized for outstanding academics at the end of the spring semester as they presented their senior capstone portfolios, were inducted into the…
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