The benefits of the major extend beyond knowledge of French, France and the Francophone world. In small classes with attentive faculty, you'll be challenged to hone your critical thinking skills. Many courses are co-offered with other academic departments, including anthropology, film studies, and gender and women's studies. In this way, the unique perspective provided by language study is augmented by the perspectives and analytical modes of multiple academic disciplines.
Connecticut College offers students an unusually wide range of opportunities to explore a topic, issue or problem using the conceptual framework and tools of more than one academic discipline. Students may choose an established interdisciplinary major, choose to double major, or design one in consultation with faculty advisers and the Committee on Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors (SDIMM).
You might also combine your French major with one of the College's interdisciplinary certificate programs. The certificate program of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) is particularly popular among French majors. But depending on your other interests, you may consider the certificate programs in environmental studies, public policy, arts and technology or museum studies. Any of these programs may have an international focus, including an internship abroad.