Welcome (Department Chair)

Professor Emmanuelle Saada, French Department Chair

The Department of French at Columbia University is one of the oldest and most distinguished French departments in the United States. Throughout its history, it has promoted student and faculty exchanges with France’s elite institutions of higher education, including the École Normale Supérieure and the Collège de France.Adding to its historical strengths in philology, literary history and theory, over the last two decades the Department has expanded its scope to embrace interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching and established itself as a leading center of Francophone studies.

The Morningside Heights campus is easily reached by both subway and bus,  with stops at 116th Street & Broadway Avenue. Please visit the MTA website for the local Number 1 subway line, and for bus schedules (routes M4, M5, M11, M60, and M104).

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campus map to philosophy hall

Columbia University Department of French
515-521 Philosophy Hall, Mail Code 4902
1150 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Telephone: 212.854.2500 and 212.854.3208
Fax: 212.854.5863

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