About the Department

The objective of the French major is to learn about French culture directly through its language and principally by way of its literature. Emphasis in courses is upon examination of significant authors or problems rather than on chronological survey. We read texts closely from a modern critical perspective, but without isolating them from their cultural context.

About the Department

Geology is the science of the Earth — and focuses on the Earth's physical makeup, its history, and how it works. Geology students make use of the whole Earth as their field area, from the Arctic to Antarctic, from the Earth’s core to the edge of our atmosphere. Geologists also explore the solar system, as we use the knowledge of our own planet to understand those worlds we discover.

Department of Geology
11 Barrett Hill Road
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Phone: (413) 542-2233
Fax: (413) 542-2713