McCone Building 226
Professor Coly joined the Institute after completing his Doctorate at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he also taught. He gave lectures for the Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) at the University of Denver. Prior to his postgraduate work, Professor Coly taught French to foreign service officers for their language exam. He also trained Peace Corps volunteers in French, Wolof and Jola. His professional experience also includes teaching French and African History to Youth at Risk at Washington Ethical High School.
His work has appeared in a Senegalese newspaper Le Cafard Libéré and in Contes et Mythes du Sénégal, a compilation of short stories. He is an active member of American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), African Literatures Association (ALA), NAACP Monterey Peninsula Branch (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), and the Modern Language Association (MLA).
African politics and cultures, Africa in the arena of globalization, contemporary France, Francophone literature, twentieth century French literature, postmodernism and postcolonial theory
PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder; MA, American University-Washington, DC; Maîtrise en Lettres Modernes, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal
Political Analyst for Voice of America
Courses offered in the past four years.
▲ indicates offered in the current term
▹ indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]
FRLA 8200 - Intermediate French
Summer 2010 Language Programs, Summer 2012 Language Programs
FRLA 8230 - Intermediate French
Summer 2010 Language Programs
FRLA 8260 - Intermediate French
Summer 2010 Language Programs, Summer 2012 Language Programs
FRLA 8310 - Social Issues Contemp France I
Focuses on major issues confronting contemporary French society. Readings from the French press and TV programs from supplement the textbook. A special attention will be given to grammar concepts that are still problematic to the majority of students. Emphasis on the five skills: cultural awareness, listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Fall 2009 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS
FRLA 8320 - Soc Issues in Contmp France II ▹
The objective of this course is to inform students about issues in contemporary France, and also to improve their skills in oral and written communication. The course will deal with the following issues:
1. France and Europe: the geography of France, Paris and the urban life, the regions and provinces, languages spoken in France, the European union.
2. The political life: the French Republic, the State, the political parties and elections.
In addition to the readings from the book La France Contemporaine 4th edition by Edmiston and Dumémil (Heinle Cengage Learning, 2009), students will watch news from the French TV stations France 2 or TV5and will do research using the internet, newspapers, and periodicals available at the MIIS library.
Students will practice using the lexicon and structures relevant to their professional objectives. They will have short oral presentations and writing assignments in which they will review the lexicon and grammatical structures encountered in the readings. The course will also include the review of grammar points that pose difficulties for non-native speakers.
Working in groups of 2, students will prepare an oral presentation on a contemporary topic not covered in class.
The level of French required for this course is about the equivalent of four semesters of college French. Students should be able to communicate their ideas clearly both orally and in writing.
Spring 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS
FRLA 8335 - Topics in French: Curr Events ▲
Spring 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS
FRLA 8342 - ChallengesInPeaceBuildng-Congo
This course aims to highlight the complexity and challenges of peace building in Burundi, a country that has been plagued by rooted conflicts. Students will learn to identify and understand the characteristics of this divided society and the nature of conflict amongst its ethnic groups. Students will learn the theories and framework that underlie the many peace building approaches and strategies and how they may (are?) be applied to Burundi. This will enhance their ability to match or evaluate the peace building strategies to the root causes of conflicts.
This course will also take a close look at the challenges faced by peacemakers engaged in peace building. The course will examine the possible tensions between actors engaged in peace building and the fighters on the ground.
Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS
FRLA 8343 - ChallengesInPeaceBldng-Senegal ▹
Spring 2014 - MIIS
FRLA 8383 - Reclaim Cultr/Pwr:Franc Africa ▲
Explores the cultural and political influence of former colonizers - and - on Africa. The struggle to gain independence through the deconstruction of the myth of European superiority. Post-independence: rejection / adaptation of European political systems and cultures.
Fall 2009 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS
FRLA 8435 - PublicHealthInSubSaharanAfrica
Fall 2009 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS
FRLA 8483 - Security/Democracy in Africa ▹
Spring 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS
FRLA 8485 - Security & Devlopmnt in Africa
Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS
FRLA 8497 - Human Security ▲
This course is a part of the Monterey Model course and will introduce the concept of human security, its development and real-world applications, and implications for international policy through illustrative case examples.
The concept of "human security" was first introduced in the 1994 Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Program. It has since attracted growing attention in the academic and policy communities around the world. The concept has also become part of official policy, particularly in Japan and Canada. In contrast to the traditional concept of "national security" with its focus on the security of the state against military threats, "human security" emphasizes the protection of individual citizens’ security not only from war and other forms of physical violence but also from threats of a political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental nature. At the most fundamental level, “human security” has two components, human development and human dignity/human rights.
Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS