The French Studies major strives to bring together French language, culture and history from around the world, as means to understanding their combined influence on the global stage. French Studies will combine coursework stressing interpersonal development, intercultural capacities, and linguistic fluency as required by ACTFL (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Its strong focus on interdisciplinarity, diversity and inclusivity will make this program the perfect embodiment of an effective Liberal Arts education as detailed in Trinity’s core values (perpetual discovery, enduring excellence, intentional inclusivity). Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in study-abroad programs in French-speaking (Francophone) countries.
I. Departmental requirements:
30 credit hours of coursework at the level of 2302 or higher, in French and related disciplines.
A. FREN-3301 (passed with a grade of C or better; may be satisfied via credit by examination).
B. 15 more hours in courses with a FREN subject code.
C. 12 additional hours in courses chosen among those with a FREN subject code or among the French Studies electives listed. Alternatively, up to 6 of these 12 hours may be earned in upper-division courses in a language other than French or English.
Equivalent courses taken abroad and approved by the department may substitute for required courses.
|Course ID||Course Title|
|ARTH-1314||Art and Architecture of Medieval Europe|
|ARTH-3430||Art, Gender, and Patronage at the Court of Burgundy|
|ARTH-3439||Art at the Courts of Europe, 1330-1416|
|ARTH-3451||Impressionism and the Avant-Garde|
|ARTH-3452||19th C Architecture & Urbanism|
|ARTH-3464||20th C Architecture & Urbanism|
|CMLT-1300||Introduction to Comparative Literature|
|FILM-3320 (COMM-3320)||History of World Cinema|
|FREN-3303||French and Francophone Civilization|
|FREN-3305||Introduction to French Literature I|
|FREN-4190||Reading and Conference|
|FREN-4303||Topics in French Literature of the 17th century|
|FREN-4304||Topics in French Literature of the 18th century|
|FREN-4305||Topics in French Literature of the 19th century|
|FREN-4306||Topics in French Literature of the 20th century|
|FREN-4307||French and Francophone Cinema|
|FREN-4309||Survey to Francophone Literature|
|FREN-4390||Reading and Conference|
|HIST-1300||African Experience Before 1800|
|HIST-1301||African Experience Since 1800|
|HIST-3304||Religion in African History|
|HIST-3337||The French Revolution|
|HIST-3434||History of Paris|
|HIST-3436||French Empire in the Americas, 1500-1800|
|THTR-3332||History of Theater II|
II. University requirements:
Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours.
In order to be granted full acceptance for admission to a major in Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish, a student must have completed the FREN-3301 course in that language with a grade of C or better.
The requirements for Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures are the same as the university requirements. A full description of the program is available in the departmental office.