The Senior Seminar gives you the experience of researching a major French literary movement against its sociocultural background and presenting your findings in both written and oral form. Recent seniors have studied the representation of the Republic in Marivaux, Colette and the idea of beauty, and the concept of religious freedom in France.
Enhance your fluency in the French language and experience French culture by participating in internships and study-abroad programs. You may follow other Randolph College students who have had internships at the American Embassy in Paris or the Musée L’Histoire Locale in Rueil-Malmaison near Paris (Lynchburg’s sister city). Or, you may spend a semester or an academic year studying in Angers, France.
The purpose of the French Club, Le Cercle Francais, is to promote study of the French language and the study, knowledge, and understanding of Francophone cultures. The club sponsors activities such as the weekly French Table in the dining hall, as well as trips, movies, lectures, and other events relevant to the French language and Francophone cultures.
Spend the summer working closely with a professor and focused on a specific aspect of French language, literature and culture. Randolph’s intensive eight-week Summer Research Program enables students to conduct research that is complemented by a thorough review of the relevant literature; live in a residence hall on campus, participate in on-campus summer events, attend special seminars with guest speakers; and share the progress and results of their research.