- Art 360P Architecture of Paris offers a thematic survey of Parisian architecture from the Roman era to the present. Individual monuments and their architectural idiosyncrasies are studied in their historical and sociological contexts, with emphasis on urban development. Guided visits to monuments and sites.
- Film 250P Paris as the Stage in Films provides an introduction to film criticism and analyzes the relationship between artistic creation and film technique. The common theme will be how the city of Paris is portrayed by French directors (Renoir, Carne, Godard, Truffaut, among others) and in representative Hollywood films.
- French 303P French Written Expression is an intensive training course and review in French written expression. A review of the essential elements of grammar and practice of written expression. Must be taken in conjunction with FR 304P. Prerequisite: four terms of college-level French or the equivalent
- French 304P French Oral Expression is intensive training and review in French oral expression. Acquisition of vocabulary, intensive review of phonetics, and oral practice emphasizing the comprehension of daily language. Must be taken in conjunction with FR 303P. Prerequisite: four terms of college-level French or the equivalent.
- French 311P Advanced Written and Oral Expression course refines the student's ability to express him/herself in French, both in writing and orally. By the end of the course, the student should have mastered a variety of ways to express time, purpose, condition, consequence, and contradiction and should be able to discriminate without hesitation between the uses of tenses and moods. Prerequisite: five terms of college-level French or the equivalent.
- French 330P French Theatre introduces students to the Parisian stage in its variety and exposes them to six plays of the French repertory. As much as possible, the plays chosen are representative of a major period or trend in the history of French theater. The course can be taken for credit more than once as the plays studied depend on what is currently in production in Paris and are different each term. Fee for tickets. Open to students who place into FRENCH 311P or above.
- France/Africa: Between History and Memory 230P is organized around three historic periods, this course presents the major figures, themes, and debate that have contributed to the historical relationship between France and its former colonies, from the early days of colonialism to the present. Emphasis will be placed on a historical survey and an analysis of the founding discourses of this relationship.
- Independent Studies/Applied Arts XXX-390P (2 credits) Independent studies in studio art, photography, dance, and voice can be arranged on an individual basis at institutes in Paris for students majoring in those subjects.
- Independent Studies/French University Courses XXX-390P (4 credits) Students with very advanced French skills, appropriate performance on the placement test, and permission of the director, may enroll in an independent study in French or in their major field in conjunction with a course offered at the Sorbonne or other Paris university and a tutorial. Offerings vary by term. University audit fees may apply.
January Term (4 credits)
The four-week January Term is required of all Hollins University students and optional for all others who participate in Hollins Abroad-Paris for the full academic year. January Term course options include internships, supervised independent studies, intensive French language courses at the Institut de Touraine, and other learning experiences either in Paris, elsewhere in France, or occasionally, in other French-speaking countries. Each student's plan is arranged in consultation with the director and must have her approval.
Transfer of Credits: Students participating on this program will need to seek the appropriate
departmental approval for all major/minor requirements and approval for General Education Requirements through
Student Records. All courses on this program appear on the Rollins
transcript as transfer credits and the grades are factored into the
Rollins GPA. Students who
successfully complete this program through Rollins will
an official transcript from Hollins University. It can take up to 3 months to receive the official
Course Field Trips and Excursions:
- Architecture of Paris curriculum includes guided visits to monuments and sites in Paris
- French Theatre class exposes students to six plays of the French repertory. Plays watched and studied depend on what is currently in production in Paris and are different each term
- 20th Century French Art curriculum includes guided or assigned visits to museums and temporary exhibits
- Impressionism and Post-Impressionism curriculum includes guided museum visits
Faculty and Staff:
- Kirsten McKinney, Director of International Programs, Hollins University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carly T. Francis, International Programs Coordinator, Hollins University, FrancisCT@hollins.edu
- Hollins-Paris Faculty includes scholars who have studied and taught at the Sorbonne and other renowned universities in Paris. Full-time program director is a native of Paris who has studied and taught in the U.S. and is a specialist in French language and literature.