Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident.
French and Arabic
Thomas Neil ’14 got his wish, spending the summer immersed in the Arabic language and Omani history and culture.
Visiting scholar from France leads unique seminar on Molière's L'Ecole des femmes
Recent visitors include authors, playwrights, directors, journalists, and intellectuals.
The Alumni Recitation Hall contains classrooms for classes in the Social Studies and Humanities, as well as faculty offices for departments of foreign languages and Classics. The facilities also include a 158-seat screening auditorium, the multipurpose Meredith AudioVisual Center, and an additional computer lab with multiple printers for both classroom and general student use.
A minimum of 32 credits (not including French 101, 102, and 103), with at least 20 credits in all and a minimum of three 300-level courses (12 credits) taken in the Department of French at Grinnell. Required: French 303, 304, or 305; 312 or 313; and a seminar chosen from among the following: 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 341, 342, 350, and 395.
French House is a student-run housing co-operative in which French majors and others interested in French live together with the French Assistant in a French-speaking environment. The house receives the television station TV5 and Radio France Internationale, which provide programs and news from France and other countries. The students in French House organize campus-wide events and activities, such as a French film series and food-tasting evenings. They also host informal receptions for scholars and other guests.