Are the terms "les lettres" and "la littérature" interchangeable?
When should subject names (les matières) be capitalised?
Freeform Writing Exercise B2
1. 'Les lettres' is the term used in university circles for studying what you would term as literature but it refers to the discipline as opposed to scientific studies for instance
2. normally it would not be capitalized unless you talk about a particular faculté
Take a look at the following page from the Sorbonne
p.s. I studied at an English university so I am prepared to be corrected if wrong!
Hope this helps!
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