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French Courses - SPRING 2019

In addition to offering the 101-102 and 201-202 language courses, and the one-credit hour conversation classes (FR11200, FR21200 and FR31200), the following courses will be taught in Spring 2019.

FR 241 Introduction to the Study of French Literature
Instructor: Prof. Leverage
Reading and discussion of selected poetry, prose, and theatre from France and the Francophone world; introduction to critical discourse and basic concepts of literary theory. Texts, discussion, and written assignments in French.

FR 301 French V
Instructor: Prof. Landais & Valero-Pena
Continued development of French speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials dealing primarily with everyday life and civilization in France and the other French-speaking countries from various sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, recent literature, etc.). Conducted in French.

FR 302 French Level VI
Instructor: Valero-Pena & Boschetto
Further work to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities in French on the basis of materials dealing with the ideas and events that have shaped present-day France and other French-speaking countries. Conducted in French.

FR 380/GER 498 Sport and Spectacle in Berlin and Paris
Instructor: Prof. Sturm, Jessica
Selected topics on the contemporary civilization of the French-speaking world and on the development of its culture throughout history. Explores trends in society, daily life, the arts, ideas, and technology. Conducted in French.

FR 424 Business French Level III
Instructor: Prof. Landais, Clotilde
 A study of the terminology and techniques used in commercial transactions, including the interpretation and writing of business materials. Development of the four language skills, with emphasis on writing and speaking.

LC 333 Middle Ages on Film
Instructor: Prof. Landais, Clotilde
Introduction to the Middle Ages through films in various languages and genres from the beginning of film history to the present. Reading literary, historical, legal, and film theory texts in conjunction with the films, students critically analyze representations of the Middle Ages and the cultural context from which these emerge.

LC 570 Introduction to Semiotics
Instructor: Prof. Broden, Thomas
The study of languages, literatures, and other systems of human communication. Includes a wide range of phenomena that can be brought together by means of a general theory of signs. The course deals with three fundamental areas: 1) verbal communication, 2) nonverbal communication (iconic systems, gestures, body language, etc. ), and 3) communication through art forms.

Full list of French Courses

  • FRENCH 101-202 Levels I-IV - Staff
  • FRENCH 112 Elementary Conversation I - Staff
  • FRENCH 211-212 Elementary Conversation II-III - Staff
  • FRENCH 224 Business French
  • FRENCH 241 Introduction to the Study of French Literature
  • FRENCH 301 Level V - Leverage
  • FRENCH 302-1 Level VI - Broden
  • FRENCH 302-2 Level VI
  • FRENCH 312-Advanced Conversation III+ - Staff
  • FRENCH 324 Business French
  • FRENCH 330 French Cinema (List of Films)
  • FRENCH 341 French Literature I: From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment - Wood
  • FRENCH 380S Traditional Francophone Cultures and Urban Landscapes in the Francophonie
  • FRENCH 396T French for Play Performance
  • FRENCH 402 French Level VIII
  • FRENCH 424 Business French
  • FRENCH 564 Introduction to Old French - Leverage
  • FRENCH 594D Defining Poetry: Renaissance to Duchamp's "Lovers" - White
  • FRENCH 594E 18th Century French Epistolary Novels
  • FRENCH 601 1st Course to Establish Reading Knowledge- Staff
  • FRENCH 603/5 2nd Course to Establish Reading Knowledge - Staff
  • FRENCH 649/FLL 650T Theory of Mind and Literature - Leverage, Mancing
  • FRENCH 659T Seminar: 20th Century French Experimental Theater
  • FRENCH 679G Seminar: Second Language Testing - Grace

Topics Courses

FR 380S Francophone Culture: music, film, television shows, society, and literature from French-speaking countries outside of Europe (Caribbean, West Africa, the Maghreb, Québec). Les mutations de l'histoire, de l'économie et des mentalités ont entraîné des modes de vie davantage tournés vers la ville. Nombreux sont ceux qui quittent les villages pour la grande ville: comment s'effectue pour eux la transition?

FR 396T French for Play Performance: We will work intensively on skills for spoken French, including pronunciation and diction, by putting on a French play. Other: FR 341 French Literature I: From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. (Prerequisite: FR 241). Reading of selected poetry, prose, and theater of French from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment in historical and cultural context. Readings, discussion, and papers in French.

Advanced courses for Undergraduates:

FR 594E Eighteenth-century Epistolary Novel in France: We will read a number of novels written as collections of letters and published in the century of the Enlightenment in France.

FR 594D Defining Poetry: We will pose the question 'What is poetry?' while examining a wide variety of texts from the Renaissance to the present, including Ronsard and Lamartine, Concrete poetry and contemporary electronic poetry.




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