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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 424 Business French Level III
Instructor: Prof. Landais
 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. Leverage
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
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 
  • FRENCH 112 Elementary French Conversation
  • FRENCH 212 Intermediate French Conversation
  • FRENCH 224 Business French I
  • FRENCH 241 Introduction to the Study of French Literature
  • FRENCH 301 Level V 
  • FRENCH 302 Level VI 
  • FRENCH 312 Advanced French Conversation
  • FRENCH 324 Business French II
  • FRENCH 330 French Cinema
  • FRENCH 380 Special Topics in French Culture and Civilization
  • FRENCH 394 Topics in French Literature
  • FRENCH 396 Topics in French Language Science
  • FRENCH 401 French Level VII
  • FRENCH 424 Business French II
  • FRENCH 443 Introduction to Francophone Literature
  • FRENCH 480 French Civilization
  • FRENCH 549 French Literature and Film
  • FRENCH 563 History of the French Language
  • FRENCH 564 Introduction to Old French
  • FRENCH 581 French Culture
  • FRENCH 582 Francophone Cultures
  • FRENCH 594 Special Topics in French Literature
  • FRENCH 596 Special Topics in French Linguistics
  • FRENCH 659 Seminar in French Literature
  • FRENCH 679 Seminar in French Linguistics

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