101. 101R. 102. BEGINNING FRENCH I-II 3 cr. each
A film-based introduction to French language and culture. Development
of the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing)
in a cultural context. Film; lecture; individual, pair and group work;
computer-assisted instruction. 101 limited to those with no previous
instruction in French. 101R designed for those with previous but limited
instruction; 101 or 101R or equivalent prerequisite for 102.
201-202. INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I, II 3 cr. each Review of Beginning
French. Study of authentic materials dealing with French and Francophone
cultures. Builds on all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and
writing), including vocabulary expansion, improved pronunciation, reading
strategies, short compositions and other writing assignments. Classroom,
multi-media, computer-assisted instruction. FR 201 or equivalent prerequisite
for FR 202.
301. FRENCH CONVERSATION THROUGH FILM AND MEDIA 3 cr. Development
of speaking and listening skills through active participation by students.
Discussions and activities based on film and other forms of media and
302. FRENCH COMPOSITION 3 cr. Development of both formal and
informal writing skills. Study of selected works by contemporary French
and Francophone authors for principles of clear and effective writing.
Classroom, multi-media, computer-assisted instruction.
303. SELECTED FRENCH SHORT FICTION 3 cr. Continued emphasis
on the four language skills for communication through readings of short
pieces of popular and classical French fiction, such as short stories,
fairy tales, fables, and legends.
304. THE QUEST FOR BEAUTY THROUGH FRENCH LITERATURE AND THE ARTS 3 cr.
Study of French literature through visual and other arts (painting,
the salon, sculpture, and music, including the ballet); representative
sampling of works from various literary periods.
305. FRENCH PHONOLOGY 3 cr. Systematic analysis and practice
of the sounds of spoken French.
306. FRENCH FOR BUSINESS I 3 cr. Introduction to the world
of business and technology in France and Francophone countries. Study
of socio-economic issues affecting business; everyday commercial activities
such as job interviews, on-the-job routines, banking. Emphasis on terminology
of commercial French. Continued development of language skills appropriate
to the course topic and level of students. No previous study of business
307. THE MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE IN FRANCE 3 cr. Representative
sampling and comparative analysis of television, radio, and the press,
and also as reflected in popular culture.
310. FRENCH FILM 3 cr. Emphasis on selected films either
as genre or as expression of culture, civilization, language, or a combination
of these, depending on the instructor’s field of specialization
and student interest. Films, instruction, and discussion in French.
311. FRENCH CIVILIZATION 3 cr. Examination through texts, films
and other media of major historical, intellectual, and artistic influences
that have shaped the evolution of French civilization. Identification
of values and myths that have contributed to the formation of modern
France and continue to influence contemporary French culture.
313. FRANCE TODAY 3 cr. Designed to promote an understanding
of French culture and society together with the development of oral
and written expression. Cultural topics include the historical influence
on contemporary culture; French patterns of daily behavior; artistic
expression; and societal, religious, and political institutions. Topics
serve as the basis for in-class discussion and composition assignments.
314. FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES 3 cr. Ideological and cultural developments
in the French speaking countries of Europe, Africa, and the Americas
(Quebec, French Antilles, French speaking U.S.A., and French Guyana).
Selected works from the literary and artistic production of each country.
315. EXPLICATION DE TEXTES 3 cr. Introduction to French literature
and culture through the analysis of the principal literary forms: the
narrative, poetry, drama, and the essay. Texts chosen from various periods
of French and Francophone literature. Suggested prerequisite for all
other French literature courses; may be taken simultaneously with other
French courses at the 300 level or above.
320. WOMEN IN FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE 3 cr. Female authors
and representations of women in French literature and culture. Choice
of readings and topics may vary depending upon instructor and class
325, 326. READINGS IN FRENCH LITERATURE 3 cr. each Prerequisite:
FR 315 or equivalent or permission of instructor. 325: Middle Ages through
the French Revolution; 326: 19th century to present day.
399. SPECIAL TOPICS 3 cr. Occasional course on a selected
topic announced in advance.
401. ADVANCED SPOKEN FRENCH 3 cr. For students already fluent
402. ADVANCED GRAMMAR, SYNTAX, AND COMPOSITION 3 cr. Theory
and practice of correct grammatical usage based on everyday as well
as literary language; guided and creative exercises in advanced composition.
406. FRENCH FOR BUSINESS FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS 3 cr. Study
of the terminology and practices of commercial French. Students have
the option to take the examination for the “Diplôme”
offered by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris. No
previous study of business expected. FR 306 not a prerequisite.
407. FRENCH TRANSLATION 3 cr. Methods and mechanics of translation;
selection of proper tools; comparison and evaluation of translated texts.
427. FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE POETRY 3 cr. Development of poetry
in France and the Francophone world.
445. BAROQUE AND CLASSICAL PERIODS 3 cr. Development
of French literature in a cultural context from the early 1600s through
the end of the reign of the Sun King Louis XIV (1715) and the glory
462. FRENCH AND/OR FRANCOPHONE NOVEL 3 cr. Readings
of selected novels either as genre or as an expression of culture, civilization,
or language, or a combination of these, depending on instructor’s
field of specialization and student interest.
465. FRENCH FICTION AND FILM 3 cr. Discussion of literary texts
and their film versions. Special attention to the changes in narration,
structure, and development of the subject.
475. VISIONS OF FRANCE AND FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES THROUGH DRAMA 3 cr.
Innovative dramatic works from the beginnings through the present
480. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT 3 cr.
Readings from selected authors and Diderot's Encyclopedia.
482. TEXTS AND CONTEXTS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE 3 cr. Major
cultural and literary trends; representative works of Romanticism, Realism,
Naturalism, Symbolism, and the "Parnasse."
486.TEXTS AND CONTEXTS OF TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY FRANCE
3 cr. Major cultural and literary trends from about 1900 to
the present day; emphasis on ways in which these tendencies shape contemporary
498. ADVANCED SUPERVISED STUDY 3 cr. Supervised independent
study on special topics. For advanced students, by permission of instructor.
499. SPECIAL TOPICS 1 3 cr. Occasional course on a selected
topic announced in advance.