French Courses

Winter 2020

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Elementary French II

FREN 112 - Leva, James R.

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, with gradual introduction of reading and writing.

Intermediate French II

FREN 162 - Roney, Kristina M., Ph.D

Extensive grammar review with practical application of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the classroom. The course acquaints students with French life and culture.

Conversation et composition: Cours avancé

FREN 261 - Roney, Kristina M., Ph.D

Further development of conversational skills and beginning work in free composition, with systematic grammar review and word study in various relevant cultural contexts.

Civilisation et culture francophones

FREN 280 - Kamara, Mohamed

A study of significant aspects of culture and civilization in francophone countries. Topics may include: contemporary Africa, pre-colonial Africa, West Indian history and culture, and Canadian contemporary issues. Readings, discussion and papers in French further development of communication skills. For Winter 2020: Civilisation et Cultures d'Afrique et des Antilles Francophones.

Histoire des idées

FREN 283 - Kamara, Mohamed

This course retraces the evolution of thought in France across centuries through the examination of intellectual, cultural and artistic movements. Readings, discussions and paper in French for further development of communication skills. For Winter 2020: L'Afrique et ses Avatars.

 

Séminaire avancé

FREN 397A - Kamara, Mohamed

The in-depth study of a topic in French literature and/or civilization. Recent offerings include: La Littérature francophone du Maghreb; La littérature Beure; La France sous l'occupation; Les femmes et l'écriture au XVIIe siècle; Les écrivains du XXe siècle et la diversité culturelle; L'affaire Dreyfus. Students are encouraged to use this course for the development of a personal project. May be repeated for degree credit when the topics are different.

Winter 2020, FREN 397A-01: Séminaire Avancé : La Femme et L'écriture au XVIIIème Siècle (3) . Prerequisites: Three courses in French at the 200 level. A seminar focused primarily on the writings of women of the French enlightenment, including representative genres and issues that galvanized women and influenced the debates of the time. We study literary as well as anthropological texts that expose the status of and discourse on women in 18th-century France and women's own perception of their status and role in a wider socio-cultural and political context. Authors we study include Madame de La Fayette, Françoise de Graffigny, Madame de Tencin, Marie Riccoboni, and Olympe de Gouges. Supplementary texts, in the form of critical literary essays, are also on the reading list. (HL) Kamara.

Fall 2019

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Elementary French I

FREN 111 - Leva, James R.

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, with gradual introduction of reading and writing.

Intermediate French I

FREN 161 - Lambeth, John A.

Extensive grammar review with acquisition of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the classroom. The course acquaints students with French life and culture.

Intermediate French I

FREN 161 - Roney, Kristina M., Ph.D

Extensive grammar review with acquisition of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the classroom. The course acquaints students with French life and culture.

Advanced Intermediate French

FREN 164 - Roney, Kristina M., Ph.D

Emphasis on reading and composition skills, with extensive practice in speaking and listening through class discussion. Some grammar review.

Advanced Intermediate French

FREN 164 - Kamara, Mohamed

Emphasis on reading and composition skills, with extensive practice in speaking and listening through class discussion. Some grammar review.

Conversation et composition: Cours avancé

FREN 261 - Kamara, Mohamed

Further development of conversational skills and beginning work in free composition, with systematic grammar review and word study in various relevant cultural contexts.

Civilisation et culture françaises: La France d'aujourd'hui

FREN 282 - Lambeth, John A.

A study of the current front-page titles in the French press (and the underlying realities) as they reflect the current economic, political, social and intellectual issues that define contemporary French life. Readings, film viewings, discussions and papers in French for further development of communication skills.

Fall 2019, FREN 282-01: Civilisation et culture françaises: La France d'aujourd'hui (3). Prerequisites: FREN 162, FREN 164, or equivalent. A study of modern France. This course examines the economic, political, social and intellectual issues which shape contemporary French life. We spend considerable time this term discussing migration across European borders, patterns of immigration, the French concept of laïcité, and more generally the idea of a French identity. Readings, discussions, and papers in French for further development of communication skills. (HU) Lambeth.

 

Atelier avancé de langue, littérature et culture

FREN 295A - Roney, Kristina M., Ph.D

A third-year topics or advanced grammar workshop. Recent offerings include: Les dossiers de la presse; Regards sur la ville. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

La France moderne

FREN 342 - Lambeth, John A.

Readings in French literature and civilization of the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent offerings include: La poésie moderne et contemporaine ; Théâtre de l'absurde-Théâtre de la dérision ; L'enfance et l'adolescence dans la prose française moderne. May be repeated for degree credit if the topic is different.

Fall 2019, FREN 342-01: La France moderne: Narcisse romancier (3). Prerequisite: Three 200-level French courses. This course focuses on 1st person narratives in 20th-century French novels by André Gide, Kamel Daoud, Albert Camus, Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux, Marie Redonnet, and Alain Robbe-Grillet. Students give oral presentations in class and write an analysis of each text. The course is conducted in French and the papers are written in French. Considerable attention is given to developing writing skills and analytical skills. (HL) Lambeth.

Spring 2019

We do not offer any courses this term.