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French

Credits:
4

Fundamentals of the language including pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, and speaking.

Credits:
4

A continuation of 101. Additional fundamentals of the language including pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, and speaking.

Credits:
4

Intensive study of some aspect of French and/or Francophone culture and literature. No prior knowledge of French is necessary: all
works are read in English.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F4, F9

An introduction to the reading and analysis of African literatures written in French. The course examines identity/otherness, “race,” cultural hegemony, oral literatures, gender-related issues, and post-colonialism. No prior knowledge of French is necessary: All works are read and discussed in English. Open to seniors with permission of instructor only.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F10, F11

Immersion-style French language study at the intermediate level, in a Francophone country. May be used to satisfy the college’s
proficiency requirement in foreign languages.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F10

Continued practice and acquisition of the basic language skills: listening, reading, speaking, writing, and cultural proficiency.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4

Enhanced practice and acquisition of linguistic and cultural skills. Particular attention is placed on the discussion of literary and cultural texts, and on exploration of current topics in the French-speaking world.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F2i

This course develops the ability to read critically and write substantial analytical essays in French. Introduction to literary analysis and
advanced grammar review.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F11

Immersion-style French language study beyond the intermediate level, in a Francophone country. Counts as one elective course beyond the three core courses in the French minor.

Credits:
1

Emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension. Small group format. May be repeated once for credit with a different
instructor or topic. Recommended in conjunction with French 301.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F11

Intensive French language study at the advanced level in a Francophone country, supplemented by an in-depth investigation of a major
aspect of that culture’s civilization. Research paper and formal oral presentation. Counts as one course towards the major in French.

Credits:
4

Life in France and the Francophone world. French readings on contemporary society, lifestyles, values, art and fashion, commerce, and
advertising. Readings in leading French newspapers, periodicals, and on the Internet. Research project.

Credits:
4

Addressing broad questions of cultural exchange, postcolonial identies, and the diversity of the francophone world, this course will take varied thematic approaches and regional focuses (such as North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Quebec, Louisiana.) These themes and regions will be studies through various media such as music, film, literature, and historical texts.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F2i, F3

Survey of the historical, intellectual, and artistic forces that shaped French society from the Middle Ages to the fall of the Ancien
Régime in 1789.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F3

Survey of the social, political, intellectual, and artistic changes that have created modern French society and its contemporary issues.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F4

A survey of selected texts from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, classical period and the enlightenment. this course familiarizes students with key literary texts through close textual reading and analysis.

 

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F4

A survey of selected works from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centries.  This course familiarizes students with key literary texts through close textual readings and analysis.

Students are advised to take French 320, 321 or 322 prior to French 324.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F5

Plays by representative French dramatists from the French classical period to the present.

 

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F5

A study of prominent directors and movements of French and Francophone cinema, this course emphasizes techniques and themes of
French and Francophone filmmaking and may include the New Wave and other movements. Taught in English. Counts toward the Film
Studies minor.

 

Credits:
4

Selected readings and exporatino of a theme linking texts through several centuries. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

 

Credits:
4

Focusing on a particular theme, the course examines the developments associated with contemporary issues in French culture and society
as they are represented in French literature and film from the 1970s to the present.

Credits:
1-4

Special studies in contemporary French usage. Focus on practical analysis of the French language.

 

Credits:
1-4

Special studies in contemporary French usage. Focus on practical analysis of the French language.

Credits:
4

Emphasis on strategies of translation. Students will be trained in a variety of techniques to translate accurately and
idiomatically from French into English and from English into French.

 

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F9

Examines the origins and development of sub-Saharan African literatures written in French. Emphasis on the origins and dynamics of the
Négritude movement, postcolonial theories and literatures, and the emergence of women’s voices in literature.

 

 

Credits:
4

This course explores the diversity of France through its immigrant population (including but not limited to North African, West African, and Caribbean, as well as second and third generation immigrants). After discussing the history and composition of immigration in France, debates around national identity and integration vs. assimilation, we will look at cultural production as well as official policy pertaining to migration. We will examine visual and discursive rhetorical strategies used in films and other media to represent ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities, discrimination, secularism, national education, and women’s rights. We will consider questions of space and urban environments in France and contextualize current French and European laws regarding migrant camps in northern France. Texts to include essays, novels, short stories, films, music, photography, and street art.

Prerequisites: French 320, 321 or 322, and 323 or 324.

Credits:
4

Intensive study of some aspect of French literature, culture, or linguistics.

Credits:
4

Intensive study of some aspect of Francophone literature, culture, or linguistics.

Credits:
4

An independent research and writing project designed to result in an oral presentation and a paper of critical inquiry on a topic of the student's choice. The senior seminar reviews the analytical skills that students have gained throughout their course of study and gives them the opportunity to apply these to an independent research project. Emphasis is given to the process of defining and developing a substantial research topic and critical argument, and to the crafting of a major research paper.

Credits:
1-8

   

Credits:
4-8