Fall 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FREN 101-01 Elementary French
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong, FREN STAFF
Course Description:
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.
0830:MTWRF   KADE SEM
FREN 101-02 Elementary French
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong, FREN STAFF
Course Description:
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.
0930:MTWRF   LIBRY ALDEN
FREN 101-03 Elementary French
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
Course Description:
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
FREN 101-04 Elementary French
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
Course Description:
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
FREN 102-01 Elementary French
Instructor: Anna Hudson
Course Description:
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.101 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   WESTC 1
FREN 102-02 Elementary French
Instructor: Anna Hudson
Course Description:
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.101 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   WESTC 1
FREN 201-01 Intermediate French
Instructor: Adeline Soldin
Course Description:
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0830:MTWRF   DENNY 112
FREN 201-02 Intermediate French
Instructor: Adeline Soldin
Course Description:
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   DENNY 112
FREN 201-03 Intermediate French
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 315
FREN 201-04 Intermediate French
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 315
FREN 230-01 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
Course Description:
Intensive oral and written practice of French in the context of issues and themes such as a sense of place, the lessons of time, the social contract, and intellectual and artistic life. This course makes use of texts, films, multi media and interactive computer strategies in the development of conversational and writing skills. Intended as the gateway to the major or minor in French and Francophone Studies. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.
1330:MR   BOSLER 222
1330:TW   BOSLER 222
FREN 230-02 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
Intensive oral and written practice of French in the context of issues and themes such as a sense of place, the lessons of time, the social contract, and intellectual and artistic life. This course makes use of texts, films, multi media and interactive computer strategies in the development of conversational and writing skills. Intended as the gateway to the major or minor in French and Francophone Studies. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.
1030:MF   ALTHSE 07
1030:TR   ALTHSE 07
FREN 236-01 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
An introduction to the practice of reading and writing about French and francophone themes in an analytical and contextualized way. This course considers how cultural production conveys ideologies, values and norms expressed in both historical and contemporary contexts. Normally offered as writing-intensive. Prerequisite: 230.
1130:MWF   ALTHSE 201
FREN 236-02 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
An introduction to the practice of reading and writing about French and francophone themes in an analytical and contextualized way. This course considers how cultural production conveys ideologies, values and norms expressed in both historical and contemporary contexts. Normally offered as writing-intensive. Prerequisite: 230.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 201
FREN 240-01 Food, France, and Cultural Identity
Instructor: Adeline Soldin
Course Description:
This course aims to examine the past, present and future of French food culture and systems through a multitude of lenses, including gender, race, class, and sustainability. This course will investigate Frances epicurean traditions and agricultural systems to understand the complex relationships among gastronomic practices, food and farming industries, and French identity. An inquiry of this type must certainly consider numerous questions relating to sustainability: the sustainability and/or development of traditions, values, systems, and resources. Moreover, students will be asked to reflect on their own culinary customs as well as the agro-business systems of their native countries and the globalized world. Through intercultural analysis, students will learn more about how a regions culinary habits and ideologies relate to and affect environmental and health concerns of its inhabitants.
1030:TR   BOSLER 313
FREN 246-01 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-01. This course explores the relationship between literature and Francophone cultures (Vietnam, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa). Topics include: "Ngritude," the negro-African identity, "cultural mtissage," the status of women, the dialogue between tradition and modernity, independence, and post-colonial disillusionment. Historical overview of the international context of Francophonie will be examined through short stories, novels, poems, critical essays, feature and documentary films. Prerequisite: 236.
1330:TF   BOSLER 305
FREN 362-01 Prostitution & Sexuality in Haitian Literature & Film
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-02 and WGSS 301-02.Taught in French The objective of this class is to help develop students understanding of Haitian culture and society in a course structured around the themes of Prostitution and Sexuality. Prostitution is a site of inevitable conflict because of the cultural ambiguities about sexuality, gender, and race. The course will first offer a survey of the family structure and marriage in Haitian society. It will then explore, in more detail, the representation, rhetorics and economies of prostitution in a variety of Haitian literary texts and films. This course considers different historical views on prostitution transnationally and on the structured effects of sexism, transphobia, heteronormativity and neo/colonialism on womens agency. It will introduce students to basic gender political discussions surrounding prostitution and explore the ways in which prostitution reflects and shapes gender norms and social hierarchies. During the course, we will explore some of the many questions that surround prostitution; such as: Why do people enter into prostitution? What are the consequences of prostitution, psychologically and physically? How has globalization and migration changed the sex trade? What are the consequences financially, emotionally and socially of prostitution? How can we interpret the contributing roles of the state, organized crime, the media, and corruption? Is prostitution inherently a form of violence against women? Do prostitutes exert feminine agency, or are they the victims of a sexualized male-dominated society? Does prostitution challenge or conform to societal gender constructs?
1330:W   BOSLER 313
FREN 363-01 France and the Great War
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
1330:MR   BOSLER 318