Fall 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FREN 101-01 Elementary French
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
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 214
FREN 101-02 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.
0930:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
FREN 101-03 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.
1030:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
FREN 101-04 Elementary French
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
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.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
FREN 102-01 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.101 or the equivalent.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 321
FREN 102-02 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.101 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 321
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.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
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.
1030: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.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 315
FREN 230-01 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
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: 116 or the equivalent.
1430:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
FREN 230-02 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
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: 116 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   WESTC 1
FREN 236-01 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
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.
0930:MWF   BOSLER 315
FREN 236-02 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
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:TR   BOSLER 314
FREN 240-01 French Identity
Instructor: Catherine Beaudry
Course Description:
This course examines the representation of French identity from its origins in the Ancien Rgime to its present forms. Examples are drawn from history and human geography, politics, economics, aesthetics, religion, and philosophy. Depending on the instructor, these may include, for example, the representation of the State, the tension between Paris and the provinces, the semiotics of social rituals, and other subjects of cultural study. Prerequisite: 236 or permission of instructor.
1030:TR   LIBRY ARCHCLS
FREN 245-01 Contemporary Issues in French Society
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
Designed to give students an understanding of the main tensions and controversies of contemporary French culture. Focusing on political, social, and economic topics such as Americanization, regionalism, immigration, France's place in the European Union, the course should facilitate acculturation in France or provide an academic substitute for that experience. Prerequisite: 236.
1330:MWF   BOSLER 321
FREN 365-01 America through French Eyes
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
Course Description:
From the wonders of discovery travels to the antagonisms of our present time, French thinkers have projected their hopes and fears onto the American social and political experiment. French-American long-standing relations are thus characterized by mixed sentiments of admiration and rejection that fuel the French imagination. In this course, we will chronologically and thematically examine how French writers from different backgrounds and epochs have contributed to a collective vision of America that also reflects the issues of their time. Authors include Cartier, Chateaubriand, Tocqueville, de Beauvoir, and Baudrillard among others.
1330:W   BOSLER 214
Courses Offered in ITAL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 101-02 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi, Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
0930:MTWRF   DENNY 313
ITAL 101-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 101-04 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi, Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
1030:MTWRF   DENNY 110
ITAL 101-05 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 102-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1030:MTWRF  
ITAL 201-02 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Intensive introduction to conversation and composition, with special attention to grammar review and refinement. Essays, fiction and theater, as well as Italian television and films, provide opportunities to improve familiarity with contemporary Italian language and civilization. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 201-03 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Intensive introduction to conversation and composition, with special attention to grammar review and refinement. Essays, fiction and theater, as well as Italian television and films, provide opportunities to improve familiarity with contemporary Italian language and civilization. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 201-04 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Intensive introduction to conversation and composition, with special attention to grammar review and refinement. Essays, fiction and theater, as well as Italian television and films, provide opportunities to improve familiarity with contemporary Italian language and civilization. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 232-01 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Anna Santucci, Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Designed to increase student's comprehension and command of spoken Italian, this course is also an initiation in everyday verbal transactions and cultural communication prevalent in contemporary Italy. Phonetics, oral comprehension, and verbal production are practiced through exposure to authentic documents usually of a non-literary nature, such as television news programs, documentaries, commercial advertisements, and excerpts from films. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent.
1330:MF   BOSLER 306
1900:R   BOSLER 313
ITAL 232-02 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Anna Santucci, Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Designed to increase student's comprehension and command of spoken Italian, this course is also an initiation in everyday verbal transactions and cultural communication prevalent in contemporary Italy. Phonetics, oral comprehension, and verbal production are practiced through exposure to authentic documents usually of a non-literary nature, such as television news programs, documentaries, commercial advertisements, and excerpts from films. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent.
1330:TR   BOSLER 321
1900:T   BOSLER 321
ITAL 301-01 The Discourse of Love
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
What is Love? Through a diverse selection of works from authors such as St. Francis, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Lorenzo de' Medici, Pietro Aretino, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Franco, students will examine the nature of love from a variety of perspectives. From the spirituality of religion to the physicality of desire and attraction, this course will confront topics such as the medieval and Renaissance ideas of love (courtly love, the Dolce Stil Novo, and love sickness), theological notions of love (charity), different expressions of love (heterosexuality, same-sex attraction and polyamory), and transgressive types of love (lust, adultery, and prostitution). This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. Offered every year.
1330:MR   BOSLER 213
ITAL 323-01 Beautiful by Design: Modern Italian Culture through Its Objects
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi, Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-03. In this course, we will explore modern Italian history and culture through the concept of design, and through the multiple fields in which design plays a role: architecture, interior design, industrial design, fashion, graphic design and advertising, political propaganda, and media high and low. This course is offered in English. FLIC session: Italian Studies majors, Italian minors, and INBM majors using this course to satisfy major/minor requirements will attend a weekly discussion group in Italian and will read some materials in Italian. Upon successful completion of the work in Italian, students will receive a FLIC: Italian notation on their transcript. FLIC tentative meeting time is Tuesday, 4:00-4:50pm, but is flexible and could be changed should conflicts arise.
1500:MW   BOSLER 305