Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FREN 101-01 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.
1030:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
FREN 104-01 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.
0830:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
FREN 104-02 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.
0930:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
FREN 104-03 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.101 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
FREN 116-01 Intermediate French
Instructor: Ian MacDonald
Course Description:
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 104 or the equivalent.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
FREN 116-02 Intermediate French
Instructor: Ian MacDonald
Course Description:
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 104 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
FREN 230-01 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
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. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1030:MR   BOSLER 214
1030:TW   BOSLER 214
FREN 230-02 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
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. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1330:MR   BOSLER 315
1330:TW   BOSLER 315
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. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 315
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. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 315
FREN 240-01 French Identities: Rural Exodus from the Provinces to Paris
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.
1330:MR   LIBRY ALDEN
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:TF   BOSLER 321
FREN 362-01 Prostitution & Sexuality in Haitian Literature & Film
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-03 and WGST 300-02. 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:T   BOSLER 319
FREN 363-01 Love or Marriage in the French Novel Written by Women from Princess of Cleves to the Vagabond
Instructor: Catherine Beaudry
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 300-05.
1330:W   LIBRY ALDEN
FREN 500-01 Manifestations of Linguistic Hegemony in the Francophone World
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
 
FREN 500-02 French and Francophone Cultures and Politics
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
 
FREN 500-03 Theatre of 20th and 21st Century France: Texts and Performances
Instructor: Ian MacDonald
Course Description:
 
FREN 500-04 Queer Narratives in the Francophone World II
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
 
FREN 500-05 The Poltical System in Haiti After the 2010 Earthquake
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in ITAL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 104-01 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 104-02 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Leonora Masini
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
0930:MTWRF   DENNY 104
ITAL 104-03 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 104-04 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Leonora Masini
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   DENNY 212
ITAL 116-01 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: 104 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 231-01 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Designed to increase student's awareness of various rhetorical conventions and command of written Italian through analysis and imitation of model texts of a literary and non-literary nature. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement and the DIV I. b. distribution requirement.
1030:TR   BOSLER 211
1030:W   BOSLER 211
ITAL 231-02 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Designed to increase student's awareness of various rhetorical conventions and command of written Italian through analysis and imitation of model texts of a literary and non-literary nature. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement and the DIV I. b. distribution requirement.
1145:WF   BOSLER 310
1330:R   BOSLER 318
ITAL 306-01 Real and Imaginary Journeys
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
By exploring the inner conflicts of their own soul and venturing beyond the boundaries of their native culture, Italian authors from Dante and Petrarch to Italo Calvino and Federico Fellini have opened new paths that often influenced the development of Western art and literature and touched the lives of countless readers and viewers around the world. In this course, we use the theme of the journey to analyze the work of some of the most influential Italian authors and trace their cultural legacy. This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I. b. distribution requirement. Offered every two years.
1400:F   BOSLER 213
1500:W   BOSLER 213
ITAL 322-01 Dante's Divine Comedy
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 399-01.Additional meeting time for FLIC students only Monday 1:30-2:15pm in Bosler 313.
1500:TR   BOSLER 213
1500:M   BOSLER 318
ITAL 400-01 Boccaccio's "Decameron" and the Structure of Storytelling
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
This course will focus on Boccaccio's Decameron with a critical eye on the construction of the text and the stylistic complexity of the individual novelle. Students will be guided to study the use of rhetoric as a means of empowerment from a variety of perspectives. The course will culminate in a research project of interdisciplinary nature that reflects each students personal interests.
1330:W   BOSLER 318