Spring 2017

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.
0930:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
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.
0830:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
FREN 102-02 Elementary French
Instructor: Catherine Beaudry
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   LIBRY ALDEN
FREN 201-01 Intermediate French
Instructor: Catherine Beaudry
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   LIBRY ALDEN
FREN 201-03 Intermediate French
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
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   ALTHSE 206
FREN 230-01 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.
1330:MR   BOSLER 211
1330:TW   BOSLER 211
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: 201 or the equivalent.
0900:TR   BOSLER 214
0930:MW   BOSLER 214
FREN 236-01 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
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 206
FREN 236-02 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
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 206
FREN 245-01 Contemporary Issues in French Society
Instructor: Adeline Soldin
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.
1030:TR   BOSLER 315
FREN 246-01 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-06. 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.
1500:MR   BOSLER 213
FREN 362-01 Sex in the City of Light: Early 20th-Century Women of Paris
Instructor: Adeline Soldin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 345-01 and WGSS 301-01.This course in comparative literature and visual culture investigates the city of Paris as a site of sexual and artistic exploration, liberation and confrontation for women of the early 20th-Century. Students will study a variety of literature, fine arts, performance art, and haute couture created and produced by women from diverse backgrounds who came to Paris in search of free self-expression. Most of these writers, journalists, artists, dancers, and designers knew each other; many collaborated professionally and mingled socially; and some became involved romantically. We will discuss the implications of their social and intimate relationships and consider to what extent these networks may have fostered artistic creation as well as political activism. To facilitate these investigations, students will read feminist, queer and geography theory to deepen and strengthen their analyses.
1330:W   BOSLER 313
FREN 364-01 Francophone African Novelists of Diaspora
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
This course examines the movement between Africa and France, the dream destination for many Sub-Saharan Francophone Africans who have made their way to France, either as students or workers throughout the 20th Century. The course invites reflection on transnational movements from the perspective of Francophone African authors and filmmakers, whose works are supplemented by readings documenting relevant social and historical phenomena such as the Tirailleurs Sngalais, Sapeurs, and Sans-papiers. Students read across the spectrum of French immigration literature, relevant historical, sociological, or critical texts and review films, both documentary and fiction. Prerequisite: 245 or 246, or at least a semester of study in Toulouse or Yaound, or permission of the instructor. Priority given to senior majors in French.
1330:MR   BOSLER 315