Fall 2014

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.
0830:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
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: 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 321
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.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 315
FREN 104-02 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.
0930:MTWRF   LIBRY JACOBS
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 305
FREN 116-01 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: 104 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 315
FREN 116-02 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: 104 or the equivalent.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 305
0930:TR   BOSLER 309
FREN 116-03 Intermediate French
Instructor: Amelie Josselin-Leray
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   DENNY 313
FREN 116-04 Intermediate French
Instructor: Amelie Josselin-Leray
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.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
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. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   WESTC 1
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. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   WESTC 1
FREN 236-01 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Ian MacDonald
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:TR   BOSLER 321
FREN 236-02 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Ian MacDonald
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.
1330:TF   BOSLER 309
FREN 240-01 French Identities: Rural Exodus from the Provinces to Paris
Instructor: Catherine Beaudry
Course Description:
This course introduces students to the history of Paris, as the epicenter of France through the study of the city, using maps, timelines, and architecture, literary and artistic works. It enables students to acquire a certain familiarity with the centralized nature of France, since the Revolution, with a special focus on the nineteenth century, the effect of the railroad on migration patterns into the city. It deepens students knowledge of the forces that created many Parisian identities within the contemporary city.
1030:TR   LIBRY JACOBS
FREN 246-01 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-02. 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.
1330:MR   BOSLER 319
FREN 362-01 French Theatre: From the Page to the Stage
Instructor: Ian MacDonald
Course Description:
In this course we will explore the relationship between French theatrical texts - often studied in isolation as dramatic literature - and performances of the texts on stage and on screen. Through the reading of exemplary theatrical texts from the Middle Ages through 21st centuries, written accounts of performances, and the analysis of filmed stage performances from the 20th and 21st centuries, we will develop an understanding of the evolution of performance conventions, and the performance challenges posed by certain canonical texts. We will read theoretical materials to help understand and analyze the complex connection between texts and performances, and study critical articles and reviews focused on the issues raised by interpreting the written word for the stage. In addition to analytical and critical writing assignments and oral presentations, a portion of each class session will be devoted to working with plays in performance. At the end of the semester, the students in the course will present a public performance for the Dickinson and Carlisle communities.
1330:W   BOSLER 313
FREN 363-01 French Linguistics
Instructor: Amelie Josselin-Leray
Course Description:
In this course, students will be introduced to theoretical concepts relevant to practical translation, including those pertaining to linguistics; the course will also develop their awareness of the different kinds of texts (e.g. journalism and literature), approaches, and strategies for translating them. Lectures and guided reading will introduce them to theoretical issues, whilst class activities will focus on the analysis and translation of texts both in English and in French. They will also have the opportunity to undertake translation criticism.
1500:MR   BOSLER 214
FREN 500-01 Contemporary French Poetry from Baudelaire to to Queneau
Instructor: Catherine Beaudry
Course Description:
 
FREN 500-02 Queer Narratives in the Francophone World
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
 
FREN 500-03 French Theatre: From Page to Stage
Instructor: Ian MacDonald
Course Description:
 
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 214
ITAL 101-02 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.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 101-03 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.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 101-04 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 101-05 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
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
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
ITAL 116-01 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: 104 or the equivalent.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 116-02 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: 104 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
ITAL 116-03 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: James McMenamin
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 213
ITAL 232-01 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
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. This course fulfills the DIV I. b. distribution requirement.
1330:TF   BOSLER 214
1900:W   BOSLER 214
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. This course fulfills the DIV I. b. distribution requirement. Offered every year.
1500:TR   BOSLER 305
ITAL 323-01 Demystifying the Mafia Universe
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-02. Additional meeting time for ITAL & INBM students - Thursday 3:00-3:50pm in Bosler 314. In this course we will analyze and discuss American and Italian films on the Mafia.
1900:R   ALTHSE 106
1500:MW   BOSLER 314
1630:T   BOSLER 314
ITAL 550-01 L'Immigrazione Nel Cinema
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
 
ITAL 550-02 Insegnamento di Italiano L2: Teoria e Pratica
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
 
ITAL 550-03 An Exploration of a Foreigner's Infiltration in Italian Cinema
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description: