Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FREN 101-01 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.
0830:MTWRF   LIBRY ALDEN
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: Adeline Soldin, Dominique Laurent
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 314
FREN 101-04 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 104-02 Elementary French
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
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   SCLGAX 4
FREN 104-03 Elementary French
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
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   SCLGAX 4
FREN 116-01 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: 104 or the equivalent.
0830:MTWRF   ALTHSE 206
FREN 116-02 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: 104 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   LIBRY BENRUSH
FREN 116-03 Intermediate French
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
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 211
FREN 116-04 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: 104 or the equivalent.
1330:MTWRF   LIBRY ALDEN
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 WID graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 305
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 WID graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 315
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. This course fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1030:TR   BOSLER 314
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. This course fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1330:MR   BOSLER 318
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 213
FREN 246-01 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
Instructor: Linda Brindeau
Course Description:
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. This course fulfills the Humanities (Division I B) distribution requirement and Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement.
1500:MR   BOSLER 313
FREN 362-01 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.
1330:T   BOSLER 214
FREN 364-01 Topics in French and Francophone Literatures
Instructor: Adeline Soldin, Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
In-depth analysis and discussion of selected areas of French and Francophone literature not normally covered in other advanced offerings. Recent topics have included Literature of Immigration, Love Letters; Hate Mail, French Theater & Society. 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. This course fulfills the DIV I.b. distribution requirement.
1330:MR   BOSLER 319
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: 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 101-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
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 112
ITAL 101-04 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 214
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 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
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: 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 116-04 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 305
ITAL 232-01 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Leonora Masini, 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. This course fulfills the Humanities (Division I B) distribution requirement.
1900:W   BOSLER 213
1330:MR   BOSLER 313
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 318
ITAL 323-01 The Italian Novel from Realism to Post-Modernism
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
Additional time slot for ITAL and INBM students - Monday 3:00-3:50pm in Bosler 214.In this course we examine the development of the Italian novel in a global perspective, from the early XIX century to the present. We will focus on the formal and thematic changes that occurred in the narrative discourse and their ideological significance. Some of the authors we will study may include: Alessandro Manzoni, Giovanni Verga, Luigi Pirandello, Cesare Pavese, Elsa Morante, and Italo Calvino. The course is taught in English, with an additional FLIC discussion group in Italian for Italian Studies and INBM majors and Italian minors.
1330:W   BOSLER 214
ITAL 323-02 Migration Anxieties
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Study of significant themes and values that inform Italian culture and are informed by it. This course draws on a wide selection of sources including history, sociology, psychology, popular culture. Students in this course will concentrate on specific cultural, social or political issues, such as "Representations of the Holocaust and/or Terrorism in Italian Cinema;" "The Italian Southern Question;" "The Making and Unmaking of Italy," and others. This course is offered in English. Italian Studies majors, Italian minors and INBM majors using this course to satisfy major/minor requirements will attend a discussion group in Italian and will write their papers in Italian. Upon successful completion of the work in Italian, students will receive a "FLIC: Italian" notation on their transcript. Prerequisites: 231 if taken as Italian FLIC; none, if taking the English only portion. This course fulfills the Humanities (Division I B) distribution requirement. Offered on an as-needed basis.