Faculty Profile

Dominique Laurent

Associate Professor of French (1995)

Contact Information

laurent@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 221
717.245.1299
http://users.dickinson.edu/~laurent

Bio

Professor Laurent's research examines the image of America in the French press in the XIXth and XXth centuries. He teaches French language and civilization classes (Intermediate French, Communications in French and Francophone Contexts, Introduction to Cultural Analysis) and senior seminars on "The French Press," "France between the Wars," and "America in French Eyes." In addition he has taught First-Year Seminars on "The Great War" and, more recently, on "America in the Eyes of the World". Professor Laurent is currently working on the image of Woodrow Wilson in the French press during the Paris Peace Conference (December 1918-June 1919).

Education

  • Licence, Universite Catholique de L'ouest, 1978
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1996

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

FREN 102 Elementary French
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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent.

FREN 102 Elementary French
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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent.

FREN 230 Comm in Fr & Francophone Cont
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.