Fall 2020

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FREN 101-01 Elementary French
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
Course Description:
2 Synchronous class sessions on M and W with Dickinson Professor; individual office hours on W; Synchronous small group conversation on R with Dickinson-in-France team; T and F are asynchronous days. 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   DIST
FREN 101-02 Elementary French
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
Course Description:
Synchronous class sessions on M and W with Dickinson Professor; individual office hours on W; Synchronous small group conversation on R with Dickinson-in-France team; T and F are asynchronous days. 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   DIST
FREN 102-03 Elementary French
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday sessions will be synchronous on Zoom. The Friday session will be asynchronous. For students unable to attend class on account of time difference, each session will be recorded and made available to them. I will hold a shorter zoom session with them at a time that suits them better. 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.
1030:MTWRF   DIST
FREN 102-04 Elementary French
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday sessions will be synchronous on Zoom. The Friday session will be asynchronous. For students unable to attend class on account of time difference, each session will be recorded and made available to them. I will hold a shorter zoom session with them at a time that suits them better. 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.
1330:MTWRF   DIST
FREN 201-02 Intermediate French
Instructor: Hanna Roman
Course Description:
2 days synchronous Zoom teaching, 1 day office hour meetings, 1 day Zoom discussion meetings with Toulouse team, 1 day a-synchronous grammar work 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   DIST
FREN 201-03 Intermediate French
Instructor: Hanna Roman
Course Description:
2 days synchronous Zoom teaching, 1 day office hour meetings, 1 day Zoom discussion meetings with Toulouse team, 1 day a-synchronous grammar work 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.
1030:MTWRF   DIST
FREN 201-04 Intermediate French
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
Course Description:
2 days synchronous Zoom teaching on T and R, 1day office hour meetings on Bookings, 1 day small group meetings with Dickinson-in-France Program team on M, 1day asynchronous grammar work on F 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.
1330:MTWRF   DIST
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: 201 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   DIST
FREN 230-02 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Hanna Roman
Course Description:
2 days synchronous Zoom teaching sessions, 1 day office hour meetings, 2 days a-synchronous reading and writing work 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:MTWRF   DIST
FREN 236-01 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
This class will be offered synchronously during all scheduled class times. 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.
0930:MWF   DIST
FREN 236-02 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
This class will be offered synchronously during all scheduled class times. 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   DIST
FREN 240-01 Food, France, and Cultural Identity
Instructor: Adeline Soldin
Course Description:
This course aims to examine the past, present and future of French food culture and systems through a multitude of lenses, including gender, race, class, and environmental. This course will investigate France's epicurean traditions and agricultural systems to understand the complex relationships among gastronomic practices, food and farming industries, and French identity. An inquiry of this type must certainly consider numerous questions relating to sustainability: the sustainability and/or development of traditions, values, systems, and resources. Moreover, students will be asked to reflect on their own culinary customs as well as the agro-business systems of their native countries and the globalized world. Through intercultural analysis, students will learn more about how a region's food habits and ideologies relate to and affect environmental and health concerns of its inhabitants.
1030:TR   DIST
FREN 240-02 Food, France, and Cultural Identity
Instructor: Adeline Soldin
Course Description:
This class will meet in the classroom on Thursdays.This course aims to examine the past, present and future of French food culture and systems through a multitude of lenses, including gender, race, class, and environmental. This course will investigate France's epicurean traditions and agricultural systems to understand the complex relationships among gastronomic practices, food and farming industries, and French identity. An inquiry of this type must certainly consider numerous questions relating to sustainability: the sustainability and/or development of traditions, values, systems, and resources. Moreover, students will be asked to reflect on their own culinary customs as well as the agro-business systems of their native countries and the globalized world. Through intercultural analysis, students will learn more about how a region's food habits and ideologies relate to and affect environmental and health concerns of its inhabitants.
1330:MR   DIST
FREN 246-01 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
Instructor: Mireille Rebeiz
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.
1500:TF   DIST
FREN 362-01 Seminar in French and Francophone Literatures
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
A thorough investigation of a major figure or important literary trend (chosen at the discretion of the instructor and in consultation with the majors) in French or Francophone literature with emphasis on seminar reports and discussion. Recent themes have been Algerian War; Love or Marriage in 17th and 18th century literature; Relations Between the Sexes; Francophone Novelists of the African Diaspora. 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:W   DIST
FREN 364-01 Sex in the City of Light: Early 20th-Century Women in Paris
Instructor: Adeline Soldin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 341-01 and WGSS 301-02. 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, visual art, 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 of 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 geocritical theory to deepen and strengthen our analyses.
1330:TF   DIST