Fall 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FREN 101-01 Elementary French
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong, FREN STAFF
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 308
FREN 101-02 Elementary French
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong, FREN STAFF
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 208
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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 315
FREN 102-02 Elementary French
Instructor: Mireille Rebeiz
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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   TOME 227
FREN 102-03 Elementary French
Instructor: Mireille Rebeiz
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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   TOME 227
FREN 201-01 Intermediate French
Instructor: Burleigh Hendrickson
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   BOSLER 307
FREN 201-02 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: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 305
FREN 201-03 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: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 305
FREN 230-01 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Hanna Roman
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 321
0930:MW   DENNY 212
FREN 230-02 Communication in French and Francophone Contexts
Instructor: Hanna Roman
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.
1030:TR   BOSLER 321
1030:MW   DENNY 212
FREN 236-01 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
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.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 206
FREN 236-02 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
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   BOSLER 313
FREN 240-01 French Protest Culture: From the French Revolution to the “Yellow Vest” Movement
Instructor: Burleigh Hendrickson
Course Description:
This course examines Frances deep cultural history of protest and rebellion from the French Revolution to the current Yellow Vest movement. French cultural identities have long been shaped by the relationship between the French State and French society, with multiple instances of societal resistance to external and domestic forces. Examples are drawn from the histories of social movements related to human rights, race, religion, gender, and economics. Across the political spectrum from the far right to the radical left, and from Paris to the provinces or to Frances overseas territories, the power of protest has transformed and defined French identities over time.
1330:TF   BOSLER 213
FREN 246-01 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
Instructor: Mireille Rebeiz
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. Prerequisite: 236.
1330:MR   BOSLER 213
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.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 207
FREN 365-01 Perceiving the Natural World in the French Enlightenment
Instructor: Hanna Roman
Course Description:
Scientists today often attribute the beginning of the era of radical climate change, termed the 'Anthropocene', to changes in culture, economy, and technology in eighteenth-century Europe. What were the intellectual and philosophical ideas behind these changes, and how did they contribute to modern-day conceptions of the natural environment and humankind's role within it? This seminar will address these questions through the lens of the literature of Enlightenment France and its power to invent and imagine new ways of perceiving and altering nature. It will engage with the Enlightenment movement as both a time of reason and progress as well as prejudice and destruction. We will reflect upon which aspects of eighteenth-century natural thought are still relevant and useful today and which have become harmful to the future of our planet. Readings include works of fiction, philosophy, natural history, and science fiction by famous Enlightenment authors such as Diderot, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire, as well as by less well-known, but equally important, voices such as Bernadin de Saint-Pierre, Mme de Graffigny, and the comte de Grainville.
1330:W   BOSLER 309