Spring 2024

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FREN 102-01 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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 307
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 306
FREN 201-01 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: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 321
FREN 201-02 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: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 321
FREN 202-01 Living in the Francophone World
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
This course explores the contemporary Francophone world using regional case studies. Students will learn about life in diverse francophone locations through the study of language, culture, geography, history, art and politics. The regions under study reflect faculty strengths and experience as well as Dickinsons global partners (Toulouse, Rabat, Yaound). Students will continue to develop all five communicative competencies (speaking, reading, writing, listening, and intercultural). Assignments and activities harness current technology including social media and audiovisual tools to learn about the lived experiences of francophones across the globe. Experiential learning components will introduce students to local and global francophone communities and study away opportunities. This is the gateway course to the major and minor in French and Francophone Studies. Students who complete FREN 202 or equivalent are eligible to study in Toulouse, France.Prerquisite: FREN 201 or equivalent.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
BOSLER 309
FREN 202-02 Living in the Francophone World
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
This course explores the contemporary Francophone world using regional case studies. Students will learn about life in diverse francophone locations through the study of language, culture, geography, history, art and politics. The regions under study reflect faculty strengths and experience as well as Dickinsons global partners (Toulouse, Rabat, Yaound). Students will continue to develop all five communicative competencies (speaking, reading, writing, listening, and intercultural). Assignments and activities harness current technology including social media and audiovisual tools to learn about the lived experiences of francophones across the globe. Experiential learning components will introduce students to local and global francophone communities and study away opportunities. This is the gateway course to the major and minor in French and Francophone Studies. Students who complete FREN 202 or equivalent are eligible to study in Toulouse, France.Prerquisite: FREN 201 or equivalent.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 309
FREN 231-01 French and Francophone Cultural Histories
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
This course explores the main historical eras and cultural movements that have shaped France andFrancophone cultural identities, tracing the origins of the Francophone world, and decentering the traditional narrative of French imperial history. From the Medieval era to the collapse of the French Empire in early 20th century,the course explores theformation of the French nation while examiningtherise and justification of colonial and racial ideas in mainland France that led to the creation of the French Empire and the making of the Francophone world. The course consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing to prepare students for an immersive experience in a French-speaking environment. As a Writing-in-the-Discipline course, this class will focus on genres of writing specific to francophone academic practices. This is a required course for the major and minor in French and Francophone Studies.Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
BOSLER 310
FREN 302-01 Issues in Contemporary French Society
Instructor: Dominique Laurent
Course Description:
This course is 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 facilitates acculturation in France or provides an academic substitute for that experience. Prerequisite: FREN 231 or FREN 232.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 213
FREN 364-01 Women of the Middle East: Stories of Resistance
Instructor: Mireille Rebeiz
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 221-01 and WGSS 221-01. The condition of women writers in post-colonial, predominantly Arab countries is heavily marked by the dual legacy of the region's Muslim heritage and the cultural imprint of former colonizers, which are intertwined with ethnic, religious, linguistic and other differences that in varying ways traverse the region as a whole. The tensions associated with these differences erupted in wars in some countries and violence and discrimination against women in some others. Several women writers stood up against injustice and sexism by writing to defend women's rights and render justice. Their writing served to bear witness and preserve the victim's memory. This class focuses on narratives (texts and films) from the following countries: Algeria, Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
BOSLER 314
FREN 500-01 Les langues régionales de France
Instructor: Lucile Duperron
Course Description: