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  • FRENCH 100  Intensive Elementary French

    Description:
    Intensive elementary work in the four language skills, with concentration on an audio-lingual approach, for students with no previous training in French. Students completing this course satisfactorily will be allowed to enter directly into courses at the intermediate level. Equivalent to one year of elementary French.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 101  Elementary French I

    Description:
    Practice in the four language skills, with concentration on an audio-lingual approach, for students who have no creditable training in French. Includes an introduction to French and francophone culture. Weekly laboratory attendance and assignments required.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 102  Elementary French II

    Description:
    A continuation of FRENCH 101. Concentrated practice in the four language skills, with an audio-lingual approach, for students who have completed FRENCH 101 or its equivalent. Continued attention to French and francophone culture. Weekly laboratory attendance and assignments required.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 150G  Self and Other in French Literature

    Description:
    A study of individual identity within communities of other selves, through close reading and analysis of literary works by major modern French writers (Gide, Mauriac, Camus, Sartre). These works represent a broad range of viewpoints, from atheist to agnostic to believer. The essential human questions they pose challenge students to re-examine their own education, beliefs, and actions. All readings are in English.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 201  Intermediate French I

    Description:
    This course seeks to help students attain the level of intermediate competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, through imaginative and personalized activities that are relevant to student interests. These activities include an introduction to the culture and literature of the French-speaking world. Weekly laboratory attendance and assignments required.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 202  Intermediate French II

    Description:
    This course seeks to build on the level of achievement reached in FRENCH 201. Participants study a variety of literary and cultural texts as models of written expression. Weekly laboratory attendance and assignments required.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 276  Introduction to French Cinema

    Description:
    This course will acquaint students with films and filmmakers that have made an impact on French cinema and Society from the early 20th century to today. It provides a broad survey of cinematic practices in France and explores the major social issues political debates, and historical memories that have preoccupied French society. The course focuses on how French film interrogates social and national identity in France, but also in Africa and Europe more broadly.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 301  Composition et stylistique

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    A course in written expression beyond the intermediate level. Emphasis is on composition as well as on grammatical and stylistic analysis of contemporary texts.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 302  Initiation a la litterature et a la civilisation francaises: Depuis le Moyen Age jusqu'a la fin du 1

    Description:
    French literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century. Selected readings from Chanson de Roland, courtly novels, lyric poetry of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Rabelais, Montaigne, Corneille, Racine, Moliere, LaFontaine, with lectures on the cultural backgrounds of the periods under study.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 303  Intro Lit & Cult II

    Description:
    French literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Selected readings from Diderot, Marivaux, Voltaire, Rousseau, Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Hugo, Vigny, Musset, Balzac, Baudelaire, and Zola, with lectures on the cultural background of the periods studied.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 304  French Conversation

    Description:
    Discussions based on authentic documents from a broad variety of sources representing diverse aspects of French and francophone culture: individual oral presentations, exchanges with a partner or small group, full-class discussions. Written summaries of documents, review of grammar points as needed.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 305  20th/21st Century french and Francophone Literature

    Description:
    This course will cover major topics in French and Francophone literature and culture during the 20th and 21st centuries. Following historical developments and a chronological order of literary production, this course covers the themes of war, love, language, feminism, immigration and exile. The course is taught in French   More Info

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  • FRENCH 306  Introduction to French Cinema

    Description:
    An introduction to the major works, filmmakers, and movements of French cinema. We will develop a basic knowledge of French film through the analysis of different genres. Through cinema we will also study social, historical and political issues. The course will be taught in French.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 307  French and Francophone Popular Culture

    Description:
    This course explores trends in popular culture in the French-speaking world from the early twentieth century to the present day. We will study digital media, popular music, and films from the French-speaking works for language learning and cultural awareness. These materials will be analyzed for their textual, historical, and cultural values. The course will be taught in French.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 378  Independent Study

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  • FRENCH 379  Independent Study

    Description:
    For those students wishing to pursue the study of French language, literature or culture beyond the intermediate level. A course of study is jointly designed by supervising instructor and student.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 411  Theme et version

    Description:
    Translation from English into French, and from French into English, with analysis of the grammatical and stylistic problems presented by the texts.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 452  Roman et theatre romantiques

    Description:
    The French romantic theatre and novel of Hugo, Vigny, Musset, Sand, Balzac, and Stendhal.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 464  Roman Du 20e Siecle

    Description:
    Discussion of representative twentieth century novels, by such writers as Camus, Gide, Bernanos, Malraux, Robbe-Grillet, Sartre, Mauriac, Duras, ben Jelloun and Ba.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 465  20th Century French Theater

    Description:
    This course examines societal trends in 20th century France and the Francophone world through theater. In order to highlight the diversity of French theater throughout the century this course is organized thematically around questions such as war, cruelty, existentialism, art and love. Playwrights include Giraudoux, Sartre, Genet, Cesaire, and Reza among others.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 478  Readings & Research

    Description:
    Primarily for seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 in their major who wish to pursue a research topic in depth, one ordinarily not available in standard course offerings. A written prospectus detailing the plan of study must be submitted to supervising instructor and department. (Course offered in the fall only.)   More Info

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  • FRENCH 479  Readings & Research

    Description:
    Primarily for seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 in their major who wish to pursue a research topic in depth, one ordinarily not available in standard course offerings. A written prospectus detailing the plan of study must be submitted to supervising instructor and department. (Course offered in the spring only.)   More Info

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  • FRENCH 480  Images of Otherness in French and Francophone Literature

    Description:
    Through a thorough examination of novels, plays, film and poetry in French this class will focus on images of the 'foreigner', the 'stranger', the 'French' and the 'African' as well as on the representation of gender and national differences. Historical and sociological contextual frameworks will help situate the different representations. Course will be taught in French.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 490  Special Topics

    Description:
    Topics vary each semester according to instructor.   More Info

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  • FRENCH 498  Honors Research Project

    Description:
    Independent and original investigation of a specific aspect of French studies of interest to the student, under the supervision of a departmental advisor. Student will read primary and secondary texts and determine a critical methodology in preparation for the writing of the thesis. Completion of a thesis prospectus and acceptance by the student's proposed thesis supervisor are prerequisites for admission to 499.   More Info

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