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Spring 2017

FREN 102-01

French II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Annick Fritz

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course continues the development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with increasing emphasis on the practice of reading and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits).

FREN 102-02

French II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Annick Fritz

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course continues the development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with increasing emphasis on the practice of reading and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits).

FREN 102-L1

French II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course continues the development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with increasing emphasis on the practice of reading and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits).

FREN 102-L2

French II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course continues the development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with increasing emphasis on the practice of reading and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits).

FREN 102-L3

French II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course continues the development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with increasing emphasis on the practice of reading and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits).

FREN 102-L4

French II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 09:10 am-10:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course continues the development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with increasing emphasis on the practice of reading and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits).

FREN 111-01

Accelerated French I-II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Annick Fritz

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course develops fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the francophone world. It is designed for students who have had some French prior to enrolling at Macalester or who want to review basic structures. The course prepares students for French III and includes two lab. Sessions. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 111-L1

Accelerated French I-II Lab

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course develops fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the francophone world. It is designed for students who have had some French prior to enrolling at Macalester or who want to review basic structures. The course prepares students for French III and includes two lab. Sessions. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 111-L2

Accelerated French I-II Lab

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course develops fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the francophone world. It is designed for students who have had some French prior to enrolling at Macalester or who want to review basic structures. The course prepares students for French III and includes two lab. Sessions. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 203-01

French III

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Martine Sauret

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-L1

French III Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-L2

French III Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-01

Text, Film and Media

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Joelle Vitiello

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-02

Text, Film and Media

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Joelle Vitiello

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-03

Text, Film and Media

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Andrew Billing

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L1

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 09:10 am-10:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L2

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L3

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L4

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L5

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L6

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 305-01

Advanced Expression: Communication Tools

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Juliette Rogers

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course is an intensive training in oral expression and corrective phonetics. Materials include news broadcasts from French TV, films and articles from the French and Francophone press. Grammar patterns that enhance communication will be studied. Class sessions are supplemented by small group meetings with French assistants and small conversation groups with Francophone tutors. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 305-L1

Advanced Expression: Communication Tools

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course is an intensive training in oral expression and corrective phonetics. Materials include news broadcasts from French TV, films and articles from the French and Francophone press. Grammar patterns that enhance communication will be studied. Class sessions are supplemented by small group meetings with French assistants and small conversation groups with Francophone tutors. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 305-L2

Advanced Expression: Communication Tools

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course is an intensive training in oral expression and corrective phonetics. Materials include news broadcasts from French TV, films and articles from the French and Francophone press. Grammar patterns that enhance communication will be studied. Class sessions are supplemented by small group meetings with French assistants and small conversation groups with Francophone tutors. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 306-01

Introduction to Literary Analysis

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Andrew Billing

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course is designed to develop the necessary skills for interpreting literature and for writing effectively in French. Students learn to do close reading and analysis of a variety of literary works and to compose critical essays. The course also includes a study of selected grammatical patterns and stylistic techniques. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 333-01

The Language of Diplomacy

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 400
  • Instructor: Rogers, Shandy

Notes: *Cross-listed with ANTH 333-01; application and permission of instructor required; first day attendance required; not open to ACTC students*

This interdisciplinary course, co-taught by faculty in Anthropology and French and Francophone Studies, will introduce students to the broad range of international institutions where French is one of the primary working languages. Language, as the basis for human cooperation, provides a vehicle for students to explore the connections between language, power, and human rights. To engage students from the outset with the lived experiences of those working in the larger diplomatic world, students will do a life-history interview with a professional to learn more about their career trajectory and the work that they do. We will further bring real-life scenarios into the classroom by watching and analyzing simulcast sessions in French from the International Criminal Court and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Throughout the course we will deepen our understanding of the historical and cultural dynamics within Europe over the past 150 years that gave rise to, maintain, and subvert the role of language in diplomacy. See the website of the Anthropology or French department for information on the both course application process, as well as the optional international Fieldtrip component for this course in Summer 2017. Cross-listed with Anthropology 333. Offered occasionally. (4 credits)

FREN 402-01

Voices from the Mediterranean

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Joelle Vitiello

Notes: This course focuses on Mediterranean francophone literatures and cultures, principally from the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Lybia) but also occasionally from the Machrek (Lebanon, Syria), and the French Mediterranean, from colonial times to current events, including the post "Arab Spring". The course contains units on orientalist representations, (texts, paintings, photographs and other critical material) diverse colonial and post-colonial European and North African representations of the regional cultures from multidirectional perspectives and theories, multiculturalism in North Africa, gender and sexualities, immigration, religion, and national/post-national cultural productions, including literature and cinema. Texts include major authors (such as Assia Djebar, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Abdellatif Laabi, Laila Lallami, Malika Mokeddem, Albert Memmi, for North Africa and Andrée Chedid, Ezza Agha Malak, Adonis from the Machrek for example). Films include a variety of classics and very contemporary films as well as theoretical and critical materials about the regional cinema and film directors. The course also includes graphic novels and music. Taught in French. Offered occasionally. (4 credits)


FREN 473-01

Contemporary Art in France and Francophone Countries

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Martine Sauret

Notes: In this class we will study the question of contemporary art in France and some Francophone countries and see how the diverse world movements in politics, philosophy, economy and environment affect the realm and the space of art in those countries. Particular points that have been seen as marking a change in art styles include the cold war, the mass production/consumption in the early 1960’s, the enormous influence of New York and London as well as new underground styles. Movements such as ‘’decolonization" and ‘’marginaliztion’’ and ‘’anachronisms’’ will be examined. The term ‘’contemporary art’’ will be questioned and debated. There will be interviews of curators and artists and visits to museums to help discussions and debates. Taught in French. Offered occasionally. (4 credits)

Fall 2016

FREN 101-01

French I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: ARTCOM 202
  • Instructor: Martine Sauret

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Emphasizing the active use of the language, this course develops the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes an introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. For students with no previous work in French. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. (4 credits)

FREN 101-02

French I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 228
  • Instructor: Martine Sauret

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Emphasizing the active use of the language, this course develops the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes an introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. For students with no previous work in French. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. (4 credits)

FREN 101-L1

French I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Emphasizing the active use of the language, this course develops the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes an introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. For students with no previous work in French. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. (4 credits)

FREN 101-L2

French I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Emphasizing the active use of the language, this course develops the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes an introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. For students with no previous work in French. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. (4 credits)

FREN 101-L3

French I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Emphasizing the active use of the language, this course develops the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes an introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. For students with no previous work in French. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. (4 credits)

FREN 101-L4

French I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 09:10 am-10:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 150
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Emphasizing the active use of the language, this course develops the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes an introduction to the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. For students with no previous work in French. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. (4 credits)

FREN 111-01

Accelerated French I-II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Annick Fritz

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course develops fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the francophone world. It is designed for students who have had some French prior to enrolling at Macalester or who want to review basic structures. The course prepares students for French III and includes two lab. Sessions. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 111-L1

Accelerated French I-II Lab

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 247
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course develops fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the francophone world. It is designed for students who have had some French prior to enrolling at Macalester or who want to review basic structures. The course prepares students for French III and includes two lab. Sessions. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 111-L2

Accelerated French I-II Lab

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course develops fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes introduction to the cultural background of France and the francophone world. It is designed for students who have had some French prior to enrolling at Macalester or who want to review basic structures. The course prepares students for French III and includes two lab. Sessions. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 194-01

Food in French and Francophone Cultures: the Local and the Global

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Joelle Vitiello

Notes: *First Year Course only; first day attendance required* France is famous for its food and cuisine. What makes it unique? How does French food translate French culture? What changes occurred throughout history? What was the impact of travel and colonial development on French food and on food in French colonies? And how do France and Francophone cultures engage with contemporary issues of sustainability? Those are some of the questions the course will explore through a variety of fiction and non fiction films, media and texts. The course will explore different cultural aspects of food, from rituals and traditions to specific foods that changed France and the Francophone world. Linking Western and non Western cultures and looking at how different communities engage with the representation, production, circulation and consumption of food will provide a frame to explore creative ways to think about sustainability. From cheese stories to existentialist cafés in Paris, from Haitian sugar to North African couscous, the course will explore our connection to food, locally and globally. The course has a double objective: to familiarize students with French and Francophone cultures and to introduce students to different and innovative ways of considering sustainability issues from different cultural perspectives. The format of the course is a seminar, based in student discussions, research, and presentations. PENDING the WA (Writing Argumentative) requirement. It counts toward the African Studies Concentration. The course is taught in English by Professor Vitiello, French and Francophone Studies.


FREN 203-01

French III

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Claude Cassagne

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-02

French III

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Claude Cassagne

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-03

French III

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Annick Fritz

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-L1

French III Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-L2

French III Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 09:10 am-10:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-L3

French III Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 09:10 am-10:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 216
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-L4

French III Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room: NEILL 113
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-L5

French III Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 113
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 203-L6

French III Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

The aim of this course is to bring students to a point where they can use French for communication, both oral and written. At the end of this course students should be able to read appropriate authentic materials, write short papers in French and communicate with a native speaker. It consolidates and builds competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing and includes study of the cultural background of France and the Francophone world. Class sessions are supplemented by weekly small group meetings with a French graduate assistant. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-01

Text, Film and Media

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: NEILL 216
  • Instructor: Juliette Rogers

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-02

Text, Film and Media

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 216
  • Instructor: Juliette Rogers

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L1

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L2

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 212
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L3

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room: NEILL 217
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 204-L4

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 205
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course presents a study of the contemporary language and culture of France and the Francophone world through authentic materials including the French press, the internet, television, literature and film. At the end of this course students should have attained a more sophisticated level of communication in French, the ability to use their skills in French for a variety of purposes including research in other disciplines, and a full appreciation of the intellectual challenge of learning a foreign language and its cultures. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 305-01

Advanced Expression: Communication Tools

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: ARTCOM 202
  • Instructor: Martine Sauret

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course is an intensive training in oral expression and corrective phonetics. Materials include news broadcasts from French TV, films and articles from the French and Francophone press. Grammar patterns that enhance communication will be studied. Class sessions are supplemented by small group meetings with French assistants and small conversation groups with Francophone tutors. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 305-L1

Advanced Expression: Communication Tools

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 228
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course is an intensive training in oral expression and corrective phonetics. Materials include news broadcasts from French TV, films and articles from the French and Francophone press. Grammar patterns that enhance communication will be studied. Class sessions are supplemented by small group meetings with French assistants and small conversation groups with Francophone tutors. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 305-L2

Advanced Expression: Communication Tools

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room: NEILL 216
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course is an intensive training in oral expression and corrective phonetics. Materials include news broadcasts from French TV, films and articles from the French and Francophone press. Grammar patterns that enhance communication will be studied. Class sessions are supplemented by small group meetings with French assistants and small conversation groups with Francophone tutors. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)


FREN 306-01

Introduction to Literary Analysis

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Andrew Billing

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course is designed to develop the necessary skills for interpreting literature and for writing effectively in French. Students learn to do close reading and analysis of a variety of literary works and to compose critical essays. The course also includes a study of selected grammatical patterns and stylistic techniques. ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN FRENCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

(4 credits)

FREN 320-01

Francophone Theater of Exile and Immigration

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: THEATR 204
  • Instructor: Juliette Rogers

Notes: *Cross-listed with THDA 394-02; taught in French*

This course is a survey of francophone theater and film from 1975 to 2014. The plays and films will cover three main topics: the development of colonial and post-colonial subjects, the act of writing and performing while living in exile, and the idea of the Other in francophone film and theater. We will study a variety of plays and films that were written in and take place in all parts of the francophone world, including Quebec, Lebanon, Algeria, Belgium, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Martinique, Romania, and France. The form of each work varies widely, from classical French dramatic techniques to minimalist contemporary staging and characterization. Students will study blocking and staging techniques and explore contemporary performance theory in addition to writing literary and cultural analyses. Authors and filmmakers studied include Abla Farhoud, Wajdi Mouawad, Edouardo Manet, Michel Azama, Michele Cesaire, Anca Visdei, Pierre Gope et Nicolas Kurtovithc, and Moussa Toure. Taught in French. (4 credits)

FREN 394-01

Representations of Immigration and Border-Crossings in Contemporary Europe

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Joelle Vitiello

Notes: *First day attendance required; appropriate for FY students; taught in English* Global media have long been fascinated with images of migrants from the South enduring perilous journeys in their attempts to enter Europe through land or sea. These images have produced series of standard narratives, especially since the 2010s, rather than a deep understanding. With the help of theorists such as Giorgio Agamben, Etienne Balibar, Isotina Ballesterros, Nina Glick-Schiller, Alec Hargreaves, or Sarah Mekdjian, this course will critically analyze mass media images of immigration, juxtaposing them with more nuanced representations from European cinema and literature. Works from France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain will be examined to study specific issues (from detention camps in and out of the Schengen space to integration and citizenship of several generations, from cultural exclusions to hospitality, love, and success stories). Each of the major European countries has a different historical, geographical, and economic relationship with the migrants' countries of origin, and the course will proceed comparatively, seeking not just commonalities but also significant differences among the European countries receiving migrants. Questions of race, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and differences will be important concerns.

The materials for the class are diverse. They include written memoirs and fiction, films, graphic novels, critical essays, and interactive and creative maps such as euborderscapes projects. Starting with classics that deal directly with immigration such as Werner Fassbinder's Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), the course will carry its analysis forward to current fiction films such as Terraferma (2011) and Samba (2014). In addition, some documentary films (or excerpts from them) such as Kal Touré's Victims of our Riches (2006) will be screened for background information. Narratives include short works by Igiaba Scego, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Laila Lallami, Alexander Maksik, Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, Amara Lakhous, Tahar Ben Jelloun among others.

FREN 445-01

How to Start a Revolution

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Andrew Billing

Notes: The French Revolution is often viewed as the founding event of the modern French state, but also as an event of world-historical significance that profoundly shaped human social and political history. In this course, we will explore the causes and consequences of the Revolution and its ongoing relevance in 2016. Questions we will consider include: What is a Revolution? What were the main causes of the French Revolution – ideas; economics; politics? What did the Revolutionaries hope to achieve, and where did they fall short? What was the legacy of the Revolution, in Europe, Asia, and beyond, from Mao and Che, to Tiananmen and Tahrir Square? What is “living” and what is “dead” in the concept of Revolution today? We will also examine how the French Revolution shaped our culture and understanding of human rights; our competing conceptions of liberty, equality, solidarity, and secularism; and our sense of the legitimacy of political violence and terror. Readings will include texts by Montesquieu, Rousseau, Diderot, De Gouges, Marat, Robespierre, Burke, Marx, Lenin, Arendt, Fanon, and Žižek. Taught in French. (4 credits).