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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: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

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: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: OLRI 300
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: OLRI 101
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: 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: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

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: ARTCOM 202
  • 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 214
  • Instructor: Billing, Cassagne

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: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

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: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

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: NEILL 227
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

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: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

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: 09:10 am-10:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 226
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

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: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Caroline Magnoux

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: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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 402
  • Instructor: Billing, Jones-Boardman

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 392-01

Language/Diplomacy Field Trip

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Rogers, Shandy

Notes: *2 credits; co-registration in ANTH/FREN 333 required; cross-listed with ANTH 392-01* This course is an optional two-week Study Away field trip to The Netherlands, France and Switzerland, scheduled for May 2017. It is designed to deepen students' understanding and appreciation of material covered in ANTH/FREN 333 (The Language of Diplomacy), and to provide direct exposure to the international institutions featured in immersive French language settings.

FREN 402-01

Voices of the Francophone 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 2017

FREN 101-01

French I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: El Hadji Diop

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: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: El Hadji Diop

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 404
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: Aminata Sall

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: OLRI 370
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: NEILL 217
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Andrew Billing

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 111-02

Accelerated French I-II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Joelle Vitiello

Notes: 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: Aminata Sall

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: OLRI 205
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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

Revolutionary Thought in France, 1789-2017

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • Instructor: Andrew Billing

Notes: *First Year Course only; first day attendance required* This course is open to all students, including those with no background in French. The course will begin with the French Revolution, often understood as the defining event in modern French history and the moment in which the French nation is born. Students will examine the intellectual forces that contributed to its outbreak at the end of the eighteenth century, and study the influence it exerted on writers, thinkers, and artists in France and in its colonies through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular during the Paris Commune, the anti-colonial movements of the 1950s, and May 1968. Students will also explore how the Revolution continues to shape political and intellectual life in France in 2017.

FREN 203-01

French III

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • 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: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • 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 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: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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 409
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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 404
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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 409
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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 204-02

Text, Film and Media

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 402
  • 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-L1

Text, Film and Media Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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 404
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 247
  • Instructor: Manon Pelaprat

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 112
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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 409
  • Instructor: Aminata Sall

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: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 409
  • Instructor: Juliette Rogers

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 370-01

Art of Translation: Style, Grammar, and Translation

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

Notes: *First day attendance required*

We will examine pieces of literature in English and in French and analyze the different modes of expression, the various styles and compare their styles. Theoretical material will enable students to determine stylistic changes geared to specific contexts. At the same time, exercises will concentrate on translation from English to French and French to English. The books we are using progress from the specific parts of speech to general and complex questions concerning the order of the words (ordre des mots) and la mise en relief. With the use of books, journals, newspapers etc… we will proceed to write in journals twice a week to achieve clarity and elegance in written French examining the literary (langue littéraire) to the colloquial (langue familière) and the formal French (langue soignée des gens cultivés). In addition to regular correction of journals, 4 papers will be rewritten after advice and suggestions of the instructor on content (introduction, conclusion presentation of arguments), vocabulary, stylistic and grammatical errors. Students will translate 4 short genres (literary, journalistic, theater and conversation pieces). As the topic relates to the cultural, economical, sociological and historical aspects of France, it addresses the diverse disciplinary areas well established in the French Department and the long term affiliation with the humanities, media and cultural studies, and women’s and gender studies programs. Taught in French. Offered occasionally. (4 credits)

FREN 450-01

Deceit, Desire and Money in the 19th Century

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

Notes: French culture and society underwent sweeping changes with the rise of capitalism and the industrial revolution in the 19th century. With these changes, new narratives emerged that we continue to see even in today's culture. They asked questions such as: why do two people fall in love? Why does an individual strive for a better social standing? Is empathy possible in a capitalist society? The answers to these questions are complex, and often relate to what is known as "mimetic desire," a term coined by French theorist Rene Girard in his book Deceit, Desire and the Novel (Le mensonge romantique et la verite romanesque). We will examine the relationships of deceit and desire to money and the marketplace in 19th-century France, and, in the process, learn more about our own society. This course offers a survey of 19th century French literature (novels, plays, short stories, and poetry) linked to the theme of the course, including works by Audouard, Balzac, Desbordes-Valmore, Flaubert, Hugo, Sand, Zola, and others. It will cover several major 19th-century literary movements and styles (Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism). Taught in French. Offered occasionally. (4 credits)

FREN 494-02

Uses of the Fantastic in Postcolonial Film and Fiction from Francophone Africa

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: ARTCOM 202
  • Instructor: El Hadji Diop

Notes: *First day attendance required* This course is intended as a thematic tour d’horizon of the postcolonial fantastic in texts and films from francophone Africa. The goal is less to theorize something like a “minor fantastic literature" or to embark on a search for well-established or emerging forms and genres, including the gothic, fantasy or science-fiction in their possible declensions in contemporary francophone Africa, than to expose students to a wide variety of literary and cinematic practices involving, in one way or another, some aspects of the fantastic, broadly understood as a textually staged vacillation of rational categories.

The first part of the course is devoted to a preliminary theoretical discussion of some seminal essays and studies (Castex, Caillois, Vax, Todorov), supplemented with readings of Maupassant (Le Horla) and Balzac (La Peau de chagrin), so that students can get a critical understanding of the fantastic narrative, in its relation to affiliated genres such as the marvelous and the strange, as a trouble in the real.

In the second part, we will study fiction and film from francophone African writers and filmmakers who, in their various modes of trafficking in the irrational and the supernatural, in their use of elements culled from the fantastic to further aesthetic ends or to make a compelling ethical argument, evince in each individual case a purpose-oriented and hands-on approach to this narrative genre as simply a toolbox for collages and bricolages of their own devising. Authors and works will include, among others: Sembene Ousmane (Xala), Souleymane Cisse (Yeleen), Djibril Mambety (Hyenes), Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Les Saignantes), Boris Diop (Les Petits de la Guenon), Sony Labou-Tansi (La Vie et demie), Koulsy Lamko (La Phalene des collines), Khady Sylla (Le Jeu de la mer), and Alain Mabanckou (Memoires de porc-epic).

Spring 2018

FREN 102-01

French II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Claude Cassagne

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: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Claude Cassagne

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: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Andrew Billing

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: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • 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:
  • Instructor: Claude Cassagne

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: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room:
  • 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 204-03

Text, Film and Media

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • 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: 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: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: El Hadji Diop

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: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Juliette Rogers

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 394-01

Introduction to French and Francophone Cinema

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

Notes: *First day attendance required*


FREN 394-02

French Topics Course

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: El Hadji Diop

Notes: *First day attendance required; taught in English*


FREN 441-01

Images of the World from the 16th Century to the 21st Century

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

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Maps tell us much more than merely how to get from here to there. One of the oldest forms of human communications, they ultimately express the many ways we attempt to understand the world and be part of it. The explorers, their itineraries, and their diaries offer a complex view of this world, too. This course will expose the different interactions between maps, explorers, and writers from Antiquity to present. During the Renaissance and later explorations, colonization also ushered a significant challenge to Christian and Muslim accounts of their travels. The indigenous peoples of Africa and the Americas offered ways for the explorers and cartographers to express their consternation or their enthusiasm and to subvert what was ordered by kings or queens. Our class will explore the ways that Egyptians and Greeks (Aristotle, Plato, Ptolémée) influenced the thought of travelers of the Middle Ages (Marco Polo). We will discuss French Renaissance exploration and travel writing (Verrazano, Cartier, Thevet, Léry, Lescarbot, Christine de Pizan, Montaigne) and artists/cartographers (Leonard de Vinci, Michel Angelo Dürer, Alberti). We will read about the influences of 17th and 18th century mapmakers (Champlain, Finé, Roccoco and Baroque art/maps) through diaries of Hennepin, Nicollet, Champlain, la Carte du tendre. The 19th century will bring many diaries and maps from utopian discourse (Villemart, Gustave Raulin, Charles-Albert Gauthier) to romantic travels (Victor Hugo, Jules Vernes). The study of contemporary diaries (Ruffin, Le Clezio, Amélie Nothomb and Sophie Calle) and their maps of the world will be studied through discussion and will show the changing dynamics of identity and the other in the Modern world. Taught in French. Offered occasionally. (4 credits)

These concepts and ideas will be debated through the study of journals, maps, and philosophical and literary texts of the time. Students will visit the Ford Library, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center for studies of maps, their philosophical concepts (Aristotle, Plato, Erasmus, Machievelli, Descartes, Kant, Foucault, Didi-Huberman, Jean Luc Nancy, Greenblatt, Onfray) and their conceptualizations from late Sixteenth century to present.