Fall 2012 Courses

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101. Elementary French I
Jay Ketner M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Sills-107
A study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis on listening comprehension and spoken French. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant, plus regular language laboratory assignments. Primarily open to first- and second-year students who have had two years or less of high school French. A limited number of spaces are available for juniors and seniors.
203. Intermediate French I
Katherine Dauge-Roth M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Adams-406
A review of basic grammar, which is integrated into more complex patterns of written and spoken French. Short compositions and class discussions require active use of students’ acquired knowledge of French. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.
203. Intermediate French I
Hanetha Vete-Congolo M 1:30 - 2:25, W 1:30 - 2:25, F 1:30 - 2:25 Sills-209
A review of basic grammar, which is integrated into more complex patterns of written and spoken French. Short compositions and class discussions require active use of students’ acquired knowledge of French. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.
205. Advanced French through Film
Katherine Dauge-Roth M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Sills-205
An introduction to film analysis. Conversation and composition based on a variety of contemporary French and Francophone films. Grammar review and frequent short papers. Emphasis on student participation including short presentations and a variety of oral activities. Three hours per week plus one weekly viewing session for films and weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.
205. Advanced French through Film
Charlotte Daniels T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55 Sills-209
An introduction to film analysis. Conversation and composition based on a variety of contemporary French and Francophone films. Grammar review and frequent short papers. Emphasis on student participation including short presentations and a variety of oral activities. Three hours per week plus one weekly viewing session for films and weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.
207. Francophone Cultures
Jay Ketner M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Sills-111
An introduction to the cultures of various French-speaking regions outside of France. Examines the history, politics, customs, cinema, literature, and the arts of the Francophone world, principally Africa and the Caribbean. Conducted in French.
209. Introduction to the Study and Criticism of Medieval and Early Modern French Literature
Charlotte Daniels T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25 Sills-205
An introduction to the literary tradition of France from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Students are introduced to major authors and literary movements in their cultural and historical contexts.
321. Resistance, Revolt, and Revolution
William VanderWolk T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25 Sills-207
Examines historical images of revolt in France, as seen in literature and film from 1789 to 1968. Also short readings in political, historical, and philosophical texts. Authors to be studied include Hugo, Zola, Sartre, Vercors, Triolet and Aragon.
322. Voices of Women, Voices of the People
Hanetha Vete-Congolo M 10:00 - 11:25, W 10:00 - 11:25 CT-16 Harrison McCann
Focuses on texts written by women from former West African and Caribbean French colonies. Themes treated—womanhood, colonization, slavery, individual and collective identity, relationships between men and women, independence, tradition, modernism, and alienation—are approached from historical, anthropological, political, social, and ideological perspectives. Readings by Mariama Bâ, Aminata Sow Fall (Sénégal); Maryse Condé, Gisèle Pineau, Simone Schwartz-Bart (Guadeloupe); Ina Césaire, Suzanne Dracius (Martinique); and Marie Chauvet and Jan J. Dominique (Haïti).