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French

Fall 2009

101. Elementary French I
Valerie Guillet M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Adams-406
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
Lindsay Kaplan M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Mass-Faculty Room
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 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Sills-205
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 I
Karen Lindo M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55 Sills-205
Conversation and composition based on a variety of contemporary films and texts about France and Francophone countries. Grammar review and frequent short papers. Emphasis on student participation including short presentations and debates. Three hours per week plus one weekly viewing session for films and weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.

205. Advanced French I
Katherine Dauge-Roth T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25 Sills-205
Conversation and composition based on a variety of contemporary films and texts about France and Francophone countries. Grammar review and frequent short papers. Emphasis on student participation including short presentations and debates. Three hours per week plus one weekly viewing session for films and weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.

205. Advanced French I
Annelle Curulla T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55 Sills-109
Conversation and composition based on a variety of contemporary films and texts about France and Francophone countries. Grammar review and frequent short papers. Emphasis on student participation including short presentations and debates. Three hours per week plus one weekly viewing session for films and weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.

207. Francophone Cultures
Hanetha Vete-Congolo M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Sills-205
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. Readings include newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, and a novel. Students see and discuss television news, documentaries, and feature films. Conducted in French.

207. Francophone Cultures
Karen Lindo M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55 Mass-McKeen Study
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. Readings include newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, and a novel. Students see and discuss television news, documentaries, and feature films. Conducted in French.

209. Introduction to the Study and Criticism of Medieval and Early Modern French Literature
Annelle Curulla T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55 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. Conducted in French.

321. Resistance, Revolt, and Revolution
William VanderWolk M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Sills-109
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.

326. Body Language: Writing Corporeality in Early Modern France
Katherine Dauge-Roth T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55 Sills-109
Analysis of texts and images from early modern literary, philosophical, medical, ecclesiastical, and artistic sources from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, as well as of modern film, Web, and textual media, allows students to explore the conflicting roles of early modern bodies through several themes: birth and death, medicine and hygiene, gender and sexuality, social class, race, monstrosity, Catholic and Protestant visions of the body, the royal body, the body politic. Thoughtful comparison and examination of the meanings of the body today encouraged throughout. Conducted in French.