Fall 2010 Courses

101. Elementary French I
Valerie Guillet M  9:30 - 10:25
W  9:30 - 10:25
F  9:30 - 10:25
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
Hanetha Vete-Congolo M  10:30 - 11:25
W  10:30 - 11:25
F  10:30 - 11:25
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
Karen Lindo M  11:30 - 12:25
W  11:30 - 12:25
F  11:30 - 12:25
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
Annelle Curulla T  10:00 - 11:25
TH 10:00 - 11:25
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
Karen Lindo M  2:30 - 3:55
W  2:30 - 3:55
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
An introduction to the cultures of various French-speaking regions outside of France. Examines the history, politics, customs, cinema, literature, and 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
Annelle Curulla T  2:30 - 3:55
TH 2:30 - 3:55
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.
318. Novel Ways to Love and Die in France
William VanderWolk T  1:00 - 2:25
TH 1:00 - 2:25
An examination of how some of the greatest French novelists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have portrayed scenes of love and death, with a consequent analysis of the development of the French modern novel, from romanticism to (post)modernism. Authors studied may include Sand, Stendhal, Flaubert, Proust, Gide, Camus, and Duras. Conducted in French.
327. Love, Letters, and Lies
Charlotte Daniels M  2:30 - 3:55
W  2:30 - 3:55
A study of memoir novels; epistolary novels (letters) and autobiography. What does writing have to do with love and desire? What is the role of others in the seemingly personal act of “self-expression”? What is the truth value of writing that circulates in the absence of its author? These and other related issues are explored in the works of the most popular writers of eighteenth-century France: Prévost, Graffigny, Laclos, and Rousseau. Conducted in French.