Fall 2013 Courses

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101. Elementary French I
Erin Curren 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
Jay Ketner M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25
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
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.
205. Advanced French through Film
Jay Ketner M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25
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 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55
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
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 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
Katherine Dauge-Roth M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55
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.
325. Witches, Monsters, and Demons: Representing the Occult in Early Modern France
Katherine Dauge-Roth M 6:30 - 9:25
The occult is, by definition, that which is hidden or unknown, yet popular and scholarly fascination with the shadowy and uncertain worlds of witches, monsters, demons, the devil, and the mysteries of nature and the cosmos has fueled attempts by various authorities, writers, and artists to represent and thus to know, control, or exploit the spectacular potential of the occult. Explores early modern and modern representations of occult figures, events, practitioners, and practices in France through historical, literary, journalistic readings, art, film, television, and the Web. Emphasis is placed on the early modern period, but analysis of modern inheritances and interest in the occult parallels investigation of earlier periods throughout the course. 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.