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French

Spring 2011

102. Elementary French II
Charlotte Daniels M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25
A continuation of French 101. A study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis on listening comprehension and spoken French. During the second semester, more stress is placed on reading and writing. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant, plus regular language laboratory assignments.

204. Intermediate French II
William VanderWolk M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25
Continued development of oral and written skills; course focus shifts from grammar to reading. Short readings from French literature, magazines, and newspapers form the basis for the expansion of vocabulary and analytical skills. Active use of French in class discussions and conversation sessions with French assistants. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.

204. Intermediate French II
Annelle Curulla T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55
Continued development of oral and written skills; course focus shifts from grammar to reading. Short readings from French literature, magazines, and newspapers form the basis for the expansion of vocabulary and analytical skills. Active use of French in class discussions and conversation sessions with French assistants. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with teaching fellow.

208. Contemporary France through the Media
Charlotte Daniels M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55
An introduction to contemporary France through newspapers, magazines, television, music, and film. Emphasis is on enhancing communicative proficiency in French and increasing cultural understanding prior to study abroad in France or another Francophone country. Conducted in French.

208. Contemporary France through the Media
Annelle Curulla T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55
An introduction to contemporary France through newspapers, magazines, television, music, and film. Emphasis is on enhancing communicative proficiency in French and increasing cultural understanding prior to study abroad in France or another Francophone country. Conducted in French.

210. Introduction to the Study and Criticism of Modern French Literature
Karen Lindo T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25
Introduces students to the literary tradition of the French-speaking world from 1789 to the present. Focus on major authors and literary movements in historical and cultural context. Conducted in French.

211. Introduction to the Study and Criticism of Francophone Literature
Hanetha Vete-Congolo M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25
Introduces students to the literary tradition of the contemporary Francophone world. Focuses on major authors and literary movements in historical and cultural context. Conducted in French.

325. Signs of the Time: Estrangement and Belonging in Twentieth-Century France
Karen Lindo T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25
Twentieth-century France, marked by World War I, World War II, the demise of the French empire, and May 1968, challenged the practice of everyday life in French society. Focuses on literary works that bear witness to life stories which occur within the margins of French history, providing a tableau of daily life in the latter half of the twentieth-century: love, deception, travel, illness, and social mobility. Authors include Hervé Guibert, Annie Ernaux, Philippe Labro, Marguerite Duras, Jean Vercors and Emmanuelle Bernheim. Conducted in French.

351. Senior Seminar for French Majors
Hanetha Vete-Congolo M 10:00 - 11:25, W 10:00 - 11:25
Theme-based seminar for senior majors. This course is required for the major in French or Romance languages.