French Courses, Spring 2012
French 103: First Semester French 4cr (U)
Class Number: 34781/34784, Lec401/Lab801, MTWRF 10:00-10:50am (TBA)
Class Number: 34782/34785, Lec402/Lab802, MTWRF 11:00-11:50am (TBA)
Class Number: 34783/34786, Lec403/Lab803, MTWRF 12:00-12:50pm (TBA)
Class Number: 36540/36541, Lec404/Lab804, MTWRF 1:00-1:50pm (TBA)
Learn French in a varied and stimulating environment through communicative in-class activities to develop your speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. The new language program, which integrates the use of technological tools (language software, videos, World Wide Web), introduces you to the cultures of the French-speaking world. For students with no previous knowledge of French. Prereq: none.
French 104: Second Semester French 4cr (U)
Class Number: 34788/36401, Lec401/Lab801, MTWRF 10-10:50am (TBA)
Class Number: 35281/35282, Lec402/Lab802, MTWRF 11-11:50am (TBA)
Class Number: 36980/36981, Lec403/Lab803, MTWRF 12-12:50pm (TBA)
Class Number: 37263/37263, Lec404/Lab804, MW 6:30-8:10pm/W 5:30-6:20pm (TBA)
Continuation of French 103. Prereq: French 103 or placement.
French 110: French for Travelers 1cr (U)
Class Number: 37360, Lec001, W 6:30-8:10pm, 8wks 3/08-5/08(TBA)
Have you always wanted to speak French? Learn enough French to get by in France or another French-speaking country, whether you travel for business or pleasure. This conversational course presents basic syntax, useful vocabulary, and cultural information. The course is open to students with no knowledge of French or those with only a basic foundation in the language. Prereq: none.
French 145: Views of France: Learning French Culture Through Cuisine 3cr (U)
Class Number: 35280, Lec401 ONLINE (Anderson)
Class Number: 37702, Dis601, M 4-5:15pm (TBA)
Class Number: 37714, Dis602, M 4-5:15pm (TBA)
Class Number: 37715, Dis603, T 4-5:15pm (TBA)
Class Number: 37716, Dis604, T 4-5:15pm (TBA)
Class Number: 37750, Dis605, W 4-5:15pm (TBA)
Class Number: 42390, Dis606, W 4-5:15pm (TBA)
Find out how much you can learn about the people, history, and geography of France by looking at, understanding, and even tasting French cuisine. This course, taught in English, will use French Food– seen through many media – as a way of understanding the French, and seeing how they understand themselves. This is a hybrid course. Most class work will be completed online. Students must, however, also enroll in one of the discussion sections. Satisfies GER requirement. Satisfies L&S Int’l req. Prereq: none.
French 192: First-Year Seminar
Topic: World Cultures and Food Class Number: 41973, Sem001, TR 12:30-1:45pm (Kuiper)
French 203: Third Semester French 3cr (U)
Class Number: 34789, Lec001, MWF 10-10:50am (TBA)
Class Number: 36426, Lec002, MWF 11-11:50am (TBA)
Continue to learn French to communicate by building on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Refine your conversational skills, review and complete the basic grammar, and learn more about the cultures and current events of French-speaking countries. Prereq: French 104 or placement.
French 204> Fourth Semester French 3cr (U)
Class Number: 34790, Lec001, MWF 10-10:50am (TBA)
Class Number: 3479, Lec002, MWF 11-11:50am (TBA)
Class Number: 37767, Lec002, MW 5-6:15pm (TBA)
Continuation of French 203; in addition, view and discuss a feature-length French film and read its screenplay. This course may be taken concurrently with French 303. Prereq: French 203 or placement
French 210: French Immersion: Intermediate 1-2cr (U)
Class Number: 38413, Lec301, F 5-8pm; S 9am-5pm, U 9am-12pm Meets 4/06, 4/07 & 4/08 only (TBA)
Improve your French fluency dramatically after a weekend (13 hours) of conversation with native speakers in a small-group setting. You will share a meal, learn about the French-speaking world, and play language games.
French 303 Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level 3cr (U)
Class Number: 34792, Lec001, MW 11am-12:15pm (Anderson)
Class Number: 38412, Lec002, MW 11am-12:15pm (TBA)
Build your confidence in French by working with authentic texts, listening to native speakers, and practicing a play. Work in a cooperative learning environment to increase your proficiency in writing and speaking. French 303 is the gateway course to all upper-level French courses. Prereq: French 204 or placement.
French 311: French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis 3cr (U)
Class Number: 41334, Lec001, W 4:30-7:10pm (Ney)
What are the do’s and don’ts when doing business in France or in the Francophone world? This course is taught around an intercultural understanding of French business. In addition, students will acquire the language skills for communicating effectively in a Francophone business or commercial setting. Through the review of vocabulary, concepts, case studies, articles, and the development of students’ commercial oral expression, this course helps acquire the necessary tools to develop an effective understanding of the singularities of French business as well as better one’s command of commercial/business French. Course conducted in French. This course complements and is distinct from French 361, which was offered in Spring 11. A bientôt!
French 324: Contemporary French Language and Culture 3cr (U)
Class Number: 34794, Lec001, MW 12:30-1:45pm (Farrell-Whitworth)
Fine tune your French language skills and broaden your understanding of French and Francophone cultures through authentic, up-to-date materials like the Internet, movies on DVD, a textbook and other sources. Persuade others and express yourself in fun, focused writing assignments. Work on a semester-long research project about the topic of your choosing. Each portion of this project, from oral presentations to creative writing assignments will help you to expand your active vocabulary. Prereq: French 303, placement, or consent of instructor.
French 325: Intensive Grammar and Usage 3cr (U)
Class Number: 34793, Lec001, TR 11:00-12:15 (Alkhas)
Learn to write and understand French better. Review and advance your knowledge of grammar. Learn to appreciate levels of style and improve your own spoken and written expression in French. Prereq: French 303 (215)(P), or consent of instructor.
French 332: Approaches to Poetry and Fiction
Class Number: 41335, Lec001, MW 2-3:15pm (Davies Cordova)
This course focuses on the key structural and figurative elements of three genres of texts – récits, poésie, théâtre – to give you the tools to hone your abilities in reading, understanding, critiquing and appreciating French and Francophone literature. We will read and analyse fairy tales, fables, poetry, a novel, short stories and scenes from plays from various historical periods that illustrate ideas and socio-cultural themes of France and of the Francophone world.
French 401: French for Reading Knowledge 3cr (U)
Class Number: 19878, Lec201 ONLINE (Ney)
For students with little or no previous knowledge of French; especially useful to graduate students fulfilling a language requirement. Does not count toward the French language major or minor. Prerequisites: Junior standing.
French 426: Growing Up French 3cr (U/G)
Class Number: 41336, Lec001, TR 4-5:15pm (Kuiper)
What do French kids do every day? What stories are they told? What songs do they sing? What do they read for fun? What are they taught? We'll hear French children's songs and see films about their lives. We'll read fairy-tales, fables, and comics, as well as articles about how French parents try to raise their children. This isn't always the same as what American parents do. Prereq: jr st; two French courses numbered 320 or above or cons instr.
French 427: Advanced Written Expression 3cr (U/G)
Class Number: 41337, Lec001, W 12:30-1:45pm (Ney)
Enhance your French writing skills and learn how to describe a place or a person, narrate a story, write a letter, summarize an argument and discuss a topic in authentic-sounding French sentences. The course will methodically and gradually introduce you to the more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns, and will provide you with the opportunity to enrich your vocabulary. You will learn how to express your ideas in a clear fashion and how to use a variety of stylistic and argumentative techniques. The course will be conducted in French. Prereq: jr st & French 324(327)(P) & 325(P), or grad st.
French 428: Castles, Cathedrals, and Common People: the Foundations of French Culture 3cr (U/G)
Class Number: 41974, Lec001 TR 2-3:15pm (Verdier)
How did France become French? From Amboise to Vezelay, France is covered with thousands of chateaux, villages, cathedrals and country churches that you can visit today. Explore France virtually from its earliest civilizations to its emergence as a unified nation-state in the Renaissance, using the internet as well as print documents. Experience the contributions of various peoples (Celts, Romans, Franks, Vikings, etc.), various social groups (nobility, clergy, bourgeois and peasants), and various provinces (Bretagne, Languedoc, Provence, etc.) to French values and cultural identity. Enjoy reading medieval romances of chivalry, comic plays, passages from Rabelais, queen Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne and the testimony of eyewitnesses to dramatic events such as crusades, civil wars and celebrations. Take your reading, listening, speaking, and writing to the next level of proficiency by doing a research project you will present to the class. Prereq: jr st; French 322(P); French 325(P) or 327(P); or cons instr.
French 431: Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World 3cr (U)
Topic: TRAVERSEES: Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe
Class Number: 41338, Sem001, M 4:30-7:10pm (Davies Cordova)
Crossings of land and sea, people, cultures, and identity politics mark the literary landscape of Haiti, Guadeloupe and Martinique with echoes from the past (slavery; marooning; revolution; independence) and 20th-21st centuries engagements with exoticism, orality, post/ colonialism, feminism and masculinity, class and colour, identity, exile and diaspora, as well as such movements as réalisme merveilleux, négritude, créolité, antillanité and créolisation. Reading a selection of emblematic works by Depestre, Dalembert, Césaire, Condé, & Schwartz-Bart, and key theorists like J.-S. Alexis, Fanon, Césaire, Glissant, and Chamoiseau we will consider how the Caribbean – as a location of ruptured histories whose socio-political contexts tender societies that register cross-cultural encounters within their insularity and across the boundaries of difference, otherness and specificity – fosters relational rootedness and transversal undoings of the métropole’s generic narratives.
French 731: Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World 3cr (G)
Class Number: 41341, Sem001, M 4:30-7:10pm (Davies Cordova)
See Description for French 431