COURSES 2017-18 FRENCH

2017-18

Summer 2017 French Courses

French 3: Introductory French III @ 10 (McConnell)

French 8: Exploring French Culture and Language @ 11 (McConnell) Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Each week students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts.  In the event that French 8 isn't offered, you may take French 10, with the understanding that your next French course will be French 8.

French 10:  Introduction to French Literature (Pending) @ (TBD) (Czerniak)

French TBD: @ TBD (Czerniak)

2017-18

Fall 2017 French Courses

French 1: Introductory French I @ 9L, 9L, 10

French 2: Introductory French II @ 9L, 9L, 10, 10

French 3: Introductory French III @ 11, 10, 10

French 8: Exploring French Culture and Language @ 2 (Wine), 10 (Tarnoswki) Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Each week students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts.  In the event that French 8 isn't offered, you may take French 10, with the understanding that your next French course will be French 8.

French 10: Introduction to French Literature

  • French 10.03 Invitation au Voyage @ 11 (Beasley) In this course we will examine travel narratives as well as literary works that inspire us to travel physically and metaphorically.  How do words express as well as transform the traveler's experience?  How do we engage with other worlds through literature?  How do texts create other worlds?  We will examine texts and their contexts from the middle ages to the present.

French 23: Introduction to French Literature II: Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century @ 10 (Wine)  This course examines the radical transformations of literary form and vision that characterize twentieth-century France with its two World Wars, its colonial conflicts, and the challenges to French identity posed by immigration and globalization. We will use lyric poetry, fiction, drama, autobiography, and film to explore literary movements such as surrealism, existentialism, the new novel, the theater of the absurd and écriture féminine, as well as the recent impact of immigrant and minority writers. Readings and films may include works by Proust, Breton, Colette, Beauvoir, Sartre, Camus, Robbe-Grillet, Duras, Delbo, Cixous, Sebbar, Resnais, Malle, and Kassovitz.

French 20: Interpreting French Cultures @ 12 (Beasley)  In 2010, UNESCO honored “the gastronomic meal of the French” by officially designating it as part of the “intangible cultural heritage of humanity.” The winter 2016 offering of French 20 will focus on the development of the association between France and great food!  How did France become associated with the pursuit of gastronomic perfection?  How and why does France continue to develop this cultural capital?  What is the language of food and how does it permeate French culture?

French 40: French Literature: The Approach Through Genre

  • French 40.xx Autobiography and Self Portraiture (Pending) @ 10A (Kritzman)

French 75:  French Film

  • French 75.01 Faces of the Criminal @ 2A (Hollister) This course will examine the history of French film through the prism of its representations of criminality. Assigned films may include works by Marcel Carné, Henri-Georges Clouzot, René Clair, Joseph Losey, Jean Renoir, Louis Malle, Jacques Becker, Jean-Pierre Melville, Alain Resnais, Bertrand Tavernier, Michael Haneke, François Ozon, Bertrand Blier, Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Maurice Pialat, Claude Chabrol, Robert Bresson, Luis Buñuel, Gaspard Noé, Alain Guiraudie, and Jacques Audiard.

FSP in Paris with Optional Internship (St. Clair)

2017-18

Winter 2018 French Courses

French 1: Introductory French I @ 9L

French 2: Introductory French II @ 9L, 9L, 10

French 3: Introductory French III @ 11, 10

French 7: First Year Seminar @ TBD (Wine)

French 8: Exploring French Culture and Language @ 11 (Hollister) Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Each week students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts.  In the event that French 8 isn't offered, you may take French 10, with the understanding that your next French course will be French 8.

French 10: Introduction to French Literature

  • French 10.13 Games People Play @ 10 (Wine) For both adults and children, fun and games can be serious business. This course explores the cultural and social functions of games and play as depicted in literature and film. We will be especially interested in differences in the way the French and Americans play, focusing on notions like fun, playfulness, and humor. Readings may include works by Scudéry, Molière, Marivaux, Maupassant, and Pagnol.

French 21: Introduction to Francophone Literature @ 11 (Walker)  This course surveys the evolution of French language (Francophone) literature of the former French colonies and examines the social, political, and cultural issues it raises: race, colonialism, decolonization, revolution, independence, neo-colonialism, Négritude, Antillanité, Créolité, écriture féminine, mimetic desire, cultural hybridity, post-independence government and society. The survey will include novels, plays, poetry, film and essays by representative writers from the principal divisions of the Francophone world: the French West Indies, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa; Quebec, and Francophone Canada.

French 24: Introduction to French Literature and Culture III: Nineteenth Century @ 2 (St. Clair)  This course examines the nineteenth-century renewal of literary form and vision from the French Revolution to the First World War. We will study the social and historical developments of French culture as they are reflected in various literary genres (narrative, poetry, dramatic theory and practice), literary criticism, philosophy, historiography, and the other arts. Emphasis will be placed on France's growing self-awareness as a nation and on the analysis of aesthetic and intellectual issues represented in the major literary movements of this period including romanticism, realism, symbolism, art for art's sake, naturalism, fin de siècle decadence, and modernism. Readings may include works by such authors as Chateaubriand, de Staël, Stendhal, Hugo, Musset, Sand, Balzac, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Michelet, Zola, and Huysmans.

French 53: French Thought: Philosophical Issues

  • French 53.06 Human Rights in France @ 10A (Kritzman) A wide-ranging survey of the historical and conceptual issues in human rights from the Enlightenment to the present. An examination of philosophical origins and contemporary theoretical debate on citizenship and hospitality, republicanism and universalism; death penalty, women’s and gay rights, Charlie Hebdo and freedom of the press. Essays, historical documents and literature. Authors drawn from: Voltaire, Rousseau, Gouges, Renan, Drumont, Hugo, Camus, Sartre Beauvoir, Ben Jelloun, Badinter, Derrida, Kristeva, Agacinski, Lefort, Balibar, Debray.

French 45: French Literature: The Approach Through Periodization

  • French 45.xx Debate, Dialogue and Advice: Launching France on Rhetoric (Pending) @ 3A (Tarnowski)

French 78: Senior Major Workshop @ 2A (Walker)  As part of this culminating experience, each major will work on an independent project, either a senior thesis or expanding upon work begun in a previous course. The independent project will be developed within the framework of this course using a selection of critical texts that can be viewed as models of literary, cultural, and historical analysis. Lectures by a variety of faculty members will supplement the readings. Students will gain mastery in literary and cultural analysis, close analytical reading skills and composition in French.  French 78 may be used to continue research on your honors thesis.  This course is open only to French and Italian Department senior majors or by petition, which is due by the fifth day of classes of Fall term.

LSA in Lyon (Higgins)

LSA+ in Toulouse (Elhariry)

FSP in Paris (Beasley)

2017-18

Spring 2018 French Courses

French 1: Introductory French I @ 9L

French 2: Introductory French II @ 9L, 10

French 3: Introductory French II @ 9L, 10

French 8: Exploring French Culture and Language @ 12 (Cone) Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Each week students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts.  In the event that French 8 isn't offered, you may take French 10, with the understanding that your next French course will be French 8.

French 10: Introduction to French Literature

  • French 10.16 The Feeling of Love @ 11 (Elhariry)  An introduction to the origins of the feeling of love: French literature explained through love, from the Middle Ages to the modern moment, in Tristan et Iseut, and in poems, plays, essays, short stories, and novels by Louise Labé, Montaigne, Du Bellay, Ronsard, Racine, Marivaux, Rousseau, Voltaire, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Flaubert, Houellebecq.

FREN 15: Business French and the French Economy @ 10 (Mosenthal)  This course will enable students to function in a French business environment. We will use departments of a company (human resources, production, sales, finance and administration) to acquire a knowledge of business terminology and practices. Using company web sites and the business press, students will become familiar with important companies and the environment in which they operate.  NOTE: This course does not count toward the major or the minor. Upon completion of this course, students may take the exam for the DFP (Diplôme de Français Professionnel - Français des Affaires).

French 22: Introduction to French Literature I: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance @ 12 (LaGuardia) Medieval France - its art, architecture, technology, philosophy and literature - exerted an unparalleled influence throughout Europe. Studying the first texts written in French, as well as the manuscripts in which they circulated, will shed light on the nature of French culture. We will examine defining issues of the period: the transition from oral to written expression, the invention of printing, debates concerning the status of women, Renaissance humanism, scientific inquiry, religious reform and conflict. Texts may include La Chanson de Roland, selected poetry, and works by Chrétien de Troyes, Christine de Pizan, Marguerite de Navarre, François Rabelais, and Michel de Montaigne.

French 25: Introduction to French Literature and Culture IV: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries @ TBD (Elhariry) This course examines the radical transformations of literary form and vision that characterize twentieth-century France with its two World Wars, its colonial conflicts, and the challenges to French identity posed by immigration and globalization. We will use lyric poetry, fiction, drama, autobiography, and film to explore literary movements such as surrealism, existentialism, the new novel, the theater of the absurd and écriture féminine, as well as the recent impact of immigrant and minority writers. Readings and films may include works by Proust, Breton, Colette, Beauvoir, Sartre, Camus, Robbe-Grillet, Duras, Delbo, Cixous, Sebbar, Resnais, Malle, and Kassovitz.

French 53: French Culture and Politics

  • French 53.08 Paris, philosophies de l'espace @ 2 (LaGuardia)  Paris has been described in numerous disciplines and media:  literature, philosophy, cinema, photography, painting, sociology, geography, etc.  What usage schemes characterize the city?  How are often conflicting identities generated when individuals seek to inhabit and negotiate the hierarchies of its neighborhoods? How do diverse thinkers, filmmakers, and photographers describe and represent the class, ethnic, and gender clashes that play out in urban space?  In what ways do affective “investments” saturate Parisian streets, buildings, and businesses?

French 40:  French Literature: The Approach Through Genre

  • French 40.05 Acting French (Pending) @ 3A (Sanders)

FRIT 27.xx (Pending) @ (TBD) (Batraville)

FSP in Paris (St. Clair)