Students begin to learn French through listening, speaking, reading, and writing about topics that are familiar to them (their personal biographies, family, daily life), and to explore cultural and social notions such as identity and space. Regular work in the language laboratory reinforces class work.
Students explore their developing language skills by continuing to listen, speak, read and write on familiar topics such as food, holidays, and school, and explore cultural and social notions such as lifestyle and time. Regular work in the language laboratory reinforces class work. Prerequisite: French111 or placement.
Students develop increasingly complex skills such as communicating in French, understanding French texts, interpreting French and U.S. cultures as they study and discuss social and cultural topics (e.g. stereotypes, the family, education) and compare them to similar ones from their home cultures. Students develop their ability to listen, speak, read and write, while paying particular attention to listening and reading strategies. Prerequisite: French 112 or placement.
Students develop their oral and written expression through the exploration of issues important to the Francophone world outside of France (national, cultural, and linguistic identities), and through reading, discussing and writing about a wide variety of different texts. They focus on the development of vocabulary, review the French verb system and other key grammatical structures, especially through regular written work. Prerequisite: French 231 or placement. GE: FOL-F, MCS-G.
Students study French language and Moroccan culture in the imperial city of Fes. An immersion experience that includes home stays with local French-speaking families, the course focuses on Moroccan culture yesterday and today, emphasizing the multicultural aspects of Morocco and facilitating student interaction with the local population. Field trips to various sites in and around Fes, day-long visits to Meknès and Moulay Idriss, and a longer excursion to Marrakech and Casablanca. Review of second-year French grammar is integrated into the reading and discussion of texts pertaining to Morocco’s history and culture and their relation to present-day Morocco. Taught in French. Prerequisite: French 231 or placement in French 232. Offered during Interim. Open to first-year students.
This course proves an on-campus immersion experience for students interested in improving their oral language proficiency. Students engage in small and large group discussion, give individual and group oral presentations, and review grammar and registers of language. They also explore the notion of communication competence, learn to assess their oral language proficiency, and improve their effectiveness as oral communicators. Taught in French. Prerequisite: French 232, 235, or equivalent; may be taken at any time during the French major. GE: FOL-F, ORC.
This course provides students with intensive practice in various types of writing in French (e.g. summary, description, narration, letter-writing). Topics and model texts, including a selection of non0literary texts, are chosen by the instructor. Taught in French, the course involves discussion, writing, revising, and stresses advanced grammar review. Prerequisite: French 232, 235 or equivalent. GE: FOL-F.
This course introduces students to reading, discussing, and writing about a variety of French literary texts, selected by the instructor. Taught in French, the course focuses on aspects of literary analysis, terminology, methodology, and on critical thinking and writing. Prerequisite: French 232, 235, or equivalent. GE: FOL-F, ALS-L.
Students study French-speaking regions of the world outside of France (North America, the Caribbean, Africa) through literature and other documents, and a selection of music and/or media. Readings, discussions, viewings, and oral assignments are organized around the exploration of specific topics or themes chosen by the instructor. Taught in French. Prerequisite: minimum of one 250-level course (two recommended). GE: FOL-F.
Students examine a particular period or century through the reading of selected literary and non-literary works within their historical and cultural contexts. Taught in French, the course involves close reading, discussion, analysis, and interpretation of works. Sample topics include The Medieval Period, The Renaissance, Classicism and Baroque, The Eighteenth Century, Twentieth-Century Women, the Romantic Period, Contemporary French Literature. Prerequisite: minimum of one 250-level course (two recommended). GE: FOL-F.
This course provides advanced language work and on-the-spot investigation of French culture, past and present, including theater, film, visual arts, the French court, the medieval cathedral, etc., through background readings and visits to important monuments. Students read, discuss, see, and critique plays ranging from the classical to the contemporary. Prerequisite: one French 250-level course. GE: FOL-F. Offered during Interim.
Students explore a specified topic or theme — in language, in literature or in culture/civilization — through the close reading, discussion, analysis, and interpretation of selected literary and/or non-literary works. Sample topics include The Courtly Love Tradition, Post-Colonial French Caribbean Literature, Madness and the Romantic Dream. Taught in French. Prerequisite: minimum of one 270-level course. GE: FOL-F.
Students study a particular genre or medium (e.g. novel, play, poetry, short story, film) from a variety of periods and authors, with particular emphasis on its literary form. Taught in French, the class involves close, reading, discussion, analysis, and interpretation of works. Sample topics include The Classical Theatre, Poetry of the Romantic Period, The Short Story, Medieval Romance, Autobiography, New Wave cinema in France, Modern Quebecois Theater. Prerequisite: minimum of one 270-level course. GE: FOL-F.