Continuation of French I with more emphasis on grammar and developing reading and writing skills. Emphasis still on oral communication and culture. Laboratory Day required.
May also be offered at 250, 350 and 450 levels.
Introduction of more advanced aspects of French grammar, vocabulary and culture in addition to continued speaking and comprehension, as well as increased emphasis on reading and writing in French.
Continuation of more advanced aspects of French grammar, vocabulary, and culture introduced in French 203, with an increased emphasis on reading and writing skills.
An introduction to important literary and cultural texts and to the tools required to understand and discuss them. This course enables students to engage more sophisticated texts and cultural artifacts from different discourses, periods and cultures, and is the prerequisite of all 300-level courses.
May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels.
Study of significant literatures, cultures and major currents of French- speaking Africa, including the Maghreb and sub-Saharan regions.
May also be offered at the 390 level.
Study of the institutions and society of France today, with an emphasis on developing the vocabulary and cultural context required to understand them.
Study of significant literatures, cultures and major currents of the French-speaking world other than those of France, with particular emphasis on Africa and the Caribbean. Course is repeatable with different topics.
Study of French and Francophone cinema as well as societal and cultural influences. Specific directors, films and themes will vary. Course is repeatable with different topics.
Study of French and Francophone culture and society within a defined period of time, e.g., the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, along with the period’s defining characteristics and lasting influences. Course is repeatable with different topics.
Study of French and Francophone culture and society through the lens of a particular theme. Themes may be universal in nature (love, death, the nation, the Other) or more specific (the City of Paris, Revolutionary writings, the Dreyfus affair). Course is repeatable with different topics.
Study of French and Francophone culture and society through a particular literary genre, e.g. the novel, theatre, poetry. Consideration will be given to how historical periods have given rise to certain literary genres and how genres have influenced literary and cultural movements. Course is repeatable with different topics.
Topic of this capstone for majors will vary, but will focus on important questions in French and Francophone studies. Students will explore more advanced approaches to culture and literature and conduct research on a final paper. Required of majors.