19147

FREN 106

 Basic Intensive French

Odile Chilton

Eric Trudel

M T W Th F  8:50-9:50 am

M T W Th F  10:10-11:10 am

OLINLC 208

FL

FLLC

8 credits This course is designed for students who wish to acquire a strong grasp of the French language and culture in the shortest time possible. Students with little or no previous experience of French will complete the equivalent of three semesters of college‑level French. The semester course meets ten hours a week (with an extra hour of tutorial with the French assistant), using a variety of pedagogical methods, and will be followed by a four‑week stay at the Institut de Touraine (Tours, France). There the students will continue daily intensive study of the French language and culture while living with French families (successful completion of the course in France carries 4 additional credits). Students must consult with Prof. Odile Chilton before on-line registration.   Class size: 22

 

19148

FREN 203

 Intermediate French III

Odile Chilton

M T  Th   10:10-11:10 am

OLINLC 206

FL

FLLC

In this continuation of the study of French civilization and culture, students will be able to reinforce their skills in grammar, composition and spoken proficiency, through the use of short texts, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as video. Students will meet the French tutor for one extra hour during the week for workshops.  Class size: 20

 

19149

FREN 270

 Advanced Composition and Conversation

Matthew Amos

 T  Th    1:30-2:50 pm

OLINLC 206

FL

FLLC

This course is primarily intended to help students fine-tune their command of spoken and written French. It focuses on a wide and diverse selection of writings (short works of fiction, poems, philosophical essays, political analysis, newspaper editorials or magazine articles, etc.) loosely organized around a single theme. The readings provide a rich ground for cultural investigation, intellectual exchange, in-class debates, in-depth examination of stylistics and, of course, vocabulary acquisition. Students are encouraged to write on a regular basis and expected to participate fully in class discussion and debates. A general review of grammar is also conducted throughout the course.  Class size: 20

 

19150

FREN 354

 Literature of Private Life

Marina van Zuylen

  W         1:30-3:50 pm

OLINLC 210

FL

D+J

FLLC

DIFF

Cross-listed: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Literature The representation of private life in the nineteenth-century French novel coincided with the advent of Realism. Realism not only described the institutions that shaped private life (i.e., marriage, education, religion), but dwelled also on the discrete dramas occurring backstage--the solitude of the spinster (Flaubert's Un Cœur simple), the plight of the child (Vallès' L'Enfant, Renard's Poil de Carotte), the ambiguities of filial duties(Balzac, Eugenie Grandet, Flaubert Madame Bovary), the despair of domesticity (Maupassant's Une Vie), and the nature of neuroses (Zola, Nana). Using novels, stories, and short selections from journals and correspondences, this course will examine the emergence of writings previously considered too private, too personal to be viewed as literature. Students will also uncover the techniques that help dramatize these highly subjective conflicts (interior monologue, free indirect discourse, early examples of flow of consciousness). Issues of gender, sexuality, and the role of women in defining domesticity will be central. In order to situate these texts within a tradition that rethinks the self, there will be additional readings by Locke, Descartes, Kant, and Shaftesbury. Students will also read excerpts from recent anthologies about everyday life to examine the connection between literature, philosophy, social history, and anthropology.  Taught in French.  Class size: 15

 

 

19212

ARTH 258

 Manet to Matisse

Laurie Dahlberg

 T  Th    11:50-1:10 pm

FISHER ANNEX

AA

AART

Cross-listed: French Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies

 

19333

HIST 231

 Political Hist/Common  Sense

Tabetha Ewing

 T  Th    4:40-6:00 pm

OLIN 107

HA

HIST

Cross-listed: Africana Studies; American Studies; French Studies; Human Rights

 

19192

LIT 274

 19th Century French Novel

Marina van Zuylen

 T  Th    1:30-2:50 pm

OLIN 308

LA

ELIT

Cross-listed: French Studies