FREN 101 Basic French I

Professor: O. Chilton

CRN: 91623 Distribution: D

Time:M T W Th 9:20 am ­ 10:20 am LC 118

Introduction to the language through the study of basic grammatical structures, oral expressions, and simple composition. The emphasis is on the spoken language in everyday usage. Gradually more complex structures and increasingly larger vocabulary are introduced in a natural way in the conversation and in relation to cultural context. One hour of language lab per week is required. Indivisible.

FREN 103X Intermediate French I

Professor: O. Chilton

CRN: 91624 Distribution: D

Time:M Tue Th 10:30 am ­ 11:30 am LC 118

A course designed for students who have completed Basic French or two years of high­school French. The emphasis will be placed on building vocabulary and reinforcing familiarity with grammar. Through the reading of short texts, students will be encouraged to express themselves with confidence and accuracy on a variety of topics both in speaking and in writing.

FREN 210 Conversation & Composition

Professor: M. Lienard

CRN: 91761 Distribution: D

Time: Tu W Th 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm LC 120

Short stories, video news programs, newspaper and magazine articles will be used to help students reinforce skills for composition and discussion on a variety of topics. The last weeks of the semester will be devoted to reading and analyzing a novel.

FREN 323 Dialogues sur la Condition Humaine

Professor: M. Lienard

CRN: 91916 Distribution: B/D

Time: Tu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm LC 120

We will be reading works by Malraux, Sartre, De Beauvoir, Camus and Mauriac with special focus on the way they dealt with the "death of god" and what Malraux called "la condition humaine." Particular attention will be given to Malraux and Mauriac, because they represent explicitly contrasted political and metaphysical approaches to these questions.

FREN 405 Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot

Professor: J. Rosenberg

CRN: 91625 Distribution: C/D

Time:M 1:20 pm ­ 3:20 pm OLIN 306

A study of representative works by three authors who were instrumental in affecting and shaping thoughts, feelings and attitudes on religion and faith in general, political freedoms and institutions, social values, the Arts and Sciences, that still prevail. In our reading we trace those ideas that represent a radical departure from old norms, beliefs and practices and examine closely the literary forms and techniques used by each respective writer to convey his message convincingly and artistically. Particular attention will be paid to Voltaire's Candide, Rousseau's La Nouvelle Héloise, Diderot's La Religieuse. Short but frequent oral and written critical reports. Prerequisite: fluency in French.