Advanced placement european research paper of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to a basic level of proficiency. Teaches students to communicate in French and understand the cultural context of the language. Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural.
Oral practice in the language laboratory is required. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: FL placement test score of 0-14 only needed if French is the language of admission or if previous credit for French appears on transcript. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 101 or score of 15-30 on FR TL placement test.
Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 102, FRENCH 110, or score of 31-56 on FR TL placement test. Equivalent of FRENCH 101, FRENCH 102, FRENCH 103. No more than 15 credits allowed for any combination of FRENCH 101, FRENCH 102, FRENCH 103, and FRENCH 134.
Elementary level instruction in approved foreign study program. Students who wish to satisfy foreign language proficiency requirement must see the departmental adviser and may be required to take additional courses through FRENCH 103. Designed to bring students to an intermediate level of proficiency. Emphasis on experiencing the language in context through a multi-media approach. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 103, FRENCH 134, or score of 57-100 on FR TL placement test.
Provides an introduction to the art, architecture, politics, and literature of the City of Light. Introduction to major figures of French culture from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, their contributions to the intellectual life of the Western world. Readings include Montaigne, Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, and Moliere. Offered: jointly with JSIS D 217. Introduction to major figures of French culture from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Readings include Balzac, Flaubert, Proust, Sartre, and Celine. French fairy tales as a major trend in French literature and a continuing influence on modern fictions and films. Explores French, Francophone, and European culture in history through a focus on varied and evolving media forms: manuscripts, printed books, digital media, visual forms, etc. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 224. Francophone cultural media from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century whose primary concern is death. Investigates how authors and their characters understand, approach, rationalize, engage with, and are emotionally involved with death. Demonstrates how the European ideal today emerged from a context of extreme conflict.
Asks how traces of these conflicts might still haunt modern Europe. Students think critically about the ideals and problem spots of perceived European identity, particularly in relation to non-European cultures. Practice of intermediate-level French conversational skills through class discussion and oral presentations. Topics oriented toward French culture and current events. Explores cultural production of contemporary immigrant populations, primarily in France and the United States.
Considers broad range of examples from interactions between immigrant groups and host countries. This methodology entails exclusive use of French in class and focuses on communicative skills, fostering a highly interactive class in which the language is contextualized and emphasis is placed on meaning as well as forms. No more than 15 credits are allowed for any combination of FRENCH 201, FRENCH 202, FRENCH 203, and FRENCH 234. For participants in foreign study programs. History of cinema in France from the birth of film, the seventh art, to the present. Socio-historical context of French cinema explored.
For participants in the Study Abroad Program. Literary tradition, social and cultural values as reflected in literature. Intermediate instruction in approved foreign study program. Evaluation by departmental adviser required to establish proficiency. Further study at 200-level subject to departmental evaluation.