Catalog 2016-2017 > Course Descriptions > FRE - French
Beginning French with an emphasis on French culture, as well as understanding and speaking French in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.
Review of French for students who have studied the language in high school for at least two years. Emphasis on accelerated grammar and on speaking. Listening comprehension, reading and writing are included.
Content varies. May be repeated for credit.
Develops a greater understanding of French culture and everyday French, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.
The students will study the history of France through the development of Paris throughout the centuries. The city will be presented in a chronological fashion, by studying its monuments and lesser-known landmarks (these are oftentimes archaeological remains Parisians walk by every day without noticing them). These landmarks will be discussed in class and visited in Paris.
Emphasis will be put on how Parisians interact with their history every day, framing their mindset in the process. Students will be able to experience these interactions in Paris and therefore better comprehend the French way of life. The course will be conducted entirely in French.
Emphases in Advanced French I are on oral expression, reading and vocabulary building.
Emphases in Advanced French II are on writing, vocabulary building and grammar.
This course explores the current state of French pop culture by studying various pieces including novels, comic books, television shows, songs and films.
This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of French in a business setting. It provides a basis from which students will learn about culturally appropriate business practices in France and in the Francophone world.
A broad survey of French cinema from the silent era through the present covering the history and evolution of French filmmaking through the viewing and analysis of its masterworks.
A reading and discussion of selections by master writers of French literature.
An examination of the evolution of the French language in the Hexagone and in the French diaspora (Noth America, Africa, Haiti, etc). In particular the themes of regiona and social variation, standardization and bilingualism will be explored.
Emphasis will be put on how Parisians interact with their history every day, framing their mindset in the process. Students will be able to experience these interactions in Paris and therefore better comprehend the French way of life.
An integrated picture of the political, economic, social, geographical and cultural forces that have shaped France and the Francophone world.