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French

Courses

Below you will find a list of our current or recent offerings. See the course catalog for descriptions and updated information.

  • 11-001 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 11-002 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 11-003 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 11-004 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 11-014 French I
    This course builds listening, speaking, reading, writing, critical thinking and cultural literacy skills. Students learn to communicate effectively both within personal areas of interest and relative to French and Francophone cultures. Emphasis is placed on student participation, self-expression and the ability to create with language. Students develop novice level proficiency.
  • 11-024 French II
    This course continues work on listening and speaking skills and particularly enhances reading, writing, critical thinking and cultural literacy skills. Through film units, emphasis is placed on understanding contemporary life in the French-speaking world, including as related to global contexts. Students develop novice level proficiency. Prerequisite: French 11-014 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement.
  • 11-114 French III
    This course combines a comprehensive review and fine-tuning of grammar with readings and viewings in literature and culture as well as broader vocabulary practice. Students develop intermediate level proficiency, enhance their understanding of contemporary life in the French-speaking world, practice narration and description orally and in writing, and strengthen their ability to formulate and support opinions. Prerequisite: French 11-024 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement.
  • 11-124 French IV
    This course provides an enriched focus on sophisticated texts and films in order to enhance reading, writing, research, critical thinking and cultural literacy skills. Students move from description and narration to expanded argumentation, evaluation and analysis. Students develop intermediate level proficiency, practice reading and analyzing sophisticated texts in French, and gain knowledge regarding current social, political and cultural issues. Prerequisite: French 11-114 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement.
  • 11-301 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent.
  • 11-302 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent.
  • 11-303 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent.
  • 11-304 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent.
  • 11-314 Topics in Literature and Film
    This course introduces the critical appreciation of a wide variety of texts, including but not limited to film, poetry, short stories, essays, novellas, novels, diaries, journalism and stories told through music or images. Focused topics encourage students to make interdisciplinary connections regarding current social, political and cultural issues. Students greatly refine their reading, writing, critical thinking and cultural literacy skills, including through regular group discussion of French and Francophone culture as portrayed in literature and film. Intensive work supports development of intermediate and advanced proficiency. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 11-334 Composition and Culture
    This course provides focused practice of essay writing skills as related to contemporary film, culture and/or literature. Topics encourage students to make interdisciplinary connections regarding social, political and cultural issues. Students refine their critical thinking and cultural literacy skills, sharpen their linguistic facility and accuracy, and expand their awareness of the French and Francophone world. Develops intermediate and advanced oral and written proficiencies. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 11-354 Contemporary French Culture
    This course closely analyzes French and/or Francophone identities as voiced in authentic materials including text, images, video, films and music. Focused topics encourage students to make interdisciplinary connections regarding social, political and cultural issues. Develops intermediate and advanced cultural proficiencies. Offerings alternate between French Civilization 1: History of French Culture and French Civilization 2: Contemporary French Culture. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent placement. (H) (IP) (WA)
  • 11-514 Studies in French Literature
    This course studies selected texts from the modern period, as related to French social, cultural and literary history. Intensive work supports the development of advanced proficiency. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: One course from French 11-314, 11-334, or 11-354. (H) (WA)
  • 11-604 Topics in Literature and Culture
    This course focuses on single authors, movements or themes. Offerings include Moralist Literature/Human Condition, Eighteenth Century/Dangerous Liaisons, Paris/Cities/Parisians, and Writing/Identity/Difference. Intensive work supports the development of advanced proficiency. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: One course from French 11-314, 11-334, or 11-354. (H) (WA)
  • 11-614 Texts/Contexts
    This course focuses on situating texts relative to specific periods or fields of study, including Pre-Revolutionary Literature. Intensive work supports the development of advanced proficiency. May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: One course from French 11-314, 11-334, or 11-354. (H) (WA)
  • 11-901 Tutorial
  • 11-902 Tutorial
  • 11-903 Tutorial
  • 11-904 Tutorial
  • 11-934 Capstone Seminar
    This course fulfills the capstone requirement in French. As an integrative experience, the capstone challenges students to interrelate knowledge, insights and perspectives gained in their French studies and in their undergraduate experience. Students will be guided through independent research and writing that demonstrates advanced proficiency. They will produce an extended formal research paper and deliver a formal oral presentation introducing their project and its original analysis to a French-speaking public. (H) (WA)
  • 11-941 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 11-942 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 11-943 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 11-944 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 11-951 Independent Study
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 11-952 Independent Study
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 11-953 Independent Study
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 11-954 Independent Study
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 11-984 Honors
    By invitation only.