French

Courses

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

  • 11-014 French I: Introductory Language & Cultur
    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: Introductory Language & Cult
    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: Intermediate Language & Cul
    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: Intermediate Language & Cult
    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.
  • 11-144 French I: Intro Language and Culture
    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.
  • 11-154 French II: Intro Language and Culture
    This course continues to build listening and speaking skills and particularly enhances reading, writing, critical thinking and cultural literacy skills. Students gain an understanding of contemporary life in the French-speaking world through the textbook and supplementary film units, including as related to global contexts. Students develop novice level proficiency. Prerequisite: French 11-014 or French 11-144, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 11-164 French III: Intrmd Language and Culture
    This course blends grammar review with readings and viewings in literature and culture as well as broader vocabulary practice. Students develop intermediate level proficiency, strengthen their intercultural skills regarding cultural contexts, norms and viewpoints in the French-speaking world, and practice narration and description orally and in writing. Students enhance their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, and apply them through conversation, textual analysis and cultural analysis. Prerequisite: French 11-024 or French 11-154, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 11-204 Intermediate Culture Studies
    This course strengthens communication, critical analysis and intercultural skills and prepares students for study abroad. Students apply grammar and vocabulary practice to discussing cultural contexts, norms and viewpoints in the French-speaking world and to analyzing increasingly sophisticated texts. Students develop intermediate level proficiency, acquire in-depth awareness of authentic language use in French, examine social, political and cultural issues comparatively as well as contextually and improve their reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: French 11-114 or French 11-164, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 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 cultures 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 French 11-204, or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 11-334 Composition and Culture
    This course provides an introduction to French cinema. It closely analyzes films from the period 1900-present. 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. The course also includes practice of essay writing skills as related to contemporary film. Offerings alternate between French Cinema and Women in/on Film. Develops intermediate and advanced oral and written proficiencies. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or French 11-204, or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 11-354 Topics in 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, French Civilization 2: Contemporary French Culture, and French Civilization 3: Translation and Culture. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or French 11-204, 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 regarding social, cultural and literary contexts. 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)
  • 11-934 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)