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FREN0105A-S17

CRN: 21338

Accelerated Beginning French
Accelerated Beginning French
This intensive course is a condensation of FREN 0101 and 0102 for students who have never before studied French. We will focus on the development of all four communicative skills in an immersion-style environment. Primary emphasis will be placed on increased oral proficiency through audiovisual, conversational, and drill methods. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared for second-year French in the fall. Weekly attendance at the French language table will be required. 6 hrs. lect./disc./1 hr. drill

FREN0201A-S17

CRN: 22365

Intermediate French I
Beginning French
Emphasis on increased control and proficiency in the language through audiovisual, conversational, and drill methods. Readings and film enlarge the student's view of French life and culture. (FREN 0102 or by placement) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0201B-S17

CRN: 22366

Intermediate French I
Beginning French
Emphasis on increased control and proficiency in the language through audiovisual, conversational, and drill methods. Readings and film enlarge the student's view of French life and culture. (FREN 0102 or by placement) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0205A-S17

CRN: 20908

Toward Liberated Expression
Toward Liberated Expression
A course designed to increase and perfect the ability to express oneself in spoken and written French. Emphasis on precision, variety, and vocabulary acquisition. Sections limited to 15 students. (FREN 0203 or placement) This requirement for the major and the minor may be satisfied by placement at a higher level. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0205B-S17

CRN: 20713

Toward Liberated Expression
Toward Liberated Expression
A course designed to increase and perfect the ability to express oneself in spoken and written French. Emphasis on precision, variety, and vocabulary acquisition. Sections limited to 15 students. (FREN 0203 or placement) This requirement for the major and the minor may be satisfied by placement at a higher level. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0210A-S17

CRN: 20025

Identity in French Literature
Identity in French Literature
Exploration of differing views of the self, society, and the world in major works of French poetry, drama, and prose. This course is designed to develop students' ability to read and critique literature in French, as a transition from FREN 0205 to more advanced literature courses. (FREN 0205 or by placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0210B-S17

CRN: 20027

Identity in French Literature
Identity in French Literature
Exploration of differing views of the self, society, and the world in major works of French poetry, drama, and prose. This course is designed to develop students' ability to read and critique literature in French, as a transition from FREN 0205 to more advanced literature courses. (FREN 0205 or by placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0221A-S17

CRN: 20059

From Romanticism to Modernism
From Romanticism to Modernism
The 19th and 20th centuries were marked by social and political revolutions and by literary and artistic movements that changed our attitudes to art and to ourselves, including romanticism, realism, symbolism, surrealism, and existentialism. We will study literary texts, artistic and philosophical movements, and the social circumstances that conditioned them. Close readings of the texts (including prose, drama, and poetry) will develop critical vocabulary and writing skills. Authors may include Hugo, Balzac, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Gide, Camus, Sartre, and Francophone writers. (FREN 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0230A-S17

CRN: 20069

Introduction to Contemp France
Introduction to Contemporary France
In this interdisciplinary course we will examine the evolving social and political landscape of France in the 21st century. How is French society reconciling contemporary challenges with deeply entrenched institutions and values? How does everyday life reflect the evolution of long-term trends? How are immigration, growing inequalities, and membership in the European Union challenging French identity and the notion of “Frenchness”? We will focus our attention on demography and the family, the educational system, politics, and the French social model or welfare state. Emphasis will be on oral expression and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary. Sources will include articles from the French and American press, documents, and film. This course is recommended for all students planning to study in France. (FREN 0210 or FREN 0221; open to first-semester first-year students with permission.)

FREN0342A-S17

CRN: 22193

French Films vs Amer Remakes
French Films and Their American Remakes
By reading reviews and articles, by examining variations in structure, techniques, plot, and audience expectations, we will pinpoint the cultural differences that shape French and American versions of the same story. In some cases, we may extend our comparison to the novel/story that inspired the original French film. We will cover different genres such as comedy, historical film, drama, etc. our study may include the following films and their counterparts: Trois hommes et un couffin (Three Men and a Baby), Le Retour de Martin Guerre (Sommersby), Les Diaboliques (Diabolique). (FREN 0221 or 0230 or by waiver). 3 hrs. lect./disc., 2 hrs. screening.

FREN0348A-S17

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FREN0448A-S17

CRN: 22194

France: Multicultural Society
France: A Multicultural Society?
The debates over "national identity" and the "niqab affair" (2009-2010) demonstrated once again just how controversial the notion of cultural pluralism remains in France. Using an historical and sociological approach, we will examine the sources of French unease over such public displays of "private" difference. We will explore France's colonial past and immigration; different forms of socio-political mobilization around ethnic, religious, and sexual "identities"; measures adopted by the French to combat ethno-racial discrimination. Sources will include sociological texts, articles from French press, websites, and films. (FREN 0221 or FREN 0230 or by waiver). 3 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0378A-S17

CRN: 22195

Hugo: Man of His Century
Hugo: Man of His Century
In this senior seminar we will explore the 19th century through the work of Victor Hugo. His identification with his time is a natural starting point to study the interface of society, literature, and art. We will read two novels, two plays, numerous poems, 19th century newspapers, and Hugo’s theoretical essays. Students will choose to research one of Hugo’s many dimensions (poetry, novels, plays, drawings), or deepen their knowledge of a specific period of the century through Hugo’s political commitment. (FREN 0221 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0448A-S17

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FREN0348A-S17

CRN: 22443

France: Multicultural Society?
Senior Seminar: France: A Multicultural Society?
The "headscarf" affair of 2003 demonstrated once again just how controversial the notion of cultural pluralism remains in France. Using an historical and sociological approach, we will examine the sources of French unease over such public displays of "private" difference. Topics will include: France's colonial past and immigration; different forms of socio-political mobilization around ethnic and religious "identities" in France; measures adopted by the French to combat ethnico-racial discrimination. Sources will include sociological texts, articles from French press, websites, films. This seminar will include an important research component. (Open to French Senior Majors, other students by waiver). 3 hrs. lect./disc.

FREN0500A-S17

CRN: 20137

Independent Projects
Independent Project
Qualified students may be permitted to undertake a special project in reading and research under the direction of a member of the department. Students should seek an advisor and submit a proposal to the department well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required)

FREN0500B-S17

CRN: 20444

Independent Projects
Independent Project
Qualified students may be permitted to undertake a special project in reading and research under the direction of a member of the department. Students should seek an advisor and submit a proposal to the department well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required)

FREN0500E-S17

CRN: 20448

Independent Projects
Independent Project
Qualified students may be permitted to undertake a special project in reading and research under the direction of a member of the department. Students should seek an advisor and submit a proposal to the department well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required)

FREN0500F-S17

CRN: 20449

Independent Projects
Independent Project
Qualified students may be permitted to undertake a special project in reading and research under the direction of a member of the department. Students should seek an advisor and submit a proposal to the department well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required)

FREN0500G-S17

CRN: 20451

Independent Projects
Independent Project
Qualified students may be permitted to undertake a special project in reading and research under the direction of a member of the department. Students should seek an advisor and submit a proposal to the department well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required)

FREN0500H-S17

CRN: 20452

Independent Projects
Independent Project
Qualified students may be permitted to undertake a special project in reading and research under the direction of a member of the department. Students should seek an advisor and submit a proposal to the department well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required)

FREN0500I-S17

CRN: 20776

Independent Projects
Independent Project
Qualified students may be permitted to undertake a special project in reading and research under the direction of a member of the department. Students should seek an advisor and submit a proposal to the department well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required)

FREN0700A-S17

CRN: 20145

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval required).

FREN0700B-S17

CRN: 20148

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval required).

FREN0700E-S17

CRN: 20157

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval required).

FREN0700F-S17

CRN: 20159

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval required).

FREN0700G-S17

CRN: 20162

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval required).

FREN0700H-S17

CRN: 20163

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval required).

FREN0700I-S17

CRN: 20778

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval required).

FREN0701A-S17

CRN: 21682

Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
Qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements above.)

FREN0701B-S17

CRN: 21683

Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
Qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements above.)

FREN0701E-S17

CRN: 21686

Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
Qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements above.)

FREN0701F-S17

CRN: 21882

Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
Qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements above.)

FREN0701G-S17

CRN: 21687

Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
Qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements above.)

FREN0701H-S17

CRN: 21688

Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
Qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements above.)

FREN0701I-S17

CRN: 21689

Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
Qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements above.)

Department of French

Le Château
139 Château Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753