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FREN 3101 - Beginning French I      

Level 100 is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.
Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language aptitudes (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative.
Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations.
Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar, vocabulary and phonetics drills. All in-class activities are task-based and put the students in real-life situations. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to navigate a variety of real-world situations.
Performances and progress will be assessed on a weekly basis through grammatical, lexical, phonetics, and written compositions.
Individual participation in class will be part of the overall evaluation.
The course is divided into five teaching units: grammar in action 1(3101), grammar in action 2 (3102), applied phonetics (3103), written expression and civilization (3104) and interactive oral production (3105).

Required text: Anne AKYUZ, Bernadette BAZELLE-SHAHMAEI, Joëlle BONENFANT, Marie-Françoise GLIEMANN, Les 500 Exercices de Grammaire A1 - Livre + corrigés intégrés, ISBN 9782011554321 LNG

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FREN 3102 - Beginning French I      

Level 100 is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.
Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language aptitudes (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative.
Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations.
Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar, vocabulary and phonetics drills. All in-class activities are task-based and put the students in real-life situations. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to navigate a variety of real-world situations.
Performances and progress will be assessed on a weekly basis through grammatical, lexical, phonetics, and written compositions.
Individual participation in class will be part of the overall evaluation.
The course is divided into five teaching units: grammar in action 1(3101), grammar in action 2 (3102), applied phonetics (3103), written expression and civilization (3104) and interactive oral production (3105).

Required text: Anne AKYUZ, Bernadette BAZELLE-SHAHMAEI, Joëlle BONENFANT, Marie-Françoise GLIEMANN, Les 500 Exercices de Grammaire A1 - Livre + corrigés intégrés, ISBN 9782011554321

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FREN 3103 - Beginning French I      

Level 100 is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.
Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language aptitudes (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative.
Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations.
Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar, vocabulary and phonetics drills. All in-class activities are task-based and put the students in real-life situations. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to navigate a variety of real-world situations.
Performances and progress will be assessed on a weekly basis through grammatical, lexical, phonetics, and written compositions.
Individual participation in class will be part of the overall evaluation.
The course is divided into five teaching units: grammar in action 1(3101), grammar in action 2 (3102), applied phonetics (3103), written expression and civilization (3104) and interactive oral production (3105).

Required text: Anne AKYUZ, Bernadette BAZELLE-SHAHMAEI, Joëlle BONENFANT, Marie-Françoise GLIEMANN, Les 500 Exercices de Grammaire A1 - Livre + corrigés intégrés, ISBN 9782011554321 LNG

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FREN 3151 - Beginning French II      

Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. While the course curriculum is the same as Level 1, the course may progress at a slightly different pace. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights. Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations (3151). Free-form classroom interactions (3153) are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills (3152). All in-class activities are task-based and put the students in real-life situations. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required texts:
- Maia GRÉGOIRE, Grammaire progressive du français (Niveau débutant) ISBN-9782090338584:
- Marie-José LOPES Jean-Thierry LE BOUGNEC, Totem (méthode de français A1), ISBN : 978-2-01-156048-3
- Marie-José LOPES Jean-Thierry LE BOUGNEC, Totem (méthode de français A2), ISBN : 978-2-01-156055-1

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FREN 3152 - Beginning French II      

Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. While the course curriculum is the same as Level 1, the course may progress at a slightly different pace. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights. Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations (3151). Free-form classroom interactions (3153) are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills (3152). All in-class activities are task-based and put the students in real-life situations. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required texts:
- Maia GRÉGOIRE, Grammaire progressive du français (Niveau débutant) ISBN-9782090338584:
- Marie-José LOPES Jean-Thierry LE BOUGNEC, Totem (méthode de français A1), ISBN : 978-2-01-156048-3
- Marie-José LOPES Jean-Thierry LE BOUGNEC, Totem (méthode de français A2), ISBN : 978-2-01-156055-1

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FREN 3153 - Beginning French II      

Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. While the course curriculum is the same as Level 1, the course may progress at a slightly different pace. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights. Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations (3151). Free-form classroom interactions (3153) are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills (3152). All in-class activities are task-based and put the students in real-life situations. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required texts:
- Maia GRÉGOIRE, Grammaire progressive du français (Niveau débutant) ISBN-9782090338584:
- Marie-José LOPES Jean-Thierry LE BOUGNEC, Totem (méthode de français A1), ISBN : 978-2-01-156048-3
- Marie-José LOPES Jean-Thierry LE BOUGNEC, Totem (méthode de français A2), ISBN : 978-2-01-156055-1

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FREN 3201 - Beginning French II      

Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required Texts:
1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

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FREN 3202 - Beginning French II      

Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required Texts:
1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

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FREN 3203 - Beginning French II      

Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required Texts:
1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161 LNG

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FREN 3211 - Early Intermed French      

Level 200 is aimed at students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.
This level focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice and phonetics exercises. Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.
The course is divided into 4 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary in context (3211); Introduction to literature (3212); Phonetics and oral (3213) and Grammar (214).

Required texts:
-Maia GRÉGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du français 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices, ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5
-Maia GRÉGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du français niveau intermédiaire Livret de corrigés, ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7, ISBN 978-209-038139-9
-Nicole BLONDEAU, Ferroudja ALLOUACHE et Marie-Françoise NÉ, Littérature Progressive du français Niveau Débutant 2ème édition avec 600 activités, ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4
-Required Course packs for 3211 and 3213 will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore.

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FREN 3212 - Early Intermed French      

Level 200 is aimed at students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.
This level focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice and phonetics exercises. Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.
The course is divided into 4 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary in context (3211); Introduction to literature (3212); Phonetics and oral (3213) and Grammar (214).

Required texts:
-Maia GRÉGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du français 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices, ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5
-Maia GRÉGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du français niveau intermédiaire Livret de corrigés, ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7, ISBN 978-209-038139-9
-Nicole BLONDEAU, Ferroudja ALLOUACHE et Marie-Françoise NÉ, Littérature Progressive du français Niveau Débutant 2ème édition avec 600 activités, ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4
-Required Course packs for 3211 and 3213 will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore

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FREN 3213 - Early Intermed French      

Level 200 is aimed at students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.
This level focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice and phonetics exercises. Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.
The course is divided into 4 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary in context (3211); Introduction to literature (3212); Phonetics and oral (3213) and Grammar (214).

Required texts:
-Maia GRÉGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du français 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices, ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5
-Maia GRÉGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du français niveau intermédiaire Livret de corrigés, ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7, ISBN 978-209-038139-9
-Nicole BLONDEAU, Ferroudja ALLOUACHE et Marie-Françoise NÉ, Littérature Progressive du français Niveau Débutant 2ème édition avec 600 activités, ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4
-Required Course packs for 3211 and 3213 will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore

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FREN 3214 - Early Intermed French      

Level 200 is aimed at students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.
This level focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice and phonetics exercises. Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.
The course is divided into 4 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary in context (3211); Introduction to literature (3212); Phonetics and oral (3213) and Grammar (214).

Required texts:
-Maia GRÉGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du français 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices, ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5
-Maia GRÉGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du français niveau intermédiaire Livret de corrigés, ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7, ISBN 978-209-038139-9
-Nicole BLONDEAU, Ferroudja ALLOUACHE et Marie-Françoise NÉ, Littérature Progressive du français Niveau Débutant 2ème édition avec 600 activités, ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4
-Required Course packs for 3211 and 3213 will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore

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FREN 3305 - Topics in French Language      

Speaking in public with self-confidence

Using a variety of strategies, including the reading and staging of theatre texts, this course aims to strengthen oral proficiency while developing the self-confidence required for a variety of public-speaking activities. The course is regularly taught to diplomats, lawyers, professors, business managers, and students.

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FREN 3306 - Topics in French Language      

Communicative grammar, vocabulary, and written expression
This course is designed to help you refine and improve your written and oral communication skills. Throughout the session, you will explore a variety of topics chosen to enrich your vocabulary and idiomatic expressions while fine-tuning specific, level-appropriate grammar skills. This course focuses less on theory and more on naturally integrating particular, more challenging linguistic construct through various classroom activities and homework assignments. By the end of the semester, you will be better able to express your thoughts and ideas more precisely and with greater ease.

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FREN 3307 - Phonetics&Oral Communication      

Phonetics and oral communication

Through the examination and use of authentic French materials we will focus on oral language (phonetics and communication). At the end of the session, students will be able to encode and decode the formal and informal levels of oral French. Through dictations, they will be able to master the relation between spelling and sounds. This course is the theoretical counterpart of the practical course 305.

Required texts: Coursepack will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore

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FREN 3308 - Intro Francophone World      

Introduction to the Francophone World

The course provides an introduction to Francophone culture and literature, while strengthening students’ knowledge of French grammar and improving their writing skills. Given that it would be impossible to study all the countries that have been under French influence, we have made a preliminary selection of countries in order to have an overview of the situation. Key words will guide our journey through the Francophone world: colonization, language, identity, colonialism, intercultural relations. The relation between the Francophone countries and France today is the result of a historical process that marked the French as well as the indigenous people. It is therefore necessary to study certain aspects of the history to better understand and grasp the concept "Francophonie", a term that is difficult to define, ambiguous, complex but rich in meanings. The study of literary works, films and other documents will help student to better understand the differences and similarities that exist in the Francophone world. Finally, students will be able to assess the role played by the French language in the quest for national and personal identity. This class will demand a lot of reading and there will be group discussions daily. The student must come to the class prepared in order to be able to participate actively in the group discussions.

Priority will be given to two main skills, reading comprehension and writing.

Required texts: Mariama BÂ, Une si longue lettre. ISBN : 978-2842612894

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FREN 3411 - Advanced Grammar      

This course develops a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of the French language in order to improve students’ writing skills. Grammatical structures will be analyzed in three types of texts (narrative, descriptive and expressive).

Required text:
- Michèle BOULARÈS et Jean-Louis FRÉROT, Grammaire Progressive du français avec 400 exercices, Niveau avancé/, ISBN 978-2-09-038118-4
Coursepack will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore

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FREN 3412 - Great Speeches Fr Pol Rhetoric      

Great Speeches of French Political Rhetoric

This course will study a variety of modern political speeches from the French Revolution to the present time. It offers a panorama of the evolution of French political rhetoric according to its historical, political, intellectual, and religious context. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the political literature of France. They will work on the art of rhetoric and of political discourse in a concrete and lively manner, notably through enrichment of vocabulary, knowledge of the diversity of language styles, analysis of argumentation, and discursive strategies. Students of this course will have the opportunity to write by themselves different political speeches which will be performed in class (Friday).

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FREN 3413 - Oral Production &Pronunciation      

This course is designed to improve oral communication and pronunciation of Modern Standard French for advanced-level students. Through a variety of activities, students will improve their phonetic production (focus on vowels, consonants, cadence, nasalization, liaison, elision, intonation, Phonetic Alphabet) while developing vocabulary and the capacity to express ideas in a myriad of functional settings. Topics may include: French culture, current events (from French-language newspapers, magazines, and TV programs), travel, music, and sports.

Required text:
- Savoir Dire: Cours de phonétique et prononciation (2nd Edition). ISBN: 978-0618507061

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FREN 3414 - Writing in French/Adv Comp      

Writing in French / Advanced Composition

This course will improve writing skills through practice and careful reading of a variety of texts. We will cover and practice narrative, descriptive, explanatory and argumentative writing. Students will write in order to be read. Please note that this course and course 3411 Advanced Grammar complement one another.

Required text : Mariella CAUSA, Bruno MEGRE, Production écrite niveaux C1-C2 livre, ISBN : 9782278060887

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FREN 3422 - Heroes & Women      

The purpose of the course is to see how two main Greek myths which are very present in 20th century French literature (the myth of Oedipus and the myth of the Atreids) have been used and rethought in various ways by authors such as Anouilh, Giraudoux, Cocteau, Sartre and Yourcenar in order to reflect on issues of their days: questions of power, the place of women, love, war etc.
Various extracts from literary pieces will be used to illustrate the ways in which myths can receive various treatments and remain current.

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FREN 3423 - Regions of France      

The Regions of France: History, Folklore and Culture

France is a patchwork of many regions, each boasting its own identity through its history, culture and dialect. Each week, this course will explore one specific French region—such as Brittany, Burgundy or Provence—from a variety of angles: its landscapes, folklore and legends; culinary traditions (the notion of terroir); and the way the region is portrayed through literature and cinema.
Examples of the latter include Germinal, in which Emile Zola captures the language and way of life of coal miners in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais; Colette’s memories of Burgundy and Georges Sand’s legends of her native Berry; and Marcel Pagnol’s Marius and Manon des Sources, in which the playwright highlights the social rituals, comic stances and devious plots of his Provençal characters. The class will read and analyze excerpts of these novels and plays, and will screen and discuss feature films relevant to each region.

Required Texts:
Jean de Florette, Marcel Pagnol; ISBN: 9782877065115, Editions de Fallois

Coursepack will be available for purchase at the College bookstore

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FREN 3428 - Journalism, the French Way      

The goal of the course is to present and then put into practice different journalistic skills and particularly the techniques linked to mastering efficient writing skills.
Various questions will be studied such as research and hierarchy of information, efficient writing skills, style, journalistic genres etc.
In order to put this into practice students will have to work on news reports and illustrate them with photographs, to conduct interviews, write commentaries and editorials.
Numerous articles and productions from the current French press will be used to cover some themes specific to French society and to be analyzed in order to better understand the specificities of Journalism, the French Way.

Required text: Yves AGNES, Manuel de Journalisme, 3e édition, La Découverte, 2015 (.pdf extracts will be provided in class by the instructor)

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FREN 3429 - Cinema Maghreb & Immigration      

Cinema of Maghreb and Immigration

This course will study the historical and cultural aspects of the Maghreb and immigration though cinema. It will explore the double image that characterizes this type of cinema. The first image will focus on the French vision of the Maghreb and its representation in France’s former colonies. The second image will focus on Maghrebian directors and their vision of their societies. We will also explore the integration in France of the second generation of immigrants (the "Beurs"), especially issues of citizenship, exile, etc. Examples will be taken from films such as: Julien Duvivier’s Pépé le Moko, Gillo Pontecorvo‘s La Bataille d'Alger, Moknache’s Viva l’Aldjérie, C. Ruggia‘s Le Gone du Chaaba, Y. Benguigui ‘s Inchallah dimanche, Rachid Bouchareb’s Indigènes among others.

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FREN 3448 - Quebec Literature      

This course will help students master analytical and textual methodologies. These methodologies will allow students to read and comprehend Quebec literary texts while developing their written analytical skills by performing methodological exercises such as summaries, technical explanations, close readings, reading analyses or oral thematic presentations. Literary texts deal with universal themes such as identity, migrant literature and woman in society. In this way, we will develop an understanding of other cultures and an awareness of the differences.

Required text:
- Claude CASSISTA, Roger CHAMBERLAND, Jean-Pierre MYETTE, Jean SIMARD et Heinz WEINMANN, Littérature québécoise, des origines à nos jours, textes et méthodes, ISBN-13: 978-2894280782

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FREN 3450 - Theater and Language      

This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French. With the support of contemporary Francophone plays, students will discover the diversity of French languages by working on pronunciation, quality of their voice, gesture, breathing.
The course will be articulated in a dynamic, participative and creative way around three axes:
1) Dramaturgical approach of the plays: reading, discussion, analysis;
2) Exercises stemming from theatrical pedagogy to improve the qualities of articulation, pronunciation, memorization, verbal ease and public speaking;
3) Staging extracts of the studied plays for a public presentation, which will close the course.
This year, we’ll be exploring the theme of Afropean (African-European) identity, through a series of short plays by two major writers from the African continent living and working in France.

Required texts: Dieudonné NIANGOUNA, M’appelle Mohamed Ali, (Les solitaires intempestifs / ISBN 2846814147)
- Léonora MIANO, Ecrits pour la parole, (L’arche éditeur / ISBN 9782851817730)

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FREN 3460 - Oral Production &Pronunciation      

This course is designed to better the oral communication and pronunciation of Modern Standard French for advanced-level students. Through a variety of activities, students will improve their phonetic production (focus on vowels, consonants, diphthongs, nasalization, liaison, elision, intonation, Phonetic Alphabet) while developing vocabulary and the capacity to express their ideas in a myriad of functional settings. Topics may include: French culture, current events (from French-language newspapers, magazines, and TV programs), travel, music, and sports.

Required Text:
Dansereau, Diane; Savoir Dire: Cours de Phonétique et prononciation (2nd Edition); ISBN: 978-0618507061.
CD NOT REQUIRED; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006

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FREN 3475 - Autobiographical Writing      

The aim of this course is two-fold: it will introduce students to the autobiographical genre, and will also help them improve their analytical and writing skills in French. We will explore the various types of particular fantasies (fantasmes) that underlie autobiographical texts. Students will also produce their own autobiographical narrations. Readings will include essays by Philippe Lejeune, Jean-Paul Sartre, Georges Pérec and Nathalie Sarraute.

Required texts:
- Jean-Paul SARTRE, Les Mots, ISBN : 9782070366071
- Nathalie SARRAUTE, Enfance, ISBN : 9782070376841
- Georges PEREC, W ou le souvenir d’enfance, ISBN : 9782070733163.

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FREN 3485 - Young People and Politics      

Young People and Politics in France and Beyond

Transformations in the relationships between young people and politics are obvious in all Western democracies. Engagement in traditional political institutions has declined in recent decades, leading to what some have seen as a crisis in citizenship. What are the most characteristic transformations towards politics and how could we explain them? What is so special about young people’s politics in all established democracies?
The course will explore the different aspects of politicization: level of interest, involvement, voting, political participation, partisan affiliation, political choices, and also demonstrations and protest. It will study the emergence of a new model of citizenship within the young generations compared to their elders. Social and political cleavages which exist don’t have the same impact on all categories. There is a clear division between young people with and without educational background and qualifications and their political choices are not the same.
More broadly, this course will give many clues to better understand politics in France and the French society today, working with news, surveys, and a wide diversity of research and knowledge from the social sciences. More specifically this year it will be the occasion to comment and to study the 2017 French Presidential Election.

Required Texts: Coursepack will be available for purchase at the College bookstore

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FREN 6000 - Continuing Education in French      

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The Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator

frenchschool@middlebury.edu