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FREN3101A-L14

CRN: 60129

Beginning French I

Level 1 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 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. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary 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 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

FREN3102A-L14

CRN: 60131

Beginning French I

Level 1 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 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. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary 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 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

FREN3103A-L14

CRN: 60132

Beginning French I

Level 1 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 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. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary 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 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

FREN3201A-L14

CRN: 60298

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

FREN3202A-L14

CRN: 60299

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

FREN3203A-L14

CRN: 60300

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

FREN3211A-L14

CRN: 60133

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3211B-L14

CRN: 60217

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3211C-L14

CRN: 60622

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3212A-L14

CRN: 60134

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3212B-L14

CRN: 60214

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3212C-L14

CRN: 60623

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3213A-L14

CRN: 60135

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3213B-L14

CRN: 60215

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3213C-L14

CRN: 60624

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3214A-L14

CRN: 60255

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3214B-L14

CRN: 60256

Early Intermed French

Level 2 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.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.

Required Text:
1) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive du francais 3e édition livre + CD audio niveau intermédiaire avec 680 exercices; ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5; CLE International août 2013
2) Maia GREGOIRE et Odile THIEVENAZ, Grammaire progressive niveau intermédiaire, Livret de corrigés;
ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7; CLE International
3) ALLOUACHE, BLONDEAU et NE,Littérature progressive du francais 2e édition livre + CDrom niveau intermédiaire avec 650 activités; ISBN 978-2-09-038147-4; CLE International janvier 2013

FREN3305A-L14

CRN: 60193

Topics in French Language
Dramaturgy

From one language to the other. This course aims to improve students' oral skills through an intense theatrical practice. Through reading and acting, students will work on their comprehension and interpretative skills, as well as their confidence, ease and fluency in speaking the language.

Each class will focus on two ways of understanding a language : the technical side (relaxation, breathing, diction, articulation, body language ...) and the intellectual and emotional aspect (reading, analysis, discovery of texts and styles of expressions in the Francophone literary world).
Our work will be based on tree texts. Students will memorized part of them for the final show/examination.

Required Texts:
1. Gustave Akakpo: Habbat Alep. Ed. Lansman. ISBN 2-87282-543-6; 2. Marc-Antoine Cyr: Quand tu seras un homme. Quartett. ISBN 978-2-916834-16-0; 3. Kossi Efoui: Volatiles ISBN 2-84809-063-4. Editions Joca Seria.

FREN3305B-L14

CRN: 60203

Topics in French Language
Dramaturgy

From one language to the other. This course aims to improve students' oral skills through an intense theatrical practice. Through reading and acting, students will work on their comprehension and interpretative skills, as well as their confidence, ease and fluency in speaking the language.

Each class will focus on two ways of understanding a language : the technical side (relaxation, breathing, diction, articulation, body language ...) and the intellectual and emotional aspect (reading, analysis, discovery of texts and styles of expressions in the Francophone literary world).
Our work will be based on tree texts. Students will memorized part of them for the final show/examination.

Required Texts:
1. Gustave Akakpo: Habbat Alep. Ed. Lansman. ISBN 2-87282-543-6; 2. Marc-Antoine Cyr: Quand tu seras un homme. Quartett. ISBN 978-2-916834-16-0; 3. Kossi Efoui: Volatiles ISBN 2-84809-063-4. Editions Joca Seria.

FREN3305C-L14

CRN: 60204

Topics in French Language
Dramaturgy

From one language to the other. This course aims to improve students' oral skills through an intense theatrical practice. Through reading and acting, students will work on their comprehension and interpretative skills, as well as their confidence, ease and fluency in speaking the language.

Each class will focus on two ways of understanding a language : the technical side (relaxation, breathing, diction, articulation, body language ...) and the intellectual and emotional aspect (reading, analysis, discovery of texts and styles of expressions in the Francophone literary world).
Our work will be based on tree texts. Students will memorized part of them for the final show/examination.

Required Texts:
1. Gustave Akakpo: Habbat Alep. Ed. Lansman. ISBN 2-87282-543-6; 2. Marc-Antoine Cyr: Quand tu seras un homme. Quartett. ISBN 978-2-916834-16-0; 3. Kossi Efoui: Volatiles ISBN 2-84809-063-4. Editions Joca Seria.

FREN3306A-L14

CRN: 60197

Topics in French Language
Journey in Writing

This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum) construct a story or write individual stories with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.

No textbook required.

FREN3306B-L14

CRN: 60205

Topics in French Language
Journey in Writing

This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum) construct a story or write individual stories with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.

No textbook required.

FREN3306C-L14

CRN: 60206

Topics in French Language
Journey in Writing

This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum) construct a story or write individual stories with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.

No textbook required.

FREN3307A-L14

CRN: 60200

Images and Texts
Through Cinema Songs & Lit

Through the examination and use of authentic French materials we will focus on oral language (pronunciation, communication…) and discuss current topics in French society (Hexagone and DOM-TOM, laïcité vs. religions, etc.). Aural and visual materials will include feature-length films (On connâit la chanson and Les choristes), songs and literary texts (poetry, drama, and short story).

Required Text: A required coursepack will be available for purchase at the bookstore

FREN3307B-L14

CRN: 60201

Images and Texts
Through Cinema Songs & Lit

Through the examination and use of authentic French materials we will focus on oral language (pronunciation, communication…) and discuss current topics in French society (Hexagone and DOM-TOM, laïcité vs. religions, etc.). Aural and visual materials will include feature-length films (On connâit la chanson and Les choristes), songs and literary texts (poetry, drama, and short story).

Required Text: A required coursepack will be available for purchase at the bookstore

FREN3307C-L14

CRN: 60202

Images and Texts
Through Cinema Songs & Lit

Through the examination and use of authentic French materials we will focus on oral language (pronunciation, communication…) and discuss current topics in French society (Hexagone and DOM-TOM, laïcité vs. religions, etc.). Aural and visual materials will include feature-length films (On connâit la chanson and Les choristes), songs and literary texts (poetry, drama, and short story).

Required Text: A required coursepack will be available for purchase at the bookstore

FREN3308A-L14

CRN: 60199

Intro Francophone World

In this course, students will be introduced to the history, literature and culture of several francophone countries. Texts (excerpts of novels, poetry, plays) and other documents (comic books, articles, songs, films and documentaries) from Quebec, North and West Africa, the West Indies and Europe will be used to study the social and geopolitical situation of these regions and their artistic esthetic. Topics like exile, colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolinialism, ""négritude"", ""créolité"", women's rights, identity, tradition and language will be explored through the study and analisis of texts by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Léon G. Damas, Maryse Condé, Suzanne Dracius, Birago Diop, Kama-Sywor Kamanda, Roch Carrier, Mariama Bâ among others. Excerpts from a comic book by Marguerite Abouet, and documentaries will also be included. Students will continue to perfect their reading and writing skills individually through short compositions and in group through document analysis. A great emphasis will be given to reading comprehension and developping writing skills. Students will practice their oral competence in class. An individual oral presentation and a final paper on one aspect of francophone culture will be required.

Required Text:
1) Césaire, Aimé, Une tempête ;ISBN:978-2-02-031431-2; Editions du Seuil, 1969
2) Mariama Bâ, Une si longue lettre; ISBN:978-2842612894, Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal (NEAS), Serpent à Plumes

FREN3308B-L14

CRN: 60207

Intro Francophone World

In this course, students will be introduced to the history, literature and culture of several francophone countries. Texts (excerpts of novels, poetry, plays) and other documents (comic books, articles, songs, films and documentaries) from Quebec, North and West Africa, the West Indies and Europe will be used to study the social and geopolitical situation of these regions and their artistic esthetic. Topics like exile, colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolinialism, ""négritude"", ""créolité"", women's rights, identity, tradition and language will be explored through the study and analisis of texts by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Léon G. Damas, Maryse Condé, Suzanne Dracius, Birago Diop, Kama-Sywor Kamanda, Roch Carrier, Mariama Bâ among others. Excerpts from a comic book by Marguerite Abouet, and documentaries will also be included. Students will continue to perfect their reading and writing skills individually through short compositions and in group through document analysis. A great emphasis will be given to reading comprehension and developping writing skills. Students will practice their oral competence in class. An individual oral presentation and a final paper on one aspect of francophone culture will be required.

Required Text:
1) Césaire, Aimé, Une tempête ;ISBN:978-2-02-031431-2; Editions du Seuil, 1969
2) Mariama Bâ, Une si longue lettre; ISBN:978-2842612894, Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal (NEAS), Serpent à Plumes

FREN3308C-L14

CRN: 60208

Intro Francophone World

In this course, students will be introduced to the history, literature and culture of several francophone countries. Texts (excerpts of novels, poetry, plays) and other documents (comic books, articles, songs, films and documentaries) from Quebec, North and West Africa, the West Indies and Europe will be used to study the social and geopolitical situation of these regions and their artistic esthetic. Topics like exile, colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolinialism, ""négritude"", ""créolité"", women's rights, identity, tradition and language will be explored through the study and analisis of texts by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Léon G. Damas, Maryse Condé, Suzanne Dracius, Birago Diop, Kama-Sywor Kamanda, Roch Carrier, Mariama Bâ among others. Excerpts from a comic book by Marguerite Abouet, and documentaries will also be included. Students will continue to perfect their reading and writing skills individually through short compositions and in group through document analysis. A great emphasis will be given to reading comprehension and developping writing skills. Students will practice their oral competence in class. An individual oral presentation and a final paper on one aspect of francophone culture will be required.

Required Text:
1) Césaire, Aimé, Une tempête ;ISBN:978-2-02-031431-2; Editions du Seuil, 1969
2) Mariama Bâ, Une si longue lettre; ISBN:978-2842612894, Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal (NEAS), Serpent à Plumes

FREN3411A-L14

CRN: 60136

Adv Grammar & Composition

This course enables students to construct progressively a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing. Concurrently, students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through numerous and varied exercises.

Required Text:
Michèle Boularès et Jean-Louis Frérot, Grammaire Progressive du français avec 400 exercises, Niveau avancé; ISBN 978209033862-1; CLE Internationnal, 2004.

FREN3411B-L14

CRN: 60138

Adv Grammar & Composition

This course enables students to construct progressively a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing. Concurrently, students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through numerous and varied exercises.

Required Text:
Michèle Boularès et Jean-Louis Frérot, Grammaire Progressive du français avec 400 exercises, Niveau avancé; ISBN 978209033862-1; CLE Internationnal, 2004.

FREN3411C-L14

CRN: 60230

Adv Grammar & Composition

This course enables students to construct progressively a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing. Concurrently, students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through numerous and varied exercises.

Required Text:
Michèle Boularès et Jean-Louis Frérot, Grammaire Progressive du français avec 400 exercises, Niveau avancé; ISBN 978209033862-1; CLE Internationnal, 2004.

FREN3412A-L14

CRN: 60226

Great Speeches Fr Pol Rhetoric

Great Speeches in 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 political literature and will work on the art of rhetoric and 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 a political speech which will be performed in a special event : the 'Soirée de l'Eloquence politique' (end of the Summer School, in the Warner Hemicycle). For this summer (2013), the 'Soirée' will be devoted to the Paris Commune of 1871.

Required Texts:
Jean Lacouture; De Gaulle, le rebelle; ISBN 9782020069687 ; Editions du Seuil, 2000

FREN3429A-L14

CRN: 60239

Cinema Maghreb & 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"", M. Allouache ‘s ""Omar"", C. Ruggia ‘s ""Le Gone du Chaaba"", Y. Benguigui ‘s ""Inchallah dimanche"" and A. Kechiche’s ""La Graine et le mulet"", among others.

No textbooks required

FREN3450A-L14

CRN: 60229

Theater and Language

This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French. With support of three contemporary Francophone plays, students will discover the French languages diversity 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)Dramaturgic study of texts: reading, discussion, analyze;
2)Exercises stemming from the theatrical pedagogy to improve the qualities of articulation, pronunciation, memorization, verbal ease and public speaking;
3)Staging extracts of the studied plays, which will close the course

Required Texts:
1) Sonia Ristic; Le pahre, ISBN: 978-2-87282-731-2;Edition Lansman
2) José Pliya; Barack Obama de la race en Amérique; ISBN:
978-2-87282-774-9; Edition Lansman
3) Gustave Akakpo; Même les chevaliers tombent dans l’oubli;
ISBN: 978-2-330-03113-8; Actes Sud

FREN3460A-L14

CRN: 60237

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

FREN3460B-L14

CRN: 60257

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

FREN3460C-L14

CRN: 60286

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

FREN3475A-L14

CRN: 60548

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 underly autobiographical texts. Students will also produce their own autobiographical narrations. Readings will include essays by Philippe Lejeune, Les Mots by Jean-Paul Sartre, W ou le souvenir d'enfance by Georges Pérec, and Enfance by Nathalie Sarraute.

Required Text:
Les Mots, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gallimard (Folio)
Enfance, Nathalie Sarraute, Gallimard (Folio)
W ou le souvenir d’enfance, Georges Perec, Gallimard (L’imaginaire).

FREN3485A-L14

CRN: 60238

Young People and Politics

N.B. This course will be offered from June 30 to July 22, 2 hours a day

Youth is an intensive period of transaction during which individuals, in different ways, will enter adulthood and discover politics. Young people have to negotiate with their primary socialization, and especially with their family legacy, to make their own choices and to appropriate specific attitudes, behaviours and roles in this field. First of all, this course will give the opportunity to better understand this process and to study political identity during this period of life. Are young people in politics so different from their elders? Can we observe some generational characteristics? Are all young people politically similar? This course will also explore the different forms of politicization among the young. Are they interested? Do they vote and how do they vote? Are they engaged and how are they engaged? Lastly, working with different data, surveys and studies, this course will offer an overview of French political life today.

Required Text:
Anne Muxel, Avoir 20 ans en politique. Les enfants du désenchantement, Paris, Seuil, 2010, ISBN 978.2.02.100.252.2

FREN6000A-L14

CRN: 60331

Continuing Education in French

FREN6001A-L14

CRN: 60603

Continuing Education French II