French and Francophone Studies

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FR 001 - Elementary French I

This course is designed for students who are native speakers of a language other than French. The course emphasizes use of real-life language, integration of language and culture, and development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in French. The methodology used is communicative and literacy-based, meaning that in every lesson you will be learning language in order to perform a variety of interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive tasks.

FR 002 - Elementary French II

This course is a continuation of FR 001 and is designed for students who are native speakers of a language other than French. The course emphasizes use of real-life language, integration of language and culture, and development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in French. The methodology used is communicative and literacy-based, meaning that in every lesson you will be learning language in order to perform a variety of interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive tasks.

FR 003 - Intermediate French

This course is designed for students who are native speakers of a language other than French. The focuses of the course are use of real-life language, integration of language and culture, use of film to further linguistic and cultural knowledge, and development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in French. The methodology used is communicative and literacy-based, meaning that in every lesson you will be learning language in order to perform a variety of interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive tasks.

FR 137 - Paris: Anatomy of a City

Through a six‐part thematic overview, this course is an introductory survey of the history, culture, art, literature and social life of the city of Paris. Progressing chronologically from Gallo‐Roman Paris to the present, we will explore continuities and changes in these 2000 years of Parisian history, exploring the events, people, and ideas that have contributed to Paris's status and identity today as world capital, beloved tourist destination, and quintessential symbol French culture.

FR 138 - French Culture Through Film

This course investigates important cultural and historical moments in contemporary France with a special emphasis on the ways in which these moments are represented in film. A central concern is the continual construction of French identity in the turbulent times of the 20th century.

FR 139 - France and the French Speaking World

This course introduces students to the artistic, social and intellectual components of the French cultural ethos, to develop an appreciation of a major Western European humanistic tradition and its impact and adaptation on several continents. The notion of a national culture, which has become an international phenomenon integrates a broad spectrum of subject areas in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

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