French Undergrad Courses

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  • FREN 190: Freshman Seminar
    • Course Description: This freshman seminar will focus on themes in French culture from social history, the arts, and current information media. Cross-cultural comparisons provide a rich basis for discussion.
    • Topics Include: Race in 20th and 21st Century Paris
    • Frequently Taught By: Subhagnana Xavier

 

  • FREN 313: French and Francophone Culture
    • Every semester. Various aspects of contemporary French culture and society are studied through newspapers, film, and cultural documents. Discussions will be encouraged, and written skills perfected through short topical papers.
    • Frequently Taught By: Catherine Dana, Robyn Barton

 

  • FREN 331: Temporalities
    • This course focuses on the development of key concepts, ideas, or movements across historical periods and cultural contexts. By retracing their elaboration it serves to highlight continuities and discontinuities in the historical development of French and Francophone literatures and cultures.
    • Topics include: Fictions du Cannibale
    • Frequently Taught By: Valerie Loichot

 

  • FREN 285: Individuals and Society
    • Course Description: Prerequisite/corequisite: French 314. This course will examine a variety of texts reflecting social myths about the relationship of individual and society in French culture.
    • Topics Include: Algeria
    • Frequently Taught By: Valerie Loichot

 

  • FREN 391: Francophone Studies, Enfances coloniales
    • Course Description: Prerequisite/corequisite: French 314. A survey of literary and cultural creations from the Francophone world, with a special emphasis on Africa, the Caribbean, and South East Asia.
    • Frequently Taught By: Valerie Loichot

 

  • FREN 460: French and Francophone Cinema
    • Course Description: Films selected to analyze a range of topics reflecting the development of French and Francophone thought and culture and to familiarize students with visual, acoustic and narrative elements of French and Francophone cinema. Weekly screening required for extra credit.
    • Frequently Taught By: Catherine Dana

 

  • FREN 488: Topics in French
    • Course Description: See Course Atlas for prerequisites. Courses will include the study of a variety of subjects in French and/or francophone literature and culture. May be repeated for credit.
    • Topics include: Migrations africaines
    • Frequently Taught By: Subhagnana Xavier

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