Summer Sessions | Courses | French and Romance Philology

French and Romance Philology

The French Department offers beginner to advanced language courses in the summer term. In addition, “French Expressive Dance” explores french dancers and choreographers as well as French conceptions of the expressive body seen in other urban art forms.

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings. Instructor information will be posted in Spring 2018.

 

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Elementary French, I
FREN S1101D 4 points.

Equivalent to FREN C1101 or F1101. Designed to help students understand, speak, read, and write French, and to recognize cultural features of French-speaking communities, now with the help of a newly digitized audio program. Students learn to provide information in French about their feelings, environment, families, and daily activities. Daily assignments, quizzes, laboratory work, and screening of video material.

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 1101 001/66932 M Tu W Th 10:00a - 12:05p
413 HAMILTON HALL
Samuel Skippon 4 Open
FREN 1101 002/67332 M Tu W Th 6:00p - 8:05p
413 HAMILTON HALL
Sophie Queuniet 4 Open
Elementary French, II
FREN S1102D 4 points.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee

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Equivalent to FREN C1102 or F1102. Continues the work of French S1101D and completes the study of elementary French. Students continue to develop communicative skills, narrating recent events (past, present, and future), describing daily life activities, and learning about cultural features of France and of the wider Francophone world. Following the communicative approach, students, with the help of the instructor, learn to solve problems using the language, to communicate their feelings and opinions, and to obtain information from others. Daily assignments, quizzes, laboratory work, and screening of video materials.

Course
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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 1102 001/76243 M Tu W Th 10:00a - 12:05p
407 HAMILTON HALL
Pascale Crepon 4 Open
French Expressive Dance in New York City and Paris
FREN S3880D 3 points.

Cross-Atlantic influences from both French ballet and French modern dance as seen on the stages of New York City. The course examines not only French dancers and choreographers, but also French conceptions of the expressive body seen in other urban art forms. We study the New York School of Poetry, Painting, Theatre, Dance and Music; French influences on the repertory of American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet; the Paris Opera Ballet; the contributions of American choreographers such as Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown on French dance; and the theatrical impulse in recent French contemporary dance. We will make use of French critical theory ( Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Barthes, Proust, and the work of recent French feminists) to understand how distinct cultures create differing notions of the expressive body. These texts will also help us to see how individual and social movement patterns are created on the stages and in the streets of metropolitan Paris and New York City. When possible, we will attend modern dance performances, and productions of American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. As well, we will visit New York City museums and gallery exhibits, and allied cultural events that help to illustrate the lyric French style. The course will be conducted in English. No prerequisites.

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 3880 001/16273 M W 1:00p - 4:10p
413 HAMILTON HALL
Jonathan Robinson-Appels 3 Closed
Intermediate French, I
FREN S2101D 4 points.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee


Equivalent to French C1201 and F1201. Prepares students for advanced French language and cultures, focusing on developing correct usage through explanations and practice. Gaining a deeper understanding of the French language through readings of poems and short stories, students practice a variety of communication tasks, as they are engaged in ever more complex forms of discourse. Daily assignments, quizzes, laboratory work, and screening of video materials.

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Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 2101 001/22775 M Tu W Th 10:00a - 12:05p
411 HAMILTON HALL
Wesley Gunter 4 Open
Intermediate French, II
FREN S2102D 4 points.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee


Equivalent to FREN C1202 and F1202. Continues to prepare students for advanced French language and culture with an emphasis on developing highly accurate speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students examine complex topics, using the French language in diverse contexts, and read and actively discuss a wide variety of texts from France and the French speaking world. Daily assignments, quizzes, and screening of video materials.

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Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 2102 001/66111 M Tu W Th 10:00a - 12:15p
507 HAMILTON HALL
Caio Ferreira 4 Open
Rapid Reading and Translation
FREN S2106D 3 points.

Primarily for graduate students in other departments who have some background in French and who wish to meet the French reading requirement for the Ph.D. degree, or for scholars whose research involves references in the French language. Intensive reading and translation, both prepared and at sight, in works drawn from literature, criticism, philosophy, and history. Brief review of grammar; vocabulary exercises.

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Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 2106 001/64900 Tu W Th 3:00p - 5:05p
407 HAMILTON HALL
Celia Abele 3 Open
Elementary French I
FREN S1101Q 4 points.

Equivalent to FREN C1101 or F1101.Designed to help students understand, speak, read, and write French, and to recognize cultural features of French-speaking communities, now with the help of a newly digitized audio program. Students learn to provide information in French about their feelings, environment, families, and daily activities. Daily assignments, quizzes, laboratory work, and screening of video material.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 1101 003/23991 M Tu W Th 6:00p - 8:05p
413 HAMILTON HALL
Adham Azab 4 Open
Elementary French, II
FREN S1102Q 4 points.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee

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Equivalent to FREN C1102 or F1102. Continues the work of French S1101D and completes the study of elementary French. Students continue to develop communicative skills, narrating recent events (past, present, and future), describing daily life activities, and learning about cultural features of France and of the wider Francophone world. Following the communicative approach, students, with the help of the instructor, learn to solve problems using the language, to communicate their feelings and opinions, and to obtain information from others. Daily assignments, quizzes, laboratory work, and screening of video materials.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 1102 002/15079 M Tu W Th 10:00a - 12:05p
413 HAMILTON HALL
Eric Matheis 4 Open
FREN 1102 003/75027 M Tu W Th 6:00p - 8:05p
407 HAMILTON HALL
Elsa Stephan 4 Open
Intermediate French, I
FREN S2101Q 4 points.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee


Equivalent to FREN C1201 and F1201. Prepares students for advanced French language and cultures, focusing on developing correct usage through explanations and practice. Gaining a deeper understanding of the French language through readings of poems and short stories, students practice a variety of communication tasks, as they are engaged in ever more complex forms of discourse. Daily assignments, quizzes, laboratory work, and screening of video materials.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 2101 002/13863 M Tu W Th 10:00a - 12:05p
407 HAMILTON HALL
Noni Carter 4 Open
Intermediate French, II
FREN S2102Q 4 points.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee


Equivalent to FREN C1202 and F1202. Continues to prepare students for advanced French language and culture with an emphasis on developing highly accurate speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students examine complex topics, using the French language in diverse contexts, and read and actively discuss a wide variety of texts from France and the French speaking world. Daily assignments, quizzes, and screening of video materials.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 2102 002/73811 M Tu W Th 10:00a - 12:05p
411 HAMILTON HALL
Diana King 4 Limited Availability
Rapid Reading and Translation
FREN S2106Q 3 points.

Primarily for graduate students in other departments who have some background in French and who wish to meet the French reading requirement for the Ph.D. degree, or for scholars whose research involves references in the French language. Intensive reading and translation, both prepared and at sight, in works drawn from literature, criticism, philosophy, and history. Brief review of grammar; vocabulary exercises.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 2106 002/21559 Tu W Th 3:00p - 5:05p
407 HAMILTON HALL
Kalinka Alvarez 3 Open
"Blackness" in French: from Harlem to Paris and Beyond
FREN OC3821 3 points.

What distinctions must be made between US-black American fantasies of Paris and realities for Blacks in Paris? What are the historical linkages between black Americans and Paris? Between black Americans and black French women and men? How is this relationship different from and contingent on the relationship between the “French” and their colonial “others?” How is “blackness” a category into which all non-white racial others are conscripted? (e.g. Arab and Roma communities)? Using an internationalist (specifically transatlantic) approach and covering the 20th and 21st centuries, this course explores these and other questions over the course of the semester through a close consideration of the literature, arts, culture, history and politics emanating from or dealing with Black France. The texts and artifacts examined in this course will consider “race” as both fact and fantasy in the unique, long-historical relationship between the United States, Paris, and the wider French empire.


Please note: This course is NOT open to summer visiting students.

Course
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Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 3821 001/27547 Tu Th 2:40p - 3:55p
Room TBA Building TBA
Kaiama Glover 3 Open
Colonization & Post-colonial Immigration in the French Context
FREN OC3823 3 points.

Colonization and Post-colonial Immigration in the French Context :


History, Legacy and Contemporary Debates


This class will explore the political, historical and sociological aspects of (post) colonial immigration in France. We will examine specifically how immigrants have shaped the history and the construction of French society and in return were the subjects of permanent debates, exclusion and discriminatory practices. Special attention will be given to the discussion of the gap between myths, discourses and reality : while claiming for homogeneity and integration, French society remains at least partially characterized by ethnic diversity and racial or social exclusion, exemplified by the discriminations against non-European immigrations or by the sub-urban ghetto.


Post-colonial immigration is also the best entry to question the complex and often passionate relationships of France with its former colonies.


Adopting a pluridisciplinary approach, this course aimed to introduce the students to the complexity of French debates and controversies regarding post-colonial migrants, in order to enable them to participate freely to daily discussions with French people and make them have the full experience of Paris life.


The sources examined in class are manyfold : academic and scientific articles form historians, sociologists or political scientists, but also some primary sources : press (the students are asked to do a weekly press review on subject related to race and immigration), films, legal texts, historical documents or photographs. The idea is always to combine theoretical approach with empirical data and analyses.


Class visits and Field Trips


Several visits and excursion will be organized throughout the program in order to take full advantage of the students presence in Paris. This includes Museum and historical Monuments visits, Field trips in Paris and the colonial/immigration legacies, but also theater plays and, depending on the program, cinema theater or summer festivals.


All excursions are mandatory and are an integral parts of the course.

Course
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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FREN 3823 001/62193 Enyi Koene 3 Open