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 2019 offerings.

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Elementary French, I
FREN S1101D 4 points.

Equivalent to FREN UN1101. 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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FREN 1101 001/66350 4 Open
FREN 1101 002/24225 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 UN1102. 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.

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FREN 1102 001/15313 4 Open
Intermediate French, I
FREN S2101D 4 points.

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


Equivalent to French UN2101. 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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FREN 2101 001/74045 4 Open
Elementary French I
FREN S1101Q 4 points.

Equivalent to FREN UN1101.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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FREN 1101 003/65134 4 Open
Intermediate French, I
FREN S2101Q 4 points.

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

 

Equivalent to FREN UN2101. 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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FREN 2101 002/75261 4 Open
Intermediate French, II
FREN S2102Q 4 points.

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

 

Equivalent to FREN UN2102. 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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FREN 2102 002/21793 4 Open
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.

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FREN 2106 002/29488 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.

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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.

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