Summer Sessions | Courses | French and Romance Philology

Course information is posted for 2021. Please check back at a later time for updated 2022 course offerings.

French

The French Department offers beginner to advanced language courses in the summer term. These include reading and translation, French language through culture, and courses in French and Francophone culture taught in English with options to read and write in French.

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course information.

Summer 2021 Session Information

  • SESSION A courses are May 3–June 18, 2021
  • SESSION B courses are June 28–August 16, 2021
Courses
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ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
FREN1101S001 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN1101S001 001/11109 Summer A Subterm Tu 06:00 PM–08:05 PM
Mo 06:00 PM–08:05 PM
We 06:00 PM–08:05 PM
Th 06:00 PM–08:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jeanne Devautour
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
FREN1101S002 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN1101S002 002/11110 Summer A Subterm We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Alexandra Borer
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
FREN1101S003 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN1101S003 003/11111 Summer B Subterm Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Samuel Skippon
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
FREN1101S004 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN1101S004 004/12991 Summer A Subterm We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Laetitia Ndiaye
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
FREN1102S001 4 points.

Prerequisites: one term of college French or one year of secondary school French. $15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee , 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN1102S001 001/11112 Summer A Subterm We 03:30 PM–05:35 PM
Tu 03:30 PM–05:35 PM
Mo 03:30 PM–05:35 PM
Th 03:30 PM–05:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Pascale Hubert-Leibler
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
FREN1102S002 4 points.

Prerequisites: one term of college French or one year of secondary school French. $15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee , 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN1102S002 002/11113 Summer A Subterm Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Pascale Crepon
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
FREN1102S003 4 points.

Prerequisites: one term of college French or one year of secondary school French. $15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee , 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN1102S003 003/11114 Summer B Subterm We 06:00 PM–08:05 PM
Tu 06:00 PM–08:05 PM
Th 06:00 PM–08:05 PM
Mo 06:00 PM–08:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Sarah Sasson
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
FREN1102S004 4 points.

Prerequisites: one term of college French or one year of secondary school French. $15.00= Language Resource Fee, $15.00 = Materials Fee , 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN1102S004 004/11115 Summer B Subterm Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Caio Ferreira
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
FREN2101S001 4 points.

Prerequisites: two terms of college French or two years of secondary school French. Equivalent to FREN UN2101. $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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN2101S001 001/11116 Summer A Subterm Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Benjamin Olivennes
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
FREN2101S002 4 points.

Prerequisites: two terms of college French or two years of secondary school French. Equivalent to FREN UN2101. $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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN2101S002 002/11117 Summer B Subterm Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Eric Matheis
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
FREN2101S003 4 points.

Prerequisites: two terms of college French or two years of secondary school French. Equivalent to FREN UN2101. $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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN2101S003 003/12665 Summer A Subterm Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Sophie Queuniet
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
FREN2101S004 4 points.

Prerequisites: two terms of college French or two years of secondary school French. Equivalent to FREN UN2101. $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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN2101S004 004/12870 Summer B Subterm Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessio
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
FREN2102S001 4 points.

Prerequisites: three terms of college French or three years of secondary school French. $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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN2102S001 001/11118 Summer A Subterm Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Elizabeth Albes
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
FREN2102S002 4 points.

Prerequisites: three terms of college French or three years of secondary school French. $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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN2102S002 002/11119 Summer B Subterm We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Katherine Manansala
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
FREN2102S003 4 points.

Prerequisites: three terms of college French or three years of secondary school French. $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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN2102S003 003/12666 Summer A Subterm Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
William Burton
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
FREN2102S004 4 points.

Prerequisites: three terms of college French or three years of secondary school French. $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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN2102S004 004/12873 Summer B Subterm Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Zachary Desjardins-Mooney
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
RAPID READING AND TRANSLATION
FREN2106S001 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 Session Times/Location
FREN2106S001 001/11120 Summer A Subterm We 01:00 PM–03:05 PM
Tu 01:00 PM–03:05 PM
Th 01:00 PM–03:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
William Burton
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
RAPID READING AND TRANSLATION
FREN2106S002 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 Session Times/Location
FREN2106S002 002/11121 Summer B Subterm We 12:30 PM–02:35 PM
Th 12:30 PM–02:35 PM
Tu 12:30 PM–02:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Anna Langewiesche
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
TRANSLATING THEATRE WKSHP
FREN3002X001 3 points.

Prerequisites: Completion of Intermediate French II or equivalent. Please contact Prof. Laurie Postlewate.  Students will be placed on an automatic waitlist and admitted to the course individually after contacting Prof. Postlewate. The course combines: reading and watching plays in French, hands-on translation work (French to English), and study and discussion of theoretical and dramaturgical issues specific to translating theatre.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN3002X001 001/00001 Summer A Subterm We 05:30 PM–08:40 PM
Mo 05:30 PM–08:40 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Laurie Postlewate
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
Hybrid
FRANCOPHONE FICTION:SPEC TPCS
FREN3072X001 4 points.
Looks at the portrayal of women as unsettling figures in the Francophone Caribbean literary universe. Examining the uncanny heroines in the novels of both male and female writers, students will identify the thematic commonalities and specific configurative strategies that emerge in the fictional representation of women in the region. The symbolic import of zombies, schizophrenics, and other disordering characters will be analyzed as indicators of and reflections on broader social realities. FREN BC1204: French Intermediate II or the equivalent level is required.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN3072X001 001/00206 Summer A Subterm Th 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
Tu 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Kaiama Glover
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
On-Line Only
THIRD-YEAR GRAMMAR & COMP
FREN3405W001 3 points.

Prerequisites: FREN UN3405 must be taken before FREN UN3333/4 unless the student has an AP score of 5 or the director of undergraduate studies permission. The goal of FREN UN3405 is to help students improve their grammar and perfect their writing and reading skills, especially as a preparation for taking literature or civilization courses, or spending a semester in a francophone country. Through the study of two full-length works of literature and a number of short texts representative of different genres, periods, and styles, they will become more aware of stylistic nuances, and will be introduced to the vocabulary and methods of literary analysis. Working on the advanced grammar points covered in this course will further strengthen their mastery of French syntax. They will also be practicing writing through a variety of exercises, including pastiches and creative pieces, as well as typically French forms of academic writing such as “résumé,” “explication de texte,” and “dissertation.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN3405W001 001/11348 Summer A Subterm We 09:00 AM–11:05 AM
Th 09:00 AM–11:05 AM
Mo 09:00 AM–11:05 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Sophia Mo
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTRO-FRANCOPHONE STUDIES I
FREN3420W001 3 points.

Prerequisites: FREN UN3405 Advanced Grammar and Composition or an AP score of 5 or the director of undergraduate studies' permission. Examines conceptions of culture and civilization in France from the Enlightenment to the Exposition Coloniale of 1931, with an emphasis on the historical development and ideological foundations of French colonialism. Authors and texts include: the Encyclopédie; the Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen; the Code noir; Diderot; Chateaubriand; Tocqueville; Claire de Duras; Renan; Gobineau; Gauguin; Drumont.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN3420W001 001/11276 Summer A Subterm Fr 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Tu 10:00 AM–12:05 PM
Th 10:00 AM–12:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Tommaso Manfredini
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
Blackness in French: From Harlem to Paris and Beyond
FREN3822W001 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN3822W001 001/12908 Summer A Subterm Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Kaiama Glover
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
FR EXPRESSV DANCE-NYC & PARIS
FREN3880S001 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. The course will include virtual viewings of selected performances. The course will be conducted in English. No prerequisites.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN3880S001 001/10683 Summer B Subterm We 06:15 PM–09:25 PM
Mo 06:15 PM–09:25 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jonathan Robinson-Appels
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
Writing the Self Workshop
FREN4421G001 3 points.

In this course, we will read works spanning the history of French literature from the Renaissance to the present in which the problem of writing the self is posed. We will also engage in various writing exercises (pastiche, translation, personal narrative) and discuss the works on the syllabus in conjunction with our own attempts to write the self. Authors will include Montaigne, Rousseau, Sand, Colette, Modiano, Ernaux, Bouraoui and NDiaye. This course will be held entirely in French and is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates; it fulfills the pre-1800 requirement for the undergraduate French major. Pre-requisites for undergraduates: French 3333 and 3334 or equivalent competence. If you have questions about whether the course level is appropriate for you, please reach out to the instructor. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FREN4421G001 001/12751 Summer A Subterm Th 02:00 PM–05:10 PM
Tu 02:00 PM–05:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joanna Stalnaker
3 Closed for Online Registration Hybrid