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Language Courses

For satisfactory completion of the language requirement, students receiving a grade of C- or lower will have to repeat the course.

FREN BC 1001x-BC1002y Elementary Full-Year Course

Basic elements of French grammar. Oral, writing, and reading skills. Students may take either or both of these courses at Columbia. - L. Wolfe, M. Mimran
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC1002
FREN
1002
03849
001
MTuWThF 10:00a - 10:50a
225 MILBANK HALL
L. Wolfe 18 [ More Info ]
FREN
1002
08269
002
MTuWThF 11:00a - 11:50a
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Mimran 6 [ More Info ]
FREN
1002
05507
003
MTuWThF 12:00p - 12:50p
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Mimran 11 [ More Info ]
FREN
1002
03295
004
MTuWThF 9:00a - 9:50a
225 MILBANK HALL
L. Wolfe 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC1001
FREN
1001
07799
001
MTuWThF 10:00a - 10:50a
TBA
L. Wolfe 13 [ More Info ]
FREN
1001
06486
002
MTuWThF 11:00a - 11:50a
TBA
M. Mimran 1 [ More Info ]
FREN
1001
06364
003
MTuWThF 12:00p - 12:50p
TBA
M. Mimran 4 [ More Info ]
FREN
1001
02266
004
MTuWThF 9:00a - 9:50a
TBA
L. Wolfe 17 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 1102x Review of French Fundamentals

Oral and written review of basic grammar and syntax. Readings in modern French and Francophone literature. - I. Jouanneau-Fertig, S. Bloom
Prerequisites: Primarily for students who need further instruction to qualify for the intermediate course. Credit cannot be granted for both FREN BC1002 and BC1102 (or its equivalent). Enrollment limited to 20 students per section.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC1102
FREN
1102
07802
001
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
TBA
I. Jouanneau-Fertig 3 [ More Info ]
FREN
1102
07805
002
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
S. Bloom 2 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 1203x and y Intermediate I

Further development of oral and written communication skills. Readings in French literature. - S. Bloom, I. Jouanneau-Fertig
Prerequisites: FREN BC1001, BC1002, BC1102, C1101 and C1102, or an appropriate score on the placement test.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC1203
FREN
1203
02609
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
302 MILBANK HALL
S. Bloom 14 [ More Info ]
FREN
1203
07074
002
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
302 MILBANK HALL
S. Bloom 12 [ More Info ]
FREN
1203
02283
003
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
302 MILBANK HALL
K. Evanson 10 [ More Info ]
FREN
1203
08004
004
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
207 MILBANK HALL
N. Duggan 5 [ More Info ]
FREN
1203
03813
005
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
237 MILBANK HALL
B. O'Keeffe 10 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC1203
FREN
1203
02609
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
S. Bloom 7 [ More Info ]
FREN
1203
07074
002
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
K. Santos Da Silva 7 [ More Info ]
FREN
1203
08004
003
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
K. Santos Da Silva 14 [ More Info ]
FREN
1203
08943
004
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
N. Duggan 4 [ More Info ]
FREN
1203
00138
005
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
N. Duggan 10 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 1204x and y Intermediate II

Advanced work in language skills. Readings in French literature. - M. Mimran, K. Santos Da Silva, B. O'Keeffe
Prerequisites: FREN BC1203 or an appropriate score on the placement test.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC1204
FREN
1204
03207
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Mimran 6 [ More Info ]
FREN
1204
01754
002
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
324 MILBANK HALL
B. O'Keeffe 13 [ More Info ]
FREN
1204
03061
003
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
307 MILBANK HALL
K. Santos Da Silva 20 [ More Info ]
FREN
1204
06207
004
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
307 MILBANK HALL
K. Santos Da Silva 20 [ More Info ]
FREN
1204
03984
005
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
327 MILBANK HALL
K. Evanson 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC1204
FREN
1204
06200
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
M. Mimran 11 [ More Info ]
FREN
1204
07522
002
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
L. Wolfe 19 [ More Info ]
FREN
1204
03061
003
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
B. O'Keeffe 9 [ More Info ]
FREN
1204
06207
004
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
B. O'Keeffe 9 [ More Info ]
FREN
1204
08478
005
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
N. Duggan 5 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 1205y Intermediate Oral French

Intensive oral work, vocabulary enrichment, discussions on prepared topics relating to contemporary France and the French-speaking world, oral presentations. - I. Jouanneau-Fertig
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 12 students. This course does not satisfy the language requirement.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC1205
FREN
1205
06748
001
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
610 LEWISOHN HALL
I. Jouanneau-Fertig 12 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC1205
FREN
1205
03887
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
I. Jouanneau-Fertig 7 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3006x and y Composition and Conversation

Discussions on contemporary issues and oral presentations. Creative writing assignments designed to improve writing skills and vocabulary development. - K. Santos Da Silva, I. Jouanneau-Fertig, L. Wolfe, S. Bloom
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 12 students.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3006
FREN
3006
04086
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
225 MILBANK HALL
L. Postlewate 12 [ More Info ]
FREN
3006
04094
002
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
307 MILBANK HALL
K. Santos Da Silva 7 [ More Info ]
FREN
3006
01172
003
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
610 LEWISOHN HALL
I. Jouanneau-Fertig 9 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3006
FREN
3006
01886
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
K. Santos Da Silva 9 [ More Info ]
FREN
3006
06198
002
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
I. Jouanneau-Fertig 4 [ More Info ]
FREN
3006
04846
003
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
S. Bloom 4 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3007y Commercial-Economic French

The socioeconomic language of contemporary French society. Practice of oral and written communications based on documents from the French press. Students who have completed the course may wish to take the Diplome du Francais des Affaires given by the Chambre de Commerce et d Industrie de Paris.

- I. Jouanneau-Fertig
Prerequisites: Fourth year French students only; Seniors have priority.
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

3 points
Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3007
FREN
3007
00575
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
610 LEWISOHN HALL
I. Jouanneau-Fertig 12 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3011x or y History of the French Language

Transformation and evolution of the French languages from the early Middle Ages to the present are studied from a socio-historical perspective. Primary texts include literary, legal, political, scientific, administrative, liturgical, and epistolary documents. Includes consideration of French outside of France and variations on the continent in the 20th century. - L. Postelwate
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3012x Advanced Grammar and Composition

Systematic study of morphology, syntax, and idiomatic expressions. Weekly writing assignments. - L. Postlewate
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3012
FREN
3012
01277
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
L. Postlewate 14 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3013y Advanced Writing

Workshop format course to perfect writing skills in French. Writing formats that will be used over the semester include narration, portait, essai, dissertation, film and book reviews, and correspondence. - L. Postlewate
Prerequisites: The French language requirement and approval of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 12 students.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3013
FREN
3013
04651
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
306 MILBANK HALL
L. Postlewate 12 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3014x Advanced Translation into English

Translation of various styles of prose and poetry from French to English. - A. Boyman
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or the equivalent. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3016x and y Advanced Oral French

Oral presentations and discussions of French films aimed at increasing fluency, acquiring vocabulary, and perfecting pronunciation skills. - A. Boyman
Prerequisites: At least one French course after completion of the language requirement and permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 12 students.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3016
FREN
3016
02607
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
501 MILBANK HALL
A. Boyman 10 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3016
FREN
3016
04113
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
A. Boyman 17 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3017y Rapid Reading and Translation

Using selected French texts from a variety of sources, this course aims at enhancing reading and comprehension skills through translation into English.

- A. Boyman
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or the equivalent. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3019x Advanced Phonetics

Detailed study of all aspects of French pronunciation; theoretical linguistic concepts will be followed up with intensive oral drills. - A. Boyman
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or the equivalent. Enrollment limited to 12 students.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3019
FREN
3019
02870
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
501 MILBANK HALL
A. Boyman 15 [ More Info ]

Literature and Culture Courses


FREN BC 3021x Major French Texts I

Medieval, Renaissance, and Classical literature in their cultural context. - L. Postlewate
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3021
FREN
3021
04912
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
L. Postlewate 30 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3022y Major French Texts II

The Age of Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, and Symbolism. - D. Macklovitch
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or the equivalent. FREN BC3021 may be taken for credit without completion of FREN BC3022. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3022
FREN
3022
05287
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
323 MILBANK HALL
B. O'Keeffe 51 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3023x The Culture of France I

Historical analysis of mentalites from the Middle Ages to the reign of Louis XIV through symbol, structure, and self-presentation.
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3024y The Culture of France II

Major cultural and institutional events in France from the 18th century to the present. Topics include the revolutionary tradition, left-right and secular-religious conflicts over the identity of France: its history, its mission, its people and policies. - B. O'Keeffe
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3025x (Section 01) Theater of the Classical Age

This course will provide a detailed introduction to the three great French dramatists of the seventeenth century, rightly known as the golden age of French theatre. Reading several canonical works by each of these three playwrights-Corneille, Racine, and Molière-students will closely examine the thematic concerns (the relationship between love and duty, the individual and the state, free will and divine providence; the problems of hypocrisy, dishonesty, sexual jealousy, and avarice; the nature of kingship and the extent or the limits of royal control; the differences between prescribed gender roles for men and for women; the recourse to and reworking of mythological and Biblical sources) the plays set forth, and the rhetorical strategies they employ (from classical, Greco-Roman devices such as metaphor, apostrophe, irony, preterition, prosopopoeia, and anagnorisis to the specifically French metrical pattern of the alexandrin). - C. Weber
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Satisfaction of French language requirement or permission of the instructor.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3025
FREN
3025
00656
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
C. Weber 7 [ More Info ]

CPLS BC 3026x or y Poems and Paintings: Literature and Art of the French Renaissance

In this course, students will study French Renaissance literature in dialogue with works of art from the sameperiod (paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, etc.). Topics will include: the connection between France and Italy for rebirth art and literature; the arrival in France of Da Vinci and his Mona Lisa; the careers and literature associated with Rosso, Primaticcio, and Cellini; the poetry of Du Bellay and Ronsard; Parisian architecture and its poets and authors; regional Renaissances in Dijon and Lyons. - P. Usher
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of French language requirement or permission of the instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3028y Performance in France

Sociohistorical survey of theatrical performance in France from the Middle Ages to the present. Course "texts" include liturgical drama, a variety of plays, ceremonies, sermons, cabaret and puppet theatre, as well as contemporary experimental performance. Discussion to include the politics and economics of French theatre in the broadest sense. - L. Postlewate
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement in French or permission of the instructor. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3029x or y Laughter in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Explores both the traditional comic forms of early French literature (farce, sottie, fabliau, burlesque, grotesque) and comedic elements of serious genres such as chanson de geste, saint's lives, and romance. An investigation into the mentalites of the Middle Ages and Renaissance through an understanding of what made people laugh.
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or permission of the instructor. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3032x or y Women and Writing in Early Modern France

Examination of cultural and literary phenomena in 15th through17th century France, focusing on writings by and about women. - L. Postlewate
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or permission of the instructor.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3032
FREN
3032
06554
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
306 MILBANK HALL
L. Postlewate 19 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3033x or y Literature of the French Renaissance and the Baroque

Experimentation and discovery in the arts, in science and technology, and in the understanding of the human experience. Explores how the works of French poets, prosateurs, and playwrights reflect both the vibrancy and splendor of the time, as well as the struggle of an era preoccupied with death and rebirth.
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or permission of the instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3034y French Baroque and Classical Literature

Interdisciplinary exploration of the literature and culture of the Grand Siecle.
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or permission of the instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3035x Eighteenth-Century French Fiction

Readings of novels and novellas by Prevost, Rousseau, Diderot, Charriere, Laclos, and Sade, with a particular focus on issues of selfhood, gender, sexuality, authority, and freedom. - C. Weber
Prerequisites: FREN BC3021, BC3022, BC3023, BC3024, or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

FREN BC 3036y The Age of Enlightenment/L'AGE DES LUMIERES

This course examines the phenomenon that dominates and revolutionizes 18th-century philosophical, religious, sociological, and political discourse in the West: the Enlightenment. Calling into question the hitherto uncontested authority of an all-powerful church and state, the Enlightenment calls for the freedom of expression and of worship; condemns religious intolerance and cultural prejudice; denounces societal inequality; examines the merits and shortcomings of different forms of government; and subverts the oppressive and often hypocritical dogmas of the Catholic church and the absolutist monarchy--with far-reaching political and historical consequences (e.g., the American and the French Revolutions). With the exception of one German text (by Immanuel Kant, and assigned in English translation), readings will be limited to texts by the Enlightenment's leading Francophone authors: Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau, as well as by two "dystopian" novelists, Charrière et Sade. All discussion, coursework, and examinations will be in French. - C. Weber
Prerequisites: FREN BC3021, BC3022, BC3023, BC3024, or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3037x or y Nineteenth-Century French Poetry

Readings of poems by Lamartine, Hugo, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and Mallarmé. Focuses on the turn from Romanticism to Modernism in the 19th century. - A. Boyman
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or permission of the instructor. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3038x The Nineteenth-Century French Novel

Evolution of the novel, aesthetics of Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, and Symbolism. Particular attention is paid to the formal problems of narrative, the rhetoric of sentiment, decadence, and issues of sexual identity. - P. Connor
Prerequisites: FREN BC3021, BC3022, BC3023, BC3024, or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3040x Twentieth-Century French Fiction

Topics will include the theory of the gratuitous act, literature and the rise of Fascism, war and the literature of commitment, erotic violence. - P. Connor
Prerequisites: FREN BC3021, BC3022, BC3023, BC3024, or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3041y Twentieth-Century French Thought

Thorough study of the major intellectual movements in France from Surrealism to post-structuralism. Particular attention given to theories of political commitment, texuality and deconstruction. Readings include works by Breton, Senghor, Sartre, Levi Strauss, and Derrida.

- S. Gavronsky
Prerequisites: FREN BC3021, BC3022, BC3023, BC3024, or the equivalent. General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). General Education Requirement: Reason and Value (REA). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3043x or y Twentieth-Century French Women Writers

Writings by women will be analyzed in the changing philosophical and literary contexts of the 20th century: Simone de Beauvoir, Nathalie Sarraute, Marguerite Duras, Hélène Cixous, and others.
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or permission of the instructor. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3044y Theater of the Absurd

Close reading and occasional screening of major plays associated with the Theater of the Absurd. Philosophical and literary origins of the concept of the absurd; social and political context of its emergence; theatrical conventions of early performances; popular and critical reception. Authors include: Jarry, Adamov, Arrabal, Beckett, Genet, Ionesco, Maeterlinck, Sartre, Camus. - P. Connor
Prerequisites: FREN BC3021, BC3022, BC3023, BC3024, or the equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3044
FREN
3044
08307
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
307 MILBANK HALL
P. Connor 15 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3054x (Section 01) Translation Through FIlm

Using filmic dialogue as a medium, this course seeks to develop skills in "spoken" or "live" translation from French into English. This practice, close to consecutive interpretation (oral translation), will help students to augment and refine their fluency in French. All aspects of language will be involved: grammar, vocabulary, tone, register and context, but in a manner more "immediate" than with the translation of written texts. Six French films will be chosen from a variety of periods and genres from which segments will be isolated for interpretation (oral translation). A preliminary discussion of each film will precede the work in translation. - A. Boyman
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Satisfaction of French language requirement or permission of the instructor.
3 points course capped at 15

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3054
FREN
3054
05076
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
A. Boyman 23 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3056y Proust

In this course, we will read the whole of Marcel Proust's 7-volume novel, A la Recherche du temps perdu. One of the greatest novels of all time, the Recherche addresses issues of: romantic and familial love; hetero- and homosexuality; social class; anti-Semitism; social life and friendship; the persistence of memory; and the relationship between art and life. - C. Weber
Prerequisites: FREN BC3021, BC3022, BC3023, BC3024, or the equivalent. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3061x or y Marx in France

Examines the persistence and transformation of the sign "Marx" in multiple aspects of 20th-century French thought. Areas covered will include ethics, aesthetics, history, philosophy, and ideologies as of Surrealism through Négritude, existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3062y Women in French Cinema since the 60s

This course traces the evolving nature of the relationship between women and society in French cinema from the New Wave of the 60's to the present. Attitudes of women and towards women will be examined in the light of the changing social, political, and intellectual context. - A. Boyman
General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3063x or y Critical Theory

Introduction to the conceptual foundations of structuralism and post structuralism or to what is known as French Theory. Readings include works by Saussure, Levi Strauss, Lacan, Foucault, Cixous, and Deleuze.
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or permission of the instructor. General Education Requirement: Reason and Value (REA). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3064x France on Film

Films on and of the period from the 1930s to the present, focusing on the interplay between history, ideology, and culture.

- S. Gavronsky
Prerequisites: Reading ability in French required for all students. French majors must write their papers in French. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3065y Surrealism

An examination of the relationship between traditional & avant-garde literature and visual culture; the use of word-play & language games as tools of artistic expression; the thematization of the unconscious and dreams; the vexed relationship between aesthetics & politics; the poetics and politics of sexuality & gender. Authors and artists will include Andre Breton, Louis Aragon, Man Ray, Dorothea Tanning, and Salvador Dali. - C. Weber
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Satisfaction of French language requirement or permission of the instructor. Reading ability in French required for all students. French majors must write their papers in French. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3065
FREN
3065
01030
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
C. Weber 15 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3070x Negritude

Analysis of the theoretical and literary precursors of négritude; major figures of the movement; relations with the Harlem Renaissance; and the formulation of creolity by contemporary Caribbean writers and thinkers. Authors will include Gobineau, Maran, Price-Mars, Hughes, McKay, Césaire, Senghor, Damas, Fanon, Sartre, Glissant, and Chamoiseau. Taught in French.General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). - S. Gavronsky
Prerequisites: Reading ability in French required for all students. French majors must write their papers in French. General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3071x Major Literary Works of the French-Speaking World

Introduction to major works of fiction from the French speaking countries of the Caribbean, West Africa, North Africa and Indochina. Considers some of the principal authors of these regions, and examines the sociopolitical, historical, and aesthetic considerations that have influenced Francophone literary production in the twentieth century. - K. Glover
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement in French or permission of the instructor. General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3071
FREN
3071
04162
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
K. Glover 22 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3072x Francophone Fiction: Unhomely Women of the Caribbean

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. - K. Glover
General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: FREN BC3072
FREN
3072
03398
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
K. Glover 13 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3073x Africa in Cinema

Considerations of African-directed twentieth century films concerning French-speaking, sub-Saharan West Africa. Reflections on tradition and modernity, politics and popular culture, the status of women, youth problems, identity construction. Placement of African film within its own tradition. Class taught in English. - K. Glover
General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

FREN BC 3074x or y Women in Francophone Africa: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Emphasizes cultural and historical representation of Francophone women by both women and men. Works will include novels, films, and poems, by authors such as Semb�ne Ousmane, Mariama Ba, Amadou Kourouma, Camara Laye, Calixthe Beyala.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN BC 3077y (Section 01) La Jalousie dans la Litterature Francais

This course takes jealousy-in its psychosexual, socio-political, ontological dimensions, and in its formal implications-as a lens through which to view a series of seminal works of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. These works include: 12th-century Arthurian legend (Béroul); a late-medieval, proto-feminist short story (Navarre); 17th-century neo-classical tragedy (Corneille); 12th and 17th-century folkloric forms (Marie de France's lai and Perrault's fairy tale, respectively); the Enlightenment "philosophical" novel (Montesquieu); the 19th-century realist novel (Balzac); the early 20th-century modernist novel (Proust); and the nouveau roman (Robbe-Grillet). Two contemporary adaptations (Singer's 2008 novel based on the Navarre story, and Chabrol's 1996 film based on Proust's novel) will also be studied. In addition, a selection of highly condensed, relevant secondary readings (excerpts of 10 pages of less) will provide students with an introduction to an array of theoretical approaches to literary study: most notably, psychoanalysis, political philosophy, and literary theory. - C. Weber
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

CPLS BC 3078x or y Literature of Francophone North America

Discussion of the literary production in French emanating from Canada, New England, and Louisiana with special consideration of the sociohistorical context of North American Francophone culture. Texts to include fiction, correspondence, historical narrative, theater and poetry. - L. Postlewate
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the language requirement or permission of the instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN V 3420x or y Introduction to French and Francophone Studies I

Conceptions of culture and civilization in France from the Enlightenment to the Exposition Coloniale of 1931. Emphasis on the issue of universalism versus relativism and the ideological foundations of French colonialism. Authors and texts will include selections from the Encyclopedie, the Declaration des droits de l homme et du citoyen, the Code Napoleon, Diderot, Chateaubriand, de Tocqueville, Drumont.
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of French language requirement or permission of the instructor. General Education Requirement: Reason and Value (REA). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

FREN W 3421y Introduction to French and Francophone Studies II

Universalism vs. exceptionalism, tradition vs. modernity, integration and exclusion, racial, gender, regional and national identities will be considered in this introduction to the contemporary French speaking world in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Authors include Aimé Césaire, Léopold Senghor, Maryse Condé, and Frantz Fanon. - L. Wolfe
Prerequisites: Satisfaction of French language requirement or permission of the instructor. General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN W3421
FREN
3421
09044
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
530 ALTSCHUL HALL
L. Wolfe 18 [ More Info ]

Senior Seminar

FREN BC 3080x Advanced Seminar: Proust

In this course, we will read the whole of Marcel Proust's 7-volume novel, A la Recherche du temps perdu. One of the greatest novels of all time, the Recherche addresses issues of: romantic and familial love; hetero- and homosexulaity; social class; anti-Semitism; social life and friendship; the persistence of memory; and relationships between are and life. - C. Weber
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3080
FREN
3080
03720
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
501 MILBANK HALL
C. Weber 3 [ More Info ]

FREN BC 3091y Senior Thesis Seminar

French majors will write their senior thesis under the supervision of the instructor. - P. Usher
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FREN BC3091
FREN
3091
02883
001
M 6:10p - 8:00p
306 MILBANK HALL
P. Usher 5 [ More Info ]

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