Course Offerings: French
301 Advanced Grammar and
- J. Gallucci, B. Lintz
- This course is structured as a review of grammatical
principles with emphasis on correctness in expository composition in French. Assignments
include frequent essays as well as translation exercises. Prerequisite: at least one
350-level course. Not open to students who score 4 or 5 on the AP language exam, except by
special permission of the instructor. Students required to take this course may do so only
351, 352, 353 Introduction
to the Study of Literature in French
These three courses form an introduction to
the reading and study of French literature. Focusing on three crucial eras of literary
development, students learn the techniques of close reading and literary analysis, as well
as explore the general cultural contexts in which the literary work was created. The focus
of each course may vary, but the reading consists of plays, poetry, and prose. The courses
may be taken in any order. Prerequisite: four years of high school French or the
equivalent. Students who have taken a 400-level literature seminar may not register for
these introductory courses.
- 351 Introduction to the
Study of French Literature I: the Early and Classical Eras
As an introduction, through reading and discussion, to three diverse and formative periods
of French literature, this course shows the inspiration and variety of expression that
mark each period. Readings include selections from La Chanson de Roland, courtly romance,
the fabliaux (all medieval writings to be read in modern French versions); prose and
poetry of Renaissance France; tragic and comic writers of the French Classical theater.
Prerequisite: at least four years of secondary-school French or FREN
- 352 Introduction to the
Study of French Literature II: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
B. Lintz, P. Riley
This course studies major works, principal authors, and literary movements of French
literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Prerequisite: at least four years
of secondary-school French or FREN 202.
- 353 Introduction to the
Study of French Literature II: The Twentieth Century
H. Julien, J. Naughton
This course offers a close reading of some representative works of the twentieth century.
Selections are chosen from the shorter fiction and essays of outstanding French writers
and include such authors as: Apollinaire, Gide, Ionesco, Sartre, Camus, Beckett, and
Duras. Prerequisite: at least four years of secondary-school French or FREN 202.
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399 Readings in French
- This course represents the number and title given for AP literature
scores of 4 or 5.
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