Course Offerings: French


300 Level


 

301    Advanced Grammar and Composition

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 on campus.
 
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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
J. Gallucci
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 202.
 
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 Literature


This course represents the number and title given for AP literature scores of 4 or 5.
 
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