Elementary French I
Introduction to the sound system and grammatical structure necessary to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French. An appreciation of French-speaking culture underlies the orientation of the course.
Intensive Elementary French
Designed to prepare students with some background in French for the first intermediate level course. One semester equivalent of the elementary sequence.
Elementary French II
Continuation of the skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) developed in French 111, with increased emphasis on vocabulary expansion, idiomatic expression, and cultural differences. 4 credits.
Intermediate French I
Continuation of the development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding the reading and writing skills using materials of a literary or cultural nature.
Intro to French Readings
Builds upon and further enhances the basics developed through the first intermediate course. Reading numerous short works of fiction and nonfiction and through discussions and short written assignments in French, expanding the critical listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and cultural skills necessary for further study.
Composition and Conversation
Emphasis on idiomatic expression through guided oral and written practice. Review of basic phonology, grammar and syntax included.
French Language House
Media such as newspapers, magazines, film, and television helps focus regular discussions on current topics of concern to French society. Student journals are presented in both oral and written form. French is used for all discussions and written work.
French Language House
Media such as newspapers, magazines, film, and television help focus regular discussions on current topics of concern to French society. Student journals are presented in both oral and written form. French is used for all discussions and written work.
Travel Study French Language
Emphasis on idiomatic expression in speech and writing.
Trvl Stdy 20th Cent Frn Drama
Part of the study abroad curriculum in France. Survey of twentieth century French drama, both as literature and spectacle, including selected works of Montherlant, Claudel, Anouilh, Giraudoux, Sartre, and Camus.
Trvl Stdy French Civilization
Cultural history of France, including history, politics, geography, the arts, architecture, and daily life. On-site visits (museums, monuments, cathedrals, etc.).
French Architecture in Context
An understanding of French architectural monuments as the expression of the esthetic, religious, political and cultural values of the era that shaped them. Paris and Versailles are a particular focus. Taught in French with the assistance of on-site guides and art historians.
French Lit & Civilization I
An interdisciplinary introduction to French civilization, literature and fine arts from their beginnings to 1600.
Study of selected works of the principal literary figures of the second half of the nineteenth century in France. Poetry, prose fiction, and drama included.