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FRE 101 Elementary College French I

Course Description: This class is an introductory course designed to develop fundamental communication skills in French culture. Supplementary videos, tapes, and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FRE 101 ( Test: French Placement 1 to 2) or ( Test: French Placement 10 to 11) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

FRE 101 Elementary College French I

Course Description: This class is an introductory course designed to develop fundamental communication skills in French culture. Supplementary videos, tapes, and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FRE 101 ( Test: French Placement 1 to 2) or ( Test: French Placement 10 to 11) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

FRE 101O Elementary Conversational French I - Learning Community

Course Description:A structured communicative approach to the study of the French language. By the end of the semester, students will be able to express basic ideas in French, and will learn to use appropriate grammatical forms at the elementary level. In addition to the language component, students will gain a perspective of the French-speaking world through the viewing of representative contemporary films and discussing them in depth. Language structures studied in the Language component will be reinforced in the film study.

3 credits

Corequisites

FRE 154FO

FRE 102 Elementary College French II

Prerequisite: FRE 101 or 2 years of high school French.

Course Description: A continuation of the principles established in FRE 101. In addition, the course will introduce more complex sentence structures, past and future verb tenses, the subjunctive mood, and increase fundamental vocabulary. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FRE 102 ( Course : FRE 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: French Placement 20 to 21) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

FRE 102 Elementary College French II

Prerequisite: None.

Course Description: A continuation of the principles established in FRE 101. In addition, the course will introduce more complex sentence structures, past and future verb tenses, the subjunctive mood, and increase fundamental vocabulary. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FRE 102 ( Course : FRE 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: French Placement 20 to 21) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

FRE 154F Topic: The French Speaking World in Film

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
Fulfills 3 credits in the Film and Screen Studies major or minor.

Course Description: Students will learn about the people who speak French (Francophones) by reading selections about the French from various print and internet sources, by viewing, analyzing and writing about films produced by French and Francophone directors, and by online discussions of these documents and films. Students will view a series of films, selected for their representation of cultural topics. Before viewing each film, students will read selections from the text and then discuss the topic online on Blackboard. Additional activities include keeping a journal, short papers and a final Powerpoint presentation.

3 credits

FRE 154I A Different Voice Francophone Women Writers of North America

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.

3 credits

FRE 154M Topic: Our Northern Neighbors: French Literature of Quebec

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.

3 credits

FRE 154W Topic The Second Sex: Images of Women in Literature and Film

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.

Fulfills 3 credits toward the Film and Screen Studies major. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: From femme fatale to feisty feminist, the female image in French literature and film has reflected the tumultuous social and artistic changes of a nation. In this course, we will consider the portrayal of women in French films, novels and poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. This is a fully online course offered in an intensive 4-week Summer session. Activities include reading, keeping a journal, online discussion of texts and films, viewing of films and film clips, two short papers and a final Powerpoint presentation.

3 credits

FRE 154X France and America: Two Perspectives on Democracy, Freedom and the Modern Social and Politcal Order

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
Course Description: France and America, currently two of the world's most advanced industrialized nations, are similar in many respects with regard to how they conceptualize and practice freedom, the duties of citizens and government, human rights, capitalism and other matters that pertain to modern life. There is much in America's history that is rooted in ideas that stem from the Enlightenment in 18th century France. At the same time, French views on matters like freedom, the obligations of government to the citizenry and the like often differ markedly from those held by Americans. This course will examine those similarities and differences and attempt to explain them through lectures, readings, discussions and presentations.

3 credits

FRE 154Z Topic: Ye Cric! Francophone Voices of the Caribbean

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
Yé kric! Francophone voices of the Caribbean

Course Description:This course will explore literary works of French speaking authors from the Caribbean as they tell of exploration, exploitation and the search for a national identity. Authors from Haïti, Martinique and Guadeloupe will be represented, primarily from the 20th century. All works are read in their entirety in translation.

3 credits

FRE 155C Topic: Paris: A Tale of Two Cities in the Literary Imagination

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: Paris, the City of Lights, holds a mythic presence in world literature. In this course, we will study the many ways that Paris has appeared in French literature over the centuries. Readings will introduce students to the multiple and changing identities that the city has developed since its inception. The class will visit Paris during Spring break. This course is conducted in English.
Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

FRE 155D Topics: Paris: The City of Light in Film and Fiction

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to France's most well-known and well-lived city, Paris, using a variety of films and literary sources which highlight themes which have dominated Parisian life in modern times.

3 credits

FRE 161 The French Speaking World Seen Through Its Films

Course conducted in English.
Fulfills 3 credits in the Film and Screen Studies major or minor.

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. This is a writing enhanced course.

Course Description: Students will learn about the people who speak French (Francophones) by reading selections about the French from various print and internet sources, by viewing, analyzing and writing about film produced by French and Francophone directors, and by online discussions of these documents and films. Watching Francophones in action will help students understand both similarities and differences in cultural expectations, attitudes and values. In addition, students will view a series of films, selected for their representation of cultural topics. Before viewing the film, students will read selections from the text, as well as prepare and discuss cultural materials. For each film, students will discuss the topic on Blackboard, bringing in observations, ideas, and thoughts. Additional activities include reading, keeping a journal, online discussion of texts and films, viewing of films and film clips, short papers and a final PowerPoint presentation.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall, odd years.

3 credits

FRE 162 Images of Women in French Literature and Film

Course conducted in English.
Fulfills 3 credits toward the Film and Screen Studies major. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. This is a writing enhanced course.

Course Description: From femme fatale to feisty feminist, the female image in French Literature and film has reflected the tumultuous social and artistic changes of a nation. In this course, we will consider the portrayal of women in French films, novels and poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. This is a fully online course offered in an intensive 4-week session. Activities include reading, weekly essays, online discussion of texts and films, viewing of films and film clips, and a final paper.

Course Rotation: PL: Summer.

3 credits

FRE 163 Our Northern Neighbors: The Literature of Quebec

Course Description:This course introduces students to a representative sample of the literature of the Canadian province of Quebec as it has developed over the past 200 years. All works were originally written in French and will be read in English translations.

Course Rotation:PLV:Summer

3 credits

FRE 164 Ye Cric! Francophone Voices of the Caribbean

Course Description: This course will explore literary works of French speaking authors from the Caribbean as they tell of exploration, exploitation and the search for a national identity. Authors from Haiti, Martinique and Guadeloupe will be represented, primarily from the 20th century. All works are read in their entirely in translation.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall;Summer

3 credits

FRE 165 A Different Voice: Francophone Women of North America

Course Description: Readings in this course are taken from three different region of North America, Canada, The United States and the Caribbean-which represent different histories and different societies bit one language: French. Francophone women writers of North America speak for two minorities and speak from a variety of experiences: as citizens whose language is that of a minority, or with the voice of a former slave, or with the language of a disappearing heritage. All works are in English translations.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring

3 credits