French and Italian Courses at Centenary

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(ITAL)

101-102 Elementary Italian. 3-3
Basic skills in Italian using a communicative approach focusing on comprehension, speaking,, writing, and reading.

(FREN)

101A, 101B Elementary French I. 4-4
The verbal-active approach with emphasis on all four language skills: comprehension, speaking, writing, reading.

102 Elementary French II. 3-3
The verbal-active approach with emphasis on all four language skills: comprehension, speaking, writing, reading.

102A Kress                   102B Tournebize

Intensive French, Intermediate French 201 and 202

190. Paris Noir: Black America in the City of Light. 4
Students explore Paris as seen through the eyes of a few of the countless African-Americans of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries who sought refuge there. “Paris through the eyes of others” might be one title for the course; as such, this course would constitute a worthy effort to understand French culture through a filter other than your own.

201-202. Intermediate French. 3-3
Prerequisite: FREN 101-102 or equivalent. Grammar review, development of vocabulary and fluency in oral and written expression. Readings on various aspects of French culture, including literature.

 211-212. French Conversation Lab – Second Year. 1,1
Prerequisites: FREN 101-102 or consent of the instructor. Normally requires concurrent enrollment in French 201-202. Intensive conversational practice in a small-group setting conducted by native speakers of French. Conversation classes will involve discussion of French customs, and will stress the development of situational vocabulary. Offered every semester.

301. Phonetics. 3
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or permission of the instructor. An in-depth study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and the French sound system, focusing on those features of connected speech that cause difficulty for Anglophones. Includes advanced grammar and pronunciation drills. Alternate years.

302 Advanced French Grammar. 3
An intensive study of advanced grammar and vocabulary covering such topics as linguistic signs and structure, semantics, syntax, and morphology.

305. Advanced Conversation and Composition. 3
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202 or equivalent. Intense conversational practice using materials from contemporary French culture including magazines, newspapers, films, and tapes featuring native speakers. Original compositions in French. Includes advanced grammar and pronunciation drill. Offered every Fall semester.

308. Introduction to Literary Texts. 3
Prerequisites: FREN 305 or equivalent. Provides an introduction to the study of French literature, and teacher techniques for reading and analyzing short stories, poetry, plays, and longer prose selections. One novel will be read in its entirety. Offered every spring semester.

309 French Painting since 1789
Prerequisites: 202 or consent of the instructor. The development of artistic independence in France (from Neo-classicism to Cubism) is studied in its social, political, and economic context. Alternate years.

311-312. French Conversation Lab – Third Year. 1,1
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202, FREN 211-212, or consent of the instructor. Normally requires concurrent enrollment in FREN 305. Intensive conversational practice in a small-group setting conducted by native speakers of French. Conversation classes will involve discussion of French customs, articles from the French press, and will stress the development of vocabulary relating to issues of current concern in France. Offered every semester.

395, 396. Selected Topics. 3,3
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202 or equivalent. Study in areas of French language, civilization, or literature not covered by other courses. Individual topics may not be repeated for credit. Recent topics include the Literature of Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa. On demand.

415. Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. 3
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202 or equivalent, ENGL 201. Study of the masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance literature, including La Chanson de Roland, Tristan et Iseult, Villon, Rabelais, Montaigne, Ronsard, DuBellay and others. Alternate years. 

416. Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. 3
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202 or equivalent, ENGL 201. Study of major seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writers such as Corneille, Molière, Racine, Pascal, La Fontaine, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau. Alternate years.

419. Literature of the Nineteenth Century. 3
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202 or equivalent, ENGL 201. Study of nineteenth-century French authors such as Chateaubriand, Constant, Stendhal, Hugo, Flaubert, Balzac, Baudelaire, Zola, and the Symbolist poets. Alternate years.

420. Literature of the Twentieth Century. 3
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202 or equivalent, ENGL 201. Study of modern French playwrights, poets, and novelists such as Proust, Gide, Sartre, Ionesco, Claudel, Camus, Malraux. Alternate years.

421. Literature of French Louisiana. 3
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202 or equivalent, ENGL 201. Study of major texts of Louisiana French and Creole literature, including works by LaSalle, LeBlanc de Villeneufve, Mercier, Testut, Rouquette, and others. Offered on demand.

491-493. Independent Study. 1-3
Prerequisites: FREN 201-202 and permission of the instructor. Study in a field of French language or literature appropriate to the student's preparation and interests. Individual topics may not be repeated for credit. Offered on demand.
 
 

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