nineteenth-century French literature and culture, modernism, Paris in literature, subculture, la vie de Bohème, tourism and travel in literature
FREN 1750 - French Colonialism: North Africa and the Middle East
Spring 2018 / Spring 2022
Offers a general introduction to French and Francophone literature and visual arts (painting, photography, film) from the nineteenth century to the present depicting cultures and societies of the Middle East and North Africa. In English with English translations of French texts. Approved for GT-AH2.
FREN 1900 - Modern Paris in Literature, Photographs, Paintings and Movies
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
Introduces the rise of modern Paris from the French Revolution (1789) to today. Studies the physical and sociological changes of the city in terms of architecture and industrialization through French literature, movies, paintings and photographs. Addresses problems due to the magnitude of the city, the growing fear of urban vices, and the dilemma of controlling massive urban populations. Taught in English.
FREN 3050 - French Composition 1
Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
French third-year level composition course. Students practice and write different forms of formal French writing. They also hone their grammar skills and analytical reading of short literature pieces. This course or FREN 3060 is required for all French majors.
FREN 3700 - French-American Cultural Differences
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Through readings, films, discussion and activities, students learn the defining values of their own country, those of France, and key differences between the two cultures. Taught in French.
FREN 4110 - French Special Topics
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
Topics vary each semester. Consult the online Schedule Planner for specific topics. See also FREN 4120.
FREN 4990 - Senior Seminar
Preparation of a 15-page research paper in French presented to two members of the department faculty and defended orally in class. Recommended prerequisite: at least one course numbered FREN 4100 or above and all third-year requirements and advisor consent.
global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)