Fall 2021 Courses (Graduate)

FR 512 Methods of Teaching French: Practicum

3 Credits. M 2:00-4:30
Dr. Isabelle Drewelow, Associate Professor of French and Applied Linguistics

  • Bridges practices with key concept and theories.
  • Focus on teaching language and culture as integrated and situated practices.
  • Uses pedagogical research to assess and design instructional material.
  • Required for GTAs.

FR 531 Francophone Africa

3 credits. R 2:00-4:30
Dr. Cheryl Toman, Professor of French

FR 554 Object Lessons: Representing Consumption in Contemporary France

3 Credits. W 2:00-4:30
Dr. Jennifer Carr, Instructor of French

  • Contemporary French literature and film through the lens of material culture, asking what consumer habits, in particular, tell us about social values and political movements.
  • Examines the history of France in the late 20th and early 21st centuries (les Trente Glorieuses, mai 68, the Mouvement de libération des femmes, decolonial movements, etc.), using literary and filmic representations of material conditions to better understand questions of gender, race, class, sexuality, and citizenship.
  • Explores political, social, and environmental concerns through representations of consumption practices.
  • Includes texts by Roland Barthes, Marie NDiaye, Georges Perec, Francis Ponge, Leïla Slimani; curatorial and artistic work by Sophie Calle and Françoise Vergès; films by Jacques Tati and Agnès Varda.