Fall 2022 Graduate Courses

FR 501 Reading Proficiency I

 3 credits. TBA

Dr. Bruce Edmunds, Associate Professor of French

  • Introduction to French grammar and vocabulary.
  • Emphasis on reading and translation skills.
  • Preparation of the French reading examination.
  • For students in graduate programs campus-wide.
  • Not for students enrolled in any French graduate program.

FR 512 Practicum in Applied Linguistics

3 credits. W 2:00-4:30

Dr. April Stevens, Assistant Professor of French

  • 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 514 / RL 514 Qualitative Methods in Applied Linguistics Research

3 credits. M 2:00-4:30

Dr. Isabelle Drewelow, Associate Professor of French and Applied Linguistics

  • Exploration of principles and methods commonly used within a qualitative research framework in applied linguistics and second language studies.
  • Introduction to the Institutional Review Board process.
  • Focus on data collection and data analysis procedures.

FR 570 Science Fiction Contemporaine

3 credits. T 2:00-4:30

Dr. Gina Stamm, Assistant Professor of French

  • Focuses on novels, short stories, and films of Science-Fiction that have gained acclaim and a wide readership in the last 20 years.
  • Explores parameters of the science-fiction genre, and how have they evolved in recent times.
  • Examines the scientific (transhumanism, climate, nuclear, etc.) and political (war, totalitarianism, etc.) anxieties explored in these works, and the outcomes and/or solutions proposed.
  • Emphasis on the stylistic techniques or innovations used to adapt to the subject matter of the science-fiction genre.

FR 570 Graduate Seminar in Linguistics

3 credits. TR 2:00-3:15

Dr. David Tezil, Assistant Professor of French Linguistics

FR 578 Writing Immigration

3 credits. M 3:00-5:30

Dr. Cheryl Toman, Professor of French

  • Focuses on writings on immigration in the context of all movement of immigrants in the French-speaking world, not just the French metropole and its immigrant neighborhoods.
  • Writings cover a range of experiences and social classes, from an elite class of immigrants to clandestine immigration.
  • Uses interdisciplinary critical theory as a tool for literary analysis.