FR 502 FRENCH READING PROFICIENCY II

3 credits. Times TBA
Dr. Tanya Mushinsky, Instructor of French

  • Prerequisite: FR 501 or permission of the instructor.
  • Fosters reading competence in French.
  • Broadens reading and translation skills.
  • Preparation of the French reading examination.
  • Not for students enrolled in any French graduate program.

FR 521 Pronunciation and Phonetics

3 credits. T/R 2:00-3:15
Dr. Michael Picone, Professor of French and Linguistics

  • Introduction to phonetic theory.
  • Develops awareness of the correspondence between written representations and actual pronunciation.
  • Emphasis on developing oral proficiency.

FR 554 Science-Fiction Ultra-Comtemporaine

3 credits. M 3:30-6:00
Dr. Gina Stamm, Assistant Professor of French

  • Focus 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 Cinema of Jean-Luc Godard

3 credits. T 3:30-6:30
Dr. Jean-Luc Robin, Associate Professor of French

  • Elements of film analysis.
  • French New Wave, its technics and esthetics (vs. mainstream cinema’s).
  • Groundbreaking 1960s films of Jean-Luc Godard from À bout de souffle to Week-end.
  • Legacy of the iconic/iconoclast French-Swiss director.