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.