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Modern Languages and Literatures

Spring 2020 French Classes

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FRENCH COURSES, SPRING 2020 (Jan. 21-May 12). Registration begins Nov. 7

Would you like to make an undergraduate advising appointment?

Write to Dr. LaFountain (lafountainp@montclair.edu) or stop by her office in Schmitt 241Q on Mondays 2-3, Tuesdays 4:30-5:30, or Wednesdays 1-2.

Would you like to make a graduate advising appointment?

Write to Dr. Emery (emerye@montclair.edu) or stop by her office in Schmitt 241J on Mondays 5:15-6:15, Wednesdays 1-2:30 and Wednesdays 5-5:30.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

FREN 121: Intermediate French (satisfies WLR, French minor, LBC)

  • FREN 121-01: meets MW 11:30 – Prof Agresta
  • FREN 121-02: meets Online – Dr Redouane
  • FREN 121-03: meets MR 1:00-2:15 – Prof Saxon

Degreeworks says you need FREN132 or FREN204?

No worries! Enroll in FREN206 and/or FREN210 for spring. Just drop by Dr. LaFountain’s office (Schmitt 241Q) to fill out a form so Degreeworks will recognize the substitution.

FREN 206: French Conversation/Spoken Language Practice (satisfies French minor, major, LBC) [CRN: 23852]

Television broadcasts, radio programs, and film and music clips serve as ways to encourage French conversation in this class intend to familiarize students with the vocabulary, expressions, and idioms necessary to communicate with French speakers in the real-life situations you will encounter during trips to France and French-speaking countries.

  • Meets MW 11:30 – Prof. Delfino

FREN 210: Reading and Writing about Lit. in French (satisfies French minor, major; sub for FREN204) [CRN: 25334]

Why is French literature so respected? This class provides a friendly way for students to learn about important authors and works written in French, while serving as a way to improve grammar and composition (especially for those just having completed the intermediate course sequence). Writing practice will take place via traditional compositions, but also through creative options such as Tweets, podcasts, and YouTube commentaries. This course now includes elements of FREN204.

  • Meets MW 10:00-11:15 – Dr Emery

FREN 302: Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution (satisfies French minor, major) [CRN: 26064]

This course provides students with an overview of French history and cultural development from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution, proceeding chronologically through the historical, political, cultural, artistic, literary, and philosophical movements of each period. Formerly called “Origins of French Civilization.”

  • Meets TR 11:30-12:45 – Dr Loysen

FREN 321: Business French (satisfies French minor, major, LBC) [CRN: 26418]

Business French familiarizes students with basic, yet valuable business and commercial French language and vocabulary, as well as French computer lexicon required in today’s business world.

–     Meets MW 11:30-12:45 – Dr Mengara

FREN 351: Translation II (satisfies French minor, major, LBC) [CRN: 25338]

  • Meets ONLINE – Dr Lalic

FREN 368: Gender and Sexuality in French Film (satisfies French minor, major) [CRN: 26065]

How have the “norms” of gender and sexuality been represented in French cinema?  How have they been challenged?  What constructs give rise to such “norms” and what deconstructs them? What is particularly French about French cinema (as opposed to Hollywood film making, for example) and how has the depiction of desire evolved in French Film over time?  These are the questions to be considered in this cross-listed course open to undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Meets M 5:30-8:00 – Dr Oppenheim

MLLT 475: Capstone Course in Language, Business & Culture (open only to LBC majors with permission of program coordinator, Dr Antenos)

  • Meets MR 1:00-2:15 – Dr Antenos

GRADUATE COURSES

FREN522: Translation Workshop: Media (open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have completed Translation II) [CRN: 26774]

Focused on media translation, this hands-on workshop will expose students to a variety of texts in both English and French that will reflect the content and challenges typical of real world tasks.

–    Meets ONLINE Dr Narcisse

FREN523: Translation Workshop: Medical (open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have completed Translation II) [CRN: 25340]

This workshop addresses the vocabulary, concepts, and strategies key to producing accurate medical translations.

–    Meets R 5:30-8:00 (hybrid: will meet in person every other Thursday) – Dr Loysen

FREN548: Gender and Sexuality in French Film (open to graduate students) [CRN: 26066]

How have the “norms” of gender and sexuality been represented in French cinema?  How have they been challenged?  What constructs give rise to such “norms” and what deconstructs them? What is particularly French about French cinema (as opposed to Hollywood film making, for example) and how has the depiction of desire evolved in French Film over time?  These are the questions to be considered in this cross-listed course open to undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Meets M 5:30-8:00 – Dr Oppenheim