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Modern Languages and Literatures

Fall 2020 French courses

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FRENCH UNDERGRADUATE COURSES OFFERED IN FALL 2020 (2 Sept.–21 Dec.)

Registration begins Wed., April 15

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

  • FREN 121-01: meets Online – Dr Redouane [CRN: 40955]
  • FREN 121-02: meets MR 12:45-2:00 – Dr LaFountain [CRN: 40956]

DegreeWorks says you need FREN132 or FREN204?

No worries! Enroll in FREN203 and/or FREN205 for fall. Just drop by Dr. Loysen’s office to fill out a form so DegreeWorks will recognize the substitution or write to her at loysenk@montclair.edu

FREN 203: Mastering French (satisfies French minor, major, LBC) [CRN: 40957]

Formerly called “French Stylistics & Composition.” Prerequisite(s): FREN 121 or departmental approval. Skills of the French language. Intensive vocabulary practice, laboratory drills, grammar review and weekly compositions, integrated into an intensive language program.

  • Meets MR 2:15-3:30 – Dr Redouane

 FREN 205: Perfecting French Pronunciation (satisfies French minor, major) [CRN: 44614]

Formerly called “French Phonetics.” Prerequisite(s): FREN 112 or departmental approval. Weekly transcriptions, problems of articulation, rhythm, accentuation and intonation; intensive language laboratory work. 3 hours lecture.

  • Meets MR 9:45-11:00 – Prof. Saxon

FREN 350: Translation I (satisfies French minor, major, LBC) [CRN: 40958]

Prerequisite(s): FREN 203 or departmental approval. Techniques of translation English-French, French-English. Vocabulary, comparative sentence structure, analysis and expression of ideas and images. Meets the Graduation Writing Requirement for majors in French and Professional French Translation.

– Meets ONLINE – Dr. Loysen

FREN 367. Seminar: Les Mis and More: Victor Hugo’s Legacy (satisfies French minor, major) [CRN: 47296]

Prerequisite(s): FREN 210 or departmental approval. This course–taught in French–is open to advanced undergraduates interested in learning more about Victor Hugo and the ways in which his writing, artwork, politics, and commitment to social justice influenced nineteenth-century French society. Special attention will be devoted to the ways in which adaptations of his works have shaped contemporary thought.

-Hybrid. Meets some Wednesdays from 5:30-8:00pm and others online. With Dr. Emery

FREN470. Contemporary North African Writers [CRN: 47526]

Open to advanced undergraduate students having completed at least two 300-level courses or their equivalent. La production romanesque féminine publiée au Maroc ces dernières années constitue un bon témoignage du développement de la littérature féminine maghrébine contemporaine d’expression française. La présence d’une nouvelle génération d’écrivaines se caractérise par une création littéraire marquée par de nouvelles préoccupations esthétiques se distinguant de ses aînées aussi bien par sa modernité que par son originalité. Le but de ce cours est de faire connaître certaines de ces écrivaines contemporaines et leurs écrits et de mettre en valeur l’originalité et la spécificité des thèmes traités, des styles et des formes de leurs procédés d’écriture romanesque.

–     Meets Thursdays 5:30 pm-08:00 pm with Dr Redouane

Would you like to make an undergraduate advising appointment?

Write to Dr. Loysen (loysenk@montclair.edu)

SUMMER 2020 GRADUATE CLASS IN FRENCH (18 May-25 June) [CRN: 31034]

FREN514: Exploits, Disguise, and Trickery in Medieval French Literature

Why are there so many stories of grand feats, mistaken identity, and mischief-making of all kinds in medieval French literature? Through a study of a range of texts from the early Middle Ages to the eve of the Renaissance, we will attempt to answer this question. Our texts will be drawn from narrative, poetic, and theatrical traditions. Texts to include: La Chanson de Roland, Tristan et Iseut, selected Lais by Marie de France, Aucassin et Nicolette, selected fabliaux and farces, and François Villon’s Testament.

–Online with Dr. Loysen

FALL 2020 GRADUATE CLASSES IN FRENCH (2 Sept.–21 Dec.)

Registration begins Wed., April 15

 FREN521: Translation, Reading & Culture [CRN: 47072]

Conducted in French. Introduction to translation practice through evaluation of a series of texts meant to help students explore the special textual and cultural difficulties inherent in the translation process. Students will explore the role culture plays in all areas of translation, across a variety of subject areas (such as literature, business, medicine, media, and technology). Special emphasis will be paid to how ideas, words, and sentences are transposed across cultures, languages, and contexts, using methods of textual analysis.

– Online with Dr. Loysen

FREN535: Les Mis and More: Victor Hugo’s Legacy [CRN: 47073]

Conducted in French. This graduate-level course focuses on the ways in which Victor Hugo’s writing, artwork, politics, and commitment to social justice influenced nineteenth-century French society. Special attention will be devoted to the ways in which adaptations of his works have shaped contemporary thought. Course number may be repeated one more time for a total of six credits, as long as the seminar topic is different each time. 3 hours lecture.

-Hybrid. Meets some Wednesdays from 5:30-8:00pm and the others online. With Dr. Emery

 FREN546: Contemporary North African Writers [CRN: 47074]

Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduate students having completed at least two 300-level courses or their equivalent.

La production romanesque féminine publiée au Maroc ces dernières années constitue un bon témoignage du développement de la littérature féminine maghrébine contemporaine d’expression française. La présence d’une nouvelle génération d’écrivaines se caractérise par une création littéraire marquée par de nouvelles préoccupations esthétiques se distinguant de ses aînées aussi bien par sa modernité que par son originalité. Le but de ce cours est de faire connaître certaines de ces écrivaines contemporaines et leurs écrits et de mettre en valeur l’originalité et la spécificité des thèmes traités, des styles et des formes de leurs procédés d’écriture romanesque.

–     Meets Thursdays 5:30 pm-08:00 pm with Dr Redouane

MA Graduate Comprehensive Exam [CRN: 45797]

Open to those who have completed 18 credits toward the MA in French, Concentration in French Studies. 0 credit.

Would you like to make a graduate advising appointment?

Write to Dr. Emery (emerye@montclair.edu)

(Updated 4.23.20)