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Modern Languages and Literatures

Spring 2021 French Courses

Posted in: French, World Languages and Cultures

FRENCH MAJOR/MINOR COURSES

SPRING 2021

For the most recent list, please consult the online course catalog in Nest. This list is provided as a courtesy to those without access to Nest.

 REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, OCT. 5

Before registering, please make an appointment with Dr. Loysen for undergraduate advising (loysenk @montclair.edu) or Dr. Emery for graduate advising (emerye @montclair.edu)

 UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

(500-level graduate courses are at the bottom)

Please note that FREN 132 and FREN 204 are no longer offered. If Degree Works says you need one of these courses, we will substitute another one. Contact Dr Loysen (loysenk @montclair.edu) for these courses and Translation III.

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

  • FREN 121-01: HawkMix, MR 12:45-2:00 – Prof. Kheir [20753]
  • FREN 121-02: Online, Asynchronous – Dr. Redouane [20754]
  • FREN 121-03: HawkSYNC Online, TF 9:45-11:00 – TBA [26800]

FREN 206: French Conversation (satisfies French minor, major, LBC)

  • FREN 206-01: HawkMix, MR 11:15-12:30 – Prof. Delfino [23501]

Intensive conversation with organized discussions on subjects of special interest.

FREN 289: Francophone Film (satisfies French minor, major, Gen Ed, and World Cultures requirement)

  • FREN 289-01: Online, Synchronous, T 2:30-5:00 – Dr. Mengara [25932]

This course will use cinema as a tool and medium for the critical analysis of artistic and cultural discourse, and will introduce students to postcolonial Francophone cultures outside of metropolitan France and the western French-speaking world (Africa and the Caribbean).

FREN 321: Business French (satisfies French minor, major, LBC)

  • FREN 321-01: HawkMix, MR 9:45-11:00 – Dr. Emery [26595]

This course focuses on the development of culturally appropriate written and oral communication in business contexts. Specialized vocabulary, discourse styles and the interpersonal etiquette required to function effectively in the French-speaking business world will be addressed, as well as the organization and culture of businesses in French-speaking countries. Students who complete this class will develop the skills necessary to conduct professional interviews, meetings and presentations, and produce written communication in a variety of styles required in a business setting, including emails, reports and letters.

FREN 334: Seventeenth Century French Literature (satisfies French minor, major)

  • FREN 334-01: HawkMix, W 5:30-8:00 – Dr. Loysen [25934]

The goal of this course will be to familiarize ourselves with the major literary movements of the 17th century in France, while taking into account the cultural and historical context in which they arose.  Pertinent issues will include:  performance considerations for the theatrical pieces; salon culture; the struggles over the definition of classicism and developments in the conceptualization of literary forms; the Court at Versailles; royal influence on culture in general, including the development of literary trends; the burgeoning bourgeoisie and its interaction with the aristocracy; the importance of religious questions in social life; and the increasing role of women in the development of literary and linguistic standards.

FREN 351: Translation II (satisfies French minor, major, LBC)

  • FREN 351-01 will meet in person on T, and online synchronously on F, both 11:15-12:30 – Dr. Loysen [24674]

This class will involve the theory and practice of French-English and English-French translation in the following five disciplines:  journalism, law, medicine, science and technology, and computers and multimedia.  Our study will involve an examination of vocabulary, comparative sentence structure, grammar and syntax, and how best to communicate ideas and images in both languages.

FREN 360: France from World War II to the Present (satisfies French minor, major, LBC)

  • FREN 360-01: Online, Synchronous, M 5:30-8:00 – Dr. Oppenheim [26334]

From mai ’68 to les gilets jaunes. Discussion of major works by French anthropologists, philosophers, feminists, writers, and visual artists as they engaged with the aesthetic, critical, philosophic and feminist movements of their time. Taught in French


GRADUATE COURSES

FREN515 Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation. (For MA in Translation students)

  • FREN 515 – 01: Online, asynchronous – Prof. Eberhardt [25936]

Conducted in English, this course offers training in the special computer and technology skills as well as research methodology and techniques expected of today’s technology-driven translator, with special emphasis on computer-assisted translation (CAT). Students are not only exposed to key concepts of CAT-based approaches to translation, but also to the technological tools that aid in the automation and streamlining of certain translation tasks using computers and specialized terminology databases and software.

FREN523 Translation Workshop: Legal 

  • FREN523 – 01: R 5:30-8:00 pm  Online, synchronous – [24675]

This course is geared towards the development of specific technical and practical translation skills, with special emphasis on the various skills needed in the handling of translation projects that meet today’s legal and governmental needs. In French and English.

FREN526 Corneille, Racine and Moliere.

  • FREN 526 – 01: W 5:30-8:00 pm HawkMix (hybrid) Dr. Loysen [25937]

The goal of this course will be to familiarize ourselves with the major literary movements of the 17th century in France, while taking into account the cultural and historical context in which they arose.  Pertinent issues will include:  performance considerations for the theatrical pieces; salon culture; the struggles over the definition of classicism and developments in the conceptualization of literary forms; the Court at Versailles; royal influence on culture in general, including the development of literary trends; the burgeoning bourgeoisie and its interaction with the aristocracy; the importance of religious questions in social life; and the increasing role of women in the development of literary and linguistic standards.

FREN548 Contemporary French Civilization

  • FREN 548 – 01 Online, Synchronous, M 5:30-8:00 – Dr. Oppenheim [26335]

From mai ’68 to les gilets jaunes. Discussion of major works by French anthropologists, philosophers, feminists, writers, and visual artists as they engaged with the aesthetic, critical, philosophic and feminist movements of their time. Taught in French

Comprehensive MA exam – 26689 (to be held in March). Please contact Dr. Emery.

Continuous Matriculation Course. – 20759 – GRAD MC1 – 01. Please enroll if you are not taking any other courses this term.

 

Updated 10/9/2020