Introduction to French Literature and Culture
Listed in: French, as FREN-07
Leah D. Hewitt (Sections 01 and 02)
Through class discussion, debates, and frequent short papers, students develop effective skills in self-expression, analysis, and interpretation. Literary texts, articles on current events, and films are studied within the context of the changing structures of French society and France’s complex relationship to its recent past. Assignments include both creative and analytic approaches to writing. Some grammar review as necessary, as well as work on understanding spoken French using video materials. Highly recommended for students planning to study abroad.
Requisite: French 05, or completion of AP French, or four years of secondary school French in a strong program. Fall and spring semesters. Fall-Professor Hewitt. Spring-Professor Caplan.
Cost: 25..00 ?
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
Books for French 7
Emmanuel Carrère, L’adversaire
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
Pierre Assouline La cliente
Denise Rochat, Contrastes: Grammaire du français courant (avec aussi son cahier d’exercices :Workbook to Accompany Contrastes: Grammaire du français courant)