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. This course will be taught synchronously using a range of tools and techniques (including film, collaborative projects, and small group discussions) to support the goals of language acquisition and literary analysis. Highly recommended for students planning to study abroad.
Requisite: FREN 205, or completion of AP French, or four years of secondary school French in a strong program. Fall semester: Senior Lecturer Uhden. Spring semester: Professor Rockwell.
Attention to Writing, Languages Other Than English, Online Only