Spring 2021

Introduction to French Literature and Culture

Listed in: French, as FREN-207

Formerly listed as: FREN-07


Paul V. Rockwell (Section 01)


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. In this course, taught synchronously with possible asynchronous features, we will use a range of digital tools (including video, document collaboration, presentations, virtual field trips) to support goals of language acquisition and critical thinking. 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


2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020, Spring 2021
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, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020