Spring 2024

Language and Literature

Listed in: French, as FREN-205


Rosalina M. de la Carrera (Section 01)


An introduction to the critical reading of French literary and non-literary texts; a review of French grammar; training in composition, conversation and listening comprehension. Texts will be drawn from significant short stories, poetry and films. The survey of different literary genres serves also to contrast several views of French culture. Successful completion of FREN 205 prepares students for FREN 207 or 208. Conducted in French. Three hours a week.

Requisite: FREN 103 or three to four years of secondary school French. Fall semester: Professor Nader-Esfahani. Spring semester: Professor de la Carrera.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Instruction in languages other than English; speaking, reading, writing and aural comprehension in languages other than English; some emphasis on written work; short readings; group work; visual analysis; aural analysis; in-class quizzes and exams. Students in Professor Nader-Esfahani's section will also be expected to produce creative work.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Contrastes Prentice-Hall, 2010 Denise Rochat Amherst Books TBD
Workbook for Contrastes Prentice-Hall, 2010 Denise Rochat and Catherine Bloom Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in 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, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023