Introduction to current French. Oral practice, listening and reading comprehension; grammar necessary for simple spoken and written expression. Prerequisite: No previous experience or appropriate placement score.
Continuation of FREN 120. Prerequisite: FREN 120 or appropriate placement score.
FREN-220 is a third-semester, intermediate French course that develops students' linguistic proficiency in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) while emphasizing cultural competency and connections to other disciplines. Lessons are conducted entirely in French and students are encouraged to participate fully. The text, Imaginez - cours de français intermédiaire, develops students' oral and written proficiency as well as their cultural competency through the study of short films, audio and video excerpts, literary excerpts and short readings from France and the francophone world. Class discussions focus on cultural and social issues, and draw from materials in the films, activities in the text, as well as from students' personal experiences and opinions. Students working individually, in pairs or in small groups, engage in meaningful activities that are communicative, contextualized, and function-based.The latter part of the semester is devoted to a study of Albert Camus' novel, L'Etranger. The novel is read and analyzed in French, and it provides a rich context for the discussion of France's colonial history, existentialist philosophy, the justice system and an introduction to literary analysis and close-reading techniques that develop critical thinking skills
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Film Club schedule for the current series.
Café Pause takes place every Tuesday at 12 PM in THH 170.
Though it is open to all French speakers, students in French 150 and above are particularly encouraged to attend.
Most, if not all, of the societal problems or challenges we face are transnational or global in nature. These problems like global climate change, pandemics or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are global challenges that do not belong to a single country. These are "problems without passports."