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Winter Term 2014

Subject   
Section Title Period Instructor
French 1 01

Introductory French I

An introduction to French as a spoken and written language. The work includes regular practice in class and scheduled drill-sessions in understanding and using the spoken language. Written exercises and elementary reading materials serve for vocabulary building and discussion. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

9L  Nenciu
French 2 01

Introductory French II

Rapid review and continued study of the fundamentals of French, with intensive work in vocabulary building. More advanced practice, in classroom and drill-sessions in the use of the spoken language. Open to students by qualifying test or to students who have passed French 1. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

9L  Mosenthal
French 2 02 Introductory French II 10  McConnell
French 3 01

Intermediate French

Given on-campus as the final course in the required sequence and off-campus as part of the L.S.A. curriculum, this course is designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills, with emphasis on expansion of vocabulary and reinforcement of grammatical structures. Some discussion of texts and films of literary or cultural interest. Frequent oral and written assignments and tests, both on-campus and off, plus daily drills off-campus. Open to students by qualifying test or to students who have passed French 2. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

11 Cone
French 3 02 Intermediate French 10  Mosenthal
French 5 92

LSA: Aspects in French Civilization

A course in French civilization taught in the context of the Language Study Abroad program. Lectures by local faculty concentrate on French political, social, economic, and religious institutions, and their historical development. Independent or accompanied visits to sites are an integral part of the course. Assigned work may include short readings, oral presentations and papers, and a final examination.

LSA  LaGuardia
French 6 92

LSA: Readings in French Literature

An introductory course, offered in the context of the Language Study Abroad program, dealing with major figures, themes, or genres of French literature. Some areas of concern are critical reading and analysis, style, and historical and social perspectives. Assigned work may include independent reading and analysis, frequent short papers, and examinations. Taught by Dartmouth faculty.

LSA  LaGuardia
French 8 01

Exploring French Culture and Language

Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Each week students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts.

12  Cone
French 8 90

Exploring French Culture and Language: LSA+

Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Each week students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts. 

LSA+  Elhariry
French 10 01

Introduction to French Literature

French Taste:  Gastronomie, Mots, Mentalités

Depuis plus de 300 ans le monde associe la culture française à l'art de manger, à la gastronomie.  Nous découvrirons pourquoi et comment ceci est le cas pour la France plus que pour d'autres pays.  Nous analyserons les origines de la gastronomie française.  Qu'est-ce que la cuisine et la gastronomie française peuvent nous apprendre sur la mentalité française?  Pourquoi y a-t-il ce patrimoine culinaire en France?  Nous prêterons surtout attention à la manière dont les mots créent, reflètent, et nous transmettent ce patrimoine, en examinant des textes de la Renaissance jusqu'au 20ième siècle.

10  Beasley
French 10 90

Introduction to French Literature: LSA+

 

LSA+  Elhariry
French 12 90

Advanced Writing and Speaking in French

In this course, students will learn to recognize and reproduce a broad range of linguistic registers and structures in order to achieve competence in French grammar, phonetics, vocabulary, and oral and written expression. Aided by the analysis of newspaper articles, letters, political orations, screenplays, interviews, and short stories, students will analyze, imitate, and produce diverse types and levels of discourse. Course work will entail intensive writing, stylistic analysis, small group discussions, dramatic presentations, and experiential exercises such as conducting interviews, writing business letters, or composing political speeches. Texts by Montesquieu, Danton, Maupassant, Zola, Ionesco, De Gaulle, Yourcenar, Kassovitz, and others.

LSA+  Elhariry
French 21 01

Introduction to Francophone Literature and Culture

This course surveys the evolution of French language (Francophone) literature of the former French colonies and examines the social, political, and cultural issues it raises: race, colonialism, decolonization, revolution, independence, neo-colonialism, Négritude, Antillanité, Créolité, écriture féminine, mimetic desire, cultural hybridity, post-independence government and society. The survey will include novels, plays, poetry, film and essays by representative writers from the principal divisions of the Francophone world: the French West Indies, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa; Quebec, and Francophone Canada.

2  Walker
French 24 01

Introduction to French Literature and Culture III: Nineteenth Century

This course examines the nineteenth-century renewal of literary form and vision from the French Revolution to the First World War. We will study the social and historical developments of French culture as they are reflected in various literary genres (narrative, poetry, dramatic theory and practice), literary criticism, philosophy, historiography, and the other arts. Emphasis will be placed on France's growing self-awareness as a nation and on the analysis of aesthetic and intellectual issues represented in the major literary movements of this period including romanticism, realism, symbolism, art for art's sake, naturalism, fin de siècle decadence, and modernism. Readings may include works by such authors as Chateaubriand, de Staël, Stendhal, Hugo, Musset, Sand, Balzac, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Michelet, Zola, and Huysmans.

12 Verona
French 29 90

French Civilization: FSP

Studies in such aspects of the cultural heritage as French art, music, and history. Credit for this course is awarded students who have successfully completed the program of the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program at one of its university centers in France.

FS  Marcellesi
French 30 90

French Literature: FSP

Credit for this course is awarded students who have successfully completed the program of the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program at one of its university centers in France.

FS  Marcellesi
French 31 90

The French Language: FSP

Credit for this course is awarded students who have successfully completed the program of the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program at one of its university centers in France.

FS  Marcellesi
French 45 01

French Literature: The Approach through Periodization

French literature has traditionally been divided into chronological blocks that receive descriptive names: classicism for the seventeenth century; Enlightenment for the eighteenth century; etc. In this course, one or more periods will be selected for intensive study in the light of fundamental questions about the historical process.

Speaking in Ideals. Whether they composed romances, adventure narratives, or treatises on good government, medieval authors often called on ideals – Truth, Justice, Love – to elevate the status of their literature, or mask its more subversive intentions. We will study the power of such allegory in a political context of civil and transnational conflict.  Readings may include works by Jean Renart, Guillaume de Machaut, Jean Froissart, Christine de Pizan, Alain Chartier, and René d'Anjou.

 11  Tarnowski
French 53 01

French Thought: Philosophical Issues

This course will study texts which have shaped influential views of human nature, scientific knowledge, social and moral values. Its focus may be on the philosophers and moralists of the classical period (such as Pascal and La Rochefoucauld), the social and political thinkers of the Enlightenment (Diderot and Rousseau) or contemporary thinkers (Beauvoir, Foucault, Lévi-Strauss).

The Paris School of Existentialism. Existentialism examines the question of the meaning of life and focuses on issues such as the absurdity of human existence, morality and ethics, love, death, sexuality, and religion. It studies how these topics impact on human psychology, politics, and gender. Readings will come from prominent French existentialist thinkers like Sartre, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Marcel. Texts will be drawn from plays, novels, short stories, and essays.

2A Kritzman
French 78 01

Senior Major Workshop: Methods in Reading, Writing and Cultural Analysis

As part of this culminating experience, each major will work on an independent project, either a senior thesis or expanding upon work begun in a previous course. The independent project will be developed within the framework of this course using a selection of critical texts that can be viewed as models of literary, cultural, and historical analysis. Lectures by a variety of faculty members will supplement the readings. Students will gain mastery in literary and cultural analysis, close analytical reading skills and composition in French. The course is open only to French and Italian Department senior majors or by petition, which is due by the fifth day of classes of Fall term.

10A  Beasley
French 87 01

Independent Reading and Research

A program of individual study directed by a member of the staff. Open only to French, French Studies and Romance Language Majors. By special permission this course may be taken more than once. A proposal, signed by the faculty advisor, must be submitted to the Departmental Committee on Independent Studies and Honors Theses for approval by the fifth day of classes of the term.

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French 89 01

Honors Seminar

Honors students will arrange a program of study and research during any term of the senior year on a tutorial basis with individual faculty members. A thesis, written in French, and a public presentation are the normal culmination of this course. A proposal, signed by the faculty advisor, must be submitted to the Departmental Committee on Independent Studies and Honors Theses for approval by the fifth day of classes of the term. For information about application procedures, please review the Honors Program section.

AR  
FRIT 33 01

Dante: The Divine Comedy

Dante's Divine Comedy offers an encyclopedic presentation of medieval ethics, philosophy and theology, a powerful political vision, and some of the most imaginative and beautiful poetry ever written. The poem redefined literature and language in Italy and throughout Europe. But why should we read the Divine Comedy today? What does Dante's poem have to teach modern readers? These are among the questions we will address as we accompany Dante's pilgrim on his journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. Readings and discussions will focus on prominent themes and characters and will seek to understand the Comedy in the context of its historical, political, and literary background.

Open to all students. Text, lectures and discussion in English. Students taking the course for major or minor credit in Italian will attend a weekly x-hour and do all written work in Italian

10A  Millspaugh
Italian 1 01

Introductory Italian I

An introduction to Italian as a spoken and written language, with emphasis on practical coA program of individual study directed by a member of the staff. Open only to senior Italian, Italian Studies, and Romance Language (whose primary language is Italian) Majors. A proposal, signed by the faculty advisor, must be submitted to the Departmental Committee on Independent Studies and Honors Theses for approval by the fifth day of classes of the term.nversation. The course includes regular practice in class and scheduled drill-sessions in understanding and using the spoken language. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

9L  Minardi
Italian 1 02 Introductory Italian I 10  Mullins
Italian 2 01

Introductory Italian II

Rapid review and continued study of the fundamentals of Italian, with intensive work in vocabulary building. The course will also include an introduction to the culture and civilization of Italy. Open to students by qualifying placement or to students who have passed ITAL 1. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

9L  Mullins
Italian 2 02 Introductory Italian II 10  Millspaugh
Italian 3 01

Introductory Italian III

This course is designed to reinforce and refine spoken and written language skills through a review of grammar, exposure to a broad spectrum of language ranging from colloquial to literary styles, and the use of samples of Italian language from multiple sources such as advertising, comics, television and literature. Frequent compositions, quizzes, plus linguistic and thematic analysis of texts. Open to students by qualifying placement or to students who have passed ITAL 2 or ARTH 12. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

10  Minardi
Italian 8 90

Exploring Italian Culture and Language: LSA+

This course will serve as an introduction to modern and contemporary Italian literature, culture and society. It will focus on topics such as evolving political and regional identities, gender relations, the role of the media, and the culture of daily life, as they appear in forms as diverse as narrative and poetry, cinema, music, and journalism. Students will also focus on specific grammatical and stylistic issues in order to improve their fluency in Italian. Course work will consist of frequent essays and student-led discussions.

LSA+  Quaintance
Italian 10 01

Introduction to Italian Literature: Masterworks and Great Issues

This course will offer a general introduction to Italian literature from the thirteenth century to the present. Topics will vary according to the interests of the instructor, but readings will center on such authors as Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Leopardi, Manzoni, Pirandello, and Svevo.

The Culture of Food in Italian Literature, 1300-2013. Food and flavors pervade Italian literature, expressing the historical hunger of a social class, the nourishment of the spirit, or simply the pleasure of the senses. Through various texts and genres from the Middle Ages to the present, we will examine the culture of food and its social and symbolic value through the centuries. Readings, class discussions and writing in Italian.

 12  Convertini
Italian 10 90

Introduction to Italian Literature: Masterworks and Great Issues, LSA+

LSA+ Quaintance
Italian 12 90

Advanced Writing and Speaking

An advanced language and composition course in which students will work with a wide range of linguistic and cultural materials in order to achieve competence in Italian grammar, and oral and written expression.

LSA+  Quaintance
Italian 85 01

Independent Reading and Research

Students may arrange a program of study and research with individual faculty members. Open only to Italian, Italian Studies, and Romance Language Majors. A proposal, signed by the faculty advisor, must be submitted to the Departmental Committee on Independent Studies and Honors Theses for approval by the fifth day of classes of the term.

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Italian 88 01

Senior Independent Reading and Research

A program of individual study directed by a member of the staff. Open only to senior Italian, Italian Studies, and Romance Language (whose primary language is Italian) Majors. A proposal, signed by the faculty advisor, must be submitted to the Departmental Committee on Independent Studies and Honors Theses for approval by the fifth day of classes of the term.

AR  
Italian 89 01

Honors Seminar

Honors students will arrange a program of study and research during any term of the senior year on a tutorial basis with individual faculty members. A thesis, written in Italian, and a public presentation are the normal culmination of this course. A proposal, signed by the faculty advisor, must be submitted to the Departmental Committee on Independent Studies and Honors Theses for approval by the fifth day of classes of the term.

AR  

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