Fall Semester Courses

Undergraduate 2020 Fall Semester Courses

French courses

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FRIT-F300 — A&H
10:10A - 11:00A MWF

This course proposes an introduction to French and Francophone studies through the figure of the femme fatale. We will read, listen to, observe, and interpret these dangerous women as they are depicted both in literary texts and in adaptations to other media.

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FRIT-F313-2096
1:25-2:15 MWF

Intensive study of French grammar including in-depth review and exploration of advanced topics such as the passive, the causative, and indirect discourse.

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FRIT-F313-2097
11:15-12:05 MWF

Intensive study of French grammar including in-depth review and exploration of advanced topics such as the passive, the causative, and indirect discourse.

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FRIT-F314
2:30P-3:45P TR

This course is designed to improve command of written French and build vocabulary through intensive writing. Students will practice with a variety of literary, expository, and communicative writing styles. Good preparation or reinforcement for 300-level classes and study abroad.

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FRIT-F315
2098--11:15A-12:05P--TR--TE 104(LECTURE)
(students register for one of two Drill sections below)
2099--10:10A-11:00A--MW--ED 1004
2100--10:10A-11:00A--TR--GA 0011

In-depth study of the French sound system and refinement of pronunciation through practical exercises.

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FRIT-F435 — A&H
4:00P-5:15P TR

Topic: Love, the Family, and Social Order: The Novel from Enlightenment to Romanticism (1730-1815)This course will be devoted to close readings of six short novels written between the early eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries—four of them by men and two by women—which explore conflicts of love and passion with the institutions representing social order: the family, religion, patriarchy, class divisions, etc.

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FRIT-X471
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Under the guidance of their instructor, advanced students of French facilitate weekly French conversation groups for lower level students. Leaders are responsible for planning all group sessions, including discussion topics generated by magazine/newspaper articles and movies, and activities such as games and cooking.

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Italian courses

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FRIT-M100

Introduction to contemporary Italian language, geography, and culture. Involves a broad variety of assignments and activities that develop grammatical competency and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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FRIT-M115
11:15A-12:05P MTWR

This intensive beginning course covers the material of two semesters in one (M100 and M150). The course meets four times a week and also involves independent work by students, a portion of which will be performed online. During the semester students are involved in a variety of tasks practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading in a cultural context.

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FRIT-M150

Continued introduction to contemporary Italian language, geography, and culture. Involves a broad variety of assignments and activities that build grammatical competency and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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FRIT-M200

This course is a continuation of Elementary Italian II. In class the students concentrate on reviewing and refining structures learned at the 100-level, but this time at an intermediate level. During the semester students are involved in a variety of tasks practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading in cultural context.

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FRIT-M215
1:25P-2:15P MTWR

This intensive intermediate-level Italian course covers the material of two semesters in one (M200 and M250). The course builds upon the first three semesters of beginning Italian (or equivalent) adding the unique feature of short films as the first stimulus for learning intermediate-level vocabulary, grammar, and cultural concepts. 

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FRIT-M236 — A&H GCC
4:00P-5:15P TR

In this course we will read Dante's Divine Comedy and focus on its homophobic and racist reputation, among other matters of social justice, and explore what it means to read an almost 700-year-old text in the present day.

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FRIT-M300
10:10A-11:00A D

Conducted in Italian, this course continues the study of advanced structures through a variety of media and authentic texts. While the focus is on accuracy and fluency in speaking, practice with other skills and the study of Italian culture will be integrated throughout.

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