Spring Semester Courses

Undergraduate Spring Semester 2022 Courses

French courses

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FRIT F306 — A&H
TR 1:15 P - 2:30 P

Une moitié du cours sera consacrée à une lecture approfondie d’un grand roman réaliste du XIXe siècle, L’Éducation sentimentale de Flaubert.  Parallèlement, nous lirons des poèmes des XIXe et XXe siècles sur le thème de la fonction du poète et de la nature de l’art poétique

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FRIT-F313-5002
MWF 10:20 A - 11:10 A

F313 builds students' understanding of advanced aspects of French grammar and their facility in applying this understanding to written and oral expression.

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FRIT F316
2297: MWF 12:40-1:30; 2298: MWF 11:30-12:20; 2299: TR 6:30-7:45

Recent and classic award-winning feature-length French films (comedies, dramas, thrillers) provide the basis for vocabulary expansion, in-class discussion and debates, and an increased understanding of various French cultural and historical issues, including immigration, WWII, regional differences, and religious conflict.

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FRIT F362 — A&H GCC
TR 9:45 A - 11:00 A

This course will introduce students to a cultural history of France from the Renaissance to the Revolution. We will draw from diverse artefacts from France’s rich history to study new forms of political power, sociability, and religious creeds, along with a variety of cultural phenomena that shaped national identity, popular culture, and daily life. 

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FRIT F364 — A&H GCC
TR 4:45 P - 6:00 P

The course covers key social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of France since the Second World War, placing particular emphasis on the 1970s through the present. 

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FRIT F401 — S&H
TR 11:30 A - 12:45 P

This course examines various features of the structure of present-day French with a perspective on their historical development, and an overview of some current language-related issues in the French-speaking world. 

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FRIT F446 — A&H
TR 3:00 P - 4:15 P

In this course, we will examine the development of French lyric poetry, from the emergence of Romantic subjectivity at the beginning of the 19th century through the “decadent” period at the end of the century, focusing on the personality of the poets, as they figure their sentiments in verse. 

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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-M112
MTWR 11:30 A - 12:20 P

This intensive beginning course covers the material of two semesters in one (M100 and M150), with a focus on music. The course meets four times a week and also involves independent work by students. During the semester students are involved in a variety of tasks practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading with an exploration of Italian music as the cultural focus.

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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 M215
MTWR 1:50 P - 2:40 P

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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Cross-listed courses

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COLL-C 103 — A&H
TR 4:45 P - 5:35 P, plus discussion section of your choice

In this class we will explore love as phenomenon and as representation from multiple perspectives, taking advantage of the tools of cultural analysis, artistic and literary interpretation, and scientific research to answer questions such as: What is love in 2022? What was it in the past? What would we be without it?

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COLL C103 — A&H
TR 11:30 A - 12:20 P, plus discussion section of your choice

The primary focus of this course will be to teach students how to understand the conventions and traditions that govern any literary genre, with specific reference to the "thriller" as exemplified by selected detective and spy stories in both literature and film.

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MSCH-V 334
TR 9:45 A - 11:00 A

In this class we will explore the dramatic changes in analog game design and culture of the last decades. We will consider the changes in audience, production methods, and publishing policies that have made this change possible.

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