2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FREN 120 - Ways of Writing, Ways of Speaking

The introduction to advanced levels of French Studies, designed for majors, minors and those interested in pursuing further work in French, this course introduces students to some of the areas of study they will find in the French program. It comprises three sections: (1) popular culture, poetry and song, in which we study the poems of Jacques Prévert and Gérard Camoin – contemporary “poète libertaire de Montmartre,” and the songs of the French music hall tradition (Piaf, Fréhel, Léo Ferré): (2) the francophone short story; and (3) a sampling of “pare-litérature” including the Graphic Novel (bande déssinée), Theater and Film. The course seeks to develop the student’s writing and speaking skills. Requirements include 8 one-page reaction papers, 3 short papers (the first two, 2-3 pages, the last, 3-5 pages), and 3 oral presentations. Given in French.

Instructor: Mr. Spingler

When Offered: Offered every year

Faculty: Michael Spingler, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of French Adjunct Associate Professor of Screen Studies