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COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

French

 

 

Date:

9/11/02

 

Course Revision #1

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Fren 1021. French Language and Culture in Paris I. (FL; 4 cr)

Four weeks of intensive beginning French language and culture in Paris at the Sorbonne, Paris IV; guided visits to cultural and historical sites.

 

Fren 1021H. Honors: French Language and Culture in Paris I. (FL; 4 cr; prereq participation in Honors Program or #)

Four weeks of intensive beginning French language and culture in Paris at the Sorbonne, Paris IV; guided visits to cultural and historical sites.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change in wording more accurately describes the program as it is currently administered.

 

Course Revision #2

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Fren 1302s. French Cinema. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 2002 or equiv or #)

Same as Hum 1302. History of filmmaking in France from the Lumièr brothers to the present; introduction to major trends in film theory. All films have English subtitles. Taught in English.

 

Fren 1302Hs. Honors: French Cinema. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 2002 or equiv or #, participation in Honors Program or #)

Same as Hum 1302H. History of filmmaking in France from the Lumièr brothers to the present; introduction to major trends in film theory. All films have English subtitles. Taught in English.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The prereq language requirement is because French students must read and write in French.

 

Course Revision #3

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Fren 3401 1311. West African Francophone Cinema. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 2002 or equiv or #)

Same as Hum 3401 1311. Introduction to the history of cinema in French-speaking West Africa. Students will learn to read African films, to recognize and analyze political themes in the films, and to become sensitive to issues facing many African nations in the postcolonial world. Students who wish to apply this course to their French major or minor must enroll in Fren 3401 1311.

 

Fren 3401H 1311H. Honors: West African Francophone Cinema. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 2002 or equiv or #, participation in Honors Program or #)

Same as Hum 3401H 1311H. Introduction to the history of cinema in French-speaking West Africa. Students will learn to read African films, to recognize and analyze political themes in the films, and to become sensitive to issues facing many African nations in the postcolonial world. Students who wish to apply this course to their French major or minor must enroll in Fren 3401H 1311H.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The number is changed to be consistent with other courses cross-listed in Humanities. The course is also being redesigned to be taught at the 1000 level. It will be accessible to a broader range of students at this level.

 

Course Revision #4

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Fren 3021 3015. Modern France. French Culture II: Modern and Contemporary France. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 2002 or #; not offered 2001-02)

A study of the evolution of French culture from 1870 the French Revolution to the present as France developed into a modern, multicultural democracy.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The historical time frame is being changed, and the course is being renamed to better reflect its content.

 

Course Revision #5

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Fren 3031 3016. Backgrounds to Modern France. French Culture I: Medieval and Early Modern France (Hist; 4 cr; prereq 2002 or #; not offered 2002-03)

This course traces the history of French culture from the Middle Ages until 1870 the French Revolution; it examines the geography, language, and institutions of medieval and early modern France.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The historical time frame is being changed, and the course is being renamed to better reflect its content.

 

Course Revision #6

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Fren 4011s. Creative Writing and Translation Thème et version: (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 2002 3001 or equiv. #; offered when feasible)

Written French styles from the inside out. How to create effects in French; how to convey in French those you read in English. Work on texts by well-known French and English authors, and especially, your own original work. The art of translation applied to everyday discourse, literary texts, and a number of professional fields: journalism, Franco-American business, and political, social, and natural sciences with a particular emphasis on specialized vocabularies and advanced grammar and syntax.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Updating the course to study translation in tandem with current events and various aspects of contemporary French culture provides students the opportunity to combine French with specific professional goals beyond the realms of art and literature, and would draw students who wish to pursue a double major (such as Global Finance-French) or a specialized minor. The course would be divided into 5-7 modules, each focusing on a different specialized area. The first module would be a general overview of French current events and an introduction to the art of translation. Subsequent modules would be designed to suit the particular interests and goals of students enrolled. Grades will be based upon a mid-term and final exam (devoted to advanced grammar and syntax) as well as 5-7 short translation projects (one per module).

 

Course Revision #7

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FREN 4200. French Practicum.(1.0 cr; prereq #; repeatable to 4 cr)

The practical application of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in French through a series of projects.

 

FREN 4210. French Culture on Computer. (Hum; 2.0-6.0 cr; prereq #; repeatable to 6 cr; offered when feasible)

An independent in-depth study via computer of a particular period of French culture including the political history, art, architecture, social life, education, and literature, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

These courses will not be taught again.