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French

FREN COURSES: ALL MATERIALS ARE READ AND DISCUSSED IN FRENCH

They can serve to fulfill your language requirement and major or minor requirement.

FREN 003: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 1
Professor Colette M. Sumner (colette.m.sumner[at]hofstra.edu) TR 12:45-2:10 CRN 20113
Professor Denis J. Jean (denis.j.jean[at]hofstra.edu) TR 12:45-2:10 CRN 23147 & TR 4:30-5:55 CRN 22643 Description: Continued development of the fundamentals of structure, sound system, vocabulary building for effective communication and understanding. Speaking, understanding, reading and writing techniques are further developed.

FREN 004: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 2
Professor Sabine Loucif (Sabine.Loucif[at]hofstra.edu) MW 2:55-4:20 pm Description: Places emphasis on attaining an integrated performance in speaking, listening, reading and writing at a high intermediate level of proficiency. Students are able to handle communicative tasks successfully and to write several paragraphs on a variety of topics with reasonable accuracy.
FREN 018: INTERM FRENCH PHONETICS (1 Semester Hour) Professor Denis Jean (denis.j.jean[at]hofstra.edu) TR 2:20-3:45 CRN 24554
Description: A five-week intensive study and practice of French phonetics for the intermediate student.

FREN 107: INDIVIDUAL FRENCH ORAL DEVELOPMENT
Professor Michel Pasquier (Michel.j.pasquier[at]hofstra.edu) CRN 20026
Colete Sumner (colette.m.sumner[at]hofstra.edu) CRN 22051
Steven Verolla (smv1221[at]gmail.com) CRN 23118
Meeting Times: TBA (0.5 Semester Hours) Description: Stresses authentic intonation patterns, oral proficiency and listening comprehension. Students meet on an individual basis once a week for twenty-five minutes with a native French-speaking instructor. These sessions are augmented by language laboratory and off-campus experiences.

FREN 109: CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH
Professor Sabine Loucif (sabine.loucif[at]hofstra.edu) MW 12:50-2:15 CRN 24555 Description: Designed to foster literary appreciation through the analysis of texts from the Chanson de Roland through Corneille's Cid. Introduction to the basic vocabulary of literary analysis and to the French technique of "explication de texte."

FREN 113: FRENCH CIVILIZATION
Professor David Powell (david.a.powell[at]hofstra.edu) TR 12:45-2:20 CRN 24556
Description: A survey of French culture through its arts and letters, scientific contributions and the development of its political and social institutions. Extensive use of audio-visual material.


FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION FALL 2017
ALL MATERIALS ARE READ AND DISCUSSED IN ENGLISH

They can serve to fulfill your distribution requirement, and to complete the Alternative Language Option of the Foreign Language Requirement

FRLT 043: (LT, CC) DECOLONIZING THE MIND: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE FROM AFRICA TO SOUTHEAST ASIA
Professor Sabine Loucif (sabine.loucif[at]hofstra.edu) W 4:30-6:30 CRN 24557
Description: Examination of literary voices from Francophone countries including Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia. Topics include decolonization and the African identity, the search for self, the contradictions of life in the colonies and racism. Readings include works by Memmi, Ben Jelloun, Snow-Fall, Senghor. All works are read and discussed in English.

FRLT 046: (LT) SEX, GENDER, AND LOVE IN 20TH- CENTURY FRENCH PROSE
Professor Sabine Loucif (sabine.loucif[at]hofstra.edu) M 4:30-6:30 CRN 21723
Description: Selected narrative and experimental texts examined to show the deconstruction and evolution of traditional concepts of sex, gender and love in 20th-century French literature. Gender reading techniques constitute the principal methodological approach, along with close textual analysis. Readings include works by Andre Gide, Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Monique Wittig and Jean Genet. All works are read and discussed in English.