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French Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.


Fordham students please check courses in my.fordham.edu for the most accurate Attribute listings.

FREN 1001 L11 - Introduction to French
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Hybrid, Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of French linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the French Language.

Closed
Instructor: Evanson
5 credits


FREN 1001 L21 - Introduction to French
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Hybrid, Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-5 p.m.

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of French linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the French Language.

CRN: 12694
Instructor: Evanson
5 credits


FREN 1501 L11 - Intermediate French l
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Hybrid, Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in French.

CRN: 12672
Instructor: Meyer
3 credits


FREN 1501 R21 - Intermediate French l
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Hybrid, Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in French.

CRN: 12639
Instructor: Latour
3 credits


FREN 1502 R11 - Intermediate French ll
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. The second semester continues and amplifies the work of the first. Conducted in French.

Closed
Instructor: Jordan
3 credits


FREN 1502 R21 - Intermediate French ll
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Hybrid, Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. The second semester continues and amplifies the work of the first. Conducted in French.

CRN: 12640
Instructor: Latour
3 credits


FREN 2001 L11 - French Language and Literature
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A critical analysis of selected cultural and literary texts; composition, conversation, and review of pertinent grammatical structures.

Closed
Instructor: Schreier
3 credits


FREN 2001 R21 - French Language and Literature
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A critical analysis of selected cultural and literary texts; composition, conversation, and review of pertinent grammatical structures.

Closed
Instructor: Jordan
3 credits


FREN 2600 L11 - France: Literature, History, Civilization
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Using the modern notions of “civilization,” “culture,” and “literature” as organizing principles, this course explores political, social, and cultural changes in France since the 18th century. Critical readings of texts deploying the idea of “civilization” will help us learn about immigrant populations in France, French attitudes toward the formerly colonized, and how French identity itself was constructed. We will then analyze sociological and historical texts and films to understand how various writers and artists claimed certain ideas, tastes, and lifestyles to be representative of a unique and coherent French “culture.” The third part of the course will be devoted to several literary masterpieces and to the ways the French have politicized this patrimony. This course provides a solid foundation in French history and literature and a critical perspective on the complexities of contemporary France. (4 credits, taught in French)

CRN: 12411
Instructor: Schreier
4 credits


FREN 3265 L11 - Writing for Theater
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

In this course, you will study French cinema history by focusing particularly on the "Auteur theory" and the work of world-renowned French filmmakers. Taught in French.

CRN: 12682
Instructor: Godec
4 credits


COLI 3463 L11 - Diderot
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

From generative and scientific speculations on the body and life and the encyclopedic organization of all knowledge, to visual and theatrical tableaux and the deployment of dissonant narrative strategies, Diderot's literary, aesthetic, and scientific work make him one of the most important and interesting writers of the eighteenth century and force us to rethink the understanding of the body, the novel, the play, and the work of art in the eighteenth century and beyond. Diderot has also informed some of the most innovative texts in contemporary theory, philosophy, and art. In this seminar we will examine multiple works from Diderot's interdisciplinary corpus to gain intimate knowledge of his poetics and of his unique articulation of key Enlightenment issues in the discourses of science, aesthetics, music, and fiction. Works can be read in English or French.

CRN: 12976
Instructor: Clark
4 credits


FREN 3600 R21 - France Today
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This course will explore the various “crises” affecting current French society. Questions of immigration, race, gender, economic inequality, and security, among others, have marked social discourse for the past 20 years. These microphenomena reveal trends and realities of a society facing various challenges. For each particular debate, we will bring in historical and sociological perspectives in order to better understand the implications. This course will concentrate primarily on a study of the press but also works of literature and film. We will learn to read the press with a critical lens in order to understand it not only as a fourth power but also as a shaper of dominant discourse. Taught in French.

Closed
Instructor: Evanson
4 credits