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French and Italian Studies Courses

French and Italian Studies | Courses | Faculty

French Courses

(All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise noted. Staffing logistics may necessitate the omission of some of the following courses and the addition of others.)
Note on Elementary and Intermediate French: No more than six credits may be earned for any combination of courses at the Elementary level (FRENCHST 110 through 126). Students wishing to study French and who have completed three years of a sequence in this language in Grades 9 through 12 will be placed in FRENCHST 230. Students who meet the above criterion may not normally take FRENCHST 110, 120, or 126 for credit, and must arrange to meet with the department adviser if they wish to do so. Students who believe their abilities warrant credit at a higher level (placement in 240 or above) may establish this by taking a placement exam.

110 Elementary French I
120 Elementary French II
126 Intensive Elementary French 6 cr
230 Intermediate French I

Please note that there are four different tracks at the Fourth Semester level. Each track emphasizes different skills: 240 is a Four Skills course designed for students planning to continue beyond the fourth semester level and perhaps major or minor in French. 244-249 offer readings in different fields. 246 is the 6-credit intensive course. Any 240-level course will fulfill the foreign language requirement of the Colleges of Humanities and Fine Arts and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

240 Intermediate French II
244 Intermediate French: Fiction
246 Intensive Intermediate French 6 cr
247 Intermediate French: Social Sciences
248 Intermediate French: Math and Science
250 Language and Literature
260 Phonetics and Phonemics
272 Conversation
273 Advanced Conversation
280 Love and Sex in French Culture
285 Language Suite Conversation (both sem) 2 cr with additional 1-cr Honors option
290B Knights and Narratives: Medieval French Literature in Translation (AL)
297A Rethinking the Americas
303 Writing on Language
325 Great Works Theater Essays (Taught in Paris)
345 Introduction to Medieval Studies (I)
350 French Film (AT)
353 Francophone African and Caribbean Film (ATG)
371 Advanced Grammar
384 Themes in French Intellectual and Literary History
386 French Civilization: Origins to 1945 (HS)
387 Contemporary France
388 Francophone Civilization Outside of France
389 Québec Civilization
397P Introduction to Critical and Textual Analysis
401 Literary Movements I
402 Literary Movements II
409 Women in Modern French Society: The Novelist and Her Fictions
411 Introduction to Medieval French Literature
424 Renaissance Prose (AL)
433 French Classicism 1660-1700
441 French Enlightenment
444 18th Century Theater and Novel
455 19th Century Novel
456 Fictions of the Grail in Literature and Film (AL)
465 20th Century Novel
467 20th Century Poetry
469 20th Century Theater
473 Advanced Composition
474 Translation
475 Business French
481 Techniques of Consecutive Interpretation (2nd sem)
482 Techniques of Simultaneous Interpretation (1st sem)
491A Auteur and Film Theory
493A Senior Seminar
497F French Women Writers
497G Global Markets, Global Culture
497S 17th Century Tragic and Comic Theater
497T Intensive Grammar and Composition (2nd sem) 6 cr
497V Women Writers of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean
511 Introduction to Medieval French Studies
564 Literature of Africa and the Caribbean
572 Basic Methods of Teaching Language (1st sem)
573 Advanced Methods of Teaching Language (2nd sem)
584 French Canadian Literature
590I L’esprit du 17ième siècle
590R Renaissance Lyric: Petrarchan Poetry in Italy and France
597A The Colonial Other
597B Paris in the American Experience

Italian Studies Courses

(All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise noted.)
Note on Elementary and Intermediate Italian: No more than six credits may be earned for any combination of courses at the Elementary level (ITALIAN 110 through 126). Students wishing to study Italian and who have completed three years of a sequence in this language in Grades 9 through 12 will be placed in ITALIAN 230. Students who meet the above criterion may not normally take ITALIAN 110, 120, or 126 for credit, and must arrange to meet with the department adviser if they wish to do so. Students who believe their abilities warrant credit at a higher level (placement in 240 or above) may establish this by taking a placement exam. No more than six credits may be earned for any combination of courses at the Intermediate level (ITALIAN 230 through 246).

110 Elementary Italian I (1st sem)
120 Elementary Italian II (2nd sem)
126 Intensive Elementary Italian 6 cr
230 Intermediate Italian I (1st sem)
240 Intermediate Italian II (2nd sem)
246 Intensive Intermediate Italian 6 cr
280 Language Suite Conversation (both sem) 2 cr with additional 1-cr Honors option
285 Introduction to Italian Studies (Taught in English)
303 Writing on Language
324 Introduction to Italian Literary Studies I (AL)
325 Introduction to Italian Literary Studies II
350 Italian Film (AT) (2nd sem)
371 Advanced Grammar and Composition (1st sem)
397A Major Currents in Nineteenth Century Italian Literature
450 Italian-American Film: Visions of Everyday Violence (1st sem)
487 Contemporary Italian Culture and Society
490A Italian Women Writers
491 Auteur and Film Theory
497 Italian Critical Thought and Interpretation
497B The Italian-American Experience
497C Italian Regional and Spatial Identities
507 Dante
514 The Early Renaissance
524 The High Renaissance (AL)
555 19th Century Italian Literature
565 20th-Century Italian Novel
567 Modern Poetry
597A Boccaccio
597C Freud and Interpretation
597E Calvino and Post-War Italian Literature
597G Love in Medieval Italian Literature
597I Trieste: A Literary Crossroads
597S Medieval and Renaissance Siena (1st sem)
597T Italian Theater

French and Italian Studies | Courses | Faculty