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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2005-2007 Programs, Faculty, and Courses French 420 Graduate Courses  

Graduate Courses

16:420:500Introduction to Rhetorical and Stylistic Analysis (3) Techniques of literary interpretation of prose fiction, theater, and poetry. Critical readings and analyses of selected texts. Cornilliat, Eisenzweig
16:420:502Phonetics (3) Theory and practice of French phonetics with emphasis on pedagogical approaches. Special attention to regional, social, and cultural influences on the production of speech. Deprez
16:420:503Advanced Grammar, Stylistics, and Theory of Language (3) Advanced French grammar and theory of language with special attention to typical problems of idiomatic expression; themes, oral presentations, and translation exercises. Deprez
16:420:504Translation (3) Translation as a linguistic, cultural, and creative exchange of signs from one language into another. Intensive practice in oral and written translation from literary, journalistic, and official sources.
16:420:505Studies in Contemporary French Culture (3) Aspects of French society, history, geography, economy, intellectual and artistic life; institutions, codes of behavior, and patterns of thought; Franco-American relations and influences.
16:420:508Studies in Francophone Culture (3) Civilization and literatures of French-speaking Africa and America. Overviews and close examinations of the society, language, and literature of places as diverse as Sénégal, Haïti, and Québec. Allamand, Diamond, Larrier, Serrano
16:420:509,510Topics in French Literature for Teachers of French (3,3) Approaches to French literature of various periods, genres, or themes appropriate for adaptation to secondary school curricula.
16:420:511Methodology of Language Teaching (3) Methods of teaching language. Theories of second language acquisition and applications for either college or K-12 teaching.
16:420:512Teaching Apprenticeship in French (N1) Observation of elementary and intermediate language classes; supervised practice teaching.
16:420:513History of the French Language (3) Development of the French language from its origins to the present. Consideration of the cultural forces that have influenced linguistic evolution in France. Pairet, Speer
16:420:514French across the Curriculum (3) Methods, materials, and language skills for teaching school- children in French in a variety of disciplines. Development of teaching materials and application of national standards in the foreign language classroom.
16:420:516Studies in French Film (3) Approaches to the French cinema or its history as an expression of a literary or cultural theme. Williams
16:420:601,602Individual Studies in French Literature and Theory (3,3) Independent study course of directed readings in areas of particular interest, such as linguistics, critical theory, cinema studies, and studies of individual genres or issues. Available only by special arrangement with permission of the graduate adviser.
16:420:611,612Old French Language and Literature (3,3) Readings of selections from the various forms and periods of medieval French literature, with an introductory study of French philology. Pairet, Speer
16:420:613Medieval French Romance (3) Selected works and authors, with attention to linguistic problems as well as to medieval and contemporary critical approaches. Pairet, Speer
16:420:614Medieval Lyric Poetry (3) Reading and analysis of selected poems, authors, or genres in medieval French and/or Occitan. Pairet, Speer
16:420:615,616Studies in Medieval French Literature (3,3) Intensive study of a medieval genre, theme, author, or major work; literary and linguistic analysis; problems of textual criticism. Pairet, Speer
16:420:621,622French Literature of the Renaissance (3,3) Introduction to the principal ideological and aesthetic currents of the 16th century through selected texts by the major poets (Marot, Scève, Labé, DuBellay, Ronsard, and D'Aubigné) and prose writers (Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, and Montaigne). Cornilliat
16:420:623Rabelais (3) Rabelais as humanist and storyteller; problems of language and the narrative in the early French Renaissance. Cornilliat
16:420:624Poetry of the French Renaissance (3) Jean Lemaire, Clément Marot; the School of Lyons; the Pléiade; scientific and satirical poets of the century's end. Cornilliat
16:420:625Montaigne (3) Critical reading of the Essais with attention to the dynamics of form and meaning. Cornilliat
16:420:631,632French Literature of the 17th Century (3,3) Against the background of the age, a study of the main literary currents and an analysis of some of the significant works of the major writers. Horowitz, Cornilliat
16:420:633The Classical Theater (3) Intensive study of the forms, rhetoric, and meaning of the plays of Corneille, Racine, and Molière. Horowitz, Piroux
16:420:634La Fontaine and the Moralistes (3) Study of LaRochefoucauld, LaFontaine, Pascal, Sévigné, LaFayette, Boileau, Perrault, or other selected writers whose work addresses moral, social, or political issues, with particular attention to rhetoric and subjectivity. Horowitz, Cornilliat
16:420:636Pascal (3) Intensive study of problems in Pascal and Pascal criticism. Swenson
16:420:637,638Studies in French Literature of the 17th Century (3,3) Intensive study of a major figure, theme, movement, or single work. Horowitz, Swenson
16:420:641,642French Literature of the 18th Century (3,3) The rise and development of new literary forms and their relationship to intellectual and social changes of the Enlightenment. Grieder, Piroux, Swenson
16:420:643Diderot (3) Major works and editorial activity, with emphasis on the variety of forms and genres, development of aesthetic theory, and materialist epistemology and ethics. Piroux, Swenson
16:420:644Rousseau (3) Major works, particularly Confessions, Emile, LaNouvelle Heloise, and Social Contract. Consideration of Rousseau's reception and influence in both literary and political developments. Piroux, Swenson
16:420:645,646Studies in 18th-Century French Literature (3,3) Intensive study of a theme, period concept, stylistic practice, or major figure of the French Enlightenment. Piroux, Swenson
16:420:651,652French Literature of the 19th Century (3,3) Study of the main literary currents; analysis of significant works by major writers, with emphasis on cultural history and the evolution of art forms. Diamond, Eisenzweig, Mouchard, Rancière, Shaw
16:420:653French Romanticism (3) Study of the movement from a theoretical and historical perspective, with an emphasis on one or more major authors or works. Diamond, Eisenzweig, Mouchard, Rancière, Shaw
16:420:654Nineteenth-Century French Poetry (3) Intensive study of a poetic movement (romanticism, symbolism), or of one or more major poets. Diamond, Mouchard, Shaw
16:420:655The 19th-Century French Novel (3) Intensive study of one or more major authors or works, with emphasis on theoretical and aesthetic perspectives. Diamond, Eisenzweig, Mouchard, Rancière
16:420:657Fin de Siè An unusual moment in literary history, observed through the study of one or more major authors, works, events, or of the period as a whole. Eisenzweig, Shaw
16:420:659,660Studies in 19th-Century French Literature (3,3) Intensive study of a movement, a genre, one or more major authors or works, or of a specific theoretical or thematic topic. Diamond, Eisenzweig, Mouchard, Rancière, Shaw
16:420:661,662French Literature of the 20th Century (3,3) Survey of the main literary currents; analysis of significant works by major writers. Allamand, Eisenzweig, Flieger, Mouchard, Schilling, Shaw
16:420:663French Theater of the 20th Century (3) Study of major authors and works from Claudel to Holtes, with emphasis on the theory and practice of performance. Allamand, Flieger, Schilling, Shaw
16:420:664Twentieth-Century French Poetry (3) Study of major authors and works from Apollinaire to the contemporary poetic scene. Mouchard, Serrano, Shaw
16:420:665The 20th-Century French Novel (3) Study of major authors and works, with emphasis on the critique and evolution of the genre. Allamand, Flieger, Schilling
16:420:667Intellectual and Aesthetic Movements of the 20th Century (3) Studies in literature and philosophy; literature and politics; and the role of the intellectual. Allamand, Eisenzweig, Flieger, Fraisse, Schilling
16:420:669,670Studies in French Literature of the 20th Century (3,3) Intensive study of a major writer, concept, or theme. Allamand, Eisenzweig, Flieger, Mouchard, Schilling, Shaw
16:420:671Sub-Saharan African Literature (3) Study of literature in French by major writers from West and Central Africa. Larrier, Serrano
16:420:672North African Literature (3) Study of literature in French by major writers from the Maghreb. Serrano
16:420:673Caribbean Literature (3) Study of literature in French by major writers from the Caraibes and French Guiana. Larrier
16:420:674Francophone Literatures in Europe and North America (3) Study of major Francophone writers from Belgium, Switzerland, or Quebec and other regions of Canada. Allamand
16:420:675Studies in Francophone Literature (3) Intensive study of a theme, movement, genre, or culture, with special emphasis on comparative contexts. Allamand, Larrier, Serrano
16:420:677,678History of the French Cinema (3,3) History of the French cinema from Lumiere and Melies to the New Wave and beyond. Williams
16:420:679Studies in Film and Film Theory (3) Intensive study of one or more movements, authors, or genres, with emphasis on critical approaches and theoretical issues. Williams
16:420:681French Rhetoric and Poetics (3) Evolution of rhetoric and poetics and their application to literature from the Renaissance to modern times. Cornilliat, Lockwood
16:420:682Perspectives of Contemporary Criticism (3) The New French Criticism: theory and models of the phenom- enological, structuralist, generative, or poststructural enterprise. Diamond, Eisenzweig, Flieger, Swenson
16:420:683,684Topics in Theory (3,3) Study of individual theorists, theoretical tendencies, or inter- disciplinary theoretical approaches, such as Feminist Theory, Psychoanalysis and Literature, Foucault, or Narratology. Diamond, Eisenzweig, Flieger, Fraisse, Rancière, Swenson. Prerequisite: Introduction to Theory.
16:420:685Literature and Gender (3) Study of intersection of literature, gender, and culture. Topics might include individual writers, specific periods, generic topics, and theoretical problems. Diamond, Flieger, Fraisse
16:420:687,688Topics in French Literature (3,3) Analysis of problems or themes across genre and century boundaries.
16:420:691,692,693,694Half-Term Projects (1.5,1.5,1.5,1.5) Half-term courses devoted to an aspect of critical theory, a single literary work, a scholarly or textual problem, or a theme spanning more than one literary period.
16:420:701,702Research in French (BA,BA)
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