Development of the student's ability to write French in a variety of formal modes. Theoris and methods of teaching composition. Comparative study of style in literary and other types of writing. Techniques of verbal analysis of written texts, using a range of methodological approaches. Graduate Standing required.
A variable content course exploring the intersections of language and culture in the French and Francophone business worlds. Special emphasis on developing and perfecting highly advanced language skills and a mastery of specialized vocabulary, in French, for professional settings. May be repeated with different content for up to nine hours of credit. Graduate standing required and advanced language skills in French, as determined by the instructor.
Comparative study of linguistic style in literacy and other types of writing in French. Discursive and rhetorical analysis of written texts, using a range of methodological approaches. Theory and practice of professional writing in French-language contexts, including practices specific to various domains of business, law, policy, and media. Pre: Graduate Standing.
A comparative and thematically oriented study of works by writers of the Francophone world, including North Africa, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, and Europe. Literary, theoretical, and socio-cultural implications of novels, drama, poetry, and essays of writers of the 20th century. Issues of literary aesthetics, postcolonialism, feminism, identity, race, and history as they are manifested in the texts. May be repeated with different content for up to nine hours of credit. Graduate standing and advanced language skills in French, as determined by the instructor.
In-depth study of a selected topic in French or Francophone literature, such as an author, group of authors, literary movement, or genre. Review of related scholarly criticism, analytical methodologies, and critical theory. May be repeated three times with different content for a maximum of 9 credits. Pre: Graduate standing.
This variable content course studies cultural practices in French and Francophone life to focus on problems in contexts as diverse as art and religiion, law and literature, the media, politics, and the performing arts. Application of theoretical principles to specific issues of cultural interest. Emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to equip students to explore new possibilities for cultural inquiry. May be repeated with different content for up to nine hours of credit. Graduate standing and advanced language skills in French, as determined by the instructor.
Introduction to recent theories and methods in history, foreign languages and literary studies, and geography with a focus on issues that have facilitated exchanges between the three disciplines. Practical aspects of Area Studies research are highlighted with particular reference to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. The formulation of research problems using interdisciplinary approaches is given special attention. Graduate standing required.
This course examines the practical study of human language. It explores what language is, what it's components and functions are, how it is used, and how it is learned. The course will be taught in English, with the exploration of multiple examples from different languages, expecially French and Spanish. Graduate standing required. Minimum intermediate proficiency in French or Spanish as determined by the instructor at the beginning of the course or permission.
This variable content course will explore the techniques and difficulties of translating between English and a foreign language. The course may be taught in English, and/or in a particular language. Students will study translation theory, the linguistics of translation, and will practice translating between English and a foreign language, May be repeated with different content for up to nine hours of credit. Graduate standing required. Minimum advanced proficiency in the appropriate language as determined by the instructor.
Examination of theories of language acquisition/learning and practical approaches to teaching languages in higher education classrooms, based on recent theories and research. Students will examine, critique, and emulate models of teaching of langauges, and conduct a research study of teaching practices. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required
Ethical issues and the academic, business, and institutional practices related to language scholarship, language-related professions, and international settings. Language policy, development studies, sociology of language, linguistics, translation, and translation theory. Inclusion and diversity in teaching, learning, and research. Pre: Graduate standing.
This variable content course will explore the directors, films and institutions of a national or transnational cinema tradition. The course may be taught in English, or in the language of the films to be studied. Examples of topics: Francophone Cinema, French New Wave Film, Post-Franco Spanish Film or Latin America Cinema. Students will view films, read related criticism and film theory, and will write detailed critiques and analyses. May be repeated with different content for a total of nine hours . Graduate standing required. When the course is taught in a foreign language, advanced language skills as determined by instructor.