French and Francophone Studies

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

FFS 1111 : Introductory French I

Groundwork in French, including oral proficiency, aural comprehension and reading; for students with no prior knowledge of French. Supplementary language laboratory work and oral drills.

Credits

4

FFS 1112 : Introductory French II

Groundwork in French, including oral proficiency, aural comprehension and reading; for students with one year of high school French. Supplementary language laboratory work and oral drills. Students should have completed FFS 1111 or equivalent.

Credits

4

FFS 1130 : Intensive French Language

Regular practice in conversation and composition with review of grammar and continuing work on language skills in French. Offered in Lille through the Villanova-in-Lille program and Intensive Language and Culture Summer Program in Lille and Paris.

Credits

3

FFS 1131 : Conversation and Composition I

Regular practice in conversation and composition with review of grammar and continuing work on language skills in French. Students should have completed FFS 1122 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

FFS 1132 : Conversation & Composition II

Regular practice in conversation and composition with review of grammar and continuing work on language skills in French. Students should have completed FFS 1131 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

FFS 1134 : Business French

An introduction to French business terminology and discourse related to economic, finance, and management.

Credits

3

FFS 1139 : Intercultural Comm in French

Offered in Lille through the Villanova-in-Lille program, this course aims to develop students' intercultural sensitivity and competence by helping them to reflect on their experiences as they occur.

Credits

3

FFS 1151 : Intro to Translation of French

Introduction to the principles of translation from French to English and from English to French.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 1132 or approval from the FFS coordinator.

FFS 2075 : Introduction to French Cinema

Introduction to major works of French cinema from the silent era to the 2000s. Prerequiste: FFS 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 1132 or authorization from instructor.

FFS 2076 : Intro To Francophone Cinema

Introduction to major films from various Francophone traditions (Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean, Quebec).

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 1132 or authorization from instructor.

FFS 2220 : Lit and Culture of France

Significant developments in the arts, society, and literature in France from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Pre-requisite: FFS 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 1132 or authorization from instructor.

FFS 2285 : Intro to Comics of French Expr

An overview of the voices, forms and innovations of the comics traditions of France and the French-speaking world. Works studied may include Tintin, Asterix et Obelix, Persepolis, Lapinot, Gaston Lagaffe.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2993 : Service Learning Internship

Translation of documents as part of the CRS Partnership, working on water supply, sanitation, and environmental health issues, within the historical and cultural context of the region. Prerequisites: FFS 1132 or approval from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 1132 or approval from instructor.

FFS 3025 : Reading 20th-C Francophone Lit

Regions may include North Africa, the Caribbean Islands and Canada. Pre-requisite: FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285

FFS 3046 : Readings 20th C French Lit

Analysis of specific trends of 20th- century French literature. Topics may include Surrealism, the New Novel, or Existentialism, among others.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from instructor.

FFS 3075 : Themes in French Cinema

Analysis of films that deal with this topic. Prerequisites: FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285

FFS 3076 : Selected Works French Cinema

Analysis of major works of French cinema. The course may be organized around a single director (Renoir, Clouzot, Truffaut, Resnais, Malle etc.) It may also explore a specific movement (poetic realism, the New Wave, or the so-called "cinema du look"). Prerequisite: FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285

FFS 3225 : Readings In Maghrebi Lit

Analytical readings of major texts of the French-speaking North-African traditions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from instructor.

FFS 3226 : Readings in Caribbean Lit

Analytical readings of major texts of the French-speaking Caribbean traditions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from instructor.

FFS 3227 : Readings Sub-Saharan Afr Lit

Analytical Readings of major texts of the French-speakiing Sub-Saharan traditions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from instructor.

FFS 3255 : Themes in Poetr of Frch Expres

An overview of the voices, forms and innovations of the poetic traditions of France and the French-speaking world through the themes of love; subjectivity and objectivity; masculinities and femininities; collective identity formation and affirmation and others.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

FFS 3285 : Fr Popular Music, 1950-pres

Survey of popular music, 1950 to the present, considering literary influences and trends in music and in the industry.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

FFS 3287 : Cult Studies: France & Maghreb

Exploration of the rich inter-cultural connections between France and its former North-African colonies. Prerequities: FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

Credits

3

FFS 3412 : Special Topics

Advanced study of topics of special interest in French literary and/or cultural studies. May be repeated for credit if topic changes. Prerequisite: FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285

FFS 3625 : Readings in Medieval&Renai Lit

Analytical readings from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Works studied may include La Chanson de Roland, Tristan et Iseult, fabliaux, Montaigne, Rabelais, Ronsard, Marguerite de Navarre.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

FFS 3765 : French Classical Theatre

Classical dramaturgy and modern interpretations of Corneille, Moliere and Racine.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

FFS 3845 : Utopia in 18th-C Fr Lit

Emphasis on real and fictional travel accounts as well as works in which homesteading on islands or in isolated natural settings plays an important role.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

FFS 3846 : The Epistolary Novel

Study of 18th-century literary works in the form of letters Prerequisite: FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285

FFS 3925 : Paris, Capital of the 19th-C

Literary, artistic, political, and social overview of France's capital city following the French revolution. Pre-requisites: FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285

FFS 3945 : Readings in 19th C Prose

Analytical readings of major novels from the 19th century. Prerequisite: FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from Instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285

FFS 3956 : Modernism in French Poetry

Study of the birth of modernism as seen through French poetry set in its historical and cultural context.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FFS 2221 or FFS 2075 or FFS 2285 or authorization from instructor.

FFS 3970 : Research Seminar

Principles and techniques of literary research. Overview of major French and Francophone authors and representative works. Students should have completed FFS 1132 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

FFS 3971 : Directed Research in FFS

Directed semester-long research project that satisfies the College research requirement, taken in conjunction with another upper-level FFS content course. Pre-requisite: FFS 2220, FFS 2221 or FFS 2075, or approval from the FFS coordinator.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

FFS 2220 or FRE 2220 or FFS 2221 or FRE 2221 or FFS 2075 or FRE 2075

FFS 7111 : Reading Knowledge in French I

A course that provides reading knowledge and prepares doctoral students in Philosophy and theology for independent research in French. No prior knowledge of French is required.

Credits

3

FFS 7121 : Reading Knowledge in French II

A course that provides further reading knowledge and prepares doctoral students in Philosophy and theology for independent research in French. PRE-REQUISITES: FFS 7111 or equivalent knowledge of French.

Credits

3

Prerequisites