2003 Upper-Division and Graduate Course Offerings
Language and World Business (3) W 3:40-4:55. Staff. Examines the importance
of foreign trade; provides an overview of the value of language study
and international cultural awareness. Restricted to students majoring
in French with a L&WB concentration. See the Director for more information.
300 Transitional Grammar Review and Reading (3) MWF 1:25-2:15. TBA.
For students who need additional preparation in reading comprehension,
vocabulary acquisition, and key areas of grammar before going on to the
major or minor. Prereq: French 212, French 218, or equivalent; or appropriate
score on French placement test. Students making an A or B in 218 get credit
for French 300. May not be counted toward the major or minor.
301 Elements of French for Upper Division and Graduate Students (3)
Contact Dr. Karen Levy for time/day. Elements of language, elementary
and advanced readings. Open to graduate students preparing for language
examinations and upper division students desiring reading knowledge of
the language. Undergraduate credit only; does not count toward major or
minor in French. Not for credit for those having had 111-112 or equivalent.
333 Intermediate Composition and Grammar (3) Two sections offered,
both with Dr. Romeiser: MWF 10:10-11:00, MWF 1:25-2:15. Emphasizes
writing skills. Review of major grammatical points in French. Required
of all majors, although exceptional students may substitute a 400-level
course for 333. Prereq: French 212 or 218 or French 300 or permission
334 Intermediate Conversation (3) TR 12:40-1:55, Dr. Beauvois. Emphasizes
speaking skills. Further review of French grammar. Required of all majors
not in the Language and World Business concentration; exceptional students
may substitute a 400-level course for 334. Prereq: French 212 or French
218 or French 300 or permission of instructor.
for Business (3) MWF 12:20-1:10, Dr. Romeiser. Contemporary French
language as it applies to business transactions. Understanding and composing
business letters; oral communication and elements of French culture. Either
334 or 345 may be applied to major, not both. Prereq: 333 or consent of
351 History of French Literature (3) Two sections offered: TR 11:10-12:25,
Dr. Barrette; MWF, 11:15-12:05, Dr. Brady. French literature from
the Middle Ages to the 18th century in relation to the specific historical
developments that have influenced it. Prereq: 333 or 334 or 345.
412 Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3) MWF 11:15-12:05, Dr.
Campion. This course will be taught in French. We will read Molières
Le Tartuffe, Racines Britannicus, fables by La
Fontaine, letters by Mme de Sévigné, and Mme de Lafayettes
novel La Princesse de Clèves.
415 Twentieth-Century French Literature (3) TR 9:40-10:55, Dr. Levy.
In this course we will explore the ambivalent attitudes toward an often
illusory past, the difficulty of confronting the responsibilities of the
present, and the possibility of accepting a future, albeit precarious.
What does it mean to seek to repress or seek to free oneself from the
past, to search for origins that have disappeared, to call up memories
in an effort to establish a sense of self, especially in times of great
political and social upheaval? We will explore these and other similar
questions in representative French texts from the beginning of the twentieth
century to the present. We will read prose works by writers such as Alain
Fournier, André Gide, Albert Camus, Marguerite Duras, Patrick Modiano,
J.M.G. Le Clézio, and look at a few poems by writers such as Blaise
Cendrars, Guillaume Apollinaire, and René Char. We will also deal
with two or three films to complement our reading. The course will be
the equivalent of a writing-emphasis course, but students will be able
to satisfy those requirements in a number of different ways--short or
long papers, textual analyses, essay exams, reports, etc. Please contact
me if you would like more information.
422 Advanced Grammar (3) TR 2:10-3:25, Dr. Essif. Improving ones
written French by studying basic and more refined structures of the French
language. Writing creative free-style compositions. Prereq: 333 or 334
423 Advanced Conversation (1) Taught by French exchange instructor.
Monday 3:34-4:25. Informal conversation with native speaker on
contemporary topics. Stresses in-class contact rather than outside preparation.
Meets two hours a week for one semester credit. Prereq: French 334 or
450 Special Topics: Enlightenment Paris. Dr. McAlpin. Taught in
English. Six credits offered over two semesters, including visits to appropriate
sites in Paris during Spring Break 2004. Fall semester: Lecture/discussion
class on Enlightenment Paris here at U.T., Tues/Thurs. 11:10-12:25. Spring
semester: Each student completes a research project related to the general
topic and his or her particular interests and chooses a site in Paris
related to this research project; the group visits these sites over Spring
Break. The group also meets once a week during the spring semester to
discuss articles or books related to the general topic. French majors/minors
may count 3 hours toward degree. For more information, contact Dr. Mary
McAlpin (firstname.lastname@example.org; 974-6097)
or go to http://web.utk.edu/~globe/new/app/paris.pdf.
An undergraduate may take up to 9 hours graduate credit per semester if
he/she: 1) is a senior with fewer than 30 hours needed toward degree;
2) has at least a B average (3.0); 3) registers for 15 or fewer hours;
4) obtains approval of the Modern Foreign Languages Department.
510 The French Language (3) TR 12:40-1:55, Dr. Barrette. French
as spoken and written from Medieval period to present.
512 Teaching a Foreign Language (3) TR 3:40-4:55, Dr. Arnold. Practical
application of methods for teaching and evaluating basic language skills
and foreign language skills, and cultural aspects through seminars, demonstrations,
peer teaching, and observation of foreign language classes.
530 French Theatre: Theories, Texts, and Performance (3) TR 11:10-12:25,
Dr. Essif. The study of French and Francophone theatre from theatrical,
literary, and sociocultural points of view. A survey of competing theories
of and approaches to dramatic texts and theatrical performance. Three
objectives of this course are: 1) to provide a historical overview of
the theories and practices of French drama and performance, especially
from the seventeenth century to the present; 2) to offer students new
tools for understanding and analyzing the performances as well as the
texts of French theatre; and 3) to acquaint the students with the contemporary
theatre "scene" in France: competing philosophies, institutions,
and practices. Through the example of theatrical art, a fourth objective
is to provide an overview of modern and postmodern cultural trends in
the French and Francophone worlds. To meet these goals, we will examine
a variety of written and audiovisual documents. In-class activities will
include discussions of texts/documents, short presentations and the creation
of short mises-en-scène. Grades will be determined by in-class
participation (including oral presentations), a mid-term paper, and one
final research paper.