Graduate Courses

French and Francophone Studies PhD Graduate Courses

Please note that not all courses are offered every quarter. For more information on our current course offerings download Fall Quarter Course Descriptions 2017

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French 401-0: Print Culture: Authors

Content varies. Studies of one or several major literary or cultural figures of French and Francophone studies. Emphasizes their status within literary history or the cultural context of their work.

French 403-0: French and Italian Language Teaching: Theory and Practice

French and Italian Language Teaching: Theory and Practice Theoretical foundation in and practical applications of Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics to the teaching of French and Italian. Analysis and design of pedagogical materials. Self-reflection and analysis of teaching style and teaching philosophy.

French 410-0: Studies in Medieval Literature

Content varies. Samples: Romances by Chretien de Troyes, Christine de Pizan, and Marie de France.

French 420-0: Studies in the 16th Century

Content varies. Samples: Renaissance poetry; Rabelais; Montaigne.

French 421-0: Visual Culture: Cinema, Performance Studies & Multimedia

Content varies. Contemporary French cinema and film history, television and multimedia cultures, courses on film directors

French 422-0: Visual Culture: Art History & Literature

Content varies: painting and literature, the circulation of works of art, the history of the relationship between literature and the visual arts

French 430-0: Studies in the 17th Century

Content varies. Samples: the moralists; power and knowledge in classical theatre; the critique of rationality

French 432-0: French, Francophone & Transnational Studies

Studies of migration and diasporic discourses from missionary discourses and pre-modern travelers to contemporary globalized movements

French 440-0: Studies in the 18th Century

Content varies. Samples: The rise of the public sphere; Diderot’s aesthetics; Rousseau and the French Revolution; the global eighteenth century

French 441-0: Interdisciplinary, Theoretical and Critical Approaches

An examination of theoretical discourses from disciplines other than literature (linguistics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, historiography) and their relationship to the French and Francophone world; history of ideas

French 450-1: Studies in the 19th Century

Content varies. Samples: Literature and/of the city; Literature and Revolution.

French 460-0: Studies in 20Th Century Literature

Content varies. Samples: Literature and cultural authority in 20th century France; l'aimance, l¿amour, le corps de l'écriture.

French 465-0: Topics in Francophone Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

Content varies. Literature and culture of one or several geopolitical areas such as the Caribbean, the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa or Vietnam

French 470-0: Topics in Literary Studies

Content varies. Studies of a motif, theme, genre or theoretical issue across languages, either Europhone or vernacular and dialectal forms

French 490-0: Special Topics in Literature

Content varies. Samples: literature of the African diaspora; women's autobiography

French 492-0: Topics in Culture and Society

Content varies. Samples: culture and politics of the 1920s and 1930s; early modern print culture; the Situationist International

French 493-0: Topics in Literary Theory

Content varies (e.g., Post-structuralist Theory, Feminist Theory, Post-colonial Theory, Materialist/Marxist Theory, Media Theory).

French 494-0: Interdisciplinary, Theoretical, and Critical Approaches

Content varies. An examination of theoretical discourses from disciplines other than literature (linguistics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, historiography) and their relationship to the French and Francophone world; history of ideas.

French 495-0: Practicum in Scholarly Writing, Publication, & Research

Required of all second year students. Under faculty supervision, students revise and expand a paper written in the first or second year of course work for submission for the second year review.

French 498-0: Independent Reading

Instructor Consent required.

French 499-0: Independent Study

Permission of instructor and department required. See department for section and permission numbers.

French 590-0: Research

Independent investigation of selected problems pertaining to thesis or dissertation. See department for section and permission numbers.

French 596-0: PhD Thesis Tutorial

Instructor consent required.