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 UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies


Fall 2017 Course Offerings


 *Please Note: French 5 is an enforced requirement to enroll in upper-division courses taught in French 

French 12: Introduction to the Study of French and Francophone Literature.
Prof. S. Werner
This course will introduce students to principles of literary analysis. Students will learn to use literary terms to conduct an analysis of a work of fiction in French. The course starts by studying poetry, then theater and finally prose. At the end of the course, students will have a set of tools allowing them to write a literary analysis.  IN FRENCH.

French 14: Introduction to French Culture and Civilization in English.
Prof. A. Helou
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 14W. Study of contemporary French institutions and issues in cultural, political, and socioeconomic realms.

French 16: Society And Self in Early Modern France.
Prof. M. Stefanovska
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Role of religion, politics, and sociability in constructing self and understanding its relation with society in early modern France. Development of students' critical thought and knowledge of French and European intellectual tradition.

French 41: French Cinema and Culture
Prof. L. Brozgal
Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to French culture and literature through study of films of cultural and literary significance.

French 100: Written expression: techniques of description and narration.
Prof. L. Deni√©-Higney
Writing assignments follow close analysis of relevant texts, film, and related grammatical structures. Examination of vocabulary and structures associated with descriptive writing and French verb tense system required for narration. IN FRENCH.

French 114B: Survey of French Literature: 17th and 18th Centuries
Prof. S. Werner
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 12. Study of selections from major works of classicism and Enlightenment, including those by Racine, Pascal, La Fayette, La Fontaine, Laclos, Diderot, Voltaire, and Rousseau.

French 117: Studies in 17th-Century French Culture and Literature
Prof. S. Melzer
Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Taught in French. Study of 17th-century French culture and literature, including theater, philosophers, moralists, novelists, and cultural, political, social, religious, and courtly aspects. May be repeated for credit with topic change.

French 131: French and Francophone Theater
Prof. M. Stefanovska
Lecture, three hours. Taught in French. Through plays of 20th century, analysis of struggles of individuals and social groups in contexts that are historical, political, philosophical (existentialism, absurd), and cultural (colonialism and conformism).

French 132: French and Francophone Poetry
Prof. A. Mabanckou
Lecture, three hours. Taught in French. Study of history of French and Francophone poetry and readings of major poets from 16th to 20th century.

French 133: French and Francophone Short Story
Prof. L. Murat
Lecture, three hours. Taught in French. Survey of short fiction forms in France and Francophone world.

French 164: French and Francophone Novel in Translation
Prof. L. Brozgal
Lecture, three hours. Study of French novels. May be repeated for credit with topic change.