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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in French


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


FRENCH 438 / ROMLING 456 / EDCURINS 456. Topics in Learning and Teaching French.

Other Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alain E Martinossi

Prerequisites: FRENCH 235, and 2 courses numbered between FRENCH 250 and 299. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is specifically intended for prospective teachers of French. Although students will be introduced to theories which can be applied to the teaching of any language, practical applications of these theories will all be done in French.

The purpose of this course is to present methods of teaching secondary level foreign languages. The course is designed for prospective middle and high school teachers who are competent in their language skills and now seek to focus that competency into a personal teaching style in a foreign language classroom. Throughout the course, student will actively and reflectively practice their teaching skills in preparation for effective student teaching. Please note that this course should be taken by students enrolled in the teacher certification program at the School of Education, and preferably the term just prior to student teaching.

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to:

  • become familiar with the 5 goals of the standards for foreign language learning
  • become familiar with current theories of second language acquisition/teaching through readings and class discussions
  • participate in a range of activities (i.e., development of instructional material targeting various skills, teaching demonstrations, class observations) through which they will demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts discussed in class.
  • learn and apply various teaching techniques consistent with the current theories of second language acquisition and teaching
  • observe and critique teaching performances
  • become acquainted with technology for the foreign language classroom and implement it in their teaching
  • participate in professional electronic discussions in order to further explore issues discussed in class.

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FRENCH 528 / ROMLING 528 / SPANISH 528. Teaching Romance Languages.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Olga Gallego De Blibeche (ogallego@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Romance Linguistics 528.001.

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FRENCH 601. Proseminar in French.

Section 001 Tutorial in Old French.

Instructor(s): Peggy S McCracken (peggymcc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course offers instruction in the reading of Old French. Balance between grammatical introduction/review and reading practice to be determined according to interests and needs of students.

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FRENCH 651. Studies in Medieval Literature.

Section 001 Beloved Bodies.

Instructor(s): Peggy S McCracken (peggymcc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

What does it mean to love a body? Is the description of a material object necessary to the rhetoric of love? What does love do to bodies, and what do bodies do to love?

This course explores the relationship between bodies and love through a focus on theoretical texts about bodies and on literary texts from medieval France (available in modern English or French translations). We will think about fragmentation and fetishism; the category of race and the description of the beloved body; love and the veneration of holy bodies; and beloved dead bodies, among other topics.

Texts will include: Marie de France, Lais; Chrétien de Troyes, Cligés; The Quest for the Holy Grail; The Letters of Abelard and Heloise; The Romance of Silence; The Daughter of the Count of Pontieu; The Book of Caradoc.

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FRENCH 670. African/Caribbean Literature in French.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jarrod L Hayes (hayesj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this seminar, we will examine representations of "sexuality" in African novels in French (from North, West, and Equatorial Africa) without assuming, however, that sexuality (understood as a fairly recent invention in the West) is a concept that can be easily applied to African contexts in every situation. Special attention will be devoted to rites of passage, family and kinship structures, marriage and other institutions that govern the social organization of sexuality, the relation between constructions of gender and sexuality, as well as same-sex desires and sexual behaviors. In order to understand these representations of sexuality, we will consider the interdisciplinary relation between literature and anthropology. Rather than seeking to understand literature as an illustration of anthropological data, however, the seminar will attempt to create a conversation between anthropology and literature in which each is allowed to challenge and question the other. The seminar will also take as its starting point the necessity of negotiating between two, perhaps conflicting, interpretative imperatives with ethical and/or political implications: 1) understanding the cultural specificities of African practices of sexuality and 2) avoiding the othering and abjection that frequently accompany Western discussions of certain practices associated with African sexualities (e.g., polygamy and female circumcision), discussions that often uncritically reproduce colonial clichés of Africans as barbaric and uncivilized. Finally, the seminar will consider the relation between both sexuality and colonization and nationalism.

Requirements:

Students will write a term paper and give three presentations. The first presentation will be on a non-Francophone African novel that deals with issues related to sexuality. (Collectively, these presentations will hopefully give students a more comparative understanding of representations of sexuality in African literature.) The second presentation will be on a study of gender and/or sexuality (see second list below). The final presentation will be on the student's research topic.

Required texts (preliminary list):

Camara Laye, L'enfant noir
Sembène Ousmane, Xala
Mariama Bâ, Une si longue lettre
Ahmadou Kourouma, Le soleil des independances
Frieda Ekotto, Ne chuchote pas trop
Ken Bugul, Le baobab fou
Mouloud Feraoun, Le fils du pauvre
Albert Memmi, La statue de sel
Rachid Boudjedra, La répudiation
Assia Djebar, Ombre sultane

Works on gender and sexuality (the work of presenting these works to the class will be divided among students):

Abdelwahab Bouhdiba, La sexualité en Islam
Malek Chebel, L'esprit de serail: Mythes et pratiques sexuels au Maghreb
Abdelhak Serhane, L'amour circoncis
Fatima Mernissi, The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam
Awa Thiam, La parole aux négresses
Christine Oppong, ed., Male and Female in West Africa
Steven O. Murray and Will Roscoe, eds., Boy Wives and Female Husbands: Studies of African Homosexualities

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FRENCH 680. Studies in Literary Theory.

Section 001 Pragmatic Theory and Criticism. (3 credits). Meets with Spanish 881.001.

Instructor(s): Santiago Colás (scolas@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Spanish 881.001.

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FRENCH 899. Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed readings or research in consultation with a member of the department faculty.

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FRENCH 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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FRENCH 993 / ROMLING 993 / SPANISH 993 / ITALIAN 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Olga Gallego De Blibeche (ogallego@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Romance Linguistics 993.001.

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FRENCH 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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