LTFR 002A - INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
Instructor: Catherine Ploye

First course in the intermediate sequence designed to be taken after LIFR1C/CX (If you choose to take LIFR1D/DX, you will still need to take LTFR 2A to continue in the French program). Short stories, cartoons and movies from various French-speaking countries are studied to strengthen oral and written language skills while developing reading competency and cultural literacy. A thorough review of grammar is included.

Taught entirely in French. May be applied towards a minor in French literature.
► Prerequisite(s): LIFR 1C/CX or its equivalent, score of 3 on French language AP exam or consent of instructor.

LTFR 002B - INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
Instructor: Catherine Ploye

Plays from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as movies are studied to strengthen the skills developed in LTFR 2A. Includes a grammar review. Taught entirely in French. May be applied towards a minor in French literature or towards fulfilling the secondary literature requirement.
► Prerequisite(s): LTFR 2A or its equivalent, score of 4 on French language or score of 3 on French literature AP exams or consent of instructor.

LTFR 002C - INTERMEDIATE FRENCH III - COMPOSITION AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL TOPICS
Instructor: Catherine Ploye

Emphasizes the development of effective communication in writing and speaking. Includes a grammar review. A contemporary novel and a film are studied to explore cultural and social issues in France today. Taught entirely in French. May be applied towards a minor in French literature or towards fulfilling the secondary literature requirement. Students who have completed 2C can register in upper-level courses (LTFR115 or 116).
► Prerequisite(s): LTFR 2B or its equivalent, score of 5 on French language or score of 4 on French literature AP exams or consent of instructor.

LTFR 021 - CONVERSATION WORKSHOP I
Instructor: Catherine Ploye

One-unit course designed to develop oral skills. Discusses current cultural issues in the francophone world. May be taken twice for credit, alone or in combination with any literature course.
► Prerequisite(s): LIFR 1C/1CX or 1D/1DX or LTFR 2A or LTFR 2B or LTFR 2C or LTFR 50 or consent of instructor.

LTFR 031 - CONVERSATION WORKSHOP II
Instructor: Catherine Ploye

One-unit course designed to develop oral skills. Current cultural issues in the francophone world are discussed. May be taken twice for credit, alone or in combination with any literature course.
► Prerequisite(s): LTFR 2B or consent of instructor.

LTFR 050 - INTERMEDIATE FRENCH III - TEXTUAL ANALYSIS AND POETRY
Instructor: Catherine Ploye

Emphasizes the development of language skills and the practice of textual analysis. Discussions are based on the analysis of various poetic texts (poems, short story, and songs…) and on a film. Taught entirely in French. May be applied towards a minor in French literature or towards fulfilling the secondary literature requirement. Students who have completed 50 can register in upper-level courses (LTFR115 or 116).
► Prerequisite(s): LTFR 2B or its equivalent, score of 5 on French language AP exam, or consent of instructor.

LTFR 116 (A) - THEMES IN INTELLECTUAL AND LITERARY HISTORY
Roman et vie familale
Instructor: Roddey Reid

Dans ce cours, nous étudierons certains textes français des XIX° et XX° siècles qui tournent autour des drames touchant a la vie de famille dans l’ère moderne. Nous lirons des uvres de fiction ou des essais de différents auteurs.
► Prerequisite(s): LTFR 50 or LTFR 2C.

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LTFR 125 (A) - TWENTIETH CENTURY
Celebrity
Instructor: Winifred Woodhull

How does the notion of celebrity in France differ from that in the US?  Why is it that being rich and famous does not necessarily bring one the admiration in France that it does here?  How is it that a body builder like Arnold Schwarzenegger can become a movie star and then Governor of California in the US, but is considered a figure of ridicule by many French politicians and voters?

We will consider celebrity (and the attendant scandals) as they play out in sports, politics, journalism, finance, intellectual life, and the entertainment industry, looking at such figures as the disgraced former-IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn; President François Hollande and his former partner, television journalist Valérie Trierweiler; philosopher and pundit Bernard Henri-Lévy; writer Alain Mabanckou; film star Juliette Binoche; and the musicians in Daft Punk, recent Grammy winners who shun celebrity.

Readings will be taken mainly from the press but will include literature as well. Students will participate regularly in an informed way; do a 10-minute presentation on a French celebrity; and hand in three four-page papers.
► Prerequisite(s): LTFR 115 or LTFR 116.