Fall 2019 Courses

All first-year, transfer, and/or returning students who studied French prior to entering Columbia/Barnard must take the placement exam before taking any Barnard French courses. 
 
Questions about the exam should be directed to Karen Santos da Silva at ksantosd@barnard.edu
 
 
ELEMENTARY & INTERMEDIATE LANGUAGE COURSES
 
FREN BC1001 - Elementary French I
Sec. 001 - MTWRF - 10:00-10:50 - Suter
Sec. 002 - MTWRF - 12:00-12:50 - Lazur
Sec. 003 - MTWRF - 12:00-12:50 - Suter
 
 
FREN BC1102 - Review of French Fundamentals
Sec. 001 - T/R - 2:40-3:55 - Lazur
Sec. 002 - T/R - 10:10-11:25 - Lazur
 
 
FREN BC1203 - Intermediate French I
Sec. 001 - M/W - 2:40-3:55 - Kilgo-Kelly
Sec. 003 - T/R - 2:40-3:55 - Suter
Sec. 004 - T/R - 10:10-11:25 - TBA
Sec. 005 - T/R - 11:40-12:55 - TBA
 
 
FREN BC1204 - Intermediate French II
Sec. 001 - M/W - 10:10-11:25 - Santos da Silva
Sec. 002 - M/W - 10:10-11:25 - O'Keeffe
Sec. 003 - T/R - 11:40-12:55 - O'Keeffe
Sec. 004 - M/W - 1:10-2:25 - Heydari
 
 

 
ADVANCED LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE COURSES
 
 
FREN BC3006 - Composition and Conversation
Sec. 001 - M/W - 2:40-3:55  - Santos da Silva
Sec. 002 - M/W-  10:10-11:25 - Kilgo-Kelly
Sec. 004 - M/W - 1:10-2:25 - Kilgo-Kelly
Discussions on contemporary issues and oral presentations. Creative writing assignments designed to improve writing skills and vocabulary development. 
 
FREN BC3012 - Advanced Composition and Grammar Review
M/W - 1:10-2:25 - Santos da Silva
FREN BC1204: French Intermediate II or the equivalent level is required.
Systematic study of morphology, syntax, and idiomatic expressions. Weekly writing assignments. 
 
 
FREN BC3014 - Advanced Translation
T/R - 2:40-3:55 - Boyman
FREN BC1204: French Intermediate II or the equivalent level is required.
Translation of various styles of prose and poetry from French to English.
 
 
FREN BC3016 - Advanced Oral French
M/W - 2:40-3:55 - Boyman
At least one French course after completion of FREN BC1204: Intermediate II or permission of the instructor.
Oral presentations and discussions of French films aimed at increasing fluency, acquiring vocabulary, and perfecting pronunciation skills. 
 
 
FREN BC3021 - Major French Texts I
M/W - 11:40-12:55 - Postlewate
FREN BC1204: French Intermediate II or the equivalent level is required.
Medieval, Renaissance, and Classical literature in their cultural context.
 
 
FREN BC3032 - Women and Writing in Early Modern France
T/R - 2:40-3:55 - Postlewate
FREN BC1204: French Intermediate II or the equivalent level is required.
Examination of cultural and literary phenomena in 15th through 17th century France, focusing on writings by and about women.
 
 
FREN BC3072 - Francophone Fiction
W - 12:10-2:00 - Glover
FREN BC1204: French Intermediate II or the equivalent level is required
Looks at the portrayal of women as unsettling figures in the Francophone Caribbean literary universe. Examining the uncanny heroines in the novels of both male and female writers, students will identify the thematic commonalities and specific configurative strategies that emerge in the fictional representation of women in the region. The symbolic import of zombies, schizophrenics, and other "disordering" characters will be analyzed as indicators of and reflections on broader social realities.
 
 
FREN BC3105 - Existentialism
T/R - 4:10-5:25 - O'Keeffe
FREN BC1204: French Intermediate II or the equivalent level is required.
In-depth survey of the writers who exemplified French existentialism: Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir. The texts have been chosen for the richness with which they address fundamental philosophical questions about the meaning of life, especially questions of death and suffering, freedom and responsibility, legitimate and illegitimate violence. The first objective of this class is to show how existentialist thought combines literature and philosophy; the second objective is to gain a broad, but also deep familiarity with 20th-century French literature and thought.