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    Vassar College
  Jan 16, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018

French and Francophone Studies Department

Chair:  Vinay Swamy;

Professors: Patricia-Pia Célérier, Susan Hiner, Cynthia B. Kerr, Vinay Swamy;

Associate Professors: Mark W. Andrews, Kathleen Hartb, Thomas Parker;

Assistant Professor: Anne Brancky;

Visiting Instructor: Pauline Goul.

b On leave 2017/18, second semester

Advisers: The department

Study Abroad: Study abroad is the most effective way to achieve linguistic and cultural fluency. Vassar College and Wesleyan University jointly sponsor a program of study in Paris (VWPP). Majors in French and Francophone Studies are encouraged to participate in this program for one or two semesters during their junior year. Students electing a correlate sequence in French and Francophone Studies are also encouraged to participate in the program. Students concentrating in other fields and for whom study in Paris is advisable are accepted, within the regulations of their respective departments and the Office of the Dean of Studies. Students of French and Francophone Studies who are unable to study abroad during the academic year are strongly encouraged to attend the summer program at Middlebury College French School, or other summer programs in France or French-speaking countries.


All courses are conducted in French except FREN 186 .



Correlate Sequence in French and Francophone Studies

Students majoring in other programs may complement their study by electing a correlate sequence in French and Francophone Studies. Those interested in completing a correlate sequence should consult as soon as possible with a member of the department to plan their course of studies.


French and Francophone Studies: I. Introductory

French and Francophone Studies: II. Intermediate

The intermediate level comprises a third-semester level (FREN 205 ), a fourth-semester level (FREN 206 ), a fifth-semester level (FREN 210 ), and a sixth-semester level (200-level courses numbered above 210). Prerequisite for all sixth-semester courses: completion of FREN 210  or the equivalent. Students desiring an introduction to the study of literature and culture may begin by electing FREN 212 . Rotating topics courses may be taken more than once.

French and Francophone Studies: III. Advanced

Prerequisite for all advanced courses: 1 unit of 200-level work above FREN 210  or FREN 212 , or Study Abroad in France or in a French-speaking country, or by permission of the department. Open to freshman and sophomores only by permission of the instructor. Rotating topics courses may be taken more than once.