The University of Arizona  1993-95 General Catalog

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French and Italian (FREN/ITAL)
Modern Languages Building, Room 549
(520) 621-7349

Professors Jonathan Beck, Frank M. Chambers (Emeritus), Monique
Wittig

Associate Professors Robert A. Ariew, Edward G. Brown, Ingeborg
M. Kohn, Lisa Leibacher, Henri Servin, Gianni Spera, Ronnie H.
Terpening

Assistant Professors Brunella Bigi, Irene S. d'Almeida, S.
Prosper Sanou

Lecturers Gerard Agnieray, John L. Gesell, Jean Goetinck,
Annamaria Kelly (Emerita)

The Department of French and Italian offers language instruction
at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. In
addition, courses (taught in their respective languages) are
offered in the literature and culture of France and of Italy and
in business French. Study abroad options include programs in
Florence and in Paris.

Undergraduate majors in French or Italian attain a command of the
language and a knowledge of the culture that can prepare them to
teach at the secondary level or to undertake postgraduate studies
in French or Italian, or to pursue careers in international
business or in the foreign service. Departmental majors selecting
the latter option may combine language study with a thematic
business minor in the College of Business and Public
Administration, concentrating in general business, management, or
marketing. This option provides a solid foundation of marketable
skills for careers in international business and finance,
communications and technology, government and administration.

Degree Programs: Bachelor of Arts with a major in French
(concentrations in French literature and culture, or in business
French or in teaching); Bachelor of Arts with a major in Italian;
Master of Arts with a major in French; and Doctor of Philosophy
with a major in French. An option at the M.A. level is the
program in Francophone studies, focusing on the cultural
originality and vitality of French-speaking areas outside of
France (Quebec, Belgium, the Maghreb, Black Africa, the
Caribbean). Doctoral minors are offered in Italian, French and
Francophone literatures, and interdisciplinary programs are
available in conjunction with women's studies, the graduate
interdisciplinary programs in comparative cultural and literary
studies, and the program in second language acquisition and
teaching.

Writing-Emphasis Courses: Because writing in all upper-division
courses is in the language of instruction (French or Italian),
the requirement will be satisfied through completion of at least
one 3-unit course designated as a Writing-Emphasis Course within
the department (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses" in the Academic
Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog).
Consult an undergraduate advisor.

The department participates in the honors program and offers
honors sections of selected courses. Inquire with the
departmental honors advisor.

French (FREN)

Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are taught in French. For
purposes of appropriate placement, enrollment in all language
courses is subject to the consent of the instructor. Under
certain circumstances, FREN 355 can be substituted for FREN 375a
if a 375a-level supplement is taken at the final exam and if a
grade of B or better is obtained.

Literature major: 36 units past the 201 level, including 350,
375a-375b, the three 400-level survey courses, 401, 402, and 403, 
and two additional electives from the 400 level, one of which
must be a course in literature or creative writing. No fewer than
24 units must be upper-division course work. The minor subject
will be chosen in consultation with the major advisor.

Teaching major: 36 units past the 201 level, including 350, 372,
375a-375b, 401, 414, 430b, 470.  Consult with undergraduate
advisor.

Business Emphasis Option: 36 units past the 201 level, including
370a-370b, 375a-375b, 401, 416, 430b. No fewer than 24 units must
be from upper-division course work. Among recommended courses for
the remaining units are 372, 430a, 470. The minor subject will be
chosen in consultation with the major advisor.

French Minor: Various options are available for a French minor.
Consult an undergraduate advisor in French for details.

Unless otherwise specified, in a course sequence a-b, a is
prerequisite to b.

101. Elementary French I (4) I II S CDT Listening, speaking,
reading, and writing; an introduction to the basic structures and
vocabulary of French. (Does not count toward the French major or
minor.) Also see 113, 213.

102. Elementary French II (4) I II S CDT Listening, speaking,
reading, and writing; an introduction to the basic structures and
vocabulary of French, continuation. P, 101 or placement. (Does
not count toward the French major or minor.) Also see 113, 213.

112. Accelerated French I (6) S 112 is the equivalent of 101 and
102. Credit is allowed for this course or 101 and 102, but not
for both.

113. Intensive French I (4) I 113 is the equivalent of 101 and
102. Credit is allowed for this course or 101 and 102, but not
for both. P, knowledge of another foreign language at the 305b
level, or consult department before enrolling. Credit is allowed
for this course or 101 and 102, but not for both. (Note: 113
"Intensive" covers the same materials as 112 "Accelerated," which
is offered summer only.)

201. Intermediate French I (4) I II S CDT Continued skill
development; reinforcement of basic language skills. P, 102 or
placement. (Does not count toward the French major or minor.)

202. Intermediate French II (4) I II S CDT Continued skill
development; reinforcement of basic language skills. P, 201 or
placement.

212. Accelerated French II (6) S 212 is the equivalent of 201 and
202. Credit is allowed for this course or 201 and 202, but not
for both.

213. Intensive French II (4) II 213 is equivalent to 201 and 202.
Credit is allowed for this course or 201 and 202, but not for
both. P, knowledge of another foreign language at the 305b level,
or consult department before enrolling. (Note: 113 "Intensive"
covers the same materials as 112 "Accelerated," which is offered
summer only.)

282. The French Novel and Society (3) I French literature in
translation. Does not count toward fulfillment of language
requirement, or the major or minor in French. Taught in English.

283. Existentialism and the Absurd: The French Foundations (3) II
French literature in translation. Does not count toward
fulfillment of language requirement, or the major or minor in
French. Taught in English.

285. Introduction to Humanities Computing (3) S (Identical with
GER 285)

305a-305b. Composition and Conversation (3-3) Designed for
students who wish to write and speak fluently in everyday idiom;
material based on practical current topics. P, 202.  Both 305a
and 305b are offered each semester.

346. African Literature in Translation (3) II 1994-95
Introduction to Francophone African literature coming from the
Western part of the African continent, which forms a geographical
and cultural entity. Taught in English. French majors will read
French texts in the original and will write assignments in
French. (Identical with AAS 346 and ENGL 346)

349. Images of Africa (3) I 1994-95 Introduction to African life
and culture through explorations in the following areas: history,
geography, institutions, the arts, and language and literature.
Taught in English. French majors will read French texts in the
original and will write assignments in French (Identical with AAS
349).

350. Introduction to French Literature (3) I II Definitions and
illustrations of the principal types and genres of French
literature (poetry, essay, narrative fiction, theater). P, 305b.

355. Intensive Composition and Conversation (3) S For students at
advanced and high intermediate levels. Materials for discussion
and writing exercises are derived from current activities in
Paris (films, plays, and other cultural events). Offered in Paris
program only. P, 202 or two years of college French. Under
certain conditions, FREN 355 can be substituted for FREN 375a if
a 375a level supplement is taken at the final exam and if a grade
of B or better is obtained.

370a-370b. Business French (3-3) The basic workings of the French
economy and the essential vocabulary  and style specific to
French business. P, 305b.

372. Practical French Phonetics (3) I The sound system of French,
oriented for the English-speaking American student; intensive
practical exercises. P, 202.

375a-375b. Advanced Composition and Conversation (3-3) Practice
in formal writing and formal oral communication. P, 305b. Both
375a and 375b are offered each semester.

396H. Honors Proseminar (3)

401. French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries (3) Survey
of French literature of the period with focus on main literary
genres and intellectual currents since Romanticism. P, 350.

402. French Literature of the 17th and 18th Centuries (3) Survey
of French literature of the period with selected readings of
major authors, textual analysis and discussion of historical,
social and cultural background. P, 350.

403. French Literature of the Middle Ages and 16th Century (3) II
Survey of French literature from its beginnings to the
Renaissance. Definition of literary genres with readings of major
texts (in modern French). P, 350.

414. Teaching of Modern Languages (3) II (Identical with TTE 414)

415. Stylistics (3) I 1994-95 Principles of stylistics, with
exercises in literary translation and original writing. P, 375b.

416. Translation (3) II Theory and practice of translation
(French/English; English/French). Literary and technical. P, 375b
or 370b.

422. Introduction to Romance Philology (3) I 1994-95 (Identical
with SPAN 422)

425. Paris: Capsule/Capital of French Cultural History (3) S The
cultural history of France surveyed through selected works of
literature, art, and architecture. Readings and discussions, in
conjunction with faculty-guided visits to historical sites in
Paris. Offered in Paris program only. P, 202 or two years of
college French.

430a-430b. French Civilization (3-3) Historical, social,
economic, literary, and artistic elements in the development of
the French nation. 430a is not prerequisite to 430b. P, 305b.

440. French Poetry (3) I The evolution of poetic form and content
from the Middle Ages to the present. P, 350.

448. The Theory and Practice of Writing (3) II 1993-94 An
experiment in writing, concerning the means, the raw material at
our disposal, and the different literary devices that allow us to
achieve it. French students will write in French and English
students will write in English. (Identical with ENGL 448) May be
convened with 548.

450a-450b. French Literature of Black Africa and the Caribbean
(3-3) I II 1993-94 450a: Up to 1960. 450b: 1960 to present. P,
350. 450a is not prerequisite to 450b. (Identical with AAS 450a-
450b) May be convened with 550a-550b.

452. French Literature of Quebec (3) II 1994-95 Comprehensive
study of the most significant literary expression in Quebec. P,
350. May be convened with 552.

453. Culture and Civilization of North Africa (3) I II 1994-95
Historical, religious, social, literary and artistic influences
on the civilization of North Africa. Taught in English.
(Identical with RELI 453) May be convened with 553.

454. Francophone Literature of the Maghreb and Lebanon (3) II
1994-95 Francophone literature of Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and
Tunisia. P, 350. May be convened with 554.

470. Advanced Grammar and Usage (3) II Structural analysis of
spoken and written French, with emphasis on structural patterns
and attention to contrasts with English. P, 305b.

485. Linguistic and Computer-assisted Approaches to Literature
(3) [Rpt./6 units] II (Identical with GER 485) May be convened
with 585.

496. Seminar
a. Studies in French Literature (3) [Rpt./9 units] I P, 350.

510. Introduction to Graduate Study in French Language and
Literature (3) I 1993-94 Problems and methods of advanced
research in French language and literature. Use of specialized
library resources and computerized data bases. Issues in the
history, sociology, and politics of the professional practice of
language and literature study in American universities.

511. Contemporary French Literary Theory (3) II 1993-94 Methods
of criticism and techniques of literary analysis.

515a-515b. Literature of the 20th Century (3-3) 1994-95  515a:
Novel.  515b: Poetry and drama. 515a is not prerequisite to 515b.

516a-516b. Literature of the 19th Century (3-3) 1994-95 516a:
Poetry and theatre.  516b: Novel and short story; intellectual
current. 516a is not prerequisite to 516b.

517a-517b. Literature of the 18th Century (3-3) 1993-94 Study of
ideas in the French Enlightenment.  517a: Rationalist currents. 
517b: Sensibility. 517a is not prerequisite to 517b.

518a-518b. Literature of the 17th Century (3-3) 1994-95  518a:
Literature and culture in the first half of the 17th century.
518b: The Classical ideal. 518a is not prerequisite to 518b.

519a-519b. Literature of the 16th Century (3-3) 1993-94 519a:
Early Renaissance, Reformation, Rabelais, the Pleiade. 519b: The
Humanists, Montaigne, D'Aubigne, the drama. 519a is not
prerequisite to 519b.

520. Introduction to the History of the French Language (3) I
1994-95 Taught in English.

548. Theory and Practice of Writing (3) II 1993-94 For
description of course topics, see 448. Graduate-level
requirements include more theoretical reading and assignments.
(Identical with ENGL 548) May be convened with 448)

550a-550b. French Literature of Black Africa and the Caribbean
(3-3) I II 1993-94 For a description of course topics, see 450a-
450b. Graduate-level requirements include more demanding readings
and other assignments. May be convened with 450a-450b.

552. French Literature of Quebec (3) II 1994-95 For a description
of course topics, see 452. Graduate-level requirements include
more demanding readings and assignments. P, 350. May be convened
with 452.

553. Culture and Civilization of North Africa (3) I II 1994-95
For a description of course topics, see 453. Graduate-level
requirements include more demanding readings and assignments.
Taught in English. May be convened with 453.

554. Francophone Literature of the Maghreb and Lebanon (3) II
1994-95 For a description of course topics, see 454. Graduate-
level requirements include more demanding readings and other
assignments. P, 305b if taught in French. May be convened with
454.

579. Problems in Teaching College French (1 to 3) I II
Methodology course in lower-division college pedagogy. Discussion
of broader issues of language, pedagogy, academe, the history of
foreign language education, college teaching as a career.

585. Linguistic and Computer-assisted Approaches to Literature
(3) [Rpt./6 units] II (Identical with GER 585) May be convened
with 485.

587. Testing and Evaluation in Foreign/Second Language Programs
(3) (Identical with GER 587)

696. Seminar
a.* French Linguistics (3) [Rpt.] I II
b.* Foreign Language Pedagogy (3) [Rpt.] I II
c.* French Literature: General Topics (3) [Rpt.] I II
d.* Old French Literature (3) [Rpt.] I II
e.* Sixteenth Century (3) [Rpt.] I II
f.* Seventeenth Century (3) [Rpt.] I II
g.* Eighteenth Century (3) [Rpt.] I II
h.* Nineteenth Century (3) [Rpt.] I II
i.* Twentieth Century (3) [Rpt.] I II 2R, 1L. P, 579.
k.* Francophone Literature and Culture (3) [Rpt.]

*Note: May be repeated for credit when content varies. Consult
department for current topics.

Italian (ITAL)

The major: 32 units (in addition to 101 and 102), including 305a-
305b and 400a-400b, and 12 additional units of literature courses
in the 400 series. No fewer than 24 units must be upper-division
course work.

The minor: 20 units (in addition to 101 and 102), including 305a-
305b and 400a-400b.

Students with teaching minors are required to complete a course
in the methodology of foreign-language teaching used in high
school and/or community college.

101. Elementary Italian I (4) I II S CDT Listening, speaking,
reading, and writing; and introduction to the basic structures
and vocabulary of Italian. (Does not count toward the Italian
major or minor) Also see 102z.

102. Elementary Italian II (4) I II CDT Listening, speaking,
reading and writing; an introduction to the basic structures and
vocabulary of Italian, continuation. P, 101 or placement. (Does
not count toward the Italian major or minor). Offered each
semester. Also see 102z.

102z. Intensive Elementary Italian (4) I P, language major or
demonstrated language proficiency.  Corresponds to 101 and 102.

201. Intermediate Italian I (4) I II CDT Continued skill
development; reinforcement of basic language skills. P, 102 or
placement. Also see 202z.

202. Intermediate Italian II (4) I II CDT Continued skill
development; reinforcement of basic language skills. P, 201 or
placement. Also see 202z.

202z. Intensive Intermediate Italian (4) II P, language major or
demonstrated language proficiency.  Corresponds to 201 and 202.

282. The Middle Ages: Italian Literature in Translation (3) I II
Detailed study of representative masterpieces of Italian
literature of the Middle Ages. Does not count toward fulfillment
of language requirement nor for the major or the minor in
Italian. Counts toward the general education requirement in
literature. Taught in English.

283. The Renaissance: Italian Literature in Translation (3) I II
Detailed study of representative masterpieces of Italian
literature of the Renaissance. Does not count toward fulfillment
of the language requirement nor for the major or the minor in
Italian. Counts toward the general education requirement in
literature. Taught in English.

284. Italian Theater in Translation (3) II 1993-94 Detailed study
of Italian theater from its origins in the Middle Ages to the
contemporary stage. Does not count toward fulfillment of the
major or the minor in Italian. Counts toward the general
education requirement in literature. Taught in English.

305a-305b. Composition and Conversation (3-3) GRD Emphasis on
improving listening, comprehension, speaking, and writing. P, 202
or consult department before enrolling.

400a-400b. Main Currents of Italian Literature (3-3) 400a: The
Middle Ages and Renaissance. 400b: The 17th through 20th
centuries. P, 202 or consult department before enrolling. (May be
convened with 500a-500b)

402a-402b. Il Trecento (3-3) 1994-95 402a: Study of Dante's
Commedia with emphasis on the Inferno. 402b: Study of Petrarch
and Bocaccio with emphasis on the Canzoniere and the Decameron.
P, 202 or consult department before enrolling. Alternates between
404a-404b. May be convened with 502a-502b.

404a-404b.  The Renaissance (3-3) 1993-94 404a: Study of
representative masterpieces of Humanism and the Early Renaissance
in Italy. 404b: High and Late Renaissance in Italy. P, 202 or
consult department before enrolling. Alternates between 402a-
402b. May be convened with 504a-504b.

405a-405b-405c-405d-405e-405f. Literary and Cultural Studies (3-
3-3-3-3-3) I II 1993-94 Comprehensive study of a particular
aspect of Italian culture. 405a: Lingua e Stile. 405b: Critical
and Creative Writing. 405c: Theater: Origins to 20th century.
405d: Short Story: Origins to 20th century. 405e: Poetry:
Ottocento and Novecento. 405f: Literature and Film. P, 202 or
consult department before enrolling. May be convened with 505a-
505b-505c-505d-505e-505f. May be offered in any combination, and
may be repeated for credit as title changes. Alternates with
406a-406b.

406a-406b. The Novel (3-3) 1994-95 406a: From Manzoni to Verga.
406b: From Svevo to the present. P, 202 or consult department
before enrolling. May be convened with 506a-506b. Alternates with
two semesters of 405a-405b-405c-405d-405e-405f.

414. Teaching of Modern Languages (3) II (Identical with TTE 414)

420. Italian Civilization (3) S Historical, geographical, social,
and artistic aspects of the development of the culture of Italy. 
Offered only in Florence, Italy. P, 202.

422. Introduction to Romance Philology (3) I 1994-95 (Identical
with SPAN 422)

450. Renaissance Studies (3) S Taught in English. On-site study
of the birth and development of the Italian Renaissance with
emphasis on Florence. Offered only in Florence, Italy.

500a-500b. Main Currents of Italian Literature (3-3) For a
description of course topics, see 400a-400b. Graduate-level
requirements include more demanding readings and other
assignments. P, 202. May be convened with 400a-400b.

502a-502b. Il Trecento (3-3) 1994-95 For a description of course
topics, see 402a-402b. Graduate-level requirements include more
demanding readings and other assignments. P, 202. May be convened
with 402a-402b.

504a-504b. The Renaissance (3-3) I II 1993-94 For a description
of course topics, see 404a-404b. Graduate-level requirements
include more demanding readings and other assignments. P, 202.
May be convened with 404a-404b.

505a-505b-505c-505d-505e-505f. Literary and Cultural Studies (3-
3-3-3-3-3) I II 1993-94 For a description of course topics, see
405a-405b-405c-405d-405e-405f. Graduate-level requirements
include more demanding readings and other assignments. P, 202.
May be convened with 405a-405b-405c-405d-405e-405f.

506a-506b. The Novel (3-3) 1994-95 For a description of course
topics, see 406a-406b. Graduate-level requirements include more
demanding readings and other assignments. May be convened with
406a-406b.

696. Seminar
a. Italian Literature (3) [Rpt.] I II

 


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