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The Glories of France 2018

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ANTH 3750

Food and Culture in Europe

Class Instructor: Dr. Ann Kos Edwards

Class Description:

CATALOG DESCRIPTION –Examination of human diet and nutrition from an evolutionary and ecological perspective and the sociocultural and biological dimensions of food practices. Topics include the social roles of food: why we eat what we eat and with whom. Also discussed are food taboos and beliefs, food getting and preparation, changing food habits, contemporary problems of food production and malnutrition, and the effect of cultural and environmental influences on nutrient intake.  

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM- This course will try to answer such basic questions as: who eats what,
why, when, how and with whom? Since Europe is a vast region of fascinating contrasts in terms of
dietary and culinary customs, we shall explore the ways in which food reflects and is integrated in the everyday lives of the French people. We will take advantage of being (and eating) in a foreign culture by getting students out of the classroom and into the field to explore food and culture. The class will visit places that are associated with preparing and consuming foods, including museums, food markets, and restaurants. We will experience the gourmet walking tours and wine tours for which Montpelier is famous. We will become familiar with the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. This course includes a weekend field trip to Paris, a major European center for art, fashion, food, and culture. While in Paris, we will do as the Parisians do – explore local dishes, as well as a vibrant mix of international
cuisines.

Required book (s):

TBA

 

 

FA 1060

Drawing I

Class Instructor: Ariya Martin

Class Description:

CATALOG DESCRIPTION – Offered each semester. An introduction to basic drawing concepts and media. Six hours of studio work.

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM- This hands-on studio course introduces students to drawing in a variety of media and techniques through demonstration, discussion and practice. We will cover various foundational drawing principles with an emphasis on the following: contour, gesture, volume and space, mass conception, light and shadow, linear and atmospheric perspective, composition and craftsmanship. This class will also include visits to local museums to further appreciation and understanding of art and design principles and multitude ways that drawing has been used by artists. What better way to appreciate and learn about new surroundings than by meditative observation and rendering through making marks on paper. 

Required book (s):

TBA

 

FA 1551

Photography for Non-Art Majors

Class Instructor: Ariya Martin

Class Description:

CATALOG DESCRIPTION – This course is an  introduction to still photography for non-art majors.  This class is non-darkroom based and will familiarize students with basic skills of photography.  Technical aspects such as camera operation, flash and lighting, exposure, film and film speed selection will be addressed in conjunction with non-technical aspects such as the history of photography, contemporary photography/art, aesthetics and composition, fine art/commercial applications, and the critiquing of images, via weekly lectures and assignments both inside and outside of class.  Student must have a least a digital point-and-shoot camera. 

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM- This course will cover the fundamental techniques of photography in terms of composition and digital capture and basic post capture work. It is an introduction to still-photography for non-art majors. This class will familiarize students with the technical choices such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, camera operation, lighting, and exposure. Technical aspects will be addressed in conjunction with non-technical aspects such as the history of photography, contemporary photography/art, aesthetics and composition, fine art / commercial applications, and the critiquing of images, via lectures, assignments and looking at the works of fine art photographers. Most importantly, this course will give the student time to get comfortable with their own equipment and to be more confident in the pictures they make.

Required book (s):

TBA

 

FREN 1001

Basic French I

Class Instructor: TBA

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION – The first in a sequence of courses developing all four language skills: speaking, understanding, writing and reading. Audio-visual items will be used to enhance the process of language acquisition.

PROFESSOR'S ADDENDUM -The first in a sequence of courses developing all four language skills: speaking, understanding, writing and reading. Audio-visual items will be used to enhance the process of language acquisition.

 

Required book (s):

Vis-à-vis: Beginning French (Student Edition) 6th edition by Evelyne Amon and Judith Muyskens and Alice C. Omaggio Hadley

  • ISBN 10: 0073386472

  • ISBN 13: 9780073386478

 



 

FREN 1002

Basic French II

Class Instructor: TBA

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION – Prerequisite: FREN 1001 or consent of department. A continuation of FREN 1001.

PROFESSOR'S ADDENDUM-Prerequisite: FREN 1001 or consent of department. A continuation of FREN 1001.

Required book (s):

Vis-à-vis: Beginning French (Student Edition) 6th edition by Evelyne Amon and Judith Muyskens and Alice C. Omaggio Hadley

  • ISBN 10: 0073386472

  • ISBN 13: 9780073386478



 

FREN 2001

Intermediate French I

Class Instructor: TBA

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION – Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or consent of department. Continuation of the development of all four language skills: speaking, understanding, writing, and reading with special emphasis on the last skill. Audio-visual items will be used to enhance the process of language acquisition.

PROFESSOR'S ADDENDUM - Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or consent of department. Continuation of the development of all four language skills: speaking, understanding, writing, and reading with special emphasis on the last skill.

Required book (s):
TBA

 

FREN 2002

Intermediate French II

Class Instructor: TBA

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION – Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or consent of department. Readings and exercises in French. Increased emphasis on the development of advanced reading and translation skills.

PROFESSOR'S ADDENDUM- Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or consent of department. Readings and exercises in French. Emphasis on the development of advanced reading and translation skills.

Required book (s):
TBA

 

FREN 3090

Advanced Practical French

Class Instructor: TBA

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION – Prerequisite: completion of 12 hours of beginning and intermediate level of the four-skill French sequence FREN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, or equivalent credit. Intensive instruction in the French language taught in France or in a French-speaking country and open only to students in the UNO-Montpellier Summer School or similar programs. Particular emphasis is placed on oral proficiency, socio-linguistic competence, and cultural awareness.

PROFESSOR'S ADDENDUM- This course offers intensive instruction in the French language, through the use of Montpellier itself as the textbook. Students will read and discuss a pre-prepared packet of cultural readings and will complete a series of practical tasks in the city, (such as getting information at the tourist bureau, going to the grocery, buying public transportation tickets, and interviewing people). Students will also complete brief assignments during excursions outside the city. Particular emphasis will be placed on oral proficiency, socio-linguistic competence, and cultural awareness. The class will be conducted in French.

Required book (s): TBA

 

 

 

HIST 2991/4991

French Culture in Film

Class Instructor: Dr. Mark Kuss

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION –
Prerequisite: consent of department. Topic may vary from semester to semester. The course may be repeated once for credit.

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM- Topic for the Glories of France-The Development of Western Cinema-A Historian’s Perspective-French Culture in Film. What is France? What is French Culture? How is French Culture represented in Film? These will be the central questions of this course. We will view and analyze French films centering on aspects of French Culture. The presentations will consist of classical and contemporary productions in order to discuss the changing nature of culture and social norms.

Pertinent field trips will be scheduled on site.

 

 

HIST 5991

French Culture in Film

Class Instructor: Dr. Mark Kuss

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION –
Prerequisite: consent of department. Topic may vary from semester to semester. The course may be repeated once for credit.

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM- Topic for the Glories of France-The Development of Western Cinema-A Historian’s Perspective-French Culture in Film. What is France? What is French Culture? How is French Culture represented in Film? These will be the central questions of this course. We will view and analyze French films centering on aspects of French Culture. The presentations will consist of classical and contemporary productions in order to discuss the changing nature of culture and social norms.

Graduate students will be required some outside film study assignements and two additional papers.

Pertinent field trips will be scheduled on site.

 

 

 

 

HIST 2991/4991

History, Memory and the "South of France"

Class Instructor: Dr. James Mokhiber

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION- Topic may vary from semester to semester. The course may be repeated for credit.

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM- For those who love and idealize France – including the French themselves – the term “the South of France” conjures up images of sunbaked villages, pitchers of rosé wine, and sexy, celebrity-studded Mediterranean beaches. But in what ways does “the South of France” – a diverse crossroads region with a complex past and changing identity -- really exist? How has history shaped it, what roles have foreigners played, and how do the often fiercely-proud people of the region currently understand and live out their historical memory? This class will examine the development of the “South” – and especially the Languedoc and Provençal regions – from the Roman to the post-colonial present day. Our coursework will take us outside the classroom. Throughout our stay in Montpellier, we will relate our work to the places we will be visiting, from the Cathar castles of Languedoc to the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. We will also screen several films associated with the “south of France.” Students will be required to carry out fieldwork regarding historical sites of memory (museums, monuments, statues, battlefields, cityscapes, etc.) as part of their coursework.

Students taking the course for upper-division credit will be required to write an additional essay and will meet with the professor separately as well.

Required Text:

TBA

 

 

HIST 5991

History, Memory and the "South of France"

Class Instructor: Dr. James Mokhiber

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION- Topic may vary from semester to semester. The course may be repeated for credit.

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM- For those who love and idealize France – including the French themselves – the term “the South of France” conjures up images of sunbaked villages, pitchers of rosé wine, and sexy, celebrity-studded Mediterranean beaches. But in what ways does “the South of France” – a diverse crossroads region with a complex past and changing identity -- really exist? How has history shaped it, what roles have foreigners played, and how do the often fiercely-proud people of the region currently understand and live out their historical memory? This class will examine the development of the “South” – and especially the Languedoc and Provençal regions – from the Roman to the post-colonial present day. Our coursework will take us outside the classroom. Throughout our stay in Montpellier, we will relate our work to the places we will be visiting, from the Cathar castles of Languedoc to the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. We will also screen several films associated with the “south of France.” Students will be required to carry out fieldwork regarding historical sites of memory (museums, monuments, statues, battlefields, cityscapes, etc.) as part of their coursework.


Graduate students who wish to take the course for graduate-level credit will be asked to do additional reading before the start of the class in June, as well as two additional written essays (one to be submitted in advance, and one by the end of the on-site program in Montpellier) of 7-9 pages.  A reading list will be circulated in the spring, with articles and other texts placed online in the class Moodle shell.  Graduate students will also be asked to take additional responsibilities with regard to leading class discussion and coordinating teamwork in the field.
 

 

Required Text:

TBA

 

 

FRENCH 3403

French Literature: Fables et contes de fees

Class Instructor: Dr. Brenda Dyer

Class Description:


CATALOG DESCRIPTION- Prerequisite: FREN 2002. A course of introduction to French civilization designed for the "Glories of France" program run by UNO in Montpellier, France during summers. Topics may vary from semester to semester, but they will invariably incorporate some literature of the French South and/or works that deal with the image of the South in French literature. May be repeated once for credit.

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM- 

Fables and fairy tales exist in almost every culture and have long served as a source of both entertainment and instruction to children and adults. In this course students will read selected literary fables and fairy tales written in 17th century France. We will explore the historical and cultural context in which these texts were written, their forms and styles, their main themes and significant critical approaches to the study of these texts. We will also examine the role these tales and fables continue to play in contemporary French culture and compare and contrast them to their American counterparts.

Required Text:

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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