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Required CIEE Pre-Session Courses
The Preliminary Language and Culture Courses are held at Langue & Communication, a nationally certified private language school in the historic city center.
FREN 3501 RENS – Preliminary Language and Culture Course, I
FREN 3502 RENS – Preliminary Language and Culture Course, II
FREN 3503 RENS – Preliminary Language and Culture Course, III
FREN 3504 RENS – Preliminary Language and Culture Course, IV
Upon arrival in Rennes, students are tested for language proficiency and are placed in the level corresponding to their ability. Instruction during this initial period concentrates on developing language and cross-cultural analysis skills, with emphasis on overcoming initial grammatical and lexical problems, increasing conversational fluency, and strengthening strategies in cultural adaptation. Contact hours: 30. Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
A1 (Waystage level) & A2 (Breakthrough level)
Students who place into CIREFE’s A1 & A2 take the following four French language required courses and one Civilization class.
The focus of this course is to expand the student’s ability to express themselves in a concise manner. Students write short, well-organized texts in which they use indirect discourse, description, retelling, and simple argumentation. Students learn how to construct descriptive, narrative, and argumentative texts by learning logical connectors, more complex verb tenses, cause and effect, hypothesis and the conditional, and finally, opposition and concession. Weekly one-hour laboratory sessions take place, as well as writing assignments. Contact hours: 78 classroom hours and 26 language lab hours (8 hours per week including 2 hours of laboratory) in A1 or 78 classroom hours and 13 language lab hours (7 hours per week including 1 hour of laboratory) in A2. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours per semester. Instructors: Gaël Zanol, Sophie Busson, Ariane Feyler, David Lavanant, Sonia Touz, and Gil Prévôt
From Listening Comprehension to Written Expression
This class is designed to help students increase their listening comprehension through various audio/visual materials by learning to recognize distinct information and then responding through written work with the appropriate and newly acquired lexical, grammatical, and syntactic tools. Students are guided in acquiring a more natural expression in French. They also learn to structure a text in a coherent manner using logical links, pronouns, and expressions of substitution so as not to repeat themselves. By producing their own written texts, students learn how to relate an incident, a visit, or an experience in various tenses; to integrate examples or arguments; and to reconstruct spoken language into indirect discourse. Contact hours: 52 (4 hours per week). Recommended credit: 4 semester/6 quarter hours. Instructors: Sophie Busson and Sonia Touz
From Written Comprehension to Oral Expression
By first working on comprehension of various written documents, students improve their oral expression by paying attention to rhythm and intonation, and then producing a global synthesis and pointing out pertinent details. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
In oral expression, students increase their oral French proficiency through spoken exercises that concentrate on introducing oneself, purchasing something in a store, pointing out directions, etc. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
French Civilization and Culture: Initiation
This course allows students to explore French culture in its various lifestyles: family, students, and leisure in Brittany. Students participate in interactive communicative exercises to comprehend and practice introducing oneself appropriately in different contexts, requesting information, inviting/refusing an invitation, etc. Contact hours: 26 hours (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
B1 (Threshold level)
Required Language Courses
This course emphasizes the ability to express oneself in diverse communicative settings. Students are taught to report an event in the past tense; to express tastes, feelings, or opinions using the subjunctive and relative pronouns; to formulate hypotheses; to express certainty, uncertainty, or fear using the subjunctive and conditional; and to announce or expose a factual event using the correct form of past verb tense and/or voice. Students apply these skills to argumentative discourse and concentrate on logical syntactical connectors, causes, consequences, goals, expressing opposition, and concession. Weekly one-hour laboratory sessions take place, and writing assignments are given. Contact hours: 91 classroom hours and 13 language lab hours (7 hours per week including 1 hour of laboratory). Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours. Instructors: Amandine Chevalier, Ariane Feyler, David Lavanant, Mathieu Plas, Gil Prévost, and Sonia Touz
From Listening Comprehension to Written Expression
The students work on improving their listening comprehension skills through various audio/video recordings, by learning to recognize distinct information, and then responding through written work with the appropriate and newly acquired lexical, grammatical, and syntactic tools. Through a number of activities using written French, students advance in their ability to produce correct sentence structure using the appropriate vocabulary. In writing assignments with specific syntactical and style constraints, they are asked to produce work that reflects daily life in France—emails, letters asking for information, report of a visit or an event, and description of places or objects. Emphasis is placed on making coherent connections, avoiding repetition through use of pronouns and alternative expressions. Contact hours: 39 (3 hours per week). Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.
Recommended Language Courses
It is recommended that students at this level take the following courses.
In oral expression, students increase their fluency through spoken exercises that concentrate on expressing emotions, feelings, opinions, obtaining information, and matters concerning daily life in France. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
French Civilization and Culture: Introduction
This course is an introduction to politics, contemporary society, and cultures of France, with a focus on the lexicology needed to understand French society more fully. Authentic materials are used, such as newspaper and magazine articles and films. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours. Instructors: Jean-Yves Queutey, Sophie Busson
Contact hours are 26 hours (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
Initiation to Modern Art
This course examines and analyzes the Impressionist movement as a precursor to 20th Century art. Students learn how to analyze a painting according to aesthetic and sociohistorical criteria. Instructor: Monique Fouville
In this course, films are used to analyze French as spoken in everyday contexts, become aware of cultural and social phenomena depicted in French films of the last 20 years, and introduce film analysis and cinematic codes of communication. Students view films, read scripts and reviews, and discuss socio-cultural connotations and elements. Instructor: Hussam Hindi
History of France
This course proposes to understand key moments in French history from the end of the Ancient Roman period to the end of the 20th century through the study of texts and audiovisual documents (maps, films extracts) and historical figures (Clovis, Charlemagne, Jeanne d’Arc, François 1er, Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Robespierre, Napoléon 1er, Charles de Gaulle, …). Instructor: Jean-Yves Queutey
Initiation to French Literature
This course introduces students to French literature through the exploration of different literary genres (i.e., descriptive, narrative, poetic texts) using a thematic approach. Students are given the necessary vocabulary for literary analysis. Focus is on 20th Century literature. Instructor: Gil Prévôt
This course is designed to help students foster better writing practices in French. Working with short texts, students are asked to produce variations changing gender and number; narrator’s point of view; verb tenses and modes; and vocabulary and form. Students keep a journal and write weekly passages on a chosen topic.
B2 (Vantage level)
Required Language Courses
In this course, students work on improving their French language skills by moving from basic sentence structure to compound phrases; this is achieved in part by learning to accurately express: feelings, wishes, orders, advice, causes, consequences, and opposition. Special emphasis is placed on structuring one’s thoughts and students produce argumentative texts that rely upon grammatical tools such as verb tense/cause and effect, logical ties, vocabulary to enhance or depreciate; ordering of arguments and examples; and ability to recognize thesis/antithesis. Contact hours: 65 (5 hours per week including 1 hour of laboratory). Recommended credit: 5 semester/9 quarter hours. Instructors: Séverine Bleuzé, Véronique Brua, Sandrine Diesel, Ariane Feyler, Hervé Salaun and Gaël Zanol.
Written Expression and Reading Comprehension
This course aims to develop the student’s comprehension of written French (developing reading strategies, going from global comprehension to more detailed comprehension) as well as the student’s written expression, using mainly authentic documents. The activities used for written expression and comprehension may be used in tandem to help deepen the student’s skills and understanding of both.
The student will need to produce at least one written exercise each week, either in class, at home, or both. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
Recommended Language Courses
It is recommended that all students take the following courses.
The objective of this course is to develop the student’s competence in oral expression. This is not a conversation class, but rather a class aimed at improving the student’s linguistic and communication skills. The student will, in particular, practice describing, explaining, arguing and improvising. This course will offer interactive activities aimed at improving oral expression. The student will be evaluated throughout the semester, while participating in role-play activities as well as short, individualized interventions. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours. Instructors: Marie-Françoise Bourvon, Sophie Busson, Amandine Chevalier, and Ariane Feyler.
This class aims to develop the student’s oral comprehension in French (developing listening strategies, going from global to more detailed comprehension) using mainly authentic documents. Contact hours: 13 (1 hour per week). Recommended credit: 1 semester/2 quarter hours.
French Civilization and Culture
This class includes analysis and discussion of current events in the French press, radio, and television. Students are given the necessary historical and cultural background to better understand current affairs. Topics include regionalism and Breton culture and identity, political and social institutions, the educational system, and cultural heritage. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours. Instructors: Laurent Finet, and Guillaume Marbot
Students enroll in at least two of the following courses. Contact hours are 26 hours (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours per course.
Advanced Writing Practice
This course is designed for students seeking to improve their writing and to correct common errors found at this level including punctuation, spelling, and morphology (written and oral), as well as the basic readability of written work. Instructor: Séverine Bleuzé
The objective of this course is for students to develop a mastery of cinema-related vocabulary and initiate students to a cinematic reflection and analysis, while also offering a look at certain emblematic works of French cinema. Instructor: Arnaud Duprat
Based on literary excerpts and novels adapted to films, this course initiates students to textual analysis by examining several literary genres and movements representing a historic and stylistic coherence and applying basic analytical approaches to texts. Themes and authors studied in the fall include the difficulty of being (Cohen), hell with others (Sartre), and passion as an escape (Stendhal, Duras). Themes and authors studied in the spring include the passing of time (Ronsard, Kristof), the war (Prévert, Duras), social differences (Hugo, Proust) and escape through travel (Nothomb). Instructor: Marie Françoise Berthu-Courtivron
Using various cultural aids including film, music, radio, television, the press, and literature from the many French-speaking regions throughout the world, this course helps students understand the diversity and richness of these different countries and cultures. It also asks students to reflect on the question of identity in both an individual and a societal context. The notion of “francophonie” itself is studied in both historic and literary terms. Several cultural events organized throughout the region offer an opportunity for students who would like to have a more “hands-on” exploration of la francophonie. Instructor: Sophie Busson
Focusing on written texts and audiovisual media in France, this course explores the role and language of the press in contemporary France. Reading and listening comprehension skills and vocabulary enrichment are stressed. Students are sensitized to journalistic writing through directed writing tasks. Instructor: Daniel Coppalle
History of France: Ancient Regime to 1870
An overview of political regimes in France from the revolution of 1789 to 1870. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the development of Republican sentiments as a result of changes and crises since 1789. Instructor: Jean-Yves Queutey
The primary aim of this course is to discover the pleasure of writing personal essays in a foreign language and reading those of classmates from different cultures. Writing assignments focus on a variety of styles. Through continual revision and rewriting, students develop self-editing skills and learn to self-correct. Instructor: Gil Prévôt
French for Business
This course introduces students to the business world and includes the study of professional know-how (identifying and classifying different types of businesses, comparing business cultures, defining a branch of industry, consulting and/or drafting a job advertisement, etc.) and the economic environment (understanding the subprime crisis, Europe and the debt crisis, etc.). Instructor: André Deniaud
C1 (Effective-Proficiency level) - Fall & Spring
C2 (Mastery level) - Spring only
Students who place into C1 and C2 are required to take two two-hour French language classes. Students take three or four additional courses from the list of electives. The C1 level is offered in the fall and the spring, while the C2 level is only offered in the spring.
Required Language Courses
French Language (C1 & C2)
In this course, students will reinforce and master their knowledge of the basic structures of the spoken and written language (to talk about the past, report what someone else has said, and argue). Students will work on the nuances of the language such as how to formulate degrees of appreciation (formulas for toning down and intensifying), degrees of intensity (superlatives, adverbs, prefixes, and suffixes), and negative and positive nuances, and will learn to master the verb “devoir” plus infinitive (capacity, authorization, or possibility), the verb “pouvoir” plus infinitive (obligation or supposition), the passive pronominal forms “se laisser,” “se voir,” plus infinitive. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
Written Expression and Reading Comprehension (C1 & C2)
This course aims to develop the student’s reading comprehension (developing reading strategies, going from global to more detailed comprehension) and written expression, using authentic documents. Reading comprehension and written expression activities may be used in tandem to help deepen the student’s skills and understanding of both. The student will need to produce at least one written exercise each week, either in class, at home, or both. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
It is recommended that all students take the following courses.
Oral Expression (C1 & C2)
The objective of this course is to develop the student’s competence in oral expression. This is not a conversation class, but rather a class aimed at improving the student’s linguistic and communication skills. The student will, in particular, practice debating, exhibiting, taking/keeping the floor, modifying one’s speech, reformulating, handling difficult or hostile questioning, and writing a press review. This course will offer interactive activities aimed at improving oral expression. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
Phonetics (C1 & C2)
This course provides students with a background in phonetics and improved pronunciation. The course follows a systematic study of French phonetics, including the classification of French vowels and consonants according to mode of articulation, phonetic transcription of French, and work on intonation. Instructor: Marie-Françoise Bourvon
From Oral Comprehension to Expression (C1)
This course aims to develop the student’s competence in listening comprehension (developing listening strategies, going from global to more detailed comprehension) using authentic documents. Oral comprehension and expression activities may be used in tandem to help deepen the student’s skills and understanding of both. Contact hours: 26 (2 hours per week). Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
Oral Comprehension (C2)
This class aims to develop the student’s listening comprehension in French (developing listening strategies, going from global to more detailed comprehension) using mainly authentic documents. Contact hours: 13 (1 hour per week). Recommended credit: 1 semester/2 quarter hours.
French Literature I: Representations of the Foreigner (C1)
The course looks at representations of the foreigner. French authors from the Renaissance to 20th century are analyzed to reveal figures of style—discrepancies with natives and questioning one’s status as foreigner and nostalgia. Authors and themes studied in the fall include: Montesquieu & Voltaire (Criticism of French society), Flaubert & Gide (The search for one’s positive self-liberation), and Céline & Camus (The search for one’s negative self- alienation). Authors and themes studied in the spring include: Molière (The exoticism of the foreigner), Montaigne (The superiority of the foreigner), Etcherelli (Integration problems facing the foreigner), and Duras, Camus, & Cardinal (The story of French colonization). Instructor: Marie-Francoise Berthu-Courtivron
French Literature II: The Theater (C1)
The objective of this course is to follow the evolution of French theater across the centuries and analyze different forms of theatrical discourse—not only a text’s literary characteristics but also how a text’s characters interacts and communicates, and the specificities of a project meant to be both seen and heard by means of a public representation. In an effort to encourage oral debate, filmed extracts of each play will be projected in class, allowing students to reflect and comment on the staging and direction of each. During the fall semester, course studies will concentrate on the evolution of theatre across the centuries, using the works of six playwrights: Racine, Phèdre (classical theater in the 17th century), Hugo, Ruy Blas (romantic theatre in the 19th century), Beckett, Waiting for Godot (theatre of the absurd in the 20th century). During the spring semester, course studies will concentrate on 20th century contemporary theater (Sartre, Ionesco, Sarraute).Instructor: Marie-Francoise Berthu-Courtivron
French Literature III: Fiction (C2)
In fictional works, narration is organized using various structures that this course will help to identify and to analyze. The objective is to explore different narrative forms by reading various works (both short stories and novels) based on categories defined in advance during the course. Instructor: Marie-Francoise Bourvon or Amandine Chevalier
French Literature IV: Literature, Women, and Society (C2)
The objective of this course is to study the evolution of literary forms as well as social ideas in France from the 16th to the 21st century using major works written by women. This course is designed for students who like to read and who would like to learn how to understand a literary work based on French academic study criteria. The goal is to put together a file comparing the works of different female writers chosen by the student. The student will benefit from regular personal consultation with the instructor throughout the semester. Instructor: Maire-Françoise Berthu-Courtivron
French Society I: Contemporary France through Current Events (C1)
This course analyzes French society through a study of current events of a varied nature: political, social, cultural, and other news items. Studying these events allow students to understand what is being talked about in the media and what could or might be a subject of daily conversation for the French, and to deepen the students’ understanding and questioning of French society, through current events. Instructors: Guillaume Marbot or Laurent Finet
French Society II: French and European Institutions (C1)
This course focuses on French and European institutions. Using both written and audiovisual documents, the course enables students to understand the implications of these institutions on French society. These presentations sometimes are accompanied by critical discussions in class. Areas of study include: French presidential and parliamentary regimes, the French constitution of the 5th Republic, centralization and decentralization, and institutions of the European Union Instructor: Guillaume Marbot
French Society III: Problems in Contemporary French Society (C2)
Based on current events and using documents taken from the press and televised news reports, certain events are analyzed in a manner that shows how they express the questions, crises, and current evolutions of French society. Instructor: Guillaume Marbot
French Society IV: The French Press (C2)
This course is focused on becoming acquainted with various French newspapers (daily and weekly), and comparing them to each other. Students work to acquire the language of the press and learn to use the analytical tools which are specific to the press itself. The students are asked to write a special report on the subject of their choice. Current newspapers are furnished for the students each week. Instructor: Guillaume Marbot
Elective CIREFE Courses
Open only to students in the C1 and C2 levels unless approved by CIREFE instructor and resident director. Contact hours are 26 hours (2 hours per week). Recommended credit 2 semester/3 quarter hours per course.
Fall (C1 & C2)
History of Art and Architecture: Brittany
This course focuses on Breton architecture, with special emphasis on examples in Rennes. Using a number of specimens of civil architecture from the Middle Ages and 17th and 18th centuries, both inside and outside the classroom, students learn to identify and appreciate the specifics of this style and era. Instructor: Brigitte Galbrun
Features of the French Economy
This course offers an introduction to economics, including major theories and currents of thought. It provides an overview of history of the French economy from 1945. Topics include an original economic model (state, capitalism, social democracy), economic growth 1945-1974 (reconstruction, the bases and branches of power, territorial and societal transformations), integration in the European economic community, French economy in crisis, and the new world order (1974-2011). Instructor: Dominique Tirel
History of Modern Art
The course begins with an examination of major avant-garde movements of the early 20th century including Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and Dada. Students are then exposed to the emergence and development of abstraction through the works of Kandinsky, Malevich, and Duchamp, among others. Instructor: Monique Fouville
French History: 1870 to 1914
Providing an overview of the history of France from 1870 to 1914, the course begins with a brief introduction of the French Revolution. The focus is on France in 1870 and the Third Republic—the republican ideology, nation, and nationalism in France at the end of the 19th century, the crises of the Republic (the Dreyfus affair). Instructor: Pascal Burguin
Film Analysis: An Introduction
A hands-on introduction to film, this course provides students with an overview of French film culture, the methodological tools needed to analyze cinematic works, and the technical language used to discuss image and sound. The course engages the students in activities at Rennes II such as conferences with film experts and film festivals. Instructor: Hussam Hindi
Spring (C1 & C2)
History of Art & Architecture: Medieval & Renaissance
This course begins by looking at medieval religious architecture and studying famous examples of both Roman and Gothic style. Students are then exposed to the development of the French castle from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Students can go on optional excursions organized by the professor to visit some of the monuments studied. Instructor: Brigitte Galbrun
The French Approach to International Relations
This course is an overview of France’s approach to international relations. Topics covered include France’s foreign policy, defense policy, relations with the U.S. and Russia, integration and role in the European Union, and foreign policy with respect to the Arab world and Africa. Instructor: Philippe Garraud
History of Contemporary Art
The objective of this course is to sensitize students to the esthetics of contemporary art as well as furnish the analytical tools to evaluate and reflect on art of this period. Students are introduced to new concepts in 20th century art by examining specific examples of contemporary sculpture. Instructor: Monique Fouville
20th Century French History
Students focus on the period of French history starting with WWI and leading to General de Gaulle’s Fifth Republic. Special emphasis is placed on France during WWII, the occupation and “Free France,” the liberation, and the short lived Fourth Republic. Instructor: Pascal Burguin
Film Analysis: Reading Films
By exposing students to the art of scenario writing, narrative techniques, and the actual cutting of films, the course’s goal is to help students develop a better French film culture as well as more sophisticated means of film analysis. The course engages the students in activities at Rennes II such as conferences with film experts and film festivals. Instructor: Hussam Hindi
The World of Work
This course offers students a panorama of the business world in France, as well as of French enterprise. It aims to develop four linguistic skills for professionals. The students will study the various aspects of the business world—companies (creation, operation, etc.), human resources, cover letters, resumés and interviews, as well as learning how to assess a firm’s current economic state. Instructor: Arnaud Duprat
The objective of this course is to introduce the foundations of Western philosophy, with a strong emphasis on French philosophy. The great authors—Descartes, Pascal, and the Enlightenment philosophers will be studied. Twentieth century French philosophy (Bergson, Sartre, Camus, Derrida, and Deleuze) will also be presented. Depending on the students’ interests, this course could also touch on authors situated at the margins of philosophy, such as Levi-Strauss (anthropology) and Lacan (psychoanalysis). The instructor will work from text extracts. Instructor: Yannick Masseau
This course is a requirement for all French university students majoring in English at the UHB. CIEE students with high intermediate and advanced French-language skills may participate in the second year section. Contact hours: 45 (3 hours per week including one hour of theme, one hour of version, and one hour of tutorial). Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. Instructors: Staff from U.F.R. d’Anglais
COMM 3301 RENS
Intercultural Communication and Leadership
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Rennes as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 42. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.
INDE 3002 RENS
INDE 3003 RENS
Students undertake individual research in any academically valid area related to French life and culture not otherwise covered by the program. Consulting with the resident director who assists in organizing their projects, students produce in-depth reports showing the results of their research. Students must have prior approval from the appropriate persons on their home campus and have a well-defined topic of study.
Contact hours: 30. Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.
ESLT 3401 RENS
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Level I
Students considering a teaching career can gain practical experience in the primary schools of Rennes. Student teachers receive instruction in teaching methodology and early language acquisition. Permission from the home campus should be granted before departure from the U.S. to ensure receiving academic credit. Contact hours: 40. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.
ESLT 3402 RENS
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Level II
Students with a good academic record, and have had experience in teaching, leading conversation classes, or conducting discussion groups may teach in the Rennes middle and secondary school system. In some cases, positions are available for conversation exchanges at the university level. Students must consult the home campus School of Education to receive approval before admission. Contact hours: 40. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. Note: Teaching English as a Foreign Language Level I and Level II can be taken in combination for 5 credit hours.
Université de Haute Bretagne Rennes II Courses
Students with advanced-level French language skills and the permission of the resident director may enroll in up to two regular Université de Haute Bretagne, Rennes II courses, taught in French, alongside French students. Listings for these courses are available to students upon arrival in France. In the past, CIEE participants have enrolled in such UHB courses as:
Art History: Contemporary Art
Beginning Gaelic Language
Breton Culture and Civilization
Cinema Studies: Silent Film
Cultural and Social Anthropology
Exclusion and Integration in Contemporary Societies
French Literature: Writing on Passion in the 20th Century
History of Cinema
History of Women and Gender
History: Women in the 20th Century
Islamic Religion, Society, and Civilization
Latin Language and Literature
Spanish: Oral Expression/Oral Comprehension