Lecturer in French
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Office Hours – SPRING 2019

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:15 am
  • Or by appointment

Class taught

FRE 4030: France and the World Today

FRE4930 is a course designed to acquaint students with the French perspective on world events as they occur. We will explore the French political and cultural scenes. With presidential elections in April/May and legislative elections in June, there will be new faces in the government. Will the shootings in Toulouse affect the political climate in France long term or bring changes to its policies? What direction will the new government take in regard to immigration? Will France’s role within the European Union change? Will Serbia and Turkey come closer to admission as members of the EU? What steps will France take to deal with climate change, domestic terrorism, and the financial crisis?
These and many other questions will be studied through daily reading of French newspapers. We will study the recent history of genocide as background on discussion of possible new EU members and view films which illustrate the culture of present-day France. We will have quizzes every Thursday and Friday. Students will give oral presentations on a variety of topics determined by events.
Quizzes: 60%
Daily Oral Participation/contributions: 40%

– Juillet 2  Intro.  Film “Genocide;Worse than war”/Actualités
– Juillet 9  “Mount Ararat”/Actualités
– Juillet 16  film “District 10”-Justice à la française/Actualités
– Juillet 23  “Monsieur Ibrahim”/Actualités
– Juillet 30 Actualités
– Août 2-6 Actualités/final projects in class