Barbara Petrosky

Barbara Petrosky, French Literature & Modern Cinema, Spring 2018

Course Description
The readings in this course are designed to help you become acquainted with the English translations of a small selection of sixteenth century French prose. While plot summary is important, what matters most is your reading of the texts and how well you support your interpretation with specific examples found in the text! The course is designed to continue to develop your ability to analyze and synthesize literary works. This is what is meant by the term close reading. The relationship between a text and its reader is at once personal and scholarly. Your aim should be to increase your ability to recognize and appreciate the works in their historical, intellectual, and literary contexts, considering various critical approaches and scholarship.

Required Texts:

Barbara Petrosky, Intermediate French 1, Spring 2018

Course Description

This class will be taught mostly in French. Communicative contexts and grammatical guides are introduced through a variety of activities; acquisition is reinforced by interactive use of new structures and vocabulary.

Required Texts:

TBD

Syllabus: 

Barbara Petrosky, French Language & Culture 1, Spring 2018

Course Description

This class will be taught mostly in French. Communicative contexts and grammatical guides are introduced through a variety of activities; acquisition is reinforced by interactive use of new structures and vocabulary.

Required Texts:

TBD

Barbara Petrosky, Spanish Language & Culture 1, Spring 2018

Course Description
As a language course other than English, Spanish 0111 will provide the fundamentals of the Spanish language in order to increase proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing (Communication).

Required Texts:

-Bregstein, Barbara. Easy Spanish Step-by-Step. McGraw Hill Education
ISBN# 978-0-07-146338-6
•If you do not have the textbook after the first week of classes, you will be marked absent until you have the textbook.
-Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary (Required).

Barbara Petrosky, Spanish for Business Professionals, Spring 2018

Course Description
This course is designed as a practical elementary Spanish course that will include technical vocabulary and idiomatic expressions needed by business professionals who must communicate in both oral and written ways with Spanish-speaking companies and bilingual colleagues as well. The course will offer an essential foundation in grammar, vocabulary and speech related to functional business areas, and practice in carrying out simple business transactions in Spanish.

Required Texts:
- Spanish for Business. Patricia Rush and Patricia Houston, Pearson.Textbook
- English-Spanish/Spanish-English Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary [Paperback] Nicholas Rollin (Editor), Carol Styles Carvajal (Editor), Jane Horwood (Editor).
-- The Course Pack will be distributed by the instructor at the beginning of the semester

Barbara Petrosky, Approaches to French Literature, Spring 2018

Course Description

In this course, we will discover French literature. We will start by reading texts from the Middle Ages, and famous tales from the seventeenth century. We will also read more advance literary text such as the play L’École des femmes by Molière, and the eighteenth century libertine epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos. We will finish the semester by studying Anna Gavalda’ famous novel entitled Ensemble, c’est tout.
Learning how to read literature in the target language can be a difficult task. At the beginning of each new work, we will discuss the author’s biography or the context in which the work was written and its importance in French literature. We shall read a number of texts form modern critical perspectives, including feminism, gender-related, and intertextuality.

Required Texts:
Molière. L’École des femmes. Édition de Myrna Bell Rochester et Eileen M. Angelini. Focus Student Edition : Newburyport, 2006.

Barbara Petrosky, French Language and Culture, Spring 2018

Course Description

This class will be taught mostly in French. Communicative contexts and grammatical guides are introduced through a variety of activities; acquisition is reinforced by interactive use of new structures and vocabulary.

Required Texts:
TBD

Barbara Petrosky, Basic French Conversation for Business and Travel, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course will be an introduction to business practices in Canada and France. The major topics covered in class will include:

- How to introduce yourself
- How to have a phone conversation
- How to make an appointment
- How to make reservations in a hotel or in a restaurant
- How to reserve a train or plane ticket
- How to order food
- Francophone cultures

We will focus on cross-cultural differences regarding the work place, and we will also learn about major French and Francophone companies.

Textbook:

Tauzin, Béatrice et Dubois Anne-Lyse : Objectif Express. Le monde professionnel en français 1. Paris : Hachette, 2006.

David Petrosky, Elementary French 2, Fall 2017

Course Description

A continuation of Elementary French 1, this course expands oral-aural and reading-writing skills in the language and stresses communication and grammatical structure. Emphasis is placed on using the spoken language. Prerequisite: FR 0111.

Required Texts:

- A vous! Textbook only by Véronique Anover and Theresa A. Antes. New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 2008

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Barbara Petrosky, Introduction To Translations Studies, Fall 2017

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to teach students some techniques that allow them to translate various texts: poems, songs, short stories, excerpts from plays, film subtitles and commercials. A theme is a translation of a French text into a foreign language, while a version is a translation of a text in a foreign language to French.

Required Texts:

-Theories of Translation. An Anthology of Essays from Dryden to Derrida by Rainer Schulte and John Biguenet. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1992.

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