Koop, Marie-Christine Marie-Christine.Koop at unt.edu
Mon Mar 13 11:28:41 EDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below information on our yearly French Summer Institute for teachers. Thank you for sharing this announcement with interested individuals.


French Summer Institute for Teachers

French Graduate Courses - Summer 2017

University of North Texas

• First session: June 5-16, 2017 on campus (Internet work after June 30)
FREN 5410: Laughter in the Middle Ages
(3 credits) - Dr. Christophe Chaguinian
What stories made people laugh in France in the Middle Ages? In this course we will try to answer this question by reading texts from various genres: fabliaux, fables, parodies of courtly and epic poetry, roman de Renart, etc. The texts will be read in modern French. Some Internet work required.

• Second session: June 19-30, 2017 on campus (Internet work after June 30)
FREN 5200: Seminar in French: Francophone Media & Current Events
(3 credits) - Dr. Lawrence Williams
Analysis and discussion of current events in francophone regions and countries through advertisements, cinema, news outlets, and social media. Students will also learn about language use and variation in different parts of the francophone world. Assignments and activities will include, among other things, presentations, in-class discussions of assigned readings, and some independent research. Some Internet work required.

Students may enroll in one or two courses. If they do not wish to complete a master’s degree in French, they may apply for admission with the non-degree status.

Admission Requirements and Program Description

Consult the Graduate Program Handbook for the M.A. in French at


For additional information, please contact Dr. Marie-Christine Koop, Graduate Advisor and Director of the French Summer Institute, at Marie-Christine.Koop at unt.edu

Marie-Christine Koop
Professor of French and Graduate Advisor
Director, French Summer Institute
Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311127
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
Tel: (940) 565-2404
Fax: (940) 565-2581
koop at unt.edu

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