Graduate Courses

All current offerings are below. This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found on the SIS website. To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Caribbean Fiction: Race, History, & Exoticism
AS.211.616 (01)

The Caribbean is often described as enigmatic, uncommon and supernatural. While foreigners assume that the Caribbean is exotic, this course will explore this assumption from a Caribbean perspective. We will examine the links between Caribbean and Old World imagination, the relationship between exoticism and Caribbean notions of superstition, and the way in which the Caribbean fictional universe derives from a variety of cultural myths. The course will be taught in English and all required texts are in English and English translations from French. A weekly session in French will be held for undergraduates wishing to count the course towards the French major and for interested graduate students. Open to all grad students and to undergraduates with permission of the instructor."

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Desormeaux, Daniel
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Independent Study
AS.212.801 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Desormeaux, Daniel
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Independent Study
AS.212.801 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Anderson, Wilda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Independent Study
AS.212.801 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Russo, Elena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Dissertation Rsch
AS.212.802 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Desormeaux, Daniel
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Dissertation Rsch
AS.212.802 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Anderson, Wilda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Dissertation Rsch
AS.212.802 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Russo, Elena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Dissertation Rsch
AS.212.802 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schilling, Derek
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Proposal Prep
AS.212.803 (01)

1st semester: Develop list of already-read works in your chosen field to develop a thesis subject. Identify 2 co-advisors of the ABD project; the expectation is that 1 will direct the thesis following the ABD defense. Register in this advisor’s section (01: Desormeaux; 02: Anderson; 03: Russo; 04: Schilling). 1st month: Discuss with co-advisors your understanding of the core research question(s) and prepare a provisional abstract (an ongoing working tool). The abstract includes 1) well-articulated thesis statement; 2) description of proposed methodology; 3) list of proposed primary works to be studied; 4) justification of the project’s relevance to the field and its interdisciplinary reach. It should be accompanied by a report on your literature search: situate your project within the existing scholarly corpus. 2nd month: prepare an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works. Expect it to expand significantly during ABD prep as well as after the ABD defense. 3rd month: review and modify the abstract with the co-advisors; develop a provisional outline of your ABD text. Present a reading list for the period between the 1st and 2nd semesters of proposal prep. 2nd semester: Meet with the co-advisors to report on the interim research and revisit if necessary the proposed outline and abstract. Submit proposal for the sample chapter. 1st month: begin writing the sample chapter. 2nd month: in the light of how the sample chapter is progressing, review the outline with the co-advisors, then begin writing a narrative of potential thesis chapters. 3rd month: once the foregoing are drafted, write up the methodological introduction and finalize the annotated bibliography. Finally, review the abstract for completeness and revise the ABD for language and formatting. The ABD must be approved by the ABD co-advisors before it is distributed for defense. Goal: ~25 pages of supporting material; ~30-page writing sample; an annotated bibliography. ABD is not to exceed 75 pp.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Desormeaux, Daniel
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Proposal Prep
AS.212.803 (02)

1st semester: Develop list of already-read works in your chosen field to develop a thesis subject. Identify 2 co-advisors of the ABD project; the expectation is that 1 will direct the thesis following the ABD defense. Register in this advisor’s section (01: Desormeaux; 02: Anderson; 03: Russo; 04: Schilling). 1st month: Discuss with co-advisors your understanding of the core research question(s) and prepare a provisional abstract (an ongoing working tool). The abstract includes 1) well-articulated thesis statement; 2) description of proposed methodology; 3) list of proposed primary works to be studied; 4) justification of the project’s relevance to the field and its interdisciplinary reach. It should be accompanied by a report on your literature search: situate your project within the existing scholarly corpus. 2nd month: prepare an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works. Expect it to expand significantly during ABD prep as well as after the ABD defense. 3rd month: review and modify the abstract with the co-advisors; develop a provisional outline of your ABD text. Present a reading list for the period between the 1st and 2nd semesters of proposal prep. 2nd semester: Meet with the co-advisors to report on the interim research and revisit if necessary the proposed outline and abstract. Submit proposal for the sample chapter. 1st month: begin writing the sample chapter. 2nd month: in the light of how the sample chapter is progressing, review the outline with the co-advisors, then begin writing a narrative of potential thesis chapters. 3rd month: once the foregoing are drafted, write up the methodological introduction and finalize the annotated bibliography. Finally, review the abstract for completeness and revise the ABD for language and formatting. The ABD must be approved by the ABD co-advisors before it is distributed for defense. Goal: ~25 pages of supporting material; ~30-page writing sample; an annotated bibliography. ABD is not to exceed 75 pp.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Anderson, Wilda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Proposal Prep
AS.212.803 (03)

1st semester: Develop list of already-read works in your chosen field to develop a thesis subject. Identify 2 co-advisors of the ABD project; the expectation is that 1 will direct the thesis following the ABD defense. Register in this advisor’s section (01: Desormeaux; 02: Anderson; 03: Russo; 04: Schilling). 1st month: Discuss with co-advisors your understanding of the core research question(s) and prepare a provisional abstract (an ongoing working tool). The abstract includes 1) well-articulated thesis statement; 2) description of proposed methodology; 3) list of proposed primary works to be studied; 4) justification of the project’s relevance to the field and its interdisciplinary reach. It should be accompanied by a report on your literature search: situate your project within the existing scholarly corpus. 2nd month: prepare an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works. Expect it to expand significantly during ABD prep as well as after the ABD defense. 3rd month: review and modify the abstract with the co-advisors; develop a provisional outline of your ABD text. Present a reading list for the period between the 1st and 2nd semesters of proposal prep. 2nd semester: Meet with the co-advisors to report on the interim research and revisit if necessary the proposed outline and abstract. Submit proposal for the sample chapter. 1st month: begin writing the sample chapter. 2nd month: in the light of how the sample chapter is progressing, review the outline with the co-advisors, then begin writing a narrative of potential thesis chapters. 3rd month: once the foregoing are drafted, write up the methodological introduction and finalize the annotated bibliography. Finally, review the abstract for completeness and revise the ABD for language and formatting. The ABD must be approved by the ABD co-advisors before it is distributed for defense. Goal: ~25 pages of supporting material; ~30-page writing sample; an annotated bibliography. ABD is not to exceed 75 pp.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Russo, Elena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Proposal Prep
AS.212.803 (04)

1st semester: Develop list of already-read works in your chosen field to develop a thesis subject. Identify 2 co-advisors of the ABD project; the expectation is that 1 will direct the thesis following the ABD defense. Register in this advisor’s section (01: Desormeaux; 02: Anderson; 03: Russo; 04: Schilling). 1st month: Discuss with co-advisors your understanding of the core research question(s) and prepare a provisional abstract (an ongoing working tool). The abstract includes 1) well-articulated thesis statement; 2) description of proposed methodology; 3) list of proposed primary works to be studied; 4) justification of the project’s relevance to the field and its interdisciplinary reach. It should be accompanied by a report on your literature search: situate your project within the existing scholarly corpus. 2nd month: prepare an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works. Expect it to expand significantly during ABD prep as well as after the ABD defense. 3rd month: review and modify the abstract with the co-advisors; develop a provisional outline of your ABD text. Present a reading list for the period between the 1st and 2nd semesters of proposal prep. 2nd semester: Meet with the co-advisors to report on the interim research and revisit if necessary the proposed outline and abstract. Submit proposal for the sample chapter. 1st month: begin writing the sample chapter. 2nd month: in the light of how the sample chapter is progressing, review the outline with the co-advisors, then begin writing a narrative of potential thesis chapters. 3rd month: once the foregoing are drafted, write up the methodological introduction and finalize the annotated bibliography. Finally, review the abstract for completeness and revise the ABD for language and formatting. The ABD must be approved by the ABD co-advisors before it is distributed for defense. Goal: ~25 pages of supporting material; ~30-page writing sample; an annotated bibliography. ABD is not to exceed 75 pp.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schilling, Derek
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.211.616 (01)Caribbean Fiction: Race, History, & ExoticismT 3:00PM - 5:00PMDesormeaux, Daniel 
AS.212.801 (01)French Independent StudyDesormeaux, Daniel 
AS.212.801 (02)French Independent StudyAnderson, Wilda 
AS.212.801 (03)French Independent StudyRusso, Elena 
AS.212.802 (01)French Dissertation RschDesormeaux, Daniel 
AS.212.802 (02)French Dissertation RschAnderson, Wilda 
AS.212.802 (03)French Dissertation RschRusso, Elena 
AS.212.802 (04)French Dissertation RschSchilling, Derek 
AS.212.803 (01)French Proposal PrepDesormeaux, Daniel 
AS.212.803 (02)French Proposal PrepAnderson, Wilda 
AS.212.803 (03)French Proposal PrepRusso, Elena 
AS.212.803 (04)French Proposal PrepSchilling, Derek