Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 24, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

THE 272Y.001 - Intensive Course Abroad-French Theatre in Paris and Marseilles: Languages of Performance (6 or 8 Cr.)

(FR 272Y ) (GEN. ED. #3 and #8) (LER - ARC)

This course is an experiential introduction to the dynamic world of the contemporary French theatre in Avignon, Marseille, and Paris. Students get to know each area through French theatre artists (amateurs, students, and professionals). Building on longstanding exchanges between these artists and Goucher students and faculty, the course furthers language skills in immersion environments such as home stay families, theatre workshops, and cooking classes. Experienced theatre students profit from direct engagement with French traditions of acting and staging, while beginners discover and develop skills such as vocal projection, stage presence, and characterization. For all students, theatre offers tools for developing conversational ease in French while plays and performances provide a window into contemporary French culture. The capstone project is a Goucher Theatre Department production presented as part of the Department’s fall program. Each student’s participation is based on the individual’s skills and interests. Students may choose to perform an acting role, contribute to visual elements such as costumes or scenery, perform dance or music, participate as a producer/administrator, or pursue research relevant to the production. This 8-credit course (4 in French, 4 in theatre) includes a seven week component in the spring, a three-week program abroad in May/June, and a seven-week component in the fall. Seniors and others unable to participate in the fall may take only the spring and May/June components for 6 credits. Students with special permission from the instructors may take only the May/June and fall components for 6 credits. Spring/summer/fall semesters. Offered 2013 and alternate years. Free and Ingram.