Review Comment

[FREN W3420] Intro to French and Francophone Studies I

August 23, 2014

Saada, Emmanuelle Silver_nugget
[FREN W3420] Intro to French and Francophone Studies I

Professor Saada is my favorite professor at Columbia. Here’s why:

1. Her energy and enthusiasm for the subject matter as well as her sense of humor makes her very relatable and creates a light class environment where you can feel comfortable participating.
2. Also, this woman knows her stuff. She is a wealth of knowledge and her excitement to teach will make you excited to come to class.

This is such a treat since it’s rare to find a professor who can both engage and challenge you intellectually and on a personal level.

I decided to take this class just because I like French but over the course of the semester, I became really interested in French history, thought, and philosophy and it helped prepare me for the second semester of CC. I highly recommend this class for anyone exploring the French major or concentration.

Saada is also fair in terms of workload and understands that life gets crazy during midterms; she was flexible with setting the due dates for papers to accommodate our schedules.

Workload:

Readings of variable length (rarely very long). A midterm and a final which are both fair. She doesn’t try to trick you; the material on the exams comes straight from the class lectures/discussions. 2 fairly graded papers

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Emmanuelle Saada 2012 Fall MW / 10:10-11:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Mehammed Mack 2011 Spring MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Madeleine Dobie 2010 Fall MW / 1:10- 2:25 PM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Madeleine Dobie 2010 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessio 2009 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Madeline Dobie 2009 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Madeline Dobie 2008 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Emmanuelle Saada 2007 Fall MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Emmanuelle Saada 2006 Fall TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3420: Intro-Francophone Studies I Madeline Dobie 2002 Fall TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1