FREN W3200 was an amazing class on translation and all its subtleties. I took it looking to further my French and now am contemplating a career in translation because of Prof. Raillard's amazing inspiration. We did comparative translation, as well as practical exercises and in-depth discussions about the thornier issues of translation. There was even a bit of creative writing in the class! Very "outside the box," in a great way. Class discussions were usually quite animated and Prof. Raillard was very good at hearing everyone and moderating discussion.