FREN 5319 

FREN 2390.HO1 (Honors) "Paris and Its Revolutionary Ideas"

Required Readings Below: Click on Links for Electronic Versions

#1-The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse (Penguin Kindle) ($9.99)

#2-Chronicles of the Crusade by Joinville & Villehardouin (Penguin Kindle) ($3.35)

#3-Essays by Michel de Montaigne (Vol. I; Trans. Charles Cotton) (Amazon Digital) (.99c)

#4-Zadig and L’ingénu by Voltaire (Penguin Kindle) ($9.99)

#5-A Discourse On Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Amazon Digital) ($2.99)

#6-Atala by René de Chauteaubriand (PDF from Project Gutenberg) (free)

#7-“The Painter of Modern Life” essay by Charles Baudelaire (PDF from UnivPenn) (free)

#8-The Surrealist Manifesto by André Breton (PDF from Project Gutenberg) (free)

#9-“Existentialism is a Humanism” (Sartre) & “The Myth of Sisyphus” (Camus) in

Existentialism from Dostoyevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann (Hauraki Kindle) ($3.74)

#10-The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon (Grove Kindle) ($9.07)

#11-All Said and Done by Simone de Beauvoir (PDF excerpt) (free)

#12-“The World is Alive” (Fever) by J.M.G. Le Clézio 


HONS 1301 First-Year Seminar in Humanities  

HONS 2406 "Integrated Sciences: Introduction to Thinking about Science"

READINGS: Humboldt, Darwin, Thoreau, Muir 



  • Beginning French I and II

  • Intermediate French I and II (“French Short Story in French”)

  • Beginning Spanish I and II

  • Introduction to French and Francophone Literature in English (undergraduate core course)

  • World Literature and Global Health (for pre-med majors)

  • French Narratives of Illness and Reflective Writing (for pre-med majors)

  • Psychoanalytic Theory & French Literary Heroines

  • Existentialism & the 20th Century French Novel

  • French Enlightenment

  • French Nature Writing & the Nature of Writing

  • Advanced French Grammar & Composition I & II (traditional format and on-line)

  • Fundamentals of Creative & Critical Thinking in Art (in Paris-study abroad program ‘07)

  • Paris and Its Revolutionary Ideas (Paris study-abroad program)

  • Français des affaires: Un portrait du système capitaliste

  • La littérature française I (du moyen âge à l’âge des lumières)

  • La bibliothérapie & la littérature enfantine (service-learning project)

  • Le théâtre français (public staging of « Le Petit Prince »)

  • Le cinéma français

  • La littérature francophone

  • La literatura infantil en español (service-learning project)

  • Graduate Literary Theory for M.A. students in Spanish 


  • Graduate Thesis Director for M.A. student in Spanish, Erin Knobloch, ‘15-‘16

  • Honors Thesis Director for B.A. student in Biology, Shangir Siddique, ‘15-‘16

  • Graduate Thesis Advisor member for M.A. student in Spanish, Mara Theodoritsi, ‘14.

  • Graduate Advisor for five M.A. students from the Sorbonne University, Paris, ‘09-‘13

  • Advisor to French Majors ‘15-‘17 (formerly UTPA’s program) and French Minors (60 enrolled) fall ‘06-fall '18.

 Mille fois merci pour tous les bons souvenirs de Brownsville et de France! !Qué les vayan bien, mis estudiantes!


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