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My Classes at Geneseo

Classroom learning

Courses created:

  • FREN-312: Modernity in Western Africa (previously named 'Survey of  West Francophone African Civilizations') (summer course)
  • FREN-314: Contemporary Francophone Civilizations (fall odd years)
  • FREN-474: Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (spring odd years)

Courses already taught:

  • FREN-102: Elementary French II 
  • FREN-201: Intermediate French I 
  • FREN-202: Intermediate French II
  • FREN-314: M/Contemporary Francophone Civilizations
  • FREN- 318: Advanced Grammar & Composition
  • FREN-323: Linguistics
  • FREN-325: French Civilization 
  • FREN-326: M/Early Non European Francophone Civilizations
  • FREN-335: French for Business 
  • FREN-465: Selected Topics in French Literature
  • FREN-474: Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean
  • FREN-477: Senior Seminar: French & Francophone Cinema

Student Teaching Assistant (Internship):

  • Spring 2020: - Ms. Helen Warfle
  • Fall 2019: - Ms. Helen Warfle
  •               & - Ms. Isabel Jones
  • Spring 2019: Ms. Carolyn Felice
  • Fall 2018: Ms. Madeline Flamik
  • Spring 2018: Ms. Madelyn Rupp
  • Fall 2017: Ms. Reba Schnyder
  • Spring 2017: Ms. Colleen Burth
  • Fall 2016: - Ms. Maggie Francese
  •               & - Ms. Madelyn Rupp
  • Spring 2016: Ms. Sarah Buckowski
  • Fall 2015: Ms. Holly Kandel
  • Spring 2015: Ms. Nicole Theal
  • Fall 2014: Ms. Holly Kandel
  • Spring 2014: Ms. Alexis Brieant
  • Fall 2013: Ms. Awa Gaye
  • Spring 2013: Ms. Maria-Gratias Sinon
  • Fall 2012: - Ms. Fiona Connors
  •               & - Ms. Madeline Zebertavage
  • Spring 2012: Ms. Emilei Cantrell
  • Fall 2011: Ms. Cladia Plantin 
  • Spring 2011: Ms. Julia McDaniel

Directed Honors Thesis:

  • HONR 393 - Sages-femmes/Midwives Study: (Honors Student = Maria Suarez, fall 2016-spring 2017) In Senegal, a sage-femme has an unparalleled role in birthing and women's health. Interviews with those in the sage-femme industry in Dakar, conducted during the summer of 2015, substantial literary research and future research on American midwives will encompass this work. It aims to summarize the prominence of sages-femmes within the Senegalese framework and also critically examine practical issues they face. It will then compare their role and obstacles to those of American midwives.

Directed Studies:

  • Spring 2022: Voices in Francophone Films (Student: Amina Diakite)
  • Spring 2020: Translating African Novels (Student: Helen Warfle)
  • Summer 2019: French and Culture in Senegal (Students: Yvonne Bennett, & Valerie Catalano)
  • Summer 2018: French and Culture in Senegal (Students: Emily Young, Emily Cecala, Margaret King & Enid Brady)
  • Summer 2016: French and Culture in Senegal (Students: Justin Ziobrowski, Gina Calaiacovo, Sofia Villalon & Hershley Nelson)
  • Fall 2015: French Caribbean Literature (Students: Sarah Buckowski, Emily Mathews, & Holly Kandel)
  • Spring 2014: Francophone African Cinema (Students: Sean Neill & Awa Gaye)
  • Spring 2014: Advanced Grammar (Student: Marianne Macaluso)
  • Spring 2014: French Caribbean Literature (Student: Thomas Wight)
  • Summer 2013: French and Culture in Senegal (Students: Marianne Macaluso, Kayleigh Blersch, Jennifer Lomaki & Alexis Brieant)
  • Summer 2013: Advanced Composition (Student: Christine Nassar)
  • Summer 2012: French and Culture in Senegal (Students: Awa Gaye & Kisha Laurent)
  • Spring 2012: Francophone Female Writers (Student: Laura Savary)
  • Spring 2011: Fanon and the Black Identity (Student: William Labate)
  • Spring 2011: French Africa in the Media (Student: Julia McDaniel)
  • Fall 2010: French Hospitality Industry (Student: Tanya Shoock)