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Rachel C. Geer

Assistant Professor
French House Director
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of French Language and Literatures
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Bachelor of Arts, College of William and Mary
Master of Arts, University of Virginia
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Virginia
FREN 2010: Intermediate French I
Credits: 3
Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Focuses on reading skill development through readings on contemporary Francophone culture and short stories. Followed by FREN 2020. Prerequisite: FREN 1020 or one to three years of formal instruction in French and appropriate SAT score.
FREN 2020: Intermediate French II
Credits: 3
Designed for continued development of the four skills at an advanced level. Readings emphasize contemporary Francophone culture and include a modern French play. Prerequisite: FREN 2010 or one to three years of formal instruction in French and appropriate SAT score.
FREN 3028: Language House Conversation
Credits: 1
For students residing in the French House.
FREN 3031: Finding Your Voice in French
Credits: 3
In this course, students explore and develop their own "voice" in written and spoken French. Through reading and viewing a variety of cultural artifacts in French, and completing a series of individual and collaborative creative projects, students will improve their skills in grammar, communication, self-expression and editing. Prerequisite: FREN 2020, 2320, or the equivalent, or appropriate AP, F-CAPE, or SAT score.
FREN 3032: Text, Image, Culture
Credits: 3
In this course, students will discover and engage critically with a broad sampling of French and Francophone cultural production representing a variety of periods, genres, approaches, and media. Students will read, view, write about and discuss a range of works that may include poetry, painting, prose, music, theater, films, graphic novels, photographs, essays, and historical documents. Prerequisite: FREN 3031.
FREN 3041: The French-Speaking World I: Origins
Credits: 3
Survey of writing in French from the beginnings (880) to 1600. Explores various movements and trends in early French literary and cultural history; readings in modern French. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
  • 2015    Wente Faculty Seminar on Digital Humanities, Valparaiso University.
  • 2014   Teaching Seminar, Mellon Teaching Seminars for Excellence in the Humanities, University of Virginia.
  • 2012   AHSS Summer Research Award, University of Virginia
  • 2006 – 2011   President’s Fellowship, University of Virginia