Ashley Shams

Associate Professor of French
Degree
Ph.D., French with specialization in Second Language Acquisition, Florida State University.
Office
OEC 320D
Phone
(651) 962-5284
Fax
(651) 962-5266
Mail
#4379

Specialties/Interests:

International Service-Learning
19th century French poetry
Reworkings and appropriations of the classical ballet canon



Publications:

Shams, Ashley, Sue-Smith-Cunnien, and Camille George. “French, Engineering, and Sociology Students Working in Mali: A Necessary Collaboration.” Étudiants Sans Frontières (Students Without Borders): Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in French. Ed. Jacki Thomas. Washington, D.C., AATF, 2012

Dunkel, Florence, Ashley Shams, and Camille George, "Expansive Collaboration:
A Model for Transformed Classrooms, Community-Based Research, and Service-Learning" North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal. 55, 4 (December, 2011): 64-76.

George, Camille, Ashley Shams, and Florence Dunkel, “Lessons Learned in an International Service-Learning Collaborative: Shea Butter Case Study”, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal. 55, 2 (June 2011): 71-77.

George, Camille, and Ashley Shams, “The Challenge of Including Customer Satisfaction Into the Assessment Criteria of Overseas Service-Learning Projects”, International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering. 2, 2 (September 2007): 64-75.

Shams, Ashley, and Camille George, “Global Competency: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, Academic Exchange Quarterly. 10, 4 (Winter 2006): 249-256.


Conference Presentations:

Shams, Ashley. “The Haunting of Giselle.” Familiar Spirits: 112th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Riverside, CA. October 31, 2014. Conference Presentation.

Law-Sullivan, Jennifer and Ashley Shams. “Liminality, Deceptions, and Identity: Albrecht’s Self-Discovery in Giselle.” Romantic Relations: The 2013 International Conference on Romanticism (ICR). Rochester, MI. September 27, 2013. Conference Presentation.

Shams, Ashley. “From Monstrous Mothers to Castrating Fathers: Catastrophic Love in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann.” Catastrophes: The 2012 International Conference on Romanticism (ICR), Tempe, AZ, November 12, 2012. Conference Presentation.

Shams, Ashley, and Jennifer Law-Sullivan. “Giselle and its Reworkings as Embodiment of Repression and Debauchery”, Feast and Famine: 38th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), Raleigh, North Carolina, October 13, 2012. Conference Presentation.

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FREN 112 - 01 Elementary French II M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 311
CRN: 40829 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ashley N. Shams Continuation of FREN 111. Prerequisite: FREN 111 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

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FREN 112 - 02 Elementary French II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 306
CRN: 41342 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ashley N. Shams Continuation of FREN 111. Prerequisite: FREN 111 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

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FREN 211 - 02 Intermediate French I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 308
CRN: 40134 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ashley N. Shams Introduction to cultural and literary materials along with rapid review of basic skills in reading, speaking, writing and understanding oral French. Prerequisite: FREN 112 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FREN 211 - 01 Intermediate French I M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 319
CRN: 20116 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ashley N. Shams Introduction to cultural and literary materials along with rapid review of basic skills in reading, speaking, writing and understanding oral French. Prerequisite: FREN 112 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

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FREN 211 - 02 Intermediate French I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 319
CRN: 20117 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ashley N. Shams Introduction to cultural and literary materials along with rapid review of basic skills in reading, speaking, writing and understanding oral French. Prerequisite: FREN 112 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

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FREN 300 - L01 Adv Oral & Written French I - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 319
CRN: 20119 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ashley N. Shams A course required for all potential majors or co-majors as a preliminary to the upper-division courses they may take, as well as for any student wishing to investigate fine points of grammar and inherently intricate areas of pronunciation and intonation. Oral and written skills will be assessed. Prerequisite: FREN 212 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

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