FREN - FRENCH

Department of Foreign Language & Literature (ARS)


FREN - 1080 CULTURE AND COMMERCE IN THE FRENCH-SPEAKING WORLD
[3 hours] A study of the French-speaking world with emphasis on the relationship between its culture and its business and economic institutions and practices. Taught in English. (Not for major credit.)


FREN - 1090 FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE CULTURE IN THE MODERN WORLD
[3 hours] This course focuses on modern French and Francophone culture and their historical and geographical sources. Taught in English. (Not for major credit.)


FREN - 1110 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
[4 hours] A comprehensive introductory course in French language and culture through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Laboratory practice required. (not for major credit)


FREN - 1120 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
[4 hours] A comprehensive introductory course in French language and culture through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Laboratory practice required. (not for major credit) Prerequisite: FREN 1110 or satisfactory score on placement test.


FREN - 1500 REVIEW OF ELEMENTARY FRENCH
[4 hours] Review of first-year college French for students who studied the language in high school and who need to strengthen communication skills, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation before study at the 2000 level. (not for major credit) Prerequisite: high school French; placement test


FREN - 2140 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
[3 hours] Review and further development of command of the French language and culture through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Laboratory practice required. (not for major credit) Prerequisite: FREN 1120, 1500 or satisfactory score on placement test.


FREN - 2150 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
[3 hours] Further review and development of command of the French language and culture through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Laboratory practice required. (not for major credit) Prerequisite: FREN 2140 or satisfactory score on placement test.


FREN - 2190 STUDY ABROAD
[1 - 3 hours] This course is designed to permit and encourage non-majors to spend time in a country where French is spoken. Credit granted in accordance with established departmental procedures. (Not for major credit.) Prerequisite: FREN 2150 and consent of instructor.


FREN - 3010 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I
[3 hours] Idiomatic conversation practice, dictation, and pronunciation drill as well as development of practical writing skills. Prerequisite: FREN 2150 or satisfactory score on placement test.


FREN - 3020 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II
[3 hours] Further aural/oral development with emphasis on the mechanics of writing in French and the organization of ideas. A writing-intensive course. Prerequisite: FREN 3010 or consent of instructor


FREN - 3170 BUSINESS FRENCH
[3 hours] An introduction to the language of the French-speaking world, with emphasis on business and commerce. Prerequisite: FREN 2150 or consent of instructor


FREN - 3210 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE I
[3 hours] French literature from its origins through the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: FREN 2150 or consent of instructor


FREN - 3220 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE II
[3 hours] French and Francophone literature from the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: FREN 2150 or consent of instructor


FREN - 3400 CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
[3 hours] An examination of the notions of culture, multiculturalism, and Francophone cultures. Course content emphasizes issues of race, class, and gender in U.S. and Francophone contexts.


FREN - 3410 SURVEY OF FRENCH CIVILIZATION I
[3 hours] A study of the many ways in which France has contributed to world culture through architecture, painting, sculpture, music, literature, folklore, science, philosophy, and education. Prerequisite: FREN 2150 or consent of instructor


FREN - 3420 SURVEY OF FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE CIVILIZATION II
[3 hours] An introductory study of selected sociological, political, cultural, and economic issues of contemporary France and Francophone areas. Prerequisite: FREN 2150 or consent of instructor


FREN - 3710 FRENCH PHONETICS
[3 hours] Introduction to phonetic theory and practice in pronunciation. Prerequisite: FREN 2150 or consent of instructor


FREN - 4010 FRENCH SYNTAX AND STYLISTICS I
[3 hours] A thorough study of syntax, morphology, phonetic principles, and grammatical structure of French. Emphasizes various writing activities and styles. Prerequisite: FREN 3020 or consent of instructor


FREN - 4020 FRENCH SYNTAX AND STYLISTICS II
[4 hours] Emphasizes various writing activities and styles. Includes a research component and basic literary criticism as well as a review of syntax and grammar. A writing-intensive and capstone course. Prerequisite: FREN 4010


FREN - 4040 FRENCH LINGUISTICS
[3 hours] Key issues in French linguistics and contrastive structures of French and English. Prerequisite: 2 3000 level courses


FREN - 4050 ADVANCED CONVERSATION
[3 hours] Advanced practice in speaking idiomatic French. Special attention to problems of pronunciation and oral proficiency. Prerequisite: FREN 3020


FREN - 4070 FRENCH TRANSLATION
[3 hours] Practice in translation of texts from French into English and English into French. Subject matter area will include commerce, natural, physical, and social sciences, and the humanities. Prerequisite: two 3000-level courses


FREN - 4160 TEACHING COLLOQUIUM
[3 hours] A course in the theory and practice of teaching French and of second language acquisition in general. Prerequisite: two 3000-level courses


FREN - 4190 STUDY ABROAD
[1 - 12 hours] Designed to permit and encourage the French major to pursue study in a country where French is spoken. Credit granted in accordance with established departmental procedures. Prerequisite: FREN 3020 & consent of instructor


FREN - 4200 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE CIVILIZATION
[3 hours] A study of contemporary France and/or Francophone cultures including discussion of economics, daily life, the family, social groups, industry, politics, and education. Prerequisite: 2 3000 level courses


FREN - 4310 MEDIEVAL FRANCE: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
[3 hours] Introduction to Old French and readings in the major genres from the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4410 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 16TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Literature reflecting major currents of the Renaissance. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4510 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 17TH CENTURY
[3 hours] A study of the development of French Classicism. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4610 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 18TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Readings from the novels, plays, and prose of the major writers of the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4710 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 19TH CENTURY I
[3 hours] Literary and intellectual trends from Romanticism to Symbolism. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4720 FRENCH LITERATURE OF 19TH CENTURY II
[3 hours] Literary and intellectual trends from Romanticism to Symbolism. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4810 FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY I
[3 hours] Literature of all genres from the period before World War I to the present. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4820 FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY II
[3 hours] Literature of all genres from the period before World War I to the present. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4850 LE CINEMA FRANCAIS
[3 hours] A study of the development of French film and its place in world cinema. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4860 LA PRODUCTION FEMININE
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as WMST 4440. A study of texts produced by women in the French language in various fields (for example, literary theory, film, literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, semiotics, post-colonial theory). Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4910 HONORS RESEARCH IN FRENCH
[3 hours] Independent research in special topics. May be repeated once for additional credit. Prerequisite: Honors student status and consent of instructor.


FREN - 4950 STUDY IN THE WORKS OF AN AUTHOR OR AUTHORS
[3 hours] Readings of the works of an author or authors of French or Francophone literature. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220


FREN - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRENCH STUDIES
[1 - 3 hours] Study of a selected topic in French or Francophone language, literature, or culture. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: 2 3000 level courses


FREN - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FRENCH
[1 - 3 hours] Independent research in special topics. May be repeated once for additional credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor


FREN - 5010 ADVANCED FRENCH STYLISTICS I
[3 hours] A study of structural and stylistic principles of French with emphasis on various writing activities.


FREN - 5020 ADVANCED FRENCH STYLISTICS II
[4 hours] A study of structural and stylistic principles of French with emphasis on various writing activities.


FREN - 5040 FRENCH LINGUISTICS
[3 hours] Key issues in French linguistics and contrastive structures of French and English.


FREN - 5050 ADVANCED CONVERSATION
[3 hours] Intensive practice in speaking French.


FREN - 5070 FRENCH TRANSLATION
[3 hours] Practice in translation of texts from French into English and English into French. Subject matter area will include commerce, natural, physical, and social sciences, and the humanities.


FREN - 5160 TEACHING COLLOQUIUM I
[3 hours] A course in the theory and practice of teaching French and of second language acquisition in general.


FREN - 5170 TEACHING COLLOQUIUM II
[3 hours] A course in the theory and practice of teaching French and of second language acquisition in general.


FREN - 5190 STUDY ABROAD
[1 - 12 hours] Graduate credit may be granted for foreign study on the basis of credentials that certify the nature of the student's academic achievements in a French-speaking country. Prerequisite: consent of instructor


FREN - 5200 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE CIVILIZATION
[3 hours] A study of contemporary France and/or Francophone cultures including discussion of economics, daily life, the family, social groups, industry, politics, and education.


FREN - 5210 FRENCH FOR READING KNOWLEDGE I
[3 hours] Course designed to develop sufficient reading proficiency to conduct and process research in French. (Not for majors)


FREN - 5220 FRENCH FOR READING KNOWLEDGE II
[3 hours] Course designed to develop sufficient reading proficiency to conduct and process research in French. (Not for majors)


FREN - 5310 MEDIEVAL STUDIES
[3 hours] Introduction to Old French and readings in the major genres from the twelfth through fifteenth centuries.


FREN - 5410 RENAISSANCE STUDIES
[3 hours] Literature reflecting major currents of the Renaissance.


FREN - 5510 17TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE
[3 hours] A study of the development of French Classicism.


FREN - 5610 18TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Readings from the novels, plays, and prose of the major writers of the Enlightenment.


FREN - 5710 19TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE I
[3 hours] Literary and intellectual trends from Romanticism to Symbolism.


FREN - 5720 19TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE II
[3 hours] Literary and intellectual trends from Romanticism to Symbolism.


FREN - 5810 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE I
[3 hours] Literature of all genres from the period before World War I to the present.


FREN - 5820 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE II
[3 hours] Literature of all genres from the period after World War I to the present.


FREN - 5850 LE CINEMA FRANCAIS
[3 hours] A study of the development of French film and its place in world cinema.


FREN - 5860 LA PRODUCTION FEMININE
[3 hours] This course deals with examples of feminine production which have influenced French culture in the areas of film, literary criticism, literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and semiotics.


FREN - 5980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRENCH STUDIES
[3 hours] Study of a selected topic in French or Francophone language, literature, or culture. May be repeated when topic varies.


FREN - 5990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FRENCH
[1 - 3 hours] Independent research in special topics. May be repeated once for additional credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor


FREN - 6900 RESEARCH IN FRENCH
[1 - 3 hours] Independent research of a selected topic in French or Francophone language, literature, or culture. May be repeated once for additional credit.


FREN - 6930 SEMINAR
[1 - 3 hours] Study of selected topics in French or Francophone language, literature, or culture. May be repeated once for additional credit

Last Updated: 5/5/14