Department of Foreign Languages

French Courses (FREN)

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.

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. 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. Prerequisite: high school French; placement test l

FREN - 1970:001 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY FRENCH [3 hours] For students who have successfully completed one quarter of French (French 111). an successful completion of this course stunts will enroll in 2140 to fulfill the Arts & Sciences skill requirement. Prerequisite: FREN 111

FREN - 1970:002 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY FRENCH [3 hours] For students who have successfully completed two quarters of French (French 111 d 112). Upon successful completion of this course students will enroll in 2140 to fulfill the Arts & Sciences skill requirement. Prerequisite: FREN 111, 112

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. Prerequisite: FREN 1120 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. Prerequisite: FREN 2140 satisfactory score on placement test.

FREN - 2190 STUDY ABROAD [1-3 hours] This course is designed to permit d 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.) requisite: FREN 2150 and consent of instructor.

FREN - 3010 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I [3 hours] Idiomatic conversation practice, diction, 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 d the organization of ideas. A writing-intense course. Prerequisite: FREN 3010

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

FREN - 3210 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE [3 hours] French literature from its origins ugh the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: FREN 2150

FREN - 3220 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE II [3 hours] French and Francophone literature from the l9th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: FREN 2150

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 13 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

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

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

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

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: 2 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: 2 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 l 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 FRANÇAIS [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 [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 FRANÇAIS [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: 3/22/15