FRENCH (FREN)

 

FREN 1001. Elementary French 1

4 sem. hrs. Introduction to the French language. Fundamentals of comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Open to students with no previous study of French, or by departmental placement. Three lectures and one lab day per week. Offered fall term.

 

FREN 1002. Elementary French 2

4 sem. hrs. Continuation of FREN 1001, plus supplementary reading. Three lectures and one lab per week. Offered spring term. Prereq: FREN 1001.

 

FREN 2001. Intermediate French 1

3 sem. hrs. Grammar review, oral and written practice, and more intensive reading. Offered fall term. Prereq: FREN 1002; or by departmental placement.

 

FREN 2002. Intermediate French 2

3 sem. hrs. Continuation of FREN 2001. Offered spring term. Prereq: FREN 2001

 

FREN 2003. Intensive Intermediate French

4 sem. hrs. Selective grammar review with conversation and extensive reading. Accelerated format. Three lectures and one lab day per week. Offered annually. Prereq: FREN 1002 with minimum grade of AB, or by departmental placement.

 

FREN 3001. Oral and Written Expression in French

3 sem. hrs. Development of effective writing proficiency in French for a variety of contexts (descriptions; explanations; letters; e-mails; and papers) with review of linguistic and grammatical structures. Development of culturally, socially, and contextually appropriate conversational skills (oral and aural) about a variety of topics with a focus on linguistic accuracy and fluency. Offered every term. Prereq: FREN 2002, FREN 2003; or by departmental placement.

 

FREN 3002. Conversational Skills in French

3 sem. hrs. Development of culturally, socially and contextually appropriate conversational skills (oral and aural) about a variety of topics with a focus on linguistic accuracy and fluency. May be taken concurrently with FREN 3001. Offered annually. Prereq: FREN 2002, FREN 2003, or cons. of dept ch.

 

FREN 3100. Composition and Conversation 2

3 sem. hrs. Advanced study of oral and written French. Emphasis on idiomatic fluency. Offered annually. Prereq: FREN 3001 and FREN 3002; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3120. French Phonetics through Oral Expression and Practice

3 sem. hrs. Offers an understanding and practice of the basic pronunciation rules of Standard French; the articulation of individual sounds, sound groupings, and speech patterns. Offered alternate years. Prereq: FREN 3002 or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3200. Contributions of the French and Francophone World

3 sem. hrs. Historical development of the social, institutional, intellectual and artistic life of France from inception to the present. In English. Duplicate credit will not be given for FREN 3300 and FREN 3200. Offered occasionally. Knowledge of French not required. May not be counted toward fulfillment of teaching major or the foreign language requirement.

 

FREN 3210. Topics in Francophone Studies in English

3 sem. hrs. Readings in English translation and/or subtitled films related to the Francophone world. Knowledge of French is not required. Variable topics.  May be taken once for credit towards the Major and Minor. Offered occasionally. Prereq: none

 

FREN 3300. French Civilization

3 sem. hrs. Historical development of the social, institutional, intellectual, and artistic life of France from inception to the present.. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3001 or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3310. Francophone Civilizations and Cultures

3 sem. hrs. Historical, social, institutional, intellectual, and artistic contributions of Francophone cultures throughout the world including Europe, Africa, North America, the Caribbean and Asia. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3320. Contemporary Issues in the Francophone World

3 sem. hrs. Focuses on the study of current topics, preoccupations, trends and issues pertaining to various Francophone societies of today in areas such as religion, educational reforms, ethnicity, race, identity, social stratification and economic development. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3500. Introduction to Textual Analysis in French

3 sem. hrs. A survey of major genres, styles, and periods of French and Francophone literature designed to prepare students for upper level literature courses with a focus on interpretation of poetry, theater, prose, and contemporary press. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature curriculum requirement. Can take concurrently with 3001. Offered every term. Prereq: FREN 2001 or FREN 2003; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3600. French and Francophone Film or Theatre

3 sem. hrs. The examination and analysis of French and Francophone film or theatre in relation to thematic motifs. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3610. Contemporary French Canada

3 sem. hrs. After a brief historical summary, this course focuses on contemporary Quebec. Exploration of poetry, novels, plays, films, and songs leads to an understanding of "Quebecois" and "Acadian" identity. Offered alternate years. Prereq: FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3700. French for Business

3 sem. hrs. Introduces French terminology and practice for internatioanl business in French-speaking world. Offered alternate years. Prereq: FREN 3001 and FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 3705. Advanced French for Business

3 sem. hrs. Advanced French for international business in the French-speaking world. Offered alternate years. Prereq: FREN 3700; or cons of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4110. Advanced Grammar and Written Expression in French

3 sem. hrs. Examines advanced structures, forms, and style of the French language through contextual practice. Offered annually. Prereq: FREN 3001 and FREN 3002; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4500. The Middle Ages in France (1050-1450)

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of the period through literature, the arts, and film (in modern French). Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3500 or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4510. Sixteenth Century French Literature

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of the Renaissance in France through literature, the arts, and film. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4520. Seventeenth Century French Literature

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of French Classicism through literature, the arts, and film. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4530. Eighteenth Century French Literature

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of the Enlightenment through literature, the arts, and film. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4540. Nineteenth Century French Literature

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of the 19th Century in France through literature, the arts, and film. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4550. Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Literature

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of the period through French and Francophone literature, the arts, and film. Offered Occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4931. Topics in Language, Culture and Literature in French

1-3 sem. hrs. Subject to be announced topics vary. Offered occasionally. Prereq: FREN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4995. Independent Study in French

1-3 sem. hrs. Offered every term. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

 

FREN 4999. Senior Thesis in French

2 sem. hrs. Introductory thesis guidance for approved students under the direction of a departmental adviser. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

 

Undergraduate courses for Graduate credit

FREN 5110. Advanced Grammar and Syntax in French 3 sem. hrs.

Examines advanced structures, forms, and style of the French language through contextual practice. Offered annually.

FREN 5500. The Middle Ages in France: 1050–1450

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of the period through literature, the arts, and film (in modern French). Prereq: FREN 3500 or cons. of dept. ch.

FREN 5510. Sixteenth Century French Literature

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of the Renaissance in France through literature, the arts, and film.

FREN 5520. Seventeenth Century French Literature

3 sem. hrs. Major aspects of French Classicism through literature, the arts, and film.

FREN 5530. Eighteenth Century French Literature 3 sem. hrs.

Major aspects of the Enlightenment through literature, the arts, and film.

FREN 5540. Nineteenth Century French Literature 3 sem. hrs.

Major aspects of the 19th century in France through literature, the arts, and film.

FREN 5550. Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Literature 3 sem. hrs.

Major aspects of the period through literature, the arts, and film.

FREN 6204. French for Reading Knowledge 3 sem. hrs.

Provides an overview of French grammar, reading comprehension of basic texts and translation practice for graduate students who plan to use French in their field of research. Offered occasionally. May only be taken for credit and may not be audited. Prereq: Enrolled in the Graduate School.

See Graduate Reading Exam and Courses for more information.

 


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