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FREN103
Intensive Elementary French
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed FREN102; and must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Credit only granted for: FREN102 or FREN103.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of French-speaking world.
FREN203
Intensive Intermediate French
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: FREN103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Credit only granted for: FREN201 or FREN203.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of French-speaking world.
FREN204
French Grammar and Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: FREN201 or FREN203; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Not open to native/fluent speakers of French.
Intensive study of French grammar and composition.
FREN243
Masterpieces in French and Francophone Cinemas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU
This course, taught in English, will present a large array of films directed by famous French directors (Jean Renoir, Robert Bresson, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, etc..) and Francophone filmmakers (Arcand, Sembene) who were internationally known in their time and have had a considerable influence on today's filmmakers in the U.S. (Tarantino, Lynch, Lee, etc..) and abroad (Sissoko, Angelopoulos, VonTrier, ect..).
Also offered as FILM298A. Credit only granted for FREN243 or FILM298A.
FREN250
Introduction to Cultural and Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: FREN204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Credit only granted for: FREN250 or FREN250H.
Introduction to cultural and textual analysis of selected readings from various genres in French literature. Taught in French.
Also offered as FREN 250H.
FREN250H
Introduction to Cultural and Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: FREN204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Credit only granted for: FREN250 or FREN250H.
Introduction to cultural and textual analysis of selected readings from various genres in French literature. Taught in French.
For general honors students only. Also offered as FREN 250.
FREN301
Composition and Style
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN250; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Grammatical analysis, elements of style; range of written genres.
FREN302
Translation: French to English
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Practicum in translation primarily from French to English; contrastive analysis.
FREN303
Translation: English to French
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Practicum in translation primarily from English to French; contrastive analysis.
FREN312
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Analysis and discussion of current events and institutions using variou French media resources.
FREN351
From Romanticism to the Age of Modernism and Beyond
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
A survey of the chief authors and major movements of French literature from Pre-Romanticism to the present.
Also offered as FREN 351H.
FREN351H
(Perm Req)
From Romanticism to the Age of Modernism and Beyond
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
A survey of the chief authors and major movements of French literature from Pre-Romanticism to the present.
Also offered as FREN351.
FREN386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FREN387
Critical Writing on France and the French-Speaking World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301.
Restriction: Not open to Native speakers.
Intensive writing course based on focused study of issues and concerns drawn from French and Francophone literatures, films, and cultures. Elements of style, review of grammar. Taught in French.
FREN399
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in French
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Supervised work under professor of student's choice with permission of instructor. Contact department for details.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FREN421
Francophone African Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: FILM421.
Credit only granted for: FREN421 or FILM421.
Imaginary and Memory in the reality of Francophone African Film from 1960-present. Taught in English.
FREN495H
(Perm Req)
Honors Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be admitted to the departmental honors program.
The writing of a paper under the direction of a professor in this department and an oral examination. Required to fulfill the departmental honors requirement.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FREN498A
Special Topics in French Literature; France and the United States: Understanding French-American Relations, Past and Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: FREN387 and FREN351 or FREN352; or Permission of ARHU-French & Italian Languages & Literatures department.

Students will study French perceptions of the United States and American views of France through selected texts and media.
FREN498B
Special Topics in French Literature; Twentieth through Twenty-First Century French Novel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: FREN387 and FREN351 or FREN352; or Permission of ARHU-French & Italian Languages & Literatures department.

Students will initiate the study of 20th-21st century novels, demonstrating, in particular, their relationship to history and society.
FREN699N
Seminar; Sexuality, Subversion, Identity in Autofiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Focus is placed on "autofiction" as a genre, and particularly on the intersections between public/private, aesthetics and politics, and sexuality and identity in the first-person narrative since 1980.
FREN699R
Seminar; Ninteenth Century French Novel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The objective is to initiate graduate students, through a number of major works, to the philosophy and practice of the 19th century French novel.
FREN798
(Perm Req)
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FREN799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FREN889
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Independent Study
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FREN898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FREN899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.