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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.
FREN242
Francophone Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
An analysis of the works and ideas of 20th and 21st century Francophone writers (Africa, the Caribbeans, France). Taught in English.
Also offered as CMLT298B. Credit granted for FREN242 or CMLT298B.
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 FREN250H. Credit granted for FREN250 or FREN250H.
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 FREN250. Credit granted for FREN250 or FREN250H.
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.
FREN306
Commercial French I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Introduction to commercial French including correspondence and business terminology. Emphasis on cross-cultural concepts needed for successful interaction within business settings. Taught in French.
Taught in French.
FREN352
From the Age of Epic and Romance to the Enlightenment
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 the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century.
Also offered as FREN352H. Credit granted for FREN352 or FREN352H.
FREN352H
From the Age of Epic and Romance to the Enlightenment
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 the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century.
For general honors students only. Also offered as FREN352. Credit grante d for FREN352 or FREN352H.
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.
Includes a Focus on writing from characters' points of view: The short story.
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.
FREN423
Women and French Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN387; or permission of ARHU-French & Italian Languages & Literatures department.
Also offered as: FILM423.
Credit only granted for: FREN423 or FILM423.
Cultural identity, social boundaries and gender roles in French film as well as introduction to film textual analysis and diverse film theories (semiotics, film and psychoanalysis, feminist film theory, structuralism, narratology, spectatorship and cultural studies). Taught in French.
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.
FREN498C
Special Topics in French Literature; The Changing Face of France: Immigration, Integration and National Identity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: FREN387 and FREN351 or FREN352; or Permission of ARHU-French & Italian Languages & Literatures department.

In this course, we will study the relationship between cultural productions (mostly literature and film) and society to better understand how ideology, values, and national identity can be either reproduced or subverted. We will focus mainly on recent representations of race, class, and gender, especially in the case of immigration and of "les banlieues" in films and novels from 1995 to today. Taught in French.
FREN699O
Seminar; The Algerian Novel: 1900-the 2000s
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course studies the evolution of Algerian writing from the colonial to postcolonial era. Taught in French.
FREN699P
Seminar; Travel Narratives from Cartier to Tocqueville
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course studies the transformations of the travel narrative genre from the sixteenth century onto the early nineteenth century. Taught in French.
FREN699Z
Seminar; Nuclear Futures: Theorizing Environmental Humanities for the Post-Fukushima Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as GERM689Z, SLLC698Z and CMLT679Z. Credit granted for FREN699Z, GERM689Z, SLLC698Z, or CMLT679Z. This seminar interrogates the concept of futurity in the context of environmental activism and artistic engagement with atomic issues from 1945 to the present, focusing on Germany and Japan. We will engage with theoretical developments in the environmental humanities, including readings on the Anthropocene, precarity, and neoliberal capitalism. The course draws on a wide range of written materials and media, including personal testimonies, poetry, fiction, film, manga, music, performance and documentation of protests. Taught in English.
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.