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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.
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.
Jointly offered with 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. Jointly offered with 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.
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 various 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.
Jointly offered with 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.
Cross-listed with 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
Cross-listed with FILM421.
Credit only granted for: FREN421 or FILM421.
Imaginary and Memory in the reality of Francophone African Film from 1960-present. Taught in English.
FREN472
The Construction of French Identity II: From the Revolution to the Early Twentieth Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN387; or permission of ARHU-French & Italian Languages & Literatures department.
French life, customs, culture, traditions (1750 to the early twentieth century).
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.
FREN498G
Special Topics in French Literature; Gender and Identity in Film and Literature of the French-Speaking World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 351 or FREN 352. This course encourages students to engage with a wide variety of materia ls (literary texts, films, newspaper articles, podcasts etc) order to ex plore the constructions of gender, race, ethnicity and identity in conte mporary France and the French-speaking world. Taught in French.
FREN699W
Seminar; Transatlantic Mirror: French Writers look at America and the United Stats, 16th Century to 21st Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Study of the various ways in which French writers have described America and the United States since the discovery of the "New World." Particula r attention will be paid to the political and sociological implications of their narratives, as well as to their invention of a continent and na tion that constitutes a "cultural mirror." Readings will include works b y Jean de Lery, Alexis de Tocqueville, Gustave de Beaumont, J.J. Servan- Schreiber, Simone de Beauvoir, J.F. Revel, Thomas Snegaroff.
FREN699Z
Seminar; Women's Writing in France 20th/21st
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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: S-F
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.