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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.
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.
Cross-listed with 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. Cross-listed with 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
Introduction to Translation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Hands-on practice in translation to include a variety of formats and texts (for example, advertising, legal, technical, literary, journalistic, media...) into French and/or English. Includes an extensive overview of translation techniques, theories and approaches. Taught mainly in French.
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.
Cross-listed with 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.
Restricted to Honors students only. Cross-listed with FREN352. Credit granted 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.
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.
FREN449A
Studies in 18th Century French Literature and Culture; Riots, Rebellions and Revolutions: Cultures of Dissent
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN387.

Exploration of forms of dissent in the Enlightenment: deviations from established dogmas, reactions against religious intolerance, and denunciation of slavery during the French and Haitian revolutions. 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.
FREN499C
Special Topics in French Studies; Youth, Identity, Nation: A Survey of Quebec Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with CINE429K. Credit only granted for FREN499C, CINE429K, or FILM429K.

A survey of Quebec cinema, looking at questions of identity, youth culture, gender, sexuality, race, disability, etc. in relationship to the evolution of (post)nationalism, from the 1960s to today. Taught in English.
FREN499P
Special Topics in French Studies; Le Polar: Detective Fiction, Crime TV and Film Noir
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN387.

This course explores le polar (crime fiction) and le film noir (crime films) as art forms that have captured the imagination from the 19th century to the 21st in France and the French-speaking world. Taught in French.
FREN601
The History of the French Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
FREN699P
Seminar; Travel Narratives from Cartier to Tocqueville
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
In this seminar we will study the transformations undergone by the travel narrative genre from the sixteenth century onto the early nineteenth century. Readings will include works by Cartier, Lery, Montaigne, Descartes, Fenelon, Graffigny and Tocqueville. Taught in French.
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.