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Courses - Fall 2024
FREN
French Department Site
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07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
FREN103
Intensive Elementary French
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) 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
Prerequisite: FREN103; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) 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
Prerequisite: FREN201 or FREN203; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) 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
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..).
FREN250
Introduction to Cultural and Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
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
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.
FREN313
Current Issues in the French-Speaking World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Analysis and discussion of current events and institutions in the French-speaking world using various French-language media resources with an emphasis on countries and regions outside of France.
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.
Theme - Encounters with the Wild: Animals, Plants, and Humans
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.
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
Prerequisite- fren387 Designed to provide an extensive study of French perceptions of the United States and of American views of France through selected texts and media. Documents discussed throughout the semester will include works by intellectual, artistic, and literary figures, diplomats and political scientists, travelers, historians and journalists from both sides of the Atlantic. Our discussions will focus on the complex history of France-USA relations, as well as on their most recent developments, taking into account cultural, social and economic aspects.
FREN498G
Special Topics in French Literature; Gender, Identity, and Race in France and the Francophone World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN387.

Through texts and films, this course explores the construction of gender, race, ethnicity and identities in France and the French-speaking world from the post-World War II period to the present day. Taught in French.
FREN601
The History of the French Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
FREN629C
Special Topic in Sixteenth Century French Literature; French Colonies 1550-1700
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Working with a mix of historiographical, literary, and political texts and images, this course explores the early modern French colonial imaginary in the Americas.
FREN699D
Seminar; Haiti: Literature, Culture, and Identity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with AMST628G. Credit only granted for FREN699D or AMST628G.

Examines Haiti s culture and identity through historical, social, political, economic, linguistic and religious lenses. Through the study of critical and literary texts as well as films we will analyze Haiti's place and influence in history as the first Black Republic and the second independent nation in the Western hemisphere.
FREN709
College Teaching of French
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Restricted to FRIT and FRMS graduate students unless permission granted by instructor.

Explores the theory and methodology of teaching French at the university level, combining practical study with hands-on experience.
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.