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FREN 101x does not count toward the liberal education requirements except by permission of the departmental chair
Main emphasis on the development of comprehension of written and spoken French; reading of simple texts dealing primarily with contemporary France and French life; oral and aural drill supplemented by practice in language laboratory.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 102
Credit Hours: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 101 or equivalent score on French Language Placement Exam.
FREN 102x does not count toward the liberal education requirements except by permission of the departmental chair.
Continuation of FREN 101.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 201, FREN 210
Credit Hours: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open to graduate students, juniors, and seniors. Does not apply to the liberal education requirements. The sequence of FREN 181 and 281 is designd primarily to meet the needs of graduate students preparing for the French reading examination.
Rapid course in the essentials of grammar designed to prepare mature students for reading various types of literary or technical prose texts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 102 or equivalent score on French Language Placement Exam.
Practice in oral and written expression and introduction to narrative texts. Grammar review and vocabulary expansion are tied to different situations of interaction.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 202
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 201 or equivalent score on French Language Placement Exam.
Continuation of FREN 201, with emphasis on reading comprehension. Class discussion in French based on texts.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 203
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 202 or equivalent score on French Language Placement Exam.
Guided practice in speaking and writing French.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 204
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 203 or equivalent score on French Language Placement Exam.
Continuation of FREN 203.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303, FREN 307, FREN 317, FREN 319, FREN 321, FREN 322, FREN 323
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 102 or equivalent score on French Language Placement Exam.
Covers the same material as FREN 201-202 and counts as 201-202 in satisfying the liberal education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Credit Hours: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
6 hrs courses in literature.
Permission for a student to take these courses more than once may be obtained from the instructor if the area of concentration has been changed.
Masterpieces of French literature in translation. Selected texts to be announced in the schedule and course description booklet.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or equivalent.
Reading of masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or equivalent.
Reading of masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 441
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or equivalent.
Emphasis on written and oral expression. Review of difficult concepts of French grammar.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 304, FREN 403, FREN 406
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 303 or equivalent.
Continuation of FREN 303.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 404
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or permission.
Initiates a special sequence of particular interest to students of international business and international affairs. French economy, business practices and documents, business correspondence, commercial and economic vocabulary.
This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 308
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 307 or permission.
Continuation of FREN 307.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or equivalent.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 319
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or equivalent.
Analysis of French sounds, meaningful contrasts, stress and intonation patterns; correction of specific mistakes in pronunciation. Phonetic transcription, studies in articulation and aural training with use of recordings and individualized exercises.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or equivalent.
Survey of French social, cultural, and political history and of significant contributions in arts and letters through the eighteenth century. Lectures given in French are supplemented by slides and class discussion.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or equivalent.
French 321 continued to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 204 or equivalent.
Deals with at least two of the following non-European Francophone areas; Canada and French pockets in the US; the Caribbean; the Magreb; and Sub-Saharan Africa. Other areas such as Southeast Asia or Polynesia may be included. Examines the culture of the areas in light of social and political problems arising from colonization and independence as reflected in literature, film, popular culture, and the fine arts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
FREN 388
Body Language: Love, Politics, and the Self in French LiteratureCrosslisted as WMNS 388, ENGL 388, MRST 388
No knowledge of French required.
French texts from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries (drama, prose, poetry, autobiography), all of which use the body as a reference point to explore developments in gender, religion, science, and society in French literature and civilization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 398
Special topics vary.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the department.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 399H
Prereqs:
Open to candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences and to seniors and especially qualified juniors, with consent of the instructor.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 403/803
Prereqs:
Detailed analysis of French syntax giving students the means to achieve greater sophistication in self-expression.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 404/804
Prereqs:
Principles of explication of texts, translation and composition in French, review of linguistic principles, for advanced students, particularly prospective teachers, who wish to acquire a more sophisticated means of expression in French.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 406/806
Prereqs:
Principles of translation, French-English and English-French. Attention to problems of vocabulary, syntax, semantics, and technical, literary, and commercial translation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
6 hrs at the 300 level.
Analysis of interrelationships of cultural, social, economic, and political factors contributing to French culture and civilization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and FREN 302, or permission.
French medieval short story, epic, novel, farce, satire, read in modern French. May include the Song of Roland, Lais, of Marie de France, Tristan, a romance by Chretien de Troyes such as Erec et Enide, the satire of Aucassin et Nicolette, the farce of Pathelin, Villon's Testament.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 445/845
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302 or permission.
The plays of Corneille, Moliere, Racine.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
FREN 446/846
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302 or permission.
Prose and poetry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
FREN 449/849
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302 or equivalent.
Philosophical writings and the theatre of eighteenth-century France.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
FREN 450/850
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302, or equivalent.
Works of Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Diderot. Lectures, discussion, and reports.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302, or permission.
Readings in the major developments in narrative, drama, poetry and the essay from 1800 to 1860. Authors include Balzac, Hugo, Stendhal, Nerval and Gauthier.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302, or permission.
Readings in the major developments in prose and verse from 1850 to 1900. Authors include Baudelaire, Mallarme, Rimbaud and Verlaine.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302, or equivalent.
Main trends in the French novel from 1900 to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302, or equivalent.
Main trends in French poetry and theater from 1900 to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
FREN 301 and 302, or permission.
Survey of literature of French Canada in its cultural context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
FREN 460/860
Prereqs:
Survey of literature and film from French speaking African and Caribbean cultures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
A topic, genre, author, and geographical area of the African Diaspora.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Permission.
Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the department.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time.
Language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Phonology and morphology of Old French as derived from Vulgar Latin. Attention to a detailed reading of the “Chanson de Roland” and the “Lais” of Marie de France.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Readings from Medieval epics, saints’ lives, Arthurian romances, prose chronicles, and drama. Introduction to the modern critical principles of editing Medieval manuscript.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Masterpieces of Renaissance literature. Works of Rabelais, the Pleiade, Montaigne, etc.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
FREN 919 continued. Seminars in French (3 cr per sem) Under the headings listed below, the works of one author, or groups of works centering in a period, or those illustrating the development of a literary age are studied with respect to content, sources, style, and influence.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 925
This course has no description.
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 927
This course has no description.
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 928
This course has no description.
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
FREN 929
This course has no description.
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Individual research on a literary or linguistic problem involving original investigation in areas not covered by seminars or thesis.
Credit Hours: 1-8
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom