FREN101
Beginning French I

Description: 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

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

FREN102
Beginning French II

Prerequisites: FREN 101

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Continuation of FREN 101.

This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 201; FREN 210

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:5

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FREN181
Beginning Grammar and Readings

Description: Rapid course in the essentials of grammar designed to prepare mature students for reading various types of literary or technical prose texts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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FREN201
Second-Year French I

Prerequisites: FREN 102

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: 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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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FREN202
Second-Year French II

Prerequisites: FREN 201

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Continuation of FREN 201, with emphasis on reading comprehension. Class discussion in French based on texts.

This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 203; FREN 204

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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FREN203
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation

Prerequisites: FREN 202 or FREN 210

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Review of grammar, with an emphasis on conversation.

This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 301; FREN 302; FREN 303; FREN 304; FREN 319; FREN 323

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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FREN204
Intermediate Grammar and Composition

Prerequisites: FREN 202 or FREN 210

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Review of grammar, with an emphasis on writing skills.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN210
Accelerated Second-Year French

Prerequisites: FREN 102

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Covers the same material as FREN 201-202.

This course is a prerequisite for: FREN 203; FREN 204

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:6

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FREN282
French Literature in Translation

Description: Masterpieces of French literature in translation. Selected texts to be announced in the schedule and course description booklet.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

FREN301
Survey of French Literature

Prerequisites: FREN 203 and FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Overview of French-language writing from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

FREN302
Themes in French Literature

Prerequisites: FREN 203 and FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Study of a single theme throughout French writing, from the Middle Ages to the present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

FREN303
Advanced Grammar and Conversation

Prerequisites: FREN 203 and FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Emphasis on oral expression. Review of difficult concepts of French grammar.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN304
Advanced Grammar and Composition

Prerequisites: FREN 203 and FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Emphasis on written expression. Review of difficult concepts of French grammar.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN307
French for Business and Commerce I

Prerequisites: FREN 204

Description: 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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN308
French for Business and Commerce II

Prerequisites: FREN 307

Description: Continuation of FREN 307.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN317
Introduction to Linguistics

Prerequisites: FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

FREN319
French Phonetics

Prerequisites: FREN 203 and FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN321
French Civilization I

Prerequisites: FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN322
French Civilization II

Prerequisites: FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: French 321 continued to the present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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FREN323
Aspects of Francophone Civilization

Prerequisites: FREN 203 and FREN 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

FREN382
Avant-Garde : Music, Art, and Ideas in Modern France

Description: A survey of developments in and interrelations of the arts and of ideas in France since the Revolution.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN386
Historical Highlights of French QueernessCrosslisted with WMNS 386

Description: A survey of normative and subversive gender identities in France 1600-2000.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN387
The Environment and the French-Speaking WorldCrosslisted with ENGL 387, ENVR 387, GLST 387

Description: An examination of environmental engagement in the novels, short stories, poetry, films, and music of the French-speaking world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN388
Body Language: Love, Politics, and the Self in French LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 388, MRST 388, WMNS 388

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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FREN391
Special Topics

Description: Special topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

FREN399
Independent Study in French

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

FREN399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

FREN403
Advanced GrammarCrosslisted with FREN 803

Prerequisites: FREN 303 or 304; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, 302, 303, or 304

Description: Detailed analysis of French syntax giving students the means to achieve greater sophistication in self-expression.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN404
French StylisticsCrosslisted with FREN 804

Prerequisites: FREN 303 or 304; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, 302, 303, or 304

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN406
TranslationCrosslisted with FREN 806

Prerequisites: FREN 303 or 304; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, 302, 303, or 304

Description: Principles of translation, French-English and English-French. Attention to problems of vocabulary, syntax, semantics, and technical, literary, and commercial translation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN422
Topics in French CivilizationCrosslisted with FREN 822

Prerequisites: FREN 301 and 302

Description: Analysis of interrelationships of cultural, social, economic, and political factors contributing to French culture and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FREN445
Topics in Medieval and Early Modern French WritingCrosslisted with FREN 845

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FREN 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303 or FREN 304

Description: Readings and discussion on a topic, genre, author, and/or geographical area of the French-speaking world from the medieval period to the seventeenth century

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN449
Eighteenth Century ICrosslisted with FREN 849

Prerequisites: FREN 301 and 302

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Philosophical writings and the theatre of eighteenth-century France.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN453
Topics in Nineteenth Century French Culture and WritingCrosslisted with FREN 853

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FREN 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303 or FREN 304

Description: Readings in the major cultural, historical and literary developments from 1789 to 1914

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN457
Modern French WritingCrosslisted with FREN 857

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FREN 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303 or FREN 304

Description: Main trends in French writing from 1900 to the present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN460
Literatures of French ExpressionCrosslisted with FREN 860

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FREN 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303 or FREN 304

Description: Survey of writing and film from French-speaking cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, Oceania, Canada, and the Indian Ocean.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN461
Cultural Productions of the French-Speaking WorldCrosslisted with FREN 861

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FREN 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303 or FREN 304

Description: A topic, genre, author, or geographical area of the French-speaking world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN482
Short FictionCrosslisted with FREN 882

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FREN 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303 or FREN 304

Description: A survey of short fiction, including topics from the medieval period to the present. Theme and scope of readings will vary based on instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN483
French/Francophone TheaterCrosslisted with FREN 883

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FREN 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303 or FREN 304

Description: Examines the theatre of French expression from the Middle Ages to the present in France and the French-speaking world. Thematic approaches, authors, and plays examined will vary depending on the instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies Writing,Rhetoric,Culture
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN485
Writing the Self: Autofiction in/and the French-Speaking WorldCrosslisted with FREN 885

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303, FREN 304

Description: An exploration of the various modes, techniques, and impacts of auto-fictional writing in the French-speaking world. Includes a strong creative writing component.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN486
French and Francophone Women WritersCrosslisted with FREN 886

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or 302; an additional 3 hours from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303, FREN 304

Description: Considers women writers in the French-speaking world from the medieval period to the present. Addresses questions of gender, sexuality, theory via writings, film, and song.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FREN491
Special Topics in FrenchCrosslisted with FREN 891

Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time.

Description: Language, literature, and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

FREN496
Independent Study in FrenchCrosslisted with FREN 896

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE: