Schools & Divisions

French Courses

  • FREN-F 100 Elementary French I (4 cr.) Introduction to French language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)
  • FREN-F 150 Elementary French II (4 cr.) P: FREN F100 or equivalent Introduction to French language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)
  • FREN-F 200 Second-Year French I: Language and Culture (3 cr.) P: FREN F150 or equivalent. Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. (Fall, Spring)
  • FREN-F 250 Second-Year French II: Language and Culture (3 cr.) P: FREN F200 or equivalent. Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. (Fall, Spring)
  • FREN-F 300 Lectures et analyses litteraires (3 cr.) P: FREN F250. Preparation for more advanced work in French or Francophone literature. Readings and discussion of one play, one novel, short stories, and poems as well as the principles of literary criticism and explication de texte. (Spring)
  • FREN-F 305 Theatre et essai (3 cr.) P: FREN F250 or equivalent. Drama and literature of ideas. Dramatists such as Corneille, Racine, Moliere, Beaumarchais, and Sartre; essayists and philosophers such as Descartes, Pascal, Voltaire, Diderot, and Camus. (Spring)
  • FREN-F 306 Roman et poesie (3 cr.) P: FREN F250 or equivalent. Novel and poetry. Novelists such as Balzac, Flaubert, and Proust; readings in anthologies stressing sixteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth- century poetry. (Spring)
  • FREN-F 310 Topics in French Literature in Translation (3 cr.) Readings in English translation of novels, plays, essays, and poetry or other works that reflect a specific topic chosen by the instructor. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.  No credit in French. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 311 Contemporary French Civilization (3 cr.) Political, social, and cultural aspects of contemporary France. No credit in French. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 312 Readings in French Literature in Translation (3 cr.) Representative readings emphasizing a particular author, genre, or topic in French literature. Subject may vary with each listing and is identified in the Schedule of Classes. No credit in French. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 328 Advanced French Grammar and Composition (3 cr.) P: FREN F250 or equivalent. Study and practice of French thinking and writing patterns. (Fall)
  • FREN-F 341 Topics in Francophone Culture (3 cr.) Topics in Francophone culture will be explored from a variety of perspectives.  The course will be given in English.  May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.  No credit in French.  (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 375 Themes et perspectives litteraires et culturels (3 cr.) Study of a subject or topic in French (cultural or literary).  All work in French.  May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 380 French Conversation (3 cr.) P: FREN F250 or equivalent. For nonnative speakers of French. Designed to develop conversational skills through reports, debates, and group discussions with an emphasis on vocabulary building, mastery of syntax, and general oral expression. Both FREN F380 and FREN F480 may be taken for credit. (Fall)
  • FREN-F 391 Studies in the French Film (3 cr.) Analysis of major French art form, introduction to modern French culture seen through the medium of film art, and the study of relationship to cinema and literature in France and the Francophone world. Films shown in French with English subtitles. Class taught in French.
  • FREN-F 424 Comedie classique (3 cr.) P: 6 credit hours at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. Moliere, Marivaux, Beaumarchais, and others. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 441 Literature and Culture of the Francophone World (3 cr.) This course investigates the cultures of French-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. Literary, cultural, and visual works will be explored. Subjects covered include the search for identity; the challenges of colonialism and acculturation; writing for social change; class, gender and social status; local traditions versus global modernity. Taught in French.
  • FREN-F 443 Nineteenth-Century Novel I (3 cr.) P: 6 credit hours at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. Introduction to French language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)
  • FREN-F 450 Colloquium in French Studies (3-9 cr.) P: 6 credits at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306 or consent of the instructor. Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 452 Civilisation et litterature quebecoises (3 cr.) P: 6 credits at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. The objective of this course is to acquaint students with Quebec literature and civilization from its origins to the present. Emphasis on the events leading to the "Quiet Revolution" and on contemp­orary poetry, fiction, drama, and film. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 453 Literature contemporaine I (3 cr.) P: 6 credit hours at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. Twentieth-century French literature until 1940. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 463 Civilization francaise I (3 cr.) P: 6 credit hours in French at the 300 level or departmental permission. French civilization from the medieval period through the seventeenth century. Readings in French. Eligible for graduate credit. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 464 Civilization francaise II (3 cr.) P: 6 credit hours in French at the 300 level or departmental permission. French civilization from the eighteenth century to the contemporary period. Readings in French. Eligible for graduate credit. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 480 French Conversation (3 cr.) P: FREN F380 or consent of department for nonnative speakers of French. Class designed to develop conversational skills. Includes reviews, presentations, and discussion. Places responsibility on the student for contributing to the animation and interest of the class. Essentially a performing class. Supplemental work is required beyond FREN F380. (Occasionally)
  • FREN-F 495 Individual Readings in French Literature (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of department. May be repeated. (Fall, Spring)

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