French

French Course Offerings

French course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of FREN in the course listings.

101, 102 – Beginning French (3, 3)

Prerequisite for 102: FREN 101 or equivalent. Grammar, composition, conversation, reading, laboratory use. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this course.

105 – Intensive Beginning French (6)

Grammar, composition, conversation, reading, laboratory use. Students who have taken FREN 101 are not eligible to take this class. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this course.

201, 202 – Intermediate French (3, 3)

Prerequisite for 201: FREN 102, or equivalent. Prerequisite for 202: FREN 201, or equivalent. Grammar review, reading, composition, laboratory use, oral work. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this course.

205 – Intensive Intermediate French (6)

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent. Grammar review, reading, composition, laboratory use, oral work. Students who have taken FREN 201 are not eligible to take this class. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this course.

311 – Composition (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 202. Advanced grammar, composition, reading.

312 – Oral Communication and Phonetics (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 202. Oral skills, phonetics, listening comprehension, conversation.

313 – Business French (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 311 or 312. Especially designed for those who may be connected with businesses dealing in and with France or French-speaking countries.

315 – French Culture I: From Medieval to Modern France (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 311 or 312, or permission of the instructor. The intellectual, political, economic, and social developments of France from the medieval to the modern periods.

316 – French Culture II: Contemporary Issues (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 311 or 312, or permission of the instructor. France’s intellectual, political, economic, and social developments since World War II.

319 – French Cinema (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 311 or 312, or permission of the instructor. A study of the major movements of French cinema, including silent films, surrealism and the Avant-Garde, films of the Occupation, the New Wave, the “cinema du look,” neo-realism, and films that have come to be described as postmodern and post-nationalist.

320 – Topics in French Art, Literature, and Culture (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 311 or 312, or permission of instructor. French and Francophone literature and culture. Topics will vary.

326, 327, 328 – Survey of French Literature I, II, III (3, 3, 3)

Prerequisite: FREN 311 or 312. A chronological study of French literature from the medieval period through the late 20th century.

342 – Medieval and Renaissance Literature (3)

Prerequisites: Two segments of the literature survey, or permission of the instructor. Selections from such genres as the medieval courtly lai and popular fabliau through the 16th century nouvelle.

351 – Seventeenth-Century Literature (3)

Prerequisites: Two segments of the literature survey, or permission of the instructor. Corneille, Moliere, Racine, and other representative works.

361 – Eighteenth-Century Literature (3)

Prerequisites: Two segments of the literature survey, or permission of the instructor. Philosophy, fiction, and theatre.

371 – Novel of the Nineteenth Century (3)

Prerequisites: Two segments of the literature survey, or permission of the instructor. Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, and short stories.

381 – The Novel of the Twentieth Century (3)

Prerequisites: Two segments of the literature survey, or permission of the instructor. Proust, Robbe-Grillet, Sarraute, Camus, and other representative works.

382 – Twentieth-Century Theater (3)

Prerequisites: Two segments of the literature survey, or permission of the instructor. Artaud, Ionesco, Jarry, Beckett, and other representative works.

383 – Francophone Literature (3)

Prerequisites: Two segments of the literature survey or permission of the instructor. Representative works from the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Quebec and French Beur literature.

411 – Stylistics (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 311, 312, and two segments of the literature survey. Analysis and practice of written French styles.

412 – Translation (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 311, 312, and two segments of the literature survey. Translation theories and techniques.

481 – Senior Seminar (3)

Selected topics. Required of and limited to senior majors.

491, 492 – Individual Study (3, 3)

Intensive study of one or more authors selected in consultation with instructor. By permission of the department.

499 – Internship (Credits variable)

Supervised off-campus experience, developed in consultation with the department. No credit toward major or minor.