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1000 Level Courses

1501. [FREN 1411, 1511] A Beginning Course in French I (5).  Prerequisite: Permission of department.

1502. [FREN 1412, 1512] A Beginning Course in French II (5).  Prerequisite: FREN 1501.

1507. Comprehensive French Review First Year (5). Prerequisite: Two years of high school French or permission of department. A comprehensive one-semester review.Back to Top

 

2000 Level Courses

2301. [FREN 2311] A Second Course in French I (3). Prerequisite: FREN 1502 or 1507. Readings, cultural background, conversation, and composition.

2302. [FREN 2312] A Second Course in French II (3). Prerequisite: FREN 2301. Readings, cultural background, conversation, and composition.

2390. French Culture (3). A multimedia approach to topics related to French culture. Taught in English. Credit does not apply to major or minor. May not be repeated. Fulfills multicultural  and core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirements.

2607. Intensive French Second Year (6). Intensive immersion development. Reading, writing, culture, conversation, and composition. Equivalent to FREN 2301 and 2302. Taught in France.Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3302. Major French Writers (3). Prerequisites: FREN 2302. A survey of major French writers. (Writing Intensive)

3303. French Conversation (3). Prerequisites: FREN 2302. Designed to increase vocabulary and attain oral fluency. May be taken concurrently with FREN 3304 or 3302.

3304. Grammar: A Comprehensive Review (3). Prerequisites: FREN 2302. A comprehensive overview of French grammar.

3306. Business French (3). Prerequisites: FREN 2302. Oral and written French with special attention to idiomatic expressions currently used in marketing, advertising, and the stock market.

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4000 Level Courses

4100. Advanced Individual Problems in French (1). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Contents will vary to meet the needs of student. May be repeated for credit up to 6 hours with the consent of the instructor.

4300. Individual Problems in French (3). Prerequisite: FREN 3302, or 3303, or 3304, or consent of instructor. Contents will vary to meet the needs of students. May be repeated for credit up to 12 hours with the consent of the instructor. Independent work under the guidance of a staff member.

4302. Advanced Grammar and Composition (3). Prerequisite: FREN 3304. Review of important grammatical constructions and idioms, with written practice. May be repeated once for credit for purposes of study abroad. (Writing Intensive)

4303. Advanced French Conversation (3). Prerequisite: FREN 3303. Designed to increase fluency in the spoken language. May be repeated once for credit for purposes of study abroad.

4304. Commercial French (3). Prerequisite: FREN 3303, 3304, or 3306 with a grade of C or better. Oral and written French, with special attention to idiomatic expressions currently in use in business and technical fields.

4305. Cultures of the French-Speaking World (3). Prerequisite: FREN 3302, 3303, 3304, or 3306 or consent of instructor. Survey of French-speaking cultures of the world. Includes history, arts, customs, and daily life.

4308. French and Francophone Culture Through Film (3). Prerequisite: FREN 3302, 3303, or 3304, or consent of instructor. Analysis of cinematographic and cultural elements across Francophone films. May be repeated with different content.

4315. The French Short Story (3). Prerequisites: At least 6 hours of 3000-level FREN courses, including FREN 3302 or 3304. Traces the development of the French short story from Voltaire’s "Candide" to Boris Vian’s "Les Lurettes Furreés." May be repeated once for credit for purposes of study abroad. (Writing Intensive)

4317. Readings in French Literature and Culture (3). Prerequisites: At least 6 hours of 3000-level FREN courses, including FREN 3302 or 3304. May be repeated once for credit with consent of instructor. Conducted in French. (Writing Intensive)

4322. Civilisation Francaise: French Civilization (3). Prerequisites: At least 6 hours of 3000-level FREN courses, including FREN 3302 or 3304. A survey of French civilization from the Middle Ages to the present: literature, art, music, philosophy, science, and architecture. Readings, slides, films, and tapes. Conducted in French. May be repeated once for credit for purposes of study abroad. Fulfills Multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)

4345. History of the French Language (3). The historical, linguistic, and literary evolution of French from its Latin origins to the present day.Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5301. Practicum in Language Teaching: Teaching Methods (3). Introduction to principles and techniques of effective language teaching through course observations, creation and evaluation of lesson plans, skill-based activities, and course materials.

5310. Medieval and Renaissance Literature (3). Reading, analysis, and interpretation of selected works of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

5311. From the Baroque to the Revolution (3). Reading, analysis, and interpretation of selected works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

5315. Studies in French Language and Literature (3). Concentrates on topics in French civilization, linguistics, and literature with content varying to meet the needs of students. May be repeated once for credit

5319. Nineteenth Century Literature (3). Readings, analysis, and interpretation of selected works of the nineteenth century. Course content may vary. May be repeated once for credit.

5320. Twentieth Century Literature (3). Readings, analysis, and interpretation of selected works of the twentieth century. Course content may vary. May be repeated once for credit.

5321. French Cinema (3). Presentation of the major trends of French cinema from the beginnings to the present. Course content may vary. May be repeated once for credit.

5327. French Civilization (3). Historical, geographical, social, and artistic aspects of the development of the culture of France. Course content will vary. May be repeated once for credit.

5328. Francophone Literature and Culture (3). Readings and topical studies relating to French-speaking cultures (in Africa, Europe, U.S., Quebec, and Caribbean) and French and Francophone culture that may require special treatment.

5329. Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory (3). Current and traditional ways of analyzing literary texts in their cultural contexts with emphasis on theory. Course content will vary. May be repeated once for credit.

5341. Intensive French for Graduate Research I (3). French readings with related grammar to acquaint graduates with French as a research skill; equivalent of two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.

5342. Intensive French for Graduate Research II (3). French readings with related grammar to acquaint graduates with French as a research skill; equivalent of two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Course

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6). Back to Top

 

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12).Back to Top