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Creole
CREO 1010Elementary Creole I (3.00)
Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Prerequisite: No previous formal instruction of French or Creole is required.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CREO 1020Elementary Creole II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Prerequisite: CREO 1010.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CREO 1559Elementary Creole I (3.00)
Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Prerequisite: No previous formal instruction of French or Creole is required.
CREO 2010Intermediate Creole I (3.00)
Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Creole. Prerequisite: Two previous semesters of Elementary Creole (I and II).
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CREO 2020Intermediate Creole II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Creole. Prerequisite: Three previous semesters of Creole required (1010, 1020, 2010)
Course was offered Spring 2017
CREO 2559Intermediate Creole I (3.00)
Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Creole. Prerequisite: Two previous semesters of Elementary Creole (I and II).
French
FREN 1000Reading (0.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Reading
FREN 1010Elementary French I (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Language laboratory work is required. Followed by FREN 1020. Prerequisite: Limited or no previous formal instruction in French.
FREN 1016Intensive Introductory French (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
FREN 1020Elementary French II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed for students with an elementary knowledge of French. Further develops the skills of speaking, listening, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language laboratory work is required. Followed by FREN 2010. Prerequisite: FREN 1010 or one or two years of previous formal instruction in French and appropriate SAT score.
FREN 1026Intensive Introductory French (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: Fren 1016 or equivalent.
FREN 1050Accelerated Elementary French (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Reviews basic oral expression, listening, reading comprehension, and writing. Covers the material in the FREN 1010-1020 text in one semester at an accelerated pace. Language lab required followed by FREN 2010. Prerequisite: Previous background in French (more than two years of French in secondary school) and an achievement test score below 540 or a placement score below 378, or permission of the department.
FREN 116Intensive Introductory French (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for FREN 1016.
FREN 126Intensive Introductory French (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for FREN 1026.
FREN 1559New Course in French Literature and General Linguistics (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of French literature and general linguistics.
FREN 2010Intermediate French I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Focuses on reading skill development through readings on contemporary Francophone culture and short stories. Followed by FREN 2020. Prerequisite: FREN 1020 or one to three years of formal instruction in French and appropriate SAT score.
FREN 2016Intensive Intermediate French (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: FREN 1016, 1026 or equivalent.
FREN 2020Intermediate French II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed for continued development of the four skills at an advanced level. Readings emphasize contemporary Francophone culture and include a modern French play. Prerequisite: FREN 2010 or one to three years of formal instruction in French and appropriate SAT score.
FREN 2026Intensive Intermediate French (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: FREN 1016, 1026, 2016 or equivalent.
FREN 216Intensive Intermediate French (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for FREN 2016.
FREN 226Intensive Intermediate French (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for FREN 2026.
FREN 2320Intensive Intermediate French (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This in-depth, intermediate-level course is recommended for students whose placement scores nearly exempt them from FREN 2020, and for any students who wish to refine and expand their mastery of French grammar before taking 3000-level courses. Students who have completed FREN 2020 may take 2320 as an elective to fine-tune their language skills. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or departmental permission (contact the Language Program Director).
FREN 2559New Course in French Literature and General Linguistics (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of French literature and general linguistics.
FREN 2935Writing Workshop in French (3.00)
Improves skills in analytic and expository writing in French. Intensive exercises in composition and rewriting, including peer editing. May not be used for major or minor credit. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3010Oral and Written Expression in French (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Improves student's command of present-day spoken French. Includes conversation on topics of current interest, advanced vocabulary, some individualized writing practice. Limited enrollment. May not be used for major or minor credit Prerequisite: FREN 2320 or equivalent; instructor permission for those who completed only FREN 2020; students who completed FREN 3032 are excluded and must take FREN 3034.
FREN 3028Language House Conversation (1.00)
For students residing in the French House.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
FREN 3029Language House Conversation (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For students residing in the French House.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
FREN 3030Phonetics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Reviews pronunciation, phonetics, and phonology for undergraduates. Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or equivalent.
FREN 3031Finding Your Voice in French (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
In this course, students explore and develop their own "voice" in written and spoken French. Through reading and viewing a variety of cultural artifacts in French, and completing a series of individual and collaborative creative projects, students will improve their skills in grammar, communication, self-expression and editing. Prerequisite: FREN 2020, 2320, or the equivalent, or appropriate AP, F-CAPE, or SAT score.
FREN 3032Text, Image, Culture (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
In this course, students will discover and engage critically with a broad sampling of French and Francophone cultural production representing a variety of periods, genres, approaches, and media. Students will read, view, write about and discuss a range of works that may include poetry, painting, prose, music, theater, films, graphic novels, photographs, essays, and historical documents. Prerequisite: FREN 3031.
FREN 3034Advanced Oral and Written Expression in French (3.00)
Improves command of present-day spoken French. Conversation on topics of current interest; advanced vocabulary; some individualized writing practice. Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: FREN 3031 and either completion of FREN 3032 or concurrent enrollment in FREN 3032. This course is not intended for students who are native speakers of French or whose secondary education was in French schools.
FREN 3035Business French (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
In this course, students will learn about the major industries, organizational structures, and the primary positions within French and francophone businesses. They will gain experience in business research, will hone their oral and written French for use in a business-setting, will have practice job interviews, and will learn the practical aspects of living and working in French. Prerequisite: FREN 3031 and 3032
FREN 3041The French-Speaking World I: Origins (3.00)
Survey of writing in French from the beginnings (880) to 1600. Explores various movements and trends in early French literary and cultural history; readings in modern French. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3042The French-Speaking World II: Expansion (3.00)
Survey of writing in French from 1600 to 1800. Explores various movements and trends in French literary and cultural history of the classical period and the enlightenment. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3043The French-Speaking World III: Modernities (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Survey of writing in French from 1800 to the present. Explores various movements and trends in French literary and cultural history of the modern and contemporary periods. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3046African Literatures and Cultures (3.00)
Introduction to African cultural studies. Languages and educational policies. Oral traditions: myths, epic narratives, poetry, folktales in French translation. Modern African-language literatures. Francophone literature. Representations of the postcolonial state in contemporary arts: painting, sculpture, music, and cinema. Museums and the representation of African cultures. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3050History and Civilization of France: Middle Ages to Revolution (3.00)
The social, political, economic, philosophical, and artistic developments in France from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2016
FREN 3051History and Civilization of France: Revolution to 1945 (3.00)
The social, political, economic, philosophical, and artistic developments in France from the Revolution until 1945. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3509Topics in French Linguistics (3.00)
This course will include topics such as French outside France; regional French varieties; Romance dialectology; French socio-linguistics. Prerequisite: FREN 3031 and 3030.
Course was offered Fall 2010
FREN 3553J-Term in Paris (3.00)
January Term study abroad course conducted on-site in Paris. Readings in literature, ethnography, history, and urban studies, along with discussions of photographs, paintings, and films, will inform daily walking tours and site visits. Specific topics may vary. Course taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 3032
FREN 3559New Course in French Literature and General Linguistics (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of French literature and general linguistics.
FREN 3570Topics in Francophone African Studies (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course addresses various aspects of Francophone African Culture including , oral traditions, literature, theatre, cinema, and contemporary music and visual arts. Prerequisites: FREN 3031 & 3032
FREN 3584Topics in French Cinema (3.00)
Studies topics relating to concepts of film structure, history, and criticism in French and within the French tradition. Topics offered include Introduction to Cinema and Texte écrit/texte filmique. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3585Topics in Cultural Studies (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Interdisciplinary seminar in French and Francophone culture and society. Topics vary annually and may include literature and history, cinema and society, and cultural anthropology. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3652Modern Paris (3.00)
An examination of the complex and changing urban landscape and its relationship to society as revealed in the literary and artistic output of the time. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2009
FREN 3655Victor Hugo: Poète, dramaturge, romancier, critique social, artiste (3.00)
Explores Hugo's work and universality in all the contexts in which he worked, to appreciate Hugo's genius, find personally-compelling perspectives, and improve French and research skills. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2009
FREN 3675Museums and Cultural Representation in Quebec (3.00)
In this J-term course, we visit museums in Montreal and Quebec City to examine the politics of cultural representation, asking how various kinds of group identity are exhibited in art, history, and anthropology museums. Daily museum visits are accompanied by readings and lectures.
FREN 3747Francophone Literature & Culture (3.00)
Explores representative works of major Moroccan francophone authors in their cultural context. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Summer 2013
FREN 3753L'immigration en France (3.00)
An introduction to the variety of topics, issues and current events related to the phenomenon of immigration in France. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2010
FREN 3756Le cas Simenon (3.00)
Studies representative works of Belgian mystery novelist Georges Simenon, emphasizing the uniqueness of his genre. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3857Le Rire: A Study of Laughter in French Literature (3.00)
An analysis of the universals of the comic tradition, the role of stock characters, and recurrent techniques and themes in texts drawn from the Middle Ages to the present. These texts are considered within a changing social context. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 4020History of the French Language (3.00)
Surveys the main currents of the French language in its development from the earliest to present times. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 3030 or the equivalent or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2011, Fall 2009
FREN 4031Grammar and Style (3.00)
In this grammar review course, students are expected to learn how best to structure the French language and how to express themselves with concision and clarity. Taught in French. Prerequisite: B+ average in FREN 3031 and FREN 3032.
FREN 4035Tools and Techniques of Translation (3.00)
Written and oral translation exercises to and from the target language. Prerequisite: B+ average in FREN 3031, 3032, 4031.
FREN 4110Medieval Saints' Lives (3.00)
One of the most popular forms of entertainment, combining exciting themes (transvestism, marvelous journeys, spectacular sins, helpful animals) with edgy commentaries on hot topics (virginity vs. marriage, parent-child conflicts), saints' Lives offer a view of their culture's theological concerns, secular interests, and the quest of both ecclesiastical and lay people to fulfill their spiritual and terrestrial responsibilities.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2014
FREN 4123Medieval Love (3.00)
Love fascinated people in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries as it still does today. This course will examine understandings and uses of love in religious and secular literature, music and art. What is the relationship, for medieval writers, between the love of God and the love of human beings? What is the role of poetry in promoting and producing love? What medieval ideas about love continue to shape our modern understandings and assumption Prerequisite: FREN 3032
Course was offered Spring 2015
FREN 4237The Culture of Renaissance Lyon (3.00)
A study of the cultural history of the city of Lyon, France, in the sixteenth century. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 4410The Enlightenment (3.00)
The Enlightenment laid the foundations for our current conceptions of democratic government, religious toleration, freedom of speech, and the scientific method. The readings for this course may include works by Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Rousseau. Prerequisite: FREN 3032
Course was offered Fall 2015
FREN 4509Seminar in French Linguistics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced undergraduate students. Prerequisite: FREN 3030, 3031, and one 4000-level course in French.
FREN 4510Advanced Topics in Medieval Literature (3.00)
Topics may vary and include individual identity, love, war, humor, and their expression through literary techniques. Texts are read in modern French translation. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and at least one FREN course numbered 3041 to 3043 (or instructor permission).
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
FREN 4520Advanced Topics in Renaissance Literature (3.00)
Examines major works of sixteenth-century French literature situated in the larger historical and cultural context of the Continental Renaissance. Topics vary and may include, for example, humanism and reform, women writers, and urban culture. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and at least one FREN course numbered 3041 to 3043 (or instructor permission).
FREN 4530Advanced Topics in Seventeenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Topics vary; may be repeated for credit. Recent topics have included classical theatre; poetics of the lyric; moralists; and fiction. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and at least one FREN course numbered 3041 to 3043 (or instructor permission).
FREN 4540Advanced Topics in Eighteenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Topics in eighteenth-century French literature. Works of authors such as Beaumarchais, de Charrière, du Deffand, Diderot, Marivaux, Montesquieu, Rousseau, de Staël, Voltaire. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and at least one FREN course numbered 3041 to 3043 (or instructor permission).
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2010
FREN 4546Topics on Moroccan Civilization (3.00)
The course relates to Morocco. It treats the history as well as contemporary Morocco with its social, economic and political components.
FREN 4547Moroccan Francophone Literature (3.00)
The French-speaking Moroccan literature found its roots in Africa or it was born, in Europe through the language of colonization, in arabo-Andalusian Spain, and with the Middle-East through the Muslim civilization. This course proposes an analysis of texts which will approach the topics of the identity, exiles, the language of writing and other topics for a better comprehension of Morocco.
FREN 4559New Course in French Literature and General Linguistics (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of French literature and general linguistics.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Spring 2010
FREN 4560Advanced Topics in Nineteenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Study of the various aspects of the nineteenth-century French literature. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and at least one FREN course numbered 3041 to 3043 (or instructor permission).
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2012
FREN 4570Advanced Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature (3.00)
Readings of significant literary works of the twentieth century. The genre, theme and specific chronological concentration will vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and at least one course in the 3040 sequence.
Course was offered Spring 2012
FREN 4580Advanced Topics in Literature (3.00)
Advanced study of transhistorical topics such as literary ideas, the novel, theater, travel literature. Prerequisite: At least one 3000-level literature course.
FREN 4581Advanced Topics in Francophone Literature (3.00)
Topics may include historical writings and rewritings, single authors, the oral tradition, theater, the novel, poetry.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
FREN 4582Advanced Topics in French Poetry (3.00)
Aspects of French poetry. Topics vary and may range from general survey to studies of specific periods or authors; may be repeated for credit for different topics. Prerequisite: At least one literature or culture course beyond FREN 3032.
FREN 4583Seminar for Majors (3.00)
Close study of a specific topic in French literature. Topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of a 4000-level literature course with a grade of B- or better.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
FREN 4584Advanced Topics in French Cinema (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Advanced seminar in French and Francophone cinema. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit for different topics. Prerequisites: FREN 3032 and 3584, or instructor permission.
FREN 4585Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Advanced seminar in French and Francophone literature and culture. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit for different topics. Prerequisite: At least one literature or culture course beyond FREN 3032.
FREN 4586Topics in Literature and Film (3.00)
Studies the relation between three or four French films and their sources in French literature and culture. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and FREN 3584, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2010
FREN 4743Africa in Cinema (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Study of the representation of Africa in American, Western European and African films. Ideological Constructions of the African as 'other'. Exoticism in cinema. History of African cinema. Economic issues in African cinema: production, distribution, and the role of African film festivals. The socio-political context. Women in African cinema. Aesthetic problems: themes and narrative styles. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and FREN 3584 or another 3000-level literature course in French.
FREN 4744The Occupation and After (3.00)
After an initial examination of the political and social conditions in France under the Nazi regime during World War II, this seminar explores the enduring legacy of those "Dark Years" by investigating how the complex (and traumatic) history of the Occupation has impacted French culture during the last half of the twentieth century and into the twenty first. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and another FREN course beyond 3034.
Course was offered Spring 2015
FREN 4750From Literature to Film: Screening "Dangerous Liaisons" (3.00)
We will explore the international dissemination, through filmic adaptations, of a single literary work written at the end of the 18th century: Laclos' famous novel "Les Liaisons dangereuses". After examining the novel itself and its significance in the context of pre-revolutionary France, we will study several movies shot between 1960 and 2012 by directors from China, Korea, Czechoslovakia, France, Great-Britain and the USA.
Course was offered Fall 2016
FREN 4811Francophone Literature of Africa (3.00)
Surveys the literary tradition in French, emphasizing post-World War II poets, novelists, and playwrights. Examines the role of cultural reviews in the development of this literary tradition. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and at least one FREN course numbered 3041 to 3043 (or instructor permission).
FREN 4813Introduction to the Francophone Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti) (3.00)
Focuses on the literature, culture and arts of the Francophone Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti). Issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, slavery and freedom, exile and immigration, race and gender will be examined through poetry, novels, storytelling, theater, music and film analysis. Prerequisite: A 3000-level French literature course
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
FREN 4836The Culture of Commerce and Industry in France (3.00)
Americans entering the French business setting must confront specifically French cultural standards, expectations, and practices. Investigates such topics as the organization of industry, banking, marketing, and management, as well as the role of government and the educational system. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 4838French Society and Civilization (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Discusses political institutions and social problems based upon readings in recent publications and an analysis of current events. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and another FREN course beyond 3034.
FREN 4857French Comedy (3.00)
Studies dramatic comedy in France from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, with comparison between comedy and other dramatic forms such as 'tragi-comedy' and 'theatre of the absurd.' Texts by such authors as Corneille, Molière, Regnard, Marivaux, Musset, Feydeau, Jarry, and Beckett. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and either FREN 3041, 3042, or 3043.
Course was offered Fall 2010
FREN 4993Independent Study (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Normally, only French majors may enroll in this course and only by written permission from the department chair prior to the end of the first week of classes.
FREN 4998Pre-Thesis Tutorial (3.00)
Preliminary research for thesis. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Majors Program.
FREN 4999Thesis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Composition and defense of thesis. Prerequisite: FREN 4998 and good standing in the Distinguished Majors Program. Note: The prerequisite to all 5000-level literature courses is two 4000-level literature courses with an average grade of B, or the instructor's permission.
FREN 5011Old French (1.00)
Basic introduction to reading Old French, with consideration of its main dialects (Île-de-France, Picard, Anglo-Norman) and paleographical issues. May be taken in conjunction with FREN 5100 or independently. Taught in English.  Prerequisite:  Reading knowledge of modern French.
FREN 5100Medieval Literature in Modern French I (3.00)
Introduces literary forms, habits of style and thought, and conditions of composition from the late eleventh century to the late thirteenth. Chanson de Roland, Chrétien de Troyes, Marie de France, lyric poetry, etc.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
FREN 5150Medieval Literature in Modern French II (3.00)
An inquiry into the literary culture of the period from the late thirteenth century to the late fifteenth. Topics include the Roman de la Rose, Joinville, and Froissart; the development of drama; new lyric forms, early humanism; Villon; and problems of literary history and hermeneutics for a neglected period in French culture.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2010
FREN 5200Literature of the Sixteenth Century: Poetry (3.00)
Studies the developments in theory and practice of French Renaissance poetry and poetics as seen in works by the Rhétoriqueurs, including Marot, Sebillet, Scève, Labe, du Bellay, Ronsard, and d'Aubigne.
FREN 5300Literature of the Seventeenth Century I (3.00)
Studies art forms and society during the baroque and classical periods of French literary history. Readings in theater, fiction, rhetoric, and poetry.
Course was offered Spring 2013
FREN 5400Literature of the Eighteenth Century I (3.00)
Religious, moral, and political thinking as reflected in the works of Bayle, Fontenelle, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Helvetius, and others.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2010
FREN 5510Topics in Medieval Literature (3.00)
Topics may include genres (romance, poetry, hagiography, chanson de geste, allegory), themes (love, war, nature), single authors (Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut) and cultural and literary issues (gender, religion, authorship, rewritings).
FREN 5520Topics in Sixteenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Topics may include Montaigne, the European novella, poetic recreations of the ancients, literary Lyon, and Rabelais and his world.
FREN 5530Topics in Seventeenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Topics may include genres such as tragedy, comedy, novel, and non-fiction prose, themes such as civility, religious conversion, the "human condition," colonial expansion, and love, and theoretical issues such as institutional control of literature, gender and writing, and discourse analysis.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2010
FREN 5540Topics in Eighteenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Topics may include exoticism, reason and folly, libertinage, theater, Voltaire vs. Rousseau.
FREN 5559New Course in French Literature and General Linguistics (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of French literature and general linguistics.
FREN 5560Topics in Nineteenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Topics include studies of genres (novel, poetry, prose poetry, theater), literary movements (romanticism, realism, modernity, symbolism, decadence), and themes or concepts (nostalgia, body, literature and the visual arts, le fantastique).
FREN 5570Topics in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature (3.00)
Study of the various aspects of twentieth-century French literature. Genre, theme, and specific chronological concentration will vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
FREN 5581Topics in African Literature (3.00)
Topics may include: Francophone novel, postcolonial literature, Francophone Theater & Poetry, Colonial Literature.
FREN 5584Topics in Cinema (3.00)
A range of analytical approaches to the study of cinema, including cinematographic language and structure, the representation of socio-cultural phenomena in film, and the experience of cinema viewing as a cultural and historical practice.
FREN 5585Topics in Civilization / Cultural Studies (3.00)
Interdisciplinary seminar in French and Francophone culture. Topics vary.
FREN 5700Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries I (3.00)
Principal literary movements and representative authors in the novel.
FREN 5812New World Literature (3.00)
Introduces the French-language literatures of Canada and the Caribbean in their historical and esthetic context. Includes drama, fiction and poetry. FREN 5811 or 5812 are normally a prerequisite to advanced work in Francophone literature at the 8000 level.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2011
FREN 5993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Independent Study
FREN 5998Thesis Research (3.00)
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director. Prerequisite: graduate standing and instructor permission.
FREN 5999Thesis (M.A.) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Composition and defense of master's thesis. Prerequisite: graduate standing and instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
FREN 7040Theories and Methods of Language Teaching (3.00)
Introduces the pedagogical approaches currently practiced in second-language courses at the university level. Critically examines the theories underlying various methodologies, and their relation to teaching. Assignments include development and critique of pedagogical material; peer observation and analysis; and a final teaching portfolio project.
FREN 7500Topics in Theory and Criticism (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Required of all graduate students in French unless exempted by the graduate advisor. Studies the motivations, ideas, and methods of literary theory, criticism and historiography (including genre studies); and the materials and methods of literary research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in French or at least two courses at the 4000 level with grades of B+ or better
FREN 7559New Course in French Language and General Linguistics (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of French literature and general linguistics.
FREN 8510Seminar in Medieval Literature (3.00)
(a) Chansons de geste, chroniques, memories.(b) Vies des saints, romans. (c) Poésie non-narrative, théâtre. (d) Satire et humanisme. Prerequisite: FREN 5010.
FREN 8520Seminar in Sixteenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
(a) Rabelais. (b) Montaigne.
FREN 8530Seminar in Seventeenth-Century Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
(a) Moliere. (b) Racine. (c) Corneille. (d) The Moralists. (e) The Lyric of the early seventeenth century. (f) La Fontaine. (g) Contes et Nouvelles.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
FREN 8540Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Literature (3.00)
(a) Voltaire. (b) Diderot. (c) Theater. (d) Novel. (e) Rousseau. (f) Marivaux.
FREN 8559New Course in French Literature and General Linguistics (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of French literature and general linguistics.
FREN 8560Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Literature (3.00)
(a) Flaubert. (b) Zola. (c) Balzac. (d) Stendhal. (e) Symbolist Theater. (f) Naturalistic Novel. (g) Musset. (h) Hugo. (i) Baudelaire and Nerval. (j) La décadence. (k) Rimbaud, Verlaine, Mallarmé. (l) George Sand. (m) Vigny.
FREN 8570Seminar in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature (3.00)
(a) Proust. (b) Gide. (c) Theater. (d) Roman-fleuve. (e) Existentialism. (f) New Novel. (g) Valéry. (h) Dada and Surrealism. (i) Supervielle and St. John Perse.
FREN 8581Seminar in Francophone Literature (3.00)
Studies the Francophone literature of Africa, with special emphasis on post-World War II poets, novelists, and playwrights. Examines the role of cultural and literary reviews in the historical and ideological development.
FREN 8584Seminar in Cinema (3.00)
A range of analytical approaches to the study of cinema, including cinematographic language and structure, the representation of socio-cultural phenomena in film, and the experience of cinema viewing as a cultural and historical practice.
FREN 8585Seminar in Civilization/Cultural Studies (3.00)
In-depth studies of cultural topics and research methodologies in French civilization. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
FREN 8993Independent Study (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Independent Study
FREN 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Master's and Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For masters and doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
FREN 9999Dissertation Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
French in Translation
FRTR 2510Topics in Medieval Literature (3.00)
An introduction to the culture of the High Middle Ages in France. Topics vary and may include love literature, family relations, war, and science and religion. May be repeated for credit for different topics.
Course was offered Spring 2013
FRTR 2530Topics in French Baroque and Classical Culture (3.00)
An introduction to seventeenth century French literature, both fiction and non-fiction, against the background of the period's political, religious, and philosophical controversies and of its plastic arts.
FRTR 2552French Culture (subtitle will be added to reflect chosen topic) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Course will offer a transhistoric and interdisciplinary approach to French culture through the lens of a given theme (e.g., food, travel, politics, societies and institutions). Lectures, readings and exams in English.
FRTR 2553J-Term in Paris (3.00)
January Term study abroad course conducted on-site in Paris. Readings in literature, ethnography, history, and urban studies, along with discussions of photographs, paintings, and films, will inform daily walking tours and site visits. Specific topics may vary. Course taught in English.
FRTR 2579Contemporary Caribbean Culture (3.00)
Comparative examination of contemporary culture in the Caribbean region with an emphasis on literature. Considers historical writing (essays), musical forms, and film as manifestations of the process of creolization in the area. Questions of ethnic diversity and nation-building are central to the course.
FRTR 2580Topics in French and Francophone Culture (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduces the interdisciplinary study of culture in France or other French-speaking countries. Topics vary from year to year, and may include cuisine and national identity; literature and history; and contemporary society and cultural change. Taught by one or several professors in the French department.
Course was offered Fall 2013
FRTR 2850French Thought (3.00)
A study of major French non-fiction from the Renaissance until today, including essays, discourses, sermons, autobiographies, and editorials, within the historical circumstances of production and reception and with respect to thematic and formal qualities. Class and all readings are in English. This course does not count toward the major or minor in French.
Course was offered Fall 2013
FRTR 3559New Course in Unbiased Camera: A digital documentary workshop (3.00)
In this practical/theorectical workshop on documentary strategies, students will complete a series of audiovisual exercises using various types of cameras; study the documentary modes; and discuss major French and international documentaries. Students can choose to work with a local nonprofit for their final projects. Team taught by Levine and Lioult (visiting filmaker from France).
Course was offered Summer 2013
FRTR 3584Topics in French Cinema (3.00)
Studies topics relating to concepts of film structure, history, and criticism in French and within the French tradition. Topics offered include Introduction to French Cinema and Written Text/Film Text.
FRTR 3814Gender, Sexuality, Identity in Premodern France (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course will explore religious, social, scientific and legal views on gender, sexuality and identity that may extend from medieval through early modern Europe with an emphasis on the French tradition. Readings will include literary texts and cultural documents as well as current scholarship on questions of sexuality, gender, and identity politics.
Course was offered Spring 2017
FRTR 4540The International Enlightenment (3.00)
The Enlightenment laid the foundations for our current conceptions of democratic government, religious toleration, freedom of speech, and the scientific method. The readings for this course may include texts by on works by Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Jefferson, and Kant .
Course was offered Fall 2012
FRTR 4559New Course in French in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of French in Translation.