French (FREN)

French (FREN)

FREN 0100  France Summer Program, Paris  (0 Credit Hours)  

France Summer Program, Paris.

FREN 1010  Elementary French I  (4 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to the five skills of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural understanding.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 1010 Placement'.

FREN 1020  Elementary French II  (4 Credit Hours)  

A continuation of the objectives presented in French I.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 1020 Placement', FREN 1010, 1010 or 1010.

FREN 1290  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Semester abroad.

FREN 1890  Service Learning: FREN 1010  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Service Learning FREN 1010.

FREN 1891  Service Learning: FREN 1020  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Service Learning FREN 1020.

FREN 1940  Transfer Coursework  (3 Credit Hours)  

Transfer Coursework.

FREN 2030  Intermediate French  (4 Credit Hours)  

Intermediate French language with emphasis on reading, conversation, and composition.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 2030 Placement', FREN 1020, 1020 or 1020.

FREN 2130  Inter French Conversat  (2 Credit Hours)  

Intermediate French conversation.

FREN 2390  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Semester abroad.

FREN 2890  Service Learning: FREN 2030  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Service Learning FREN 2030.

FREN 2940  Transfer Coursework  (3 Credit Hours)  

Transfer Coursework.

FREN 2990  Foreign Language Exemption  (0 Credit Hours)  

Foreign Language Exemption.

FREN 3010  Topics French Cultr Stud  (3 Credit Hours)  

Topics in French Cultural Studies.

FREN 3011  Topics French Cultr Stud  (3 Credit Hours)  

Topics in French Cultural Studies.

FREN 3030  French/Franco Women Tran  (3 Credit Hours)  

Introduction to works by major French and/or Francophone women writers in translation. The course may focus on works by contemporary women writers, or examine texts from a range of historical periods. The issues raised in this course may include: the material conditions in which women have written; problems of publication; the specificity of women's writing; the conceptualization of gender: gender, race, and class.

FREN 3040  African & Caribbean Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to African and Caribbean literature, cinema, and other forms of cultural production and an exploration of movements and concepts such as Négritude, Créolité, diaspora, and hybridity. Readings and discussion entirely in English.

FREN 3050  Literature In Exile  (3,4 Credit Hours)  

A presentation of recent works by writers born in the French-speaking former colonies of Africa and the Caribbean, but living and writing elsewhere (e.g., Paris, Montreal, Brooklyn). Some of the questions the course will endeavor to answer are: What happens to cultures when they are displaced? How does one conceive of home when in exile, and is it possible to return? Is rootlessness a source of creativity, or a detriment to it? Reading and discussions entirely in English.

FREN 3060  Business French  (3 Credit Hours)  

Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills at an advanced level will be developed toward use of French for business purposes. Emphasis will be placed on oral and written communication in simulated business situations. (Prerequisite: FREN 3150 Advanced French Grammar and Composition or equivalent).

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150 or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3000 Level Placement'.

FREN 3110  The French Cinema  (3 Credit Hours)  

French film from its origins in 1895 to the present. Early film, technology, and physiology: the Lumière, Marey, Méliès; classic French cinema: Renoir, Gance. The French New Wave: Resnais, Truffaut, Godard, and others. Avant-garde, surrealist, and science.

FREN 3140  French Phonetics  (3 Credit Hours)  

The study of the sound system of French for improving pronunciation. Students learn the fundamental concepts of phonetics, phonemics, and contrastive analysis while also practicing French pronunciation and learning to convert French spelling into phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Independent work in the language laboratory is an important component of the course.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150, 3150, 3150 or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3000 Level Placement'.

FREN 3150  Adv French Through Media I  (3 Credit Hours)  

French 2030 may be taken concurrently. A thorough and comprehensive review of French grammar, including principles and distinctions not usually covered in lower and intermediate courses. Mastery of principles will be reinforced through oral and written class drill, frequent testing, and directed composition.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3150 Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3000 Level Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'Greater than FREN 2030', FREN 2030, 2030 or 2030.

FREN 3160  Adv French through Media II  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course is a continuation of the objectives set in FREN 3150: it is designed to reinforce communicative skills in French at the advanced level through exposure to authentic written, visual, and oral documents dealing with French and Francophone cultures. The course offers a thorough review of French grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, while further developing students' media analysis skills.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150 or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3160 Placement'.

FREN 3170  Francophone Visual Cultures  (3 Credit Hours)  

Students will improve their listening comprehension of French, improve their oral performance, and gain familiarity with aspects of contemporary French society through the study of film, television, the news media, etc. Students will acquire an active knowledge of new vocabulary and develop a greater sensitivity to the distinctions between various levels of language.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150 or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3170 Placement'.

FREN 3210  Intro To Lit Analysis  (3 Credit Hours)  

The course provides students with the requisite tools of literary interpretation and analysis. By reading closely a variety of literary texts drawn from different periods and genres, students will become familiar with the fundamentals of criticism and poetics.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150, minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3000 Level Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3210 Placement', FREN 3150 or 3150.

FREN 3250  Fren Society & Inst  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to French society and the institutions that shaped it. Using periodization to define particular historical movements such as the Gallo-Roman period, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Enlightenment, revolutionary France, and the Third Republic, the course focuses on historical and architectural sites in Paris and the provinces to consider issues of French identity.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3250 Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3000 Level Placement', FREN 3150, 3150, 3150 or 3150.

FREN 3330  Spec Top Fr Lit In Trans  (3 Credit Hours)  

Subject varies with instructor. May treat a particular literary period, a genre, or a subject, e.g., fatal love in French literature.

FREN 3890  Service Learning: FREN 3150  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Service Learning FREN 3150.

FREN 3891  Service Learning: FREN 3170  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Service Learning FREN 3170.

FREN 3940  Transfer Coursework  (3 Credit Hours)  

Transfer Coursework.

FREN 4010  French Short Story  (4 Credit Hours)  

Selected stories by some of the masters of the genre: Marie de France, Bonaventure des Periers, Charles Perrault, Voltaire, Guy de Maupassant, Albert Camus. The emphasis in this course will be placed on reading comprehension, vocabulary building, and development of oral and written proficiency as well as on the application of the analytic skills learned in French 3210.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210*, 3210* or 3210*.
* May be taken concurrently.

FREN 4050  Teaching French  (3 Credit Hours)  

“Teaching French” is a seminar and practicum course providing opportunities for Teaching Assistants (TAs) and advanced undergraduates considering a career in teaching to acquire skills in teaching methodologies and strategies specific to teaching French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4060  Professional French  (3 Credit Hours)  

FREN 4060-01 is an advanced course in professional French. It is designed for French majors or for students in the 5-year combined B.A. and M.A. program in French. Prerequisite: FREN-3150. Course cross-registered with this course: FREN-6060-01.To gain further professional experience, students at the 6000 level have the possibility to undertake an optional 60-hour, 3-credit internship (FREN-6560-01) with a local French or French-related company.

FREN 4080  French Around the World  (3 Credit Hours)  

A linguistic survey of the Francophone world, with particular focus on French outside of France. The course begins with a historical look at the spread of French within and beyond Europe, then examines in turn the major French-speaking populations of Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. While linguistic variation in each region will be considered, the main emphasis will be on sociolinguistic issues such as bilingualism and language contact, language politics and planning, linguistic insecurity, and language in education. Option for the major and minor in French.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 4000 Level Placement' or FREN 4010.

FREN 4100  French In Louisiana  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to the French-related language varieties spoken in Louisiana: Cajun, Creole and Colonial French. Examines the history of their implantation and development in Louisiana, their basic structural features, and the main sociolinguistic issues surrounding their use. Attention will also be given to language planning measures currently being taken to revitalize the French language in the state.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4110  Fld Res on French in LA  (3 Credit Hours)  

Students will interview and record speakers of Cajun, Creole, and Colonial French in various parts of Louisiana. Working individually and in groups, they will then transcribe the recordings for purposes of linguistic description and analysis.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3140.

FREN 4160  Translation Thry & Prac  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course will provide students with the tools to translate a variety of types of texts (mostly literary, but also legal, journalistic, commercial, etc.) and to introduce them to translation theory as it relates to the problem of translating cultural difference and to the issues of originality, authorship, and the ownership of the text. Students will translate from French to English as well as from English to French. Course taught principally in English. Reading knowledge of French required.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4180  French Poetry  (3 Credit Hours)  

Develop literacy in poetic genres, historical movements, figurative language, and interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4210  History of French Language  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course traces the history of the development of the French language from Latin into francien of the 12th and 13th centuries. It also serves as an introduction to Old French (francien). 

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150.

FREN 4220  Medieval Frn Literature  (3 Credit Hours)  

Readings in modern translation of such works as La Chanson de Roland, the lais of Marie de France, Chrétien de Troyes' Lancelot, Béroul's Tristan, Aucassin et Nicolette and the poetry of François Villon.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4320  Renaissance Literature  (3 Credit Hours)  

A survey of representative works of outstanding authors of the period: Marot, Rabelais, Ronsard, Du Bellay, Montaigne, and D'Aubigné. Both poetry and prose will be studied against the backdrop of the history and civilization of the Renaissance in France.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4410  17th Century French Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

Currents of French Classicism, with particular emphasis on Moralists and aesthetics. Authors include Boileau, Descartes, Pascal, La Bruyère, La Fontaine, and La Rochefoucauld.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4420  17th Century Drama  (3 Credit Hours)  

Corneille, Molière, Racine. Utilizes videos of Comédie-Française performances. Development of critical sense through discussion.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4510  Topics In 18th Cent Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

Advanced study of 18th-century literature and culture focusing on a specific theme, genre, or problematic. In addition to addressing a specific theme or area of study, this course offers fairly broad coverage of the canonical works of the period. A writing practicum is available in conjunction with this course. Taught in French unless otherwise noted in the Schedule of Classes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4520  Eighteenth-Century Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to the Enlightenment through readings in the experimental genres developed in the 18th century. Authors include Marivaux, Prévost, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot, and Beaumarchais.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 4010.

FREN 4560  Internship  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR.

FREN 4570  Internship  (1-6 Credit Hours)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR.

FREN 4620  19th Century Novel  (3 Credit Hours)  

Representative novels of such authors as Chateaubriand, Constant, Stael, Stendhal, Balzac, Sand, Hugo, Nerval, Flaubert, the Goncourt, Zola.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 4000 Level Placement' or FREN 4010.

FREN 4720  20th Century French Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

An exploration of the prose and poetic inventions of the 20th century, read within the contexts of contemporary literary and art movements (modernisms surrealisms, formalisms), political and social history, and French post-structuralist theory.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 4010.

FREN 4740  20th Century Drama  (3 Credit Hours)  

An exploration of French theater writing and practice from the turn-of-the-century avant-garde through the new theater forms invented across the century, including the so-called Theater of the Absurd, film scenarios, and post-modern. Readings include works by Jarry, Artaud, Cocteau, Sartre, Ionesco, Beckett, Genet, Duras, and Cixous.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4750  The Avant-Garde  (3 Credit Hours)  

The history and theory of the avant-garde, from the movements of the early 20th century to today. We will explore the art, performances, poetics and manifestos of the so-called "historic" avant-gardes of a century ago, including the well-known antics of Dada (Zurich and Paris), Surrealist practices based first in Paris and eventually all over the world, Italian Futurism, visual arts and cinema (Cubism, etc.) and the London-based groups of writers working in Imagism and Vorticism.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4800  Survey of Francophone Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

A lecture and discussion course on the historical and aesthetic evolution of the Francophone literature of Africa, the Maghreb, and the Caribbean. The creative works will be explored in the socio-political framework of colonization and decolonization as well as in terms of their own intrinsic qualities.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4810  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special Topics in French. Note:  A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.

FREN 4811  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special Topics in French

FREN 4820  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in French

FREN 4840  Phil Francoph Litr Pol  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course examines the role of the imagination in the constitution and renewal of institutions as those modalities of institutions are represented in Francophone literature and in postcolonial politics. The course draws on literary, philosophical, and political texts.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210, 3210 or 3210.

FREN 4890  Service Learning: FREN 4110  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Service Learning for FREN 4110

FREN 4891  Service Learning: FREN 4050  (1 Credit Hour)  

Service Learning for 4050.

FREN 4910  Independent Study FREN Ling  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

Subject varies with instructor. Principally reading and research.

FREN 4920  Independent Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

Subject varies with instructor. Principally reading and research.

FREN 4990  Honors Thesis  (3 Credit Hours)  

Honors Thesis

FREN 5000  Honors Thesis  (4 Credit Hours)  

Honors Thesis.

FREN 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Semester abroad.

FREN 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Junior year abroad.

FREN 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Junior year abroad.

FREN 5940  Transfer Coursework  (0-4 Credit Hours)  

Transfer Coursework.

FREN 5950  Senior Seminar  (3,4 Credit Hours)  

Content is consistently broad in scope and either thematic or generic in orientation, e.g., theme of the quest from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; the evolution of genre, i.e., the lyric poem, from its medieval beginnings to the present. Offered each fall. Required for the major.

FREN 5990  French For Reading Knowl  (0 Credit Hours)  

French for Reading Knowledge.

FREN 6010  Graduate Writing Workshop  (3 Credit Hours)  

This 3-credit course helps students enrolled in the graduate program of the Department of French and Italian sharpen their skills in academic writing by studying the argumentation and style of French- and English-language critical texts, independently developing an article-length scholarly work of publishable quality for a specific journal, and workshopping drafts of this project.

FREN 6050  Teaching French  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4050 for course description.

FREN 6060  Professional French  (3 Credit Hours)  

FREN 6060-01 is an advanced course in Professional French. It is designed for French majors or for students in the 5-year combined B.A. and M.A. program in French. Prerequisites: FREN 4010.

FREN 6070  Survey of French Linguistics  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course introduces students to the field of linguistics as applied to French. Taking a broad approach, we will examine the major structural components of the language—phonological, morphosyntactic, and lexical—as well as sociolinguistic matters such as variation in the language (based on region, social group, style, or other factors), French speakers’ attitudes towards their language, and the question of a linguistic norm in French. No prior study of linguistics is required for this course.

FREN 6085  Pidgins and Creoles  (3 Credit Hours)  

An overview of the world's pidgin and creole languages and a survey of the theories of their origins.

FREN 6100  French In Louisiana  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4100 for course description.

FREN 6110  Fld Res on French in LA  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4110 for course description.

FREN 6150  Intro. Critical Theory  (3 Credit Hours)  

Exploration of some of the principal linguistic, anthropological, psychoanalytic, philosophical, and sociological currents informing recent approaches of literature and culture.

FREN 6160  Translation Thry & Prac  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4160 for course description.

FREN 6180  French Poetry  (3 Credit Hours)  

Develop literacy in poetic genres, historical movements. figurative language, and interpretation. In French.

FREN 6210  History of French Language  (3 Credit Hours)  

The development of Latin into French and subsequent evolution of the latter through the Old French period.

FREN 6220  Medieval French Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4220 for course description.

FREN 6310  Renaiss Poetry & Drama  (3 Credit Hours)  

Careful analysis of the works of the major poets: Marot, the Ecole Lyonnaise, the Pléiade, and D'Aubigny. Special attention is devoted to lyric poetry and to the defense of the French language as a viable literary medium. Special attention is given to poetic violence as experienced in desire, national conquest, and religious strife, so that verse is defined in tension with poetic form. The course privileges Renaissance sonnets, while also including the genres of elegy, dizain, epic, epigrams and political satire.

FREN 6320  Renaissance Prose  (3 Credit Hours)  

See French 4320 for description.

FREN 6410  17th Cent French Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4410 for description.

FREN 6510  Topics In 18th Cent Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4510 for course description.

FREN 6520  Eighteenth-Century Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4520 for course description.

FREN 6610  19th Century Prose I  (3 Credit Hours)  

Prose writers of the first half of the 19th century.  Emphasis on the social and political context of post-revolutionary France, theories of fiction and the concurrent rise of the novel, history, and autobiography. 

FREN 6620  19th Century Prose II  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4620 for course description.

FREN 6630  19th Century Poetry  (3 Credit Hours)  

Romantic, Parnassian, and Symbolist movements, with emphasis on Lamartine, Hugo, Musset, Vigny, Gautier, Heredia, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, and Laforgue.

FREN 6650  Romanticism  (3,3 Credit Hours)  

Study of the Romantic Movement and authors such as Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Stael, Chateaubriand, Desbordes-Valmore, Laurantine, Balzac, Tristan, and Sand.

FREN 6720  20th Century French Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4720 for course description.

FREN 6750  The Avant-Garde  (3 Credit Hours)  

The history and theory of the avant-garde, from the movements of the early 20th century to today. We will explore the art, performances, poetics and manifestos of the so-called "historic" avant-gardes of a century ago, including the well-known antics of Dada (Zurich and Paris), Surrealist practices based first in Paris and eventually all over the world, Italian Futurism, visual arts and cinema (Cubism, etc.) and the London-based groups of writers working in Imagism and Vorticism.

FREN 6800  Survey Francophone Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

See FREN 4800 for course description.

FREN 6810  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in French.

FREN 6811  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in French.

FREN 6812  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in French.

FREN 6820  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in French.

FREN 6860  Francoph Art Litr & Pol  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course examines the status of representation in three fields: art, literature, and politics. We will consider the relation of those three fields by reading selected essays of Adorno, Bourdieu, Bachelard, Foucault and Walter Benjamin as well as representative Francophone novels.

FREN 6890  Service Learning: FREN 6160  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Service Learning for FREN 6160.

FREN 6910  Independent Study FREN Ling  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

Subject varies with instructor. Principally reading and research.

FREN 6920  Independent Study FREN Lit  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

Subject varies with instructor. Primarily reading and research.

FREN 7230  Studies in the Middle Ages  (3 Credit Hours)  

Studies in the Middle Ages.

FREN 7370  16th Century Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

16th Century Studies.

FREN 7510  18th Century Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

18th Century Studies.

FREN 7670  19th Century Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

19th Century Studies.

FREN 7770  20th Cent French Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

20th Century French Literature.

FREN 7800  Topics Francophone Lit  (3 Credit Hours)  

Topics in Francophone Literature.

FREN 9980  Masters Research  (0 Credit Hours)  

Masters Research

FREN 9990  Dissertation Research  (0 Credit Hours)  

Dissertation Research