French (FREN)

French (FREN)

FREN 0100  France Summer Program, Paris  (0)  

France Summer Program, Paris.

FREN 1010  Elementary French I  (4)  

An introduction to the five skills of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural understanding. This course should be taken before FREN 1020, and according to the French placement guidelines: https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/french-italian/academics/undergrad/french/placement

FREN 1020  Elementary French II  (4)  

A continuation of the objectives presented in French I. This course should be taken after FREN 1010 and before FREN 2030, and according to the French placement guidelines: https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/french-italian/academics/undergrad/french/placement

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

FREN 1290  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 1890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 1891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 1940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 1000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 2030  Intermediate French  (4)  

Intermediate French language with emphasis on reading, conversation, and composition. This course should be taken after FREN 1020 and before FREN 3150, and according to the French placement guidelines: https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/french-italian/academics/undergrad/french/placement

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

FREN 2130  Intermediate French Conversation  (2)  

Intermediate French conversation.

FREN 2390  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 2890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Corequisite(s): FREN 2030.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 2940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 2000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 2990  Foreign Language Exemption  (0)  

Foreign Language Exemption.

FREN 3010  Topics French Cultr Stud  (3)  

Topics in French Cultural Studies. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 3011  Topics French Cultr Stud  (3)  

Topics in French Cultural Studies.

FREN 3030  French and/or Francophone Women Writers in Translation  (3)  

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 and Caribbean Literature  (3)  

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)  

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)  

Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills at an advanced level will be developed toward the 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'.

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

FREN 3110  French Cinema  (3)  

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 3120  Paris, City of Immigrants  (3)  

Paris is often thought of as the quintessentially French city, the epicenter of government and culture in the highly centralized nation that is France. As a common French saying has it, "Paris, c'est la France" - "Paris is France." Yet for generations the face of Paris has been shaped not just by the French of the Hexagon, but by diverse groups of immigrants, ranging from East European emigres to inhabitants of France's former colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Indeed, immigration has made Paris so cosmopolitan that we might ask to what degree it truly embodies "Frenchness" today. Through course readings, lectures, and visits to key Parisian sites such as the Museum of the History of Immigration and immigrant neighborhoods such as Belleville and la Goutte d'Or, we will examine the most important waves of immigration to Paris and how they have helped to make the city what it is today.

FREN 3140  French Phonetics  (3)  

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 or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3000 Level Placement'.

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

FREN 3150  Advanced French Through Media I  (3)  

This course 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 introducing students to media analysis. This course should be taken after FREN 2030, and according to the French placement guidelines: https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/french-italian/academics/undergrad/french/placement

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' or FREN 2030.

FREN 3160  Advanced French Through Media II  (3)  

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 3150 may be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150* or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3160 Placement'.
* May be taken concurrently.

FREN 3170  Francophone Visual Cultures  (3)  

This course offers students the tools to analyze Francophone visual cultures. Students will explore various forms such as art, cinema, photography, comics, social media, and performance (theater, dance, music). Prerequisite(s): FREN 3160 or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3170 Placement.' FREN 3170 may be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3160* or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3170 Placement'.
* May be taken concurrently.

FREN 3210  Introduction to Literary Interpretation and Analysis  (3)  

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 3160 or minimum score of PASS 'FREN 3210 Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3160, minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3000 Level Placement' or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3210 Placement'.

FREN 3250  French Society and The Institutions  (3)  

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): FREN 3160 or minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3250 Placement'

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 3250 Placement' or FREN 3160.

FREN 3330  Special Topics in French Literature in Translation  (3)  

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  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Corequisite(s): FREN 3150.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 3891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 3940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 3000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4010  French Short Story  (4)  

Selected stories by significant authors 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

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4050  Teaching French  (3)  

“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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4060  Professional French  (3)  

This course 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. To gain further professional experience, students at the 6000 level have the possibility to undertake an optional 60-hour, 3-credit internship (FREN 6560) with a local French or French-related company. Prerequisite: FREN 3150.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150.

FREN 4080  French Around the World  (3)  

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.

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

FREN 4100  French In Louisiana  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4110  Field Research on French in Louisiana  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3140.

FREN 4160  Translation Theory & Practice  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4180  French Poetry  (3)  

Develop literacy in poetic genres, historical movements, figurative language, and interpretation. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4210  History of French Language  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3150.

FREN 4220  Medieval French Literature  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4320  Renaissance Literature  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4410  17th-Century French Literature  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4420  17th-Century Drama  (3)  

Corneille, Molière, Racine. Utilizes videos of Comédie-Française performances. Development of critical sense through discussion. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4510  Topics In 18th-Century Literature  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4520  18th-Century Literature  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 4010.

FREN 4560  Internship  (1-3)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4570  Internship  (1-6)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4620  19th-Century Novel  (3)  

Representative novels of such authors as Chateaubriand, Constant, Stael, Stendhal, Balzac, Sand, Hugo, Nerval, Flaubert, the Goncourt brothers, Zola. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'FREN 4000 Level Placement' or FREN 4010.

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


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4720  20th-Century French Literature  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 4010.

FREN 4740  20th-Century Drama  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4750  The Avant-Garde  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4800  Survey of Francophone Literature  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4810  Special Topics  (3)  

Special Topics in French. Note: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4811  Special Topics  (3)  

Special Topics in French

FREN 4820  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in French. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4840  Philosophy, Francophone Literature, and Politics: Imagination and Institutions  (3)  

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.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3210.

FREN 4850  Morocco in Film and Literature  (3)  

In this course, we will read texts and discuss films that stage questions of relations between North Africa, Africa, the Middle East and US/Europe; colonial and post-independence art, migration and exile; evolving Islam; Jewish and Berber minority identities; circulation and dislocation in contemporary global and local cultures. While we will be reading, screening, and discussing in English, your competence in Arabic, French, Spanish, Hebrew or Berber can be helpful as you research your midterm and final papers for the course. We will be paying attention to the history and theory of literature and film as well as the specificity of the examples from Morocco. Films and readings are often paired in order to cover the politics, social and artistic movements and events of historical periods, as well as of contemporary cultural production.

FREN 4890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4910  Independent Study FREN Ling  (1-3)  

Subject varies with instructor. Principally reading and research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4920  Independent Studies  (3)  

Subject varies with instructor. Principally reading and research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 4990  Honors Thesis  (3)  

Honors Thesis

FREN 5000  Honors Thesis  (4)  

Honors Thesis.

FREN 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Junior year abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Junior year abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 5940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 5000 level. Departmental approval required.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 5950  Senior Seminar  (3,4)  

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. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 5990  French for Reading Knowledge  (0)  

French for Reading Knowledge.

FREN 6010  Graduate Writing Workshop  (3)  

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)  

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.

FREN 6060  Professional French  (3)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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.

FREN 6110  Field Research on French in Louisiana  (3)  

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.

FREN 6150  Introduction to Critical Theory  (3)  

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

FREN 6160  Translation Theory and Practice  (3)  

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.

FREN 6180  French Poetry  (3)  

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

FREN 6210  History of French Language  (3)  

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

FREN 6220  Medieval French Literature  (3)  

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.

FREN 6310  Renaissance Poetry & Drama  (3)  

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 Literature  (3)  

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.

FREN 6410  17th-Century French Literature  (3)  

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

FREN 6510  Topics in 18th-Century Literature  (3)  

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.

FREN 6520  18th-Century Literature  (3)  

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.

FREN 6610  19th-Century Prose  (3)  

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 Novel  (3)  

Representative novels of such authors as Chateaubriand, Constant, Stael, Stendhal, Balzac, Sand, Hugo, Nerval, Flaubert, the Goncourt, Zola. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

FREN 6630  19th-Century Poetry  (3)  

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

FREN 6650  Romanticism  (3)  

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 Literature  (3)  

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.

FREN 6750  The Avant-Garde  (3)  

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 of Francophone Literature  (3)  

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.

FREN 6810  Special Topics  (3,4)  

Special Topics in French. Note: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 6811  Special Topics  (3)  

Special Topics in French.

FREN 6812  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in French.

FREN 6820  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in French. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

FREN 6850  Morocco in Film and Literature  (3)  

In this course, we will read texts and discuss films that stage questions of relations between North Africa, Africa. the Middle East and US/Europe; colonial and post-independence art, migration and exile; evolving Islam; Jewish and Berber minority identities; circulation and dislocation in contemporary global and local cultures. While we will be reading, screening, and discussing in English, your competence in Arabic, French, Spanish, Hebrew or Berber can be helpful as you research your midterm and final papers for the course. We will be paying attention to the history and theory of literature and film as well as the specificity of the examples from Morocco. Films and readings are often paired in order to cover the politics, social and artistic movements and events of historical periods, as well as of contemporary cultural production.

FREN 6860  Francophone Art, Literature, and Politics  (3)  

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  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 6910  Independent Study FREN Ling  (1-3)  

Subject varies with instructor. Principally reading and research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 6920  Independent Study FREN Lit  (1-3)  

Subject varies with instructor. Primarily reading and research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 7230  Studies in the Middle Ages  (3)  

Studies in the Middle Ages.

FREN 7370  16th-Century Studies  (3)  

16th-Century Studies.

FREN 7510  18th-Century Studies  (3)  

18th-Century Studies.

FREN 7670  19th-Century Studies  (3)  

19th-Century Studies.

FREN 7770  20th-Century French Literature  (3)  

20th-Century French Literature.

FREN 7800  Topics Francophone Lit  (3)  

Topics in Francophone Literature.

FREN 9980  Master's Research  (0)  

Master's Research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

FREN 9990  Dissertation Research  (0)  

Dissertation Research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99