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French (FREN)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1010. First Year French I. 4. Fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. (Offered both semesters)

1020. First Year French II. 4. Fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. Prerequisite: FREN 1010 or two years of high school French. (Offered both semesters)

2030. Second Year French I. 4. Emphasizes the development of communication skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) so as to help students function effectively in real-life contexts. Provides a systematic review of grammatical structures necessary for successfully communicating in French. Prerequisite: FREN 1020 or three years of high school French. (Offered both semesters)

2040. Second Year French II. 3. A course stressing the usage of the language through composition, conversation, oral presentations and grammar review. Prerequisite: FREN 2030, three years of high school French or FREN 1010, 1020 with grade of B or better. (Offered fall semester)

2130. Contemporary French Culture. 3. Designed as an introduction to contemporary French culture. It gives students an in-depth insight into contemporary French life. It also deals with issues affecting the French-speaking world in general: Quebec, Africa, New Caledonia, Switzerland, Monaco, etc. Prerequisite: FREN 1020 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester)

2140. Introduction to Reading. 3. [(none)<>CH, G] Introduction to the literature of France; analysis of major literary types and elements of criticism. Prerequisite: FREN 2030. (Offered spring semester)

3005. French Phonetics and Pronunciation. 3. Focus on the phonetic structures of French through systematic pronunciation drills and phonetic transcriptions. Varied oral activities and exercises will help develop an awareness of spoken French and improve students' pronunciation. Prerequisite: FREN 2040 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester)

3050. Third Year French I. 3. [W2<>WB] A course stressing the usage of the language through composition, conversation, oral presentations and grammar review. Prerequisite: FREN 2040 or consent of instructor. (Offered spring semester)

3060. Third Year French II. 3. [W2<>(none)] A course stressing the usage of the language through composition, conversation, oral presentations and grammar review. Prerequisite: FREN 3050 or consent of instructor. (Offered fall semester)

3070. Cinema for French Conversation. 3. Emphasizes speaking and listening comprehension through contemporary films, while providing socio-cultural competence, vocabulary acquisition and grammar review. Prerequisites: FREN 3050.

3105. Masterpieces of French Literature in Translations. 3. [C1, G1<>(none)] A study in English of representative works of French literature from the Middle Ages to the present. No credit for French majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 1020 or consent of instructor. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

3110. Contemporary French Civilization. 3. Emphasizes the institution and values of contemporary France. Deals with the major political, social, cultural and economic aspects of today's France. Will be taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 3050 or consent of instructor.

3990. Independent Study. 1-4 (Max. 4). Books or periodicals of special interest to the student, selected in consultation with a member of the staff; independent reading and reports. Prerequisite: FREN 2030. (Offered both semesters)

4080. Studies in the French Language. 3 (Max. 6). The topics explored under this general heading include: business French, translation, history of the French language, French of the media and conversation. Dual listed with FREN 5080. Prerequisite: FREN 3060. (Offered both semesters)

4085. Studies in French Culture. 3. Multiple topic course: (a) Business French focusing on the socio-economic, linguistic and administrative aspects of doing business in French; (b) Explication de textes, providing a systematic introduction to textual analysis; taught alternately. Dual listed with FREN 5085. Prerequisite: FREN 3060.

4100. A Survey of French Literature I. 3. [G1<>(none)] A study of French Literature and civilization from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. Prerequisite: FREN 2140 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester)

4110. A Survey of French Literature II. 3.[G1<>(none)] A study of French Literature and civilization from the 19th century to the present. Prerequisite: FREN 2140 or equivalent. (Offered spring semester)

4120. Medieval French Literature. 3. [C1, G1, W3<>(none)] A survey of medieval French literature: epic, courtly poetry, Arthurian romance, theatre and the poetry of Villon. Dual listed with FREN 5120. Prerequisites: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended. (Offered every third year)

4130. Renaissance French Literature. 3. [C1<>(none)] A study of the new spirit after the Middle Ages. Authors studied: Rabelais, the poets of the Pleiade, Montaigne and others. Dual listed with FREN 5130. Prerequisite: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended. (Offered every third year)

4140. Seventeenth Century French Literature. 3. [C1, W3<>WC] A survey of representative works from the major literary genres from the formative period to classicism and its aftermath. Dual listed with FREN 5140. Prerequisites: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended. (Offered every other year)

4250 [4150]. Nineteenth Century French Literature. 3. Development of romanticism from Rousseau on with excerpts from Chateaubriand and romantic poets like Hugo and Vigny. The period of realism-naturalism focuses on novels of Flaubert and Zola, while the symbolist school of poetry is represented by Baudelaire, Verlaine and Rimbaud. Dual listed with FREN 5250. Prerequisite: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended. (Offered every other year)

4260 [4160]. Twentieth Century French Literature. 3. The era since 1900 is divided into four parts: pre-World War I, between the wars, post-World War II and the New Wave. These periods are represented by authors including Valery, Proust, Malraux, Saint-Exupery, Camus, Sartre and others. Dual listed with FREN 5260. Prerequisite: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended. (Offered every other year)

4350. Studies in French and Francophone Literatures. 3. An intensive study of a topic, period or author (pertaining to French or Francophone literature), to be selected according to interest and currency). Dual listed with FREN 5350. Prerequisites: FREN 3060; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended.

4990. Advanced Independent Study. 1-3 (Max. 6). Special projects designed to meet the needs of individual students, designed in consultation with instructor. Prerequisites: FREN 3050 and consent of instructor. (Offered both semesters)

5080. Studies in French Language. 3. (Max 9). Topics explored include: French translation, history of the French language, French of the media, and conversation. Prerequisite: FREN 3060.

5085. Studies in French Culture. 3. Multiple topic course: (a) Business French focusing on the socio-economic, linguistic and administrative aspects of doing business in French; (b) Explication de textes, providing a systematic introduction to textual analysis; taught alternately. Dual listed with FREN 4085. Prerequisite: FREN 3060.

5120. Medieval French Literature. 3. A survey of medieval French literature: Epic, courtly poetry, Arthurian romance, theatre, and the poetry of Villon. Dual listed with FREN 4120. Prerequisites: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended.

5130. Renaissance French Literature. 3. A study of the new spirit after the Middle Ages. Authors studied: Rabelais, the poets of the Pleiade, Montaigne, and others. Dual listed with FREN 4130. Prerequisites: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended.

5140. 17th Century French Literature. 3. A survey of representative works from the major literary genres from the formative period to classicism and its aftermath. Dual listed with FREN 4140. Prerequisites: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended.

5160. Graduate Readings. 1-5 (Max. 6). Prerequisite: undergraduate major or minor in the subject.

5170. Special Problems. 1-2 (Max. 6). Prerequisite: undergraduate major or minor in the subject.

5250. 19th Century French Literature. 3. Development of romanticism from Rousseau on with excerpts from Chateaubriand and romantic poets like Hugo and Vigny. The period of realism-naturalism will focus on novels each of Flaubert and Zola while the Symbolist School of poetry will be represented by Baudelaire, Verlaine and Rimbaud. Dual listed with FREN 4250. Prerequisites: FREN 2050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended.

5260. 20th Century French Literature. 3. The era since 1900 is divided into 4 parts: Pre-World War I, between the wars, post-World War II and the New Wave. These periods are represented by such authors as Valery, Proust, Malraux, Saint-Exupery, Camus, Sartre and others. Dual listed with FREN 4260. Prerequisites: FREN 3050; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended.

5350. Studies in French and Francophone Literatures. 3. An intensive study of a topic, period or author (pertaining to French or Francophone literature, to be selected according to interest and currency). Dual listed with FREN 4350. Prerequisites: FREN 3060; FREN 4100 and 4110 strongly recommended.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1 - 3 (Max 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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