French (FREN)

Although a complete graduate program is not currently available in French, the following courses may apply toward a master’s degree if approved in advance of enrollment by the student’s advisor, the chairperson of the department of modern and classical languages and literatures, and the dean of the Graduate School.

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

FREN 501.  French for Business   3 credit hours

Designed for French speakers at the intermediate level seeking to communicate accurately in professional situations and especially for those pursuing parallel studies in business or management. Prerequisite: FREN 324 or departmental consent.

FREN 505.  Advanced French Phonetics   3 credit hours

2 Classroom hours; 2 Lab hours. Cross-listed as LING 505A. Includes articulatory phonetics, phonemics, sound/symbol correspondences, dialectal and stylistic variations. Required for future French teachers. Prerequisite: any 200-level course or departmental consent.

FREN 515.  Major Topics in French   1-4 credit hours

Special studies in (A) language, (B) literature, (C) commercial French, (D) the language laboratory, (E) music, (F) composition, (I) problems in teaching French, (J) civilization, (L) translation, (K) conversation, and (M) phonetics. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

FREN 520.  Novel and Film   3 credit hours

Analysis and discussion of celebrated French novels together with major film versions of the same. The status of the image in relation to the works' historical and cultural contexts is the focus. Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 525.  Advanced French Conversation   3 credit hours

Designed to increase proficiency in spoken French. Assignments include oral reports, dialogs and work in the language laboratory. Prerequisite: FREN 324 or departmental consent.

FREN 526.  Advanced French Composition and Grammar   3 credit hours

Emphasizes theme writing, original compositions and detailed study of modern French grammar. Prerequisite: FREN 324 or departmental consent.

FREN 540.  French Literature in English Translation   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. Topic varies. May be used to satisfy the LAS literature requirement and may count toward a French major or minor if readings and papers are done in French.

FREN 541.  French Literature of Africa and the Caribbean in Translation   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. A study of the concept of Negritude through the works of major African and Caribbean writers. No knowledge of a foreign language is necessary. May be used to satisfy the LAS literature requirement and may count toward a French major or minor if readings and papers are done in French.

FREN 551.  French Civilization: The Middle Ages to the Restoration   3 credit hours

Emphasizes key aspects of the civilization of France as seen in its art, architecture, political structure, social evolution and intellectual traditions. Interdisciplinary course complements studies in French language and literature. Classwork and required readings are in French. Pre- or corequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 552.  Contemporary French Civilization   3 credit hours

Emphasizes the major events, themes, ideas, trends and movements in French civilization since the Revolution. Interdisciplinary course complements French language and literature courses. Classwork and readings are in French. Pre- or corequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 623.  Seminar In French   2-3 credit hours

Seminar in French literature, language or civilization. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 629.  Medieval French Literature   3 credit hours

Analysis and discussion of major French works from 900 to 1500, the literary movements to which they pertain, and the place of individual authors in the overall tradition. Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 630.  Renaissance French Literature   3 credit hours

Analyzes and discusses major French works, 1500-1600. Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 631.  17th Century French Literature   3 credit hours

Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 632.  18th Century French Literature   3 credit hours

Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 633.  19th Century French Literature   3 credit hours

Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 634.  20th Century French Literature   3 credit hours

Analyzes and discusses major works of French fiction, poetry and drama from the Belle Epoque through World War II. Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 635.  Introduction to Romance Linguistics   3 credit hours

Cross-listed as LING 635 and SPAN 635. Provides a contrastive examination of the phonology, morphology and syntax of the major contemporary Romance languages (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian). Introduces students to the sound and writing system and basic grammar of Latin, and contrasts the phonological and grammatical systems of the contemporary Romance languages (French and Spanish in particular) with those of Latin. It compares specific features of the modern Romance languages synchronically (i.e., apart from Latin) as well. Students are advised to have a solid grounding in at least one Romance language (preferably French or Spanish) and a familiarity with at least one other (French, Spanish, Latin, Italian or Portuguese). Prerequisite: departmental or instructor's consent.

FREN 636.  Contemporary French Literature   3 credit hours

Analyzes and discusses major works of French fiction, poetry and drama, 1945-present. Prerequisite: FREN 300.

FREN 726.  French Composition and Stylistics   3 credit hours

Offers background in rhetoric and stylistics as an approach to literary models, with a view to developing the creative use of style together with grammatical accuracy in writing. Practice in revision forms the basis of this course. Prerequisite: FREN 526 or departmental consent.

FREN 750.  Workshop in French   2-4 credit hours

Repeatable for credit.

FREN 815.  Special Studies in French   1-3 credit hours

Prerequisite: departmental consent. Repeatable for credit.