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FREN111 Beginners' French I Course Page

Description: Designed for students with little or no previous background in French. Covers material in matriculation-level French and allows students to proceed into the study of French at the University level. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 100, or with native or near native proficiency, or with French 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries.

FREN112 Beginners' French II Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: FREN 111 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 100, or with native or near native proficiency, or with French 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries.

FREN211 Intermediate French I Course Page

Description: Spoken and written French, including grammar, composition, and literature. Prerequisite: French 30 (or equivalent) or FREN 112 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 150.

FREN212 Intermediate French II Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: FREN 211 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 150.

FREN254 Introduction to Translation Theory and Practice: French-English-French Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: FREN 297. This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.

FREN297 Advanced French I Course Page

Description: Designed to improve the student's command of French through intensive oral practice and advanced written exercises. Prerequisite: FREN 212 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 251, 252 or FRANC 165, 166, 210, 211.

FREN298 Advanced French II Course Page

Description: Emphasis on the improvement of writing and speaking skills by means of numerous compositions based on texts read and discussed in class. Prerequisite: FREN 297 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 252 or FRANC 165, 166, 210, 211.

FREN301 Introduction to French Literary Studies Course Page

Description: Tools necessary to conduct literary analyses and essay writing. Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN310 Composition, Style and Expression Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: FREN 298 or consent of Department. Not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 352.

FREN311 Mystery, Myth, and Supernatural Course Page

Description: Mythology, the supernatural, superstition as cultural and literary phenomena in the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN312 Colonialism and Postcolonialism Course Page

Description: Francophone cultural texts from a post/colonial perspective, the socio-historical contexts of their production and their importance for definitions of cultural identity. Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN313 Passions/Obsessions Course Page

Description: Two loosely connected themes that go back to the very origins of French as a language and continue to shape cultural expression in it. Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN314 Beauty/Aesthetics Course Page

Description: Addresses either a given period or a particular facet of aesthetics. Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN315 Cultural Representations of Food Course Page

Description: Functions and manifestations of the food paradigm in Francophone cinematographic and narrative texts. Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN316 Belonging (Migration and Identity) Course Page

Description: Place and community; identity, belonging, exile. Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN333 French Cultural Moments Course Page

Description: Uses the study of various intellectual and historical events to provide students with a window into the French world. Prerequisite: FREN 297 or consent of Department. Offered in La Rochelle, France only. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

FREN354 Translation: French into English Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: FREN 254 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 353. This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.

FREN371 Language and Francophone Societies Course Page

Description: Overview of the French language as it has evolved chronologically and geographically. Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN372 French Phonetics Course Page

Description: Overview of the pronunciation of Standard French. Prerequisite: FREN 298 or consent of Department.

FREN399 Special Topics Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: FREN 298.

FREN445 Contemporary Cinema in French Course Page

Description: Emphasis on the representation and evolution of society in French cinema of the last 20 years. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.

FREN454 Translation: English into French Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: FREN 354 or consent of Department. Note: This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.

FREN462 Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Literature Course Page

Description: Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.

FREN464 Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature Course Page

Description: Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.

FREN465 Caribbean Culture Course Page

Description: Colonialism, identity, diaspora and cultural diversity in French Caribbean literature, films, and music. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.

FREN467 Women Writing in French Course Page

Description: Texts written in various Francophone parts of the world from different periods. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.

FREN468 Topics in Quebec/French Canadian Literature Course Page

Description: Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.

FREN481 Topics in Folklore and Popular Culture Course Page

Description: Study of French oral, materials, and popular culture in various parts of the Francophone world. Variable content; may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225; and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316.

FREN495 Honors Thesis Course Page
No description available for this course.
FREN499 Special Topics Course Page
No description available for this course.
FREN545 Contemporary Cinema in French Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

FREN554 Translation: English into French Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

FREN564 Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

FREN565 Caribbean Culture Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

FREN567 Women Writing in French Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

FREN568 Topics in Québec/French Canadian Literature Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

FREN599 Directed Reading Course Page
No description available for this course.
FREN699 Topics in French Literature and Culture Course Page
No description available for this course.