French - FR


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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101 Elementary French I
4 hours. Introduction to French language and culture. Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. For students who have not studied French or placement as determined by test score. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high- speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested.

102 Elementary French II
4 hours. Continuation of introduction to French language and culture. Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in FR 101, or the equivalent as determined by test score.

103 Intermediate French I
4 hours. Intensive practice in conversation (speaking, listening), reading, composition; vocabulary and grammar acquisition and practice. Extensive computer use required. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of a computer and internet access is required. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): FR 102; or appropriate score on the department placement test.

104 Intermediate French II
4 hours. Intensive practice in conversation (speaking, listening), reading, composition; vocabulary and grammar acquisition and practice. Extensive computer use required. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of a computer and internet access is required. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): FR 103; or appropriate score on the department placement test.

110 Intensive Elementary French
4 hours. Equivalent to FR 101 and FR 102. This accelerated course covers the first two semesters of French in one semester and is designed for students with previous experience in Spanish, French, or Italian. Credit is not given for FR 110 if the student has credit in any of the following: FR 101, FR 102, FR 103, FR 104; or has completed any 200-, 300-, 400-, or 500-level French course; or has placed into FR 103 or above. Four additional hours each week in the language laboratory. For native speakers of Spanish or students with more than two years of high school French, Spanish, or Italian. Prerequisite(s): Placement as determined by test score; or two or three years of high school French, Spanish, or Italian; or native speaker of Spanish.

191 African and Caribbean Francophone Literature in Translation
3 hours. An introduction to the Francophone literature of Africa and the Caribbean and to its historical and cultural contexts. Same as AAST 191. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

196 Totalitarianism, Writing and Cinema
3 hours. An introduction to French, Spanish, and Italian writing and films dealing with the issue of totalitarianism. Various authors are examined within a broad context of European thinking on totalitarianism. Same as ITAL 196, and SPAN 196. Taught in English. Two additional hours for viewing films (every two weeks). Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

200 Introduction to the Study of French Literature and Culture
3 hours. Techniques and methods of literary and cultural analysis in French, with emphasis on close reading and writing of critical papers. Taught in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 104; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Recommended background: A level of French equivalent to that of students having completed FR 104. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

201 Introduction to French Literature I
3 hours. Introductory survey to French literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Major works are read either in complete form or excerpts; placed in their historical/cultural contexts. Emphasis is on close readings of texts, and writing critical papers. Taught in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 104 or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Sufficient command of French to read texts and to follow the class lectures. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

202 Introduction to French Literature II
3 hours. Introductory survey to French literature from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century. Major works are read in complete form or excerpts; placed in historical/cultural contexts. Emphasis on close readings of texts, and writing critical papers. Prerequisite(s): Taught in French. FR 104 or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Sufficient command of French to read texts and to follow the class lectures. Creative Arts, and Past course.

231 Conversation and Composition I
3 hours. Development of skills in spoken and written French; conversational practice based on practical situations; advanced grammar review; free composition. Taught in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 104; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Not open to native speakers except with approval of the department.

232 Conversation and Composition II
3 hours. Continuation of FR 231. Prerequisite(s): FR 231. Not open to native speakers except with approval of the department.

296 Independent Study
1 TO 3 hours. For majors and minors in French who wish to supplement regular courses or undertake individual study projects. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

297 Paris in Literature, Film, and Culture
3 hours. Examines cultural and literary representations of Paris as well as the influence of Parisian urbanism on French cultural and literary genres and forms. Taught in English. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

298 French Literature, Drama and/or Film in Translation
3 hours. In-depth examination of a topic relevant to French literature, culture, or film, focusing on critical thinking and analysis. Previously listed as FR 198. Taught in English. Recommended Background: Successful completion of a 100-level class in the Humanities and ENGL 160 and ENGL 161. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

301 Topics in French and Francophone Literature
3 hours. Intensive study of a period, genre, or author within French or Francophone literature, with emphasis on literary analysis and critical writing. May be repeated up to 1 time(s) if topics vary. Taught in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 201 or FR 202; or consent of the instructor.

302 Topics in French and Francophone Culture
3 hours. Intensive study of French or Francophone culture within a particular period; focus on literary and/or historical texts in the context of social and intellectual movements. May be repeated up to 1 time(s) if topics vary. Taught in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 201 or FR 202 or consent of the instructor.

303 Writing in the Discipline
1 hours. Perfecting skills of written self-expression in French. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above, and approval of the department. Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in FR 301 or FR 302.

307 Performing French Theater
3 hours. Analysis, dramatic reading, and performance of scenes, acts, or an entire play in French. Focus on pronunciation, diction, fluency and performance. Taught in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 201 or FR 202 or consent of the instructor.

333 Oral and Written French I
3 hours. Advanced oral and written work in grammar, vocabulary, oral and aural comprehension; discussions, corrective exercises in composition and pronunciation. Prerequisite(s): FR 232 or consent of the instructor.

334 Oral and Written French II
3 hours. Continuation of FR 333. Prerequisite(s): FR 333 or consent of the instructor.

370 Writing and Research in the Major
1 hours. Perfecting writing and expository skills in English. Required for majors in the department. Same as ITAL 370, and SPAN 370. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and approval of the department.

375 French Abroad
0 TO 17 hours. Lectures, seminars, and practical work in French language, literature, and civilization in France. May be repeated to a maximum of 34 hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, approval of the department, FR 201 and any two from FR 202, FR 231, FR 232.

401 Reading French for Graduate Students
4 hours. Grammar, vocabulary, general and specialized reading practice; for graduate students wishing to fulfill French reading requirements for the Ph.D. Credit may not be applied toward a graduate degree. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Some prior experience with elementary French.

413 French Feminist and Gender Theory
3 OR 4 hours. An introduction to French theories of gender, including feminisms influenced by Lacanian psychoanalysis, political philosophy, and multicultural stuides. Same as GWS 413. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be used for credit in the French major only with consent of the director of undergraduate studies. Taught in English. Students who intend to use French 413 toward the major in French must complete assignments in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or FR 302; or consent of the instructor.

415 French Literature of the Middle Ages
3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to major medieval genres (epic, romance, lyric, theater, allegory), works and authors, such as le Chanson de Roland, Tristan, Chretien de Troyes, Marie de France, Villon. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or consent of the instructor.

416 Topics in Sixteenth-Century French Literature
3 OR 4 hours. Intensive analysis of Renaissance literature (Rabelais, Montaigne, Marguerite de Navarra, poetry of the Pleiade, etc.) in the cultural context of Humanism and the Reformation. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or consent of the instructor.

417 Topics in Seventeenth-Century French Literature
3 OR 4 hours. Intensive study of Baroque and Classicism, with focus on major genres: theater (Corneille, Moliere, Racine); poetry (La Fontaine); prose (Pascal, de Sevigne); novel (de Lafayette). 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or consent of the instructor.

418 Topics in Eighteenth-Century French Literature
3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to the literature and philosophy of the Enlightenment through representative authors (Rousseau, Diderot, etc.) and major genres (novel, essay, conte, theatre, etc.). 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or consent of the instructor.

419 Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature
3 OR 4 hours. Major genres and works from Romanticism to realism, naturalism, and symbolism will be studied within the context of the social, cultural and political movements of the century. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or consent of the instructor.

420 Topics in Twentieth-Century French Literature
3 OR 4 hours. Study of major literary movements (surrealism, existentialism, nouveau roman, theater of the absurd) and intensive analysis of works by major authors from Proust to Beckett. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or consent of the instructor.

422 Francophone Novel
3 OR 4 hours. Intensive analysis of a topic in Francophone literature. Scope includes Quebec, Africa, the Antilles, and French novelists outside of France. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or consent of the instructor.

433 Advanced Oral and Written French
3 OR 4 hours. Exercises in French pronunciation; oral interpretation of different texts (familiar style and formal discourse); discussion of newspapers, magazine articles; practice in critical writing. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): FR 334 or consent of the instructor.

440 Topics in French and Francophone Cinema
3 OR 4 hours. This course will examine a selection of French and Francophone films chosen around a period or theme or genre. Topics will vary. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hour. May be used for credit in the French major only with consent of the director of undergraduate studies. Taught in English. Students who intend to use French 440 toward the major in French must complete assignment in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 301 or FR 302; or consent of the instructor.

448 Foundations of Second Language Teaching
3 OR 4 hours. Provides an introduction to second language acquisition research and its implications for communicative language teaching. Emphasis is on creating activities to develop high school students' communicative abilities in speaking and listening. Same as GER 448, and SPAN 448. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor and three courses at the 200 and 300 levels.

449 Teaching Second Language Literacy and Cultural Awareness
3 OR 4 hours. Examines the nature of literacy as a reciprocal relationship between readers, writers, texts and culture. Students learn the practical and theoretical foundations of classroom teaching of second language reading and writing skills. Same as GER 449, and SPAN 449. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor and three courses at the 200 and 300 levels.

461 French Civilization I: Medieval and Renaissance
3 OR 4 hours. Interdisciplinary approach to French civilization of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance including history, literature, the beaux-arts, and philosophy. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Lectures and discussion in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 302 or consent of the instructor.

462 French Civilization II: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
3 OR 4 hours. Interdisciplinary approach to French civilization of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries including history, literature, the beaux-arts, and philosophy. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Lectures and discussion in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 302 or consent of the instructor.

463 French Civilization III: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
3 OR 4 hours. An interdisciplinary approach to French civilization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including history, literature, beaux-arts, and philosophy. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Lectures and discussion in French. Prerequisite(s): FR 302 or consent of the instructor.

464 Topics in French Civilization
3 OR 4 hours. An interdisciplinary approach to French civilization, including history, literature, beaux-arts, and philosophy. Each topic focuses on a specific period between the Middle Ages and the present. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): FR 302 or consent of the instructor.

470 Educational Practice with Seminar I
6 hours. The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the department.

471 Educational Practice with Seminar II
6 hours. The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in FR 470, and approval of the department.

494 Special Topics
3 OR 4 hours. Topics will vary from term to term and may cover such areas as literary theory or culture. Same as SPAN 494 and ITAL 494. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and approval of the department.

496 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Supervised study in an area not covered by regularly scheduled courses under the direction of a faculty member designated by the chairperson of the department. Prerequisite(s): French major with senior or graduate standing and consent of the department.

510 Seminar in Literary Studies
4 hours. Topics vary. May be repeated. Beyond 12 hours of credit earned, consent of the director of graduate studies required.

560 Seminar in Cultural Studies
4 hours. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

570 Seminar in Literary Theory and Criticism
4 hours. Theories of literary production and reception; their application to the practice of literary criticism. Specific themes and topics vary. Same as SPAN 570. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by the instructor. Taught in English.

575 French Abroad
0 TO 16 hours. Lectures, seminars and practical work in francophone literature and civilization in France. May be repeated to a maximum of 33 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Supervised study in an area not covered by regularly scheduled courses under the direction of a faculty member designated by the chairperson of the department. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in French and approval of the department.

598 Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the director of graduate studies.


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