Bulletin--French Discipline

FRENCH


College of Humanities
(See Foreign Languages—French in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Students must speak with a French program adviser for a placement interview before enrolling in French courses. (See also the Foreign Languages Department statement in the Academic Programs section.)

All upper division courses are conducted in French.

Undergraduate Courses

101 First Semester French (5)

Introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the French language and the basic elements of French culture. Emphasis on the acquisition of communicative skills in situational/cultural contexts.

102 Second Semester French (5)

Prerequisite: FR 101 or equivalent. Continuation of FR 101. Completion of introduction to understanding, speaking, reading and writing French and to French and Francophone culture. Emphasis on language as a communicative medium and carrier of culture.

205 French in Review (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: FR 102 or equivalent. Development of reading and writing skills in French through exercises based on readings about French culture and civilization. For students who need more written work before taking FR 215.

206 French Conversation (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: FR 102 or equivalent. The development of listening and speaking skills in French through vocabulary exercises, conversation and oral reports based on aspects of contemporary French culture. May be taken concurrently with FR 205 or FR 215.

215 Intermediate French (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: one successful year of college French or FR 205 or equivalent. Study and application of French grammatical concepts through written and oral exercises based on comparative cultural themes. May be taken concurrently with FR 206 or 216.

216 Intermediate Conversation and Reading (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: FR 215 or equivalent; may be taken concurrently. Completion of FR 206 highly recommended. Development of reading ability and oral skills. Conversation and oral reports based on literary or cultural readings.

301 French Phonetics (3)

Prerequisite: FR 101 and 102 or equivalent. A detailed study of the French sound system. Transcription of French. Applications of French pronunciation to readings in French poetry and prose. Required for French major and minors.

305 French Composition (3)

Prerequisites: FR 215 and 216 or equivalent. Extensive practice in expository writing with emphasis on form, development, and organization of the short essay including the study of style. Required for French majors and minors.

306 Advanced Conversation (3)

Prerequisites: FR 215 and 216 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with FR 305. Oral presentation and group discussions based on cultural topics. Required for French majors and minors.

325 French Linguistics (3)

Prerequisites: FR 215 and 216 or equivalent. Linguistic description of the French language, treating phonemics, morphology, and syntax. Consists of lectures on the subject and practical problems allowing student to analyze the language through linguistic methodology. Required for French majors and minors.

400 French Culture (3)

Prerequisite: FR 305 or equivalent. Background for French literature. The culture and civilization of France from its origin to 1939. Required for French majors and minors.

410 Contemporary French Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: FR 305 or equivalent. Background for French literature. The culture and civilization of France from 1939 to present.

450 Francophone Literature and/or Culture (3)

Prerequisites: FR 305 or equivalent, and FR 325 or equivalent if topic is language, translation, or stylistics. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. French or Francophone topics of special and/or current interest. May be repeated when topics vary.

460 French in North America (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: FR 305 or consent of instructor. A historical, cultural, and literary study of the French movement in North America, stressing the French-Canadian role in the development of Canada and the United States. Taught in French.

500 Introduction to Literary Texts (3)

Prerequisites: FR 301, 305, and 306, or equivalents. Completion of FR 400, or equivalent, or concurrent enrollment highly recommended. Oral and written analysis of selected texts in French, representative of the different periods of French and Francophone literature. Required for French majors and minors.

510 French Medieval and Renaissance Literature (3)

Prerequisite: FR 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. French literature from the "Chanson de Roland" to Agrippa d'Aubugne. May be repeated when topics vary.

520 French Classicism (3)

Prerequisite: FR 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. French literature from Malherbe to Boileau. May be repeated when topics vary.

530 Age of Reason (3)

Prerequisite: FR 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. French literature from Le Sage to Sade. May be repeated when topics vary.

540 Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism (3)

Prerequisite: FR 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. French literature from Chateaubriand to Zola. May be repeated when topics vary.

550 French Literature from Symbolism to Surrealism (3)

Prerequisite: FR 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. French literature from Nerval to Breton. May be repeated when topics vary.

560 French Literature from Existentialism to the Present (3)

Prerequisite: FR 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. French literature from Sartre to the present. May be repeated when topics vary.

699 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: consent of department chair and instructor. Special topics in French. Written projects requiring critical analysis and interpretation of linguistic or literary problems. Material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated for credit.

Graduate Courses

Prerequisite for each graduate course in French: admission to French program or consent of instructor.

800 Seminar in French and Francophone Language and Culture (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced study in French and/or Francophone language and culture. May be repeated when topics vary.

810 Seminar in French Literary Movements, Periods, or Genres (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced study in particular movements, periods and/or genres in French and/or Francophone literatures. May be repeated when topics vary.

820 Seminar in Individual Authors or Works (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced study of significant authors or works in French or Francophone literature. May be repeated when different authors or works are treated.

899 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: consent of the graduate major adviser and the supervising faculty member. Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the department faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition.


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