Academic Catalog

French (FREN)

FREN 101  - Beginning French I  (3 Credits)  

Grammar, composition, conversation, reading, laboratory use. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this course.

FREN 102  - Beginning French II  (3 Credits)  

Grammar, composition, conversation, reading, laboratory use. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this course.

FREN 105  - Intensive Beginning French  (6 Credits)  

Grammar, composition, reading, conversation, laboratory use. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this couse for credit.

FREN 201A  - Intermediate French I  (3 Credits)  

Grammar review, reading, composition, laboratory use, oral work. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this course for credit.

FREN 202A  - Intermediate French II  (3 Credits)  

Grammar review, reading, composition, laboratory use, oral work. Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this course for credit.

FREN 205  - Intensive Intermediate French  (6 Credits)  

Students with credit for a higher level course in French may not take this couse for credit.

FREN 311  - Composition  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: FREN 202A. Advanced grammar, composition, reading, conversation.

FREN 312  - Oral Communication and Phonetics  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: FREN 202A. Oral skills, phonetics, listening comprehension, conversation. Grammar, composition, reading, conversation.

FREN 313  - Business French  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: FREN 311 or FREN 312. Especially designed for those who may be connected with businesses dealing in France or French-speaking countries.

FREN 319  - French Cinema  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: FREN 311 or FREN 312, or permission of the instructor. A study of the major movements of French cinema, including silent films, surrealism and the Avant-Garde, films of the Occupation, the new Wave, the "cinema du look," neo-realism, and films that have come to be described as postmodern and postnationalist.

FREN 326  - Introduction to Pre-Revolutionary French Literature  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: FREN 311 or 312. A chronological study of French Literature from the Medieval Period to 1789.

FREN 327  - Introduction to Post-Revolutionary French Literature  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: FREN 311 or 312. A chronological study of French Literature from 1789 to the present.

FREN 330  - Power, Conflict, and Revolution  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Two of the following courses: FREN 311, 312, 326, 327. This course examines the interrelationships of power and conflict in the creation of imbalances on the social and political stage.

FREN 331  - Representations of Good & Evil  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Two of the following courses: FREN 311, 312, 326, 327. From literature to film, Evil has consistently preoccupied cultural imagination. Equally prevalent has been the preoccupation with the Good. This course examines how the struggle between the two is rooted in religious, social, and political conflicts.

FREN 332  - Text and Image  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Two of the following courses: FREN 311, 312, 326, 327.The visual and written arts have always influenced each other in productive ways. This course investigates the ever-changing reciprocal dynamics between text and image.

FREN 333  - Travel and Cultural Relativity  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Two of the following courses: FREN 311, 312, 326, 327. Journeys, whether real or imagined, physical or emotional, contribute to one’s conception of the Self and the Other. This course examines ways in which travel expands our horizons, allowing us both to examine directly the beliefs, values, and customs of another culture, and to compare them indirectly to our own.

FREN 334  - Women and Gender in Society  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Two of the following courses: FREN 311, 312, 326, 327. This course examines women and gender roles, and the power individuals do and do not have in their personal relationships, their vocational niche in society, and in the arenas of politics and religion.

FREN 335  - Topics in French Art, Literature, and Culture  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: Two of the following courses: FREN 311, 312, 326, or 327. French and Francophone Literature and Culture. Topics will vary.

FREN 336  - French and Francophone Literature in Translation  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Two of the following courses: FREN 311, 312, 326, 327. Taught in English. Topics will vary.

FREN 411  - Stylistics  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: FREN 311 and 312. Analysis and practice of written French styles.

FREN 412  - Translation  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: FREN 311 and 312. Translation theories and techniques.

FREN 481  - Senior Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Selected topics. Required of and limited to senior majors.

FREN 491  - Individual Study   (3 Credits)  

Intensive study of one or more authors selected in consultation with instructor. By permission of the department.

FREN 492  - Individual Study   (3 Credits)  

Intensive study of one or more authors selected in consultation with instructor. By permission of the department.

FREN 499  - Internship   (1-12 Credits)  

Supervised off-campus experience, developed in consultation with the department. No credit toward major.