French Courses (FRE)

FRE 101 Beginning French I

Introduction to French with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Supplementary instruction in the language laboratory.

3

FRE 102 Beginning French II

Continued introduction to French with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Supplementary instruction in the language laboratory.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 101

FRE 203 Intermediate French I

Review and further study of basic French structures. Emphasis on the active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 102 or equivalent

FRE 204 Intermediate French II

Further study of basic French focusing on an introduction to French and Francophone literature. Emphasis on reading, writing, and vocabulary.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 203 or equivalent

FRE 210 Intermediate French Conversation

Designed for students who wish to improve their oral proficiency in French. Topics of current interest as presented by various French media (radio, TV, newspaper/magazine reports).

1

Prerequisites

FRE 204/FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 222 Explorations in French Literature: English Versions

The best of French literature read and discussed in English. Topics vary, each taking a broad perspective on an important theme, genre, or period.

3

FRE 232 Images of France and the Francophone World

A study in English of French and Francophone civilizations and cultures and their impact on modern Western culture. Emphasis on understanding present-day issues and evaluating stereotypical images.

3

FRE 241 Intermediate French: Culture and Business

Further study of basic French focusing on topics and vocabulary pertaining to the culture and business practices of present-day France. Emphasis on speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 203 or equivalent

FRE 301 Advanced French

An opportunity to increase proficiency in oral and written language skills while extending knowledge of French literature and contemporary French culture. A bridge to advanced work in all areas.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 311 French Conversation and Phonetics

Training in spoken French and phonetics.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 312 French Conversation and Culture

Training in spoken French in the context of French culture.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 313 Conversation in France

Intensive formal and informal training in French conversation in a living French setting. Offered only as a summer program in France.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 315 Advanced Grammar and Composition

Study of grammar and idiom. Formal and informal writing.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 323 Albert Camus: English Versions

Reading and discussion of Camus' novels, plays, and essays in English.

3

FRE 331 Culture and Civilization in France

Offered only as a summer program in France. Special emphasis on a region of France and on Paris.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 332 Introduction to French Civilization and Culture

An introduction to French civilization and culture with a primary focus on modern institutions of the Fifth Republic.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 341 Business French

French used in various types of business, with practice in writing and speaking. Readings on economic aspects of the French-speaking world.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 353 Survey of French Literature

French literature from Middle Ages through the twentieth century.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 204 or FRE 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

FRE 415 Advanced French Composition

Review of grammar and practice in informal and formal writing skills. Emphasis on the explication de texte and the dissertation littéraires.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 315 or departmental permission

FRE 453 Topics in French Literature: Ancien Régime

Advanced studies in French literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, or of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 454 Topics in Modern French Literature

Advanced studies in French literature of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, or of the twentieth century.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 455 Topics in French & Francophone Literature and Film

Advanced-level studies of a theme in French and/or Francophone literature and/or film that transcends the traditional period divisions. Taught in French.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 493 Honors Work

3–6

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

FRE 496 Directed Study in French and Francophone Civilization and Culture

Directed study and research in French and Francophone civilization and culture.

3

Prerequisites

Departmental permission required.

FRE 497 Directed Study in French Language

Directed study and research in French language.

3

Prerequisites

Departmental permission required.

FRE 498 Directed Study in French and Francophone Literature

Directed study and research in French and Francophone literature.

3

Prerequisites

Departmental permission required.

FRE 507 Teaching French through French Literature

Strategies for teaching the French language through its literature. All major genres represented.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 511 The Theory and Practice of French Translation

An exploration of the theory and practice of translation from and into French.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 315 or permission of instructor

FRE 532 French and Francophone Civilization and Culture

Study of the vast heritage of French civilization. Discovery of the historical, geographical, sociological, political, cultural, and artistic life of France and the Francophone world.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 331, FRE 332, or FRE 496, or permission of instructor

FRE 553 Topics in French Literary Movements

In-depth study of a major literary trend: mannerism, classicism, realism, naturalism, and others.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 554 Topics in French Prose Fiction

Studies in prose fiction—roman, conte, nouvelle, etc.—through a variety of critical and historical approaches, each topic focusing on one such approach.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 555 Topics in French Poetry

Studies in French poetry through a variety of critical and historical approaches.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 556 Topics in French Theatre

Studies in French theatre through a variety of critical and historical approaches.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 557 Advanced Topics in French Literature

Nontraditional perspectives on literature in the French language: thematic topics, and others.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 558 Topics in Francophone Literature

Studies in Francophone literature through a variety of aspects or genres, each topic focusing on one such aspect or genre.

3

Prerequisites

FRE 353 or departmental permission

FRE 561 The Auteur Director

Works of an individual film director. Subject differs from offering to offering.

3

Prerequisites

Permission of department

Cross Listed Courses

Same as ITA 517, SPA 561.

FRE 562 Studies in Film Genre

Technical, dramatic, social, and rhetorical dimensions of a film genre or genres. Subject differs from offering to offering.

3

Prerequisites

Permission of department

Cross Listed Courses

Same as ITA 518, SPA 562.

FRE 589 Experimental Course

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

FRE 599 Community-Based Service Learning in Francophone Studies

Field experience for French graduate students, French majors and minors, and advanced French undergraduates requiring interaction/active language use with Francophone immigrant families in the community.

3

Prerequisites

15 s.h. of course work in French at the 300 level or above; minimum 3.0 GPA (overall and in major); and permission of the instructor

 

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