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Courses in French

Please Note: Not all courses are taught every year. Please see the published class schedule for a listing of courses and sections available in any given term, or consult the annual list of upper-division courses in French.

Course numbers ending in 99, 40X, 50X, as well as numbers 410 and 510 designate variable content courses that are occasional offerings. Please see the course schedule for the current term's offerings.

You can also view the official and complete course descriptions in the University Bulletin under the section of "Foreign Languages and Literatures".

 


Fr 101, 102, 103 First-year French (4, 4, 4)
An introduction to elementary French. Emphasis on listening comprehension and oral practice, including the elements of grammar, vocabulary building, and elementary readings.

Fr 105 French Film (1)
Initiation to French culture and listening skills through short lectures in English and feature-length film screenings in French (with English subtitles). Cannot be taken simultaneously with Fr 305).

Fr 199 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Fr 201, 202, 203 Second-year French (4, 4, 4)
Intensive review of basic materials introduced in First-year French and further development of communication skills.

Fr 299 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Fr 301, 302, 303 Third-year French (4, 4, 4)
Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and a review of grammar through study of appropriate texts, conversation, activities, and written assignments. Recommended prerequisite: Fr 203.

Fr 305 Topics in French Film (4)
Focus on conversation and writing skills through viewing and discussion of films. Topics may include: the history of French and Francophone cinema: the history of France through film.
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 203 and 4 credits of 300-level French.

Fr 325 French Phonetics and Phonology (4)
Introduction to the sounds of French: their place and manner of articulation (phonetics) as well as how they pattern with respect to each other and as influenced by morphological and syntactic factors (phonology).
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 203.

Fr 330 Topics in Culture and Civilization (4)
The development of French life, thought, and arts of different periods, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century: for example, Pre-Revolution, Revolution through 19th century, and contemporary.
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 203. 4 credits of 300-level French strongly recommended.

Fr 335 19th Century France (4)
French politics, society and their reflections in literature from the Revolution to the 3rd Republic. Main themes: ancient-regime, Revolution, French political instability, rise of their bourgeoisie, growth of working class, reflection of these themes in major literary works. Conducted in English.
Recommended prerequisite: Hst 103 or Unst 226.

Fr 340 Fundamentals of French Literary Studies (4)
An introduction to the study of French literature. Lectures and discussion on French prosody, genres, fundamentals of literary analysis, and criticism. To be taken concurrently with, or prior to Fr 341, 342, 343.
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 203.

Fr 341, 342, 343 Introduction to French Literature (4, 4, 4)
French Literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Poetry, theater, and prose readings from representative authors.
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 203. Fr 301 or 302 strongly recommended.

Fr 399 Special Studies /strong> (Credit to be arranged.)

Fr 401/501 Research (Credit to be arranged.)

Fr 404/504 Cooperative Education/Internship (Credit to be arranged.)

Fr 405/505 Reading and Conference (Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.

Fr 407/507 Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.

Fr 408/508 Workshop (Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.

Fr 409/509 Practicum (Credit to be arranged.)

Fr 410/510 Selected Topics (Credit to be arranged.)

Fr 411/511, 412/512 Advanced French (4, 4)
Special problems of French grammar; selected writing and reading assignments and discussion.
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 303.

Fr 414/514 Advanced French Grammar (4)
A systematic approach to the study of French grammar and syntax for majors and prospective teachers. Prerequisite: Fr 302.
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 303.

Fr 417/517 Translation (4)
Special problems of translating between French and English based on a variety of texts, both literary and non-literary.
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 303.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 419/519 Medieval French Literature (4)
Selected works of Old French literature (reading in modern French translation).Recommended prerequisites: at least 8 credits from Fr 341, 342 or 343
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 420/520 Renaissance French Literature (4)
Selected works of literature representative of the French Renaissance.Recommended prerequisites: at least 8 credits from Fr 341, 342 or 343
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 421/521 Seventeenth-century French Literature (4)
Readings from major classical writers from the era of Louis XIV.
Recommended rerequisite: at least 8 credits from Fr 341, 342 or 343.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 423/523 Eighteenth-century French literature (4)
Reading, analysis and critique of the major works written in the Age of Enlightenment. Recommended prerequisite: at least 8 credits from Fr 341, 342 or 343.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 427/527, 428/528 Nineteenth-century French Literature (4, 4)
Selected works of prose, poetry and drama from the 19th century writers. Recommended prerequisite: at least 8 credits from Fr 341, 342 or 343.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 433/533, 434/534 Twentieth-century French Literature (4, 4)
Readings in poetry, drama, and prose.
Recommended prerequisite: at least 8 credits from Fr 341, 342 or 343.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 435/535 Francophone Literature of the 20th Century (4)
Readings in 20th century literature of French expression from outside metropolitan France: i.e. Africa, Quebec, and Caribbean.
Recommended prerequisite: at least 8 credits from Fr 341, 342 or 343.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 441/541 Major Works in Translation (4)
Study of texts representative of major French authors, periods, themes or genres in translation: such topics as Classical drama, Realism, contemporary novel, Flaubert, and Camus. Readings, lectures, and discussions in English.
Recommended prerequisite: 4 credits of upper division literature.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 442/542 Medieval Works in Translation (4)
Study of texts from the French middle ages. Reading, lectures and discussions in English.
Recommended prerequisite: 4 credits of upper-division literature.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 490/590 History of the French language (4)
Study of the development of the French language in terms of phonological, morphological and syntactical changes.
Recommended prerequisite: Fr 303.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 503 Thesis (Credit to be arranged.)

Fr 551 French Poetry (4)
Study of French poetry. Analysis of form and content.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 552 French Drama (4)
Critical study of representative works of French drama.
[Not taught every year.]

Fr 553 French Prose (4)
Study of representative works of French fiction according to genre, period, theme, or authors.
[Not taught every year.]