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FRENCH (FR)
College of Liberal Arts
Foreign Languages & Literatures
 
FR 1101 - Beginning French I (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, summer, every year)
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of French. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in French and English.



FR 1102 - Beginning French II (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1-2 yrs high school French or 1101 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of French. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in French and English.



FR 1201 - Intermediate French I (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3-4 yrs high school French or 1102 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding French, set within introduction to written French and survey of contemporary culture of French-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in French.



FR 1202 - Intermediate French II (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4 years high school french or 1201 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding French, set within introduction to written French and survey of contemporary culture of French-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in French.



FR 2301 - Advanced French (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5 years high school french or 1202 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Development of French literacy within a culturally authentic contemporary context. Emphasis on practical writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; review of key grammar. Taught in French.



FR 2315 - French Cinema (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Images of human diversity in French cinema. Films with English subtitles; class discussion in English.



FR 3031 - French Language Study Abroad I
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of French, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a French-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



FR 3032 - French Language Study Abroad II
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of French, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a French-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



FR 3040 - Language and Culture in France
(6.0 cr; Prereq-Department consent; A-F or Aud, summer, every year)
Taught on site in France. Study of French culture, both contemporary and past as it informs the present. Conducted entirely in French, and all language skills will be included and improved. Format will include seminars, discussions, field trips, and small group projects.



FR 3045 - French Culture and Civilization Study Abroad I
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of French culture and civilization, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a French-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



FR 3046 - French Culture and Civilization Study Abroad II
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of French culture and civilization, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a French-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



FR 3047 - French Culture and Civilization Abroad III
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of French culture and civilization, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a French-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



FR 3048 - French Culture and Civilization Study Abroad IV
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of French culture and civilization, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a French-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



FR 3302 - Advanced French Composition and Conversation (COMM & LAN)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with grade of C or higher; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Refines students' skills in oral and written expression after they have completed the French language sequence. Individualized work on points of syntax and semantics, set in a contemporary context, using a variety of texts and resources.



FR 3310 - Survey: Essays, Short Stories, Poetry in the French Language (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or higher or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
Selected works in three genres, written in the French language from the 15th Century to the present: essays, short stories, poetry.



FR 3591 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-2301 with C or better, instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Students develop and carry out reading and research programs in consultation with the instructor.



FR 3905 - Autobiography in French Literature and Cinema (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Selected autobiographical works in French and Francophone literature and cinema from the 16th Century to the present.



FR 4018 - Studies in Francophone Cultures and Literature (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09) (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with grade of C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
Studies literature and film from francophone (i.e. the French-speaking world) such as Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, French Indochina, Canada, and the French West Indies. Focuses on politics and aesthetics in relation to colonization, diaspora, cultural identities and m├ętissage (cultural, linguistic and ethnic blending or hybridity) as well as the creation of new existential and political spaces. The course is taught in French.



FR 4095 - Special Topics (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-FR 2301 with a C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Various topics in the language, history, literature, and culture of France and/or Francophone countries.



FR 4412 - Contemporary French Culture and Society (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with grade of C or higher or instructor consent; no Grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of contemporary social, cultural, and political issues in France and other Francophone regions. Conducted in French.



FR 4422 - 20th-Century Novel (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 or equivalent with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of representative novels. Taught in French.



FR 4472 - French Classical Literature (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 or equivalent with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Representative works of 17th-century French prose, poetry, and theatre. Taught in French.



FR 4492 - 19th-Century Novel (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of several novels by major 19th-century writers: Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, Flaubert, Zola, Maupassant). Taught in French.



 
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