One hundred-level courses focus on language proficiency in cultural context. Two hundred-level courses consolidate language skills while beginning a more systematic study of French literatures and civilizations. A year or semester in France provides direct experience in the French culture. Three hundred-level courses focus on specific topics in literature, civilization, and cultural studies.

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101

Discovering French (Elementary level I) (I; 4, 0)

Beginning language skills. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; elementary grammar; and introduction to French civilization. Prerequisite: no more than two years of secondary school French or permission of the instructor.

102

Exploring French (Elementary level II) (I and II; 4, 0)

Continuation of language skills. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; grammar; readings in literature and civilization. Prerequisite: FREN 101 or one year of secondary school French.

103

Building Proficiency in French (Intermediate level I) (I and II; 4, 0)

A review of basic grammar emphasizing all four language skills and culture. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent (three years of secondary school French).

104

Communicating in Context (Intermediate level II) (I and II; 4, 0)

Continuing review of basic grammar emphasizing all four language skills and culture. Prerequisite: FREN 103 or four years of secondary school French.

150

ĽEcriture fantastique (I and II; 3, 0)

Application of major linguistic functions and acquisition of skills essential for 200-level courses through a series of contextualized writing assignments. Prerequisite: FREN 104 or five years of secondary school French.

201

202. Intermediate French Conversation I and II (I and II; R; 2, 0) Half courses.

Not open to students who have studied in France or other French-speaking countries. Concentration on development of speaking skill. Conducted entirely in French by native speaker. Intended for students enrolled in 200-level courses. Prerequisite: FREN 104 or FREN 150 or equivalent. (Cannot be applied toward the French major or minor)

230

French Literature I (I; 3, 0)

Introduction to French literature from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Provides an introduction to literary history and to methods of critical reading. A comprehensive survey. Prerequisite: FREN 150.

231

French Literature II (II; 3, 0)

Introduction to history of French literature of the 19th century to the present and to methods of literary analysis. Prerequisite: FREN 150.

236

Topics in Francophone Literature and Culture (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Study of the literature, language, geography, history, music, and film of a particular Francophone region (French Caribbean, Quebec, West Africa, Maghreb, etc.). Prerequisite: FREN 150.

255

Introduction to French Cinema (I or II; 3, 0)

Introduction to French cinema from a cultural and historical perspective. Students will familiarize themselves with major cinematic movements and with methods of critical reading. The course also includes discussions of the relationships between film, literature, and other visual arts. Prerequisite: FREN 150.

270

La France actuelle (I or II; 3, 0)

Introduction to contemporary France from historical, sociological, anthropological, and symbolic perspectives. The study of French attitudes, lifestyles, conceptions of society, social and political structures, and of France and French in a post-colonial context. Prerequisite: FREN 150.

271

La France artistique (I or II; 3, 0)

Introduction to French music, literature, and fine arts from the Middle Ages to the present. Focus on selected artists, writers, and musicians from each period. Provides a comprehensive survey. Prerequisite: FREN 150.

275

French Economy and Business Culture (II; 3, 2)

In-depth study of the language, culture, politics, and economic climate of business in France. Preparation for further study of management and internships in France. Prerequisite: FREN 150.

295

Topics in French Studies (I or II) Half to full course.

Topics vary but permit study of one or several subjects in French or Francophone literature, culture, and civilization. Prerequisites: FREN 150 and permission of the instructor.

301

302. Advanced French Conversation I and II (I and II; 2, 0) Half courses.

Advanced conversation for students who have studied in France or other French-speaking countries. Conducted entirely in French by native speaker. May not be taken by native speakers of French. (Cannot be applied toward the French major or minor)

322

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (I or II; 3, 0)

Examination of the literature of the medieval and Renaissance periods emphasizing the analysis of themes, ideas, and styles as well as cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisite: FREN 230 or permission of the instructor.

324

Seventeenth-Century Studies (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Topics deal with aspects of Louis XIV's classical aesthetic. Examination and analysis of its literary, artistic, and cultural manifestations, its socio-political and philosophical underpinnings, and its counter-culture: the salon tradition. Prerequisite: FREN 230 or permission of the instructor.

325

Eighteenth-Century Studies (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Topics vary, but deal with aspects of the literary, artistic, and intellectual manifestations of the decline of the Ancient Regime and the liberation of thought initiated by the pre-Revolutionary philosophies. Prerequisite: FREN 230 or permission of the instructor.

326

Nineteenth-Century Studies (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Topics vary, but inevitably focus on the interaction of Romantic imagination and Realist observation that characterizes the 19th century in France. Prerequisite: FREN 231 or permission of the instructor.

327

Twentieth-Century Studies (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Topics vary and could focus on a period, a genre, a group of writers, or a theme from the 20th or 21st century. Prerequisite: FREN 231 or permission of the instructor.

330

Topics in Literature (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Advanced study of themes or topics in French or Francophone literature. Prerequisite: FREN 230, FREN 231 or permission of the instructor.

336

Francophone Africa (AI or AII; 3, 0)

Study of literature, film, politics, and society of Francophone Africa. Prerequisite: FREN 230, FREN 231, FREN 235, FREN 236, FREN 270, or FREN 271.

370

Topics in Civilization (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Advanced study in themes, topics, or periods in French or Francophone history or civilization. Prerequisite: FREN 270 or permission of the instructor.

371

Topics in the Arts (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Advanced study in themes, topics, or periods of French art history. Prerequisite: FREN 271 or permission of the instructor.

390

Independent Study (I and II; R) Half to full course.

Subject to be selected by student in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

395

Seminar in French Studies (I and II; R; 3, 0)

Topics vary, but permit detailed study of any one of innumerable subjects in French literature and civilization. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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