Department of Languages & Cultures

French Courses

France

Essentials of French, oral-aural skills stressed with additional reading, writing and grammar.

  • 4 Credits

Essentials of French continued. Additional oral-aural skills practice with increased grammar, reading, and writing. Prer., FR 1010 or equivalent.

  • 4 Credits

French at the intermediate level with concentration on conversation, culture and civilization, or literature at that level. Prer., FR 1020 or its equivalency.

  • 4 Credits

An intermediate French course continuing conversational usage and cultural integration utilizing contemporary materials, newspapers, etc. Prer., FR 2110 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

The vocabulary and usage of professional French in a variety of contexts. May include applied business correspondence, marketing and accounting terminologies, other forms of professional correspondence, bureaucratic forms and contacts. Prer., FR 2120.

  • 3 Credits

Designed to review extensively the functional application of modern French. Presents a skill-development approach featuring graded compositions and oral practice based on material encountered in media and informal situations. Prer., FR 2120.

  • 3 Credits

Ongoing grammar review with practice in conversation and development of skills in composition with emphasis in oral presentations and formal compositions, including academic essays. Prer. or Coreq., FR 3000.

  • 3 Credits

Practice in conversation with emphasis on pronunciation and diction; exercises in grammar review and oral communication (using literary texts as basis). Prer., FR 2120 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

A supplemental course for the advanced student emphasizing the “Why’s and wherefore’s” of native pronunciations. Working from a solid knowledge structure of French, pronunciation work will stress the whole phrase as well as the relationship between grammar and speech. Prer., FR 3000 or 3010 or 3020 or concurrent enrollment.

  • 2 Credits

An introductory survey. Selected literary texts representing major trends in the development of French literature. Prer., FR 2120 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

An introductory survey of French literature from Neoclassicism to the present. Prer., FR 2120 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

This course in advanced French bases classroom discussion and written assignment on contemporary journals, newspaper and nonliterary writings. Prer., FR 3010 or FR 3020 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

Conversation at the advanced level on contemporary topics in French culture. Prer., FR 2120 or equivalent.

  • 1 Credit

Study of the creation of modern France from its roots in the culture of the Ancient Regime through the upheaval of Enlightenment and Revolution to the Industrial Revolution and World War I. Emphasis will be on intersections of historical schools of thought, cultural movements and institutional structures in the development of France. Taught in English. Approved for LAS Humanities area requirement. Meets with FCS 3240.

  • 3 Credits

Study of French culture and institutions as they have developed from 1870 to the present, emphasizing the relationship between changing social structures and value systems and their representation in literature, design, art and film. Taught in English. Approved for LAS Global Awareness requirement. Prer., FR 3010 or FR 3020 or equivalent if taken for French credit. Meets with FCS 3250.

  • 3 Credits

An intensive examination of linguistically defined cultures, treating particular cultural difference and issues of choice in relation to the imperial (culturally, politically or economically) culture and language. Readings will be drawn from a variety of sources ranging from historical documents and travel literature to contemporary writings (literary and others) from Francophone areas. Taught in English. Prer., FR 3010 or FR 3020 or equivalent, if taken for French credit. Taught in English. Meets with FCS 3270.

  • 3 Credits

The Language and Culture department will offer to advanced French language students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of French in settings such as schools, social support agencies, etc. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., 3000 Level French courses and departmental permission.

  • 1 Credit

The Language and Culture department will offer to advanced French language students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of French in settings such as schools, social support agencies, etc. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., 3000 Level French courses and departmental permission.

  • 1 to 3 Credits

Varying topics of current importance in literary and socio-cultural study. May be repeated once for credit if the topic is different. Prer., FR 2120 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

The evolution of French cinema from its origins to the present viewed and analyzed as cultural product, but also in terms of its history as art, commerce, technique and the intersections thereof. Considers the work of directors such as Melies, Renoir, Godard, Varda, Jeunet and Colin. Taught in English. Prer., FR 3010 or FR 3020 or concurrent enrollment if taken for French credit. Meets with FILM 4110. Taught in English.

  • 3 Credits

Independent work for undergraduates. By special arrangement with the faculty. Only for students presenting strong French preparation. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., Consent of instructor.

  • 1 to 4 Credits

Independent work for undergraduates. By special arrangement with the faculty. Only for students presenting strong French preparation. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., Consent of instructor and department chair.

  • 1 to 4 Credits

Independent work for graduate students only, by special arrangement with the faculty. Only for Students presenting strong French preparation. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., Consent of instructor.

  • 1 to 4 Credits
 
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