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Undergraduate Courses

The French language and French-speaking cultures. Open only to students who have fewer than two units of high school French. Emphasis is on conversational skills with attention to reading, writing, and listening comprehension. 
A continuation of Elementary French. Emphasis is on conversational skills with attention to reading, writing, and listening comprehension.  Does not count for students with credit in FREN 1110 
Accelerated course reviewing basic principles of the French language for students with some background of high school French. Does not count for students with credit in FREN 1002
Speaking, listening, reading, and writing French at the intermediate level. Pronunciation, conversation, grammar review, reading of texts and compositions. Not open to native speakers. Not open to students with credit in FREN 2001E.
Speaking, listening, reading, and writing French at the intermediate level. Pronunciation, conversation, grammar review, reading of texts and compositions. Not open to native speakers. This course will be taught 95% or more online. Assignments, discussions, and student works are managed online…
Continuation of the basic curriculum of Intermediate French, with an emphasis on strengthening the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills of the intermediate student. Pronunciation, conversation, grammar review, reading of texts and compositions. Not open to native speakers. Not open to…
Emphasis is on improving oral expression and developing conversational skills through social interactions, under the direction of the French Resident Language Coordinator. Given in French, in the University Language Community.
Course covers materials studied in Intermediate French. Emphasis on advanced readings and grammar review. Also prepares students to enter Culture and Communication I & II, Texts and Contexts, and Introduction to French Linguistics. Not open to native speakers. Not open to students with credit…
Issues of language diversity and linguistic identity, with a special focus on the Romance Languages spoken in the United States. This course explores the history, demographics, and structure of French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish in the United States, adopting current techniques in…
Grammar, idioms, and vocabulary; practice in translating moderately difficult technical and non-technical French. Intended to assist graduate students to satisfy reading knowledge requirement but does not carry graduate credit. Not to be used to satisfy undergraduate language requirement. Not open…
Emphasizes conversational skills, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Not open to native speakers. Not to be used to satisfy undergraduate language requirement. Open only to students with two years' study in another Romance Language.
This course will cover various cultural manifestations of French or Francophone civilization in their immediate historical context. The course will cover a significant period of history, and examine the salient cultural features of that moment. Given in English.
Selected topics in culture, civilization, language, linguistics, literature, or literary theory. Given in English. 
Sharpen skills in speaking, reading, and writing French, while building cross-cultural competence for travel, study, and work abroad. Taught in French. Not open to students with credit in FREN 3010H
Sharpen skills in speaking, reading, and writing French, while building cross cultural competence for travel, study, and work abroad. Taught in French. Not open to students with credit in FREN 3010
Refine skills in speaking, reading, and writing French, while building cross-cultural competence for travel, study, and work abroad. Taught in French. Not open to students with credit in FREN 3020H
Refine skills in speaking, reading, and writing French, while building cross-cultural competence for travel, study, and work abroad. Taught in French. Offered every year.
Discover and debate literature, media, and art from the French-speaking world while building fluency in the French language. Taught in French. Not open to students with credit in FREN 3030H, FREN 3030E
Discover and debate literature, media, and art from the French-speaking world while building fluency in the French language. Taught in French.  Not open to students with credit in FREN 3030, FREN 3030H This course will be taught 95% or more online. Lectures, discussions, assignments, and…
Discover and debate literature, media, and art from the the French-speaking world, while building fluency in the French language. Taught in French. Not open to students with credit in FREN 3030, FREN 3030E
Significant developments in French and Francophone digital arts with a focus on electronic literature and video games. Discussion will consider writers/designers and genres, literary theory, theory of media, game studies, and digital humanities. Course given in French. Nontraditional Format: This…
SPRING 2024: FREN 3080 (Gabara): La Mémoire de la Shoah en France Comment est-ce que la mémoire collective se construit à partir de souvenirs individuels? Et que fait-on quand ces souvenirs manquent? Dans ce cours, nous nous approcherons de ces questions à travers le trauma de la Shoah (en…
Explore selected themes in French and Francophone culture, history, society, politics, media, and art. Taught in French. Not open to students with credit in FREN 3080 This course will be taught 95% or more online. Lectures, discussions, assignments, and student works are managed online, according…
The field of French linguistics, emphasizing such topics as the internal and external history of French; the sounds, forms, and vocabulary of modern French; and the linguistic variation within France and the French-speaking world. Offered every year.  Students of French benefit greatly from…
French business and its environment. Topics will include the creation of a business, banking, economic geography, interviewing, letter writing, advertising, communications, import-export, politics, and the European Union. Given in French. Business students should check with their advisor for…
Students will apply their French to the professional situations in international affairs by engaging in authentic tasks that promote accountability, delegation, and division of work. In addition to familiarizing students with international affairs in francophone contexts, the course will cultivate…
Explore the literature and culture of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern France. Topics may include feudalism, Christian-Muslim relations, courtly culture, the rise of the nation-state, Renaissance humanism, absolute monarchy, colonialism, gender dynamics, art and architechture. Taught in…
Study snapshots of French culture from the centuries before and after the French Revolution to explore moments of upheaval and the forming of new intellectual, economic, aesthetic, and political enterprises. Taught in French. Fall 2022 Course description
Explore major works of French-speaking cultures from the eve of WWI to decolonization and the independence of former colonies, from Metropolitan France to the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Taught in French.
Topics in French and Francophone studies: themes, movements, problems, artistic and cultural manifestations and their relationship to literary and intellectual developments. Topics can cover individual periods or several centuries, depending on instructor. Given in French.
This is a course whose content changes each time it is taught; it is a split-level course where both undergraduates and graduate students are present. Past topics have included "Word and Image in French Literature" and "The Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century French Fiction."  
Selected topics in culture, civilization, language, linguistics, literature, or literary theory. Given in English.   Spring 2023: Dr. Rachel Gabara, "Retelling Colonization in African Fiction and Film" In her landmark Imperial Eyes, scholar Mary Louise Pratt defined the contact zone as “…
French business and its environment. Topics might include creation of a business, banking, economic geography, interviewing, letter writing, advertising, communications, import-export, politics, the European Union. Given in French. Business students should check with their advisor for prerequisites…
Introduction to various Francophone regions of the world through the study of film and literature.
Topics in French and Francophone studies; themes, movements, problems, artistic and cultural manifestations, and their relationship to literary and intellectual developments. Topics can cover individual periods or several centuries. Given in English. Not open to students with credit in FREN 4180I
SPRING 2024. Richard Neupert (FILM) teaches the class Mondays and Fridays, along with Carine Sigaud (FRENCH). There is a required Film Screening each Monday as well. Wednesdays will have a separate French discussion led by Carine Sigaud.  We cover the Lumières and the earliest films through…
Designed for students with significant experience in French, this course will provide firsthand experience working in a French business. Students will work using their language and culture skills while performing tasks in one of several organizations. In order to complete the course successfully,…
Significant developments in the language, literature, and civilization of France from the eleventh through the fifteenth centuries. Discussions will consider writers and genres, linguistic theory, popular culture, and the arts with special attention to historical, social, and political context.…
Significant developments in the language, literature, and civilization of France during the Renaissance and Reformation. Discussions will consider writers and genres, linguistic theory, popular culture, and the arts with special attention to the historical, social, and political context. Given in…
Significant developments in French and Francophone digital arts with a focus on the literary, storytelling, and poetry, including electronic literature and video games. Discussion will consider writers/designers and genres, literary theory, theory of media and game studies. Course given in French.…
Significant developments in French and Francophone digital arts with a focus on the literary, storytelling and poetry, including electronic literature and video games. Discussion will consider writers/designers and genres, literary theory, theory of media and game studies. Course given in French.…
The French sound system in theory and practice. How French sounds are formed and how they reflect social class and geographical origin. Work on pronunciation in class and the language laboratory. Given in French.
The syntax of modern French through readings in descriptive analysis and examples of literary texts to see how word order contributes to meaning. Particular emphasis on levels of style and reflections of social class. Frequent compositions required. Given in French.
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. Nontraditional Format: This…
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. Nontraditional Format: These…
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. Nontraditional Format: These…
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or…

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