Currently Offered Courses - Spring 2019

FR 101 - Elementary French I

Four-skill course leading toward elementary proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Online language laboratory and internet assignments required.

FR 102 - Elementary French II

Continuation of FR 101. Introduces cultural and supplementary enrichment materials; requires online laboratory sessions as in FR 101. Prerequisite: FR 101 or one year of high school French.

FR 103 - Intermediate French I

Continuation of FR 102. Introduces students to a full range of structures to complete their initial study of the grammatical system; emphasizes the development of all four skills and cultural understanding through readings and audiovisual enrichment materials. Online language laboratory and internet assignments required. Students planning to major or minor in French should take FR 133 in lieu of FR 103. Prerequisite: FR 102 or equivalent, or a placement score showing high school achievement equivalent to FR 102.

FR 104 - Intermediate French II

Continuation of FR 103. Comprehensive grammar review with emphasis on oral expression and the continued development of reading and written skills. Completion satisfies graduation requirement in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students planning to take advanced French courses should take FR 134 in lieu of FR 104. Prerequisite: FR 103 or equivalent, or a placement score showing high school achievement equivalent to FR 103.

FR 134 - Accel Intermed French II

Continuation of FR 133. Comprehensive grammar review and readings in French literature and culture preparatory for continued work at the advanced level; emphasizes all four skills and culture. Prerequisite: FR 133, or FR 103 with department approval, or three semesters of college French, or a placement score showing high school achievement equivalent to FR 103.

FR 191 - Freshman Honors Tutorial

Study of selected topics on an individually arranged basis. Open only to honors majors or to Cohn Scholars and Associates. May be repeated one time. Prerequisite: Consent of departmental honors advisor.

FR 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

Credit: 1 to 5 hours. May be repeated.

FR 205 - Oral French

Developing oral facility and aural comprehension, focusing on everyday events. Prerequisite: FR 104 or FR 134 or equivalent.

FR 207 - Writing and Grammar Workshop

Practice-intensive grammar review and vocabulary-building, with an emphasis on strategies to improve accuracy of, and expressivity in, speaking and writing in French. Grammar textbook supplemented with readings and materials from French and Francophone culture (articles, social media, literary works, films). Prerequisite: Four years of high school French or equivalent, or FR 134 or, with departmental approval, FR 104.

FR 211 - Introduction to Literary Studies

Introduction to concepts of modernity and questions of representation, through French texts from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Analysis of diverse literary forms (poems, plays, narratives), and use of resources for literary, historical and cultural research. Strengthening of reading, writing and speaking skills in French through research projects, writing assignments and revisions, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: FR 207 or equivalent.

FR 212 - Introduction to Cultural Analysis: French Identities

Introduction to concepts of and debates on French national identity. Materials are drawn from a multiplicity of media and from many spheres of modern life in France: political, artistic, the everyday, etc. Identification of major resources for the study of culture and analysis of diverse cultural texts. Strengthening of reading, writing and speaking skills in French through a wide range of exercises and projects. Prerequisite: FR 207.

FR 213 - French Phonetics

Practical introduction to French phonetics, stressing pronunciation. Prerequisite: FR 104 or FR 134 or equivalent.

FR 299 - Study Abroad

Lectures, seminars, and practical work in French language, literature, civilization, and in other academic areas appropriate to the student's course of study. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 18 hours; may be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 36 hours; may be repeated in a summer session to a maximum of 8 hours; maximum of 34 hours per academic year. Prerequisite: FR 205; 2.75 overall average; 3.0 average in French courses.

FR 311 - Narrative Literature

Reading and interpretation of selected French novels and short narratives from all periods. History and analysis of narrative literature as a genre. Topics will vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: FR 207, FR 211, and FR 212; or equivalents.

FR 335 - French Cultural History to 1789

Survey of French cultural history from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Taught in French. Credit is not given for FR 335 and FR 435. Prerequisite: FR 211 and FR 212.

FR 385 - Politics of the European Union

Same as EURO 385, GER 385, and PS 385. See PS 385.

FR 389 - French & Comparative Cinema II

The art, techniques, sociology, politcis of French cinema in the context of French culture, world history, and general film development from approximately 1950 to the present. Selected trends studied through films from several countries with stress on major French filmmakers such as Clouzot, Bresson, Chabrol, Resnais, Godard, Truffaut, Varda, Marker, Rohmer, Beineix, Kassovitz, and Assayas. Knowledge of French not required. Same as CWL 389, HUM 389, and MACS 383. Prerequisite: One college-level Media or Media and Cinema Studies course or consent of instructor.

FR 390 - Indiv Study Major Tutorial

Tutorial taken by students during two of their last four terms of undergraduate study. Students read the works on a departmental reading list with the guidance of a tutor. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: FR 205, FR 207, or equivalent; a declared major in French; junior standing.

FR 418 - Language & Minorities in Europe

Introduction to political, judicial, linguistic, and cultural issues concerning indigenous and migrant/immigrant languages in the countries of the European Union. Focuses on political and judicial issues, such as legal aspects of bilingual education and minority language use, as well as linguistic and cultural aspects, such as assimilation, language-mixing, and language change. Taught in English. Same as EURO 418, GER 418, ITAL 418, LING 418, PS 418, SLAV 418, and SPAN 418. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

FR 460 - Principles of Language Testing

Same as EIL 460, EPSY 487, GER 460, ITAL 460, PORT 460, SLS 460, and SPAN 460. See EIL 460.

FR 462 - Introduction to Romance Linguistics

Same as ITAL 435, LING 462, PORT 435, RMLG 435, and SPAN 435. See SPAN 435.

FR 481 - Theoretical Foundations of SLA

Same as GER 489, ITAL 489, LING 489, PORT 489, and SPAN 489. See LING 489.

FR 492 - Senior Thesis

For candidates for honors in French and for other seniors. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

FR 501 - Reading French Grads

Grammar, vocabulary, and general and special reading; designed for graduate students desiring help in preparing for the French reading requirements for the Ph.D. Credit is not given toward a graduate degree. Prerequisite: FR 500, or FR 101 and FR 102, or equivalent.

FR 578 - Seminar 20thC French Lit

Discussion and research on a specialized topic in twentieth-century French literature. See Schedule for current topic. Same as CWL 578. May be repeated.

FR 579 - Seminar in French Literature

Discussion and research on a specialized area in French literature. See Schedule for current topic. May be repeated.

FR 588 - Sem Second Lang Learn

Same as EALC 588, GER 588, ITAL 588, LING 588, PORT 588, and SPAN 588. See SPAN 588.

FR 591 - Individual Topics

Prerequisite: Graduate standing with a major or minor in French.

FR 599 - Thesis Research

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.