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Course Schedule

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 156 - Exploring Paris

Examines the role of Paris in French culture through literature, art, and film. We will consider the city of Paris from its earliest beginnings to the modern era, as a physical, social, and symbolic reality. Through literature, art, and film we will explore the ways in which Paris is at the center of French political and intellectual life. Additionally, close attention will be paid to historical and political developments and their representation. All readings are in English and the course is conducted in English.

FR 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

Credit: 1 to 5 hours. May be repeated.

FR 205 - French in Conversation

Developing speaking and listening skills, focusing on conversation about everyday topics in multiple contexts. 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 313 - Worldwide Spoken French

Advanced undergraduate seminar focusing on speaking and understanding French as a culturally and linguistically diverse language around the world. Prerequisite: FR 205 and FR 212 or equivalents, or authorization of the instructor.

FR 319 - Francophone Worlds

Study of one or several Francophone countries and cultures around the world through language, texts, images, film, and/or other media. Same as CWL 317. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: FR 207, FR 211, and FR 212; or equivalents.

FR 322 - Movements and Perspectives

Focused study and discussion of a major literary movement or critical perspective. 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. Prerequisite: FR 211 and FR 212.

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, 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 573 - Seminar 18thC French Lit

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

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 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.