Currently Offered Courses - Fall 2023

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 314 - Advanced Grammar and Writing

Advanced study of writing in contemporary French, with emphasis on grammatical structure and genres in culturally diverse contexts of language use. Prerequisite: FR 207.

FR 336 - French Cultural History 1789-1968

Survey of French cultural history from the French Revolution to 1968. Taught in French. 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 387 - Media and Cinema in French

The art, techniques, culture, and politics of French-language film and media (such as television, music and art) in a global context. Film and media in this course provide insight into the formation of cultural, political and linguistic identities as well as the history, techniques and technologies of the media landscape in the French-speaking world. This course may be taught in English or in French; check with the instructor. Same as CWL 387 and MACS 382.

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 460 - Principles of Language Testing

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

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 505 - Teaching College and Secondary Foreign Language

Examination and discussion of classroom goals, procedures and techniques in teaching a foreign language (French, Italian) at the college and secondary level, associated with a demonstration class and supervision of teaching practice. Required of new teaching assistants in the Department of French and Italian. Same as ITAL 505. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

FR 543 - French Studies

Flexible course limited only by the concentration of its material in French; may be activated by faculty proposal. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours if topics vary.

FR 559 - Sem Romance Ling

Same as ITAL 559, LING 559, PORT 559, RMLG 559, and SPAN 557. See SPAN 557.

FR 576 - Seminar in Francophonie

Discussion and research on a specialized topic in literature in French outside of France. See Schedule for current topic. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in separate terms if topics vary.

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.