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Undergraduate Degree Programs

French (FR)

FR 001 Elementary French I (4) Grammar, with reading and writing of simple French; oral and aural work stressed. Students who have received high school credit for two or more years of French may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.
Effective: Fall 1985
 

FR 002 Elementary French II (4) Grammar and reading continued; oral and aural phases progressively increased. Students who have received high school credit for four years of French may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.
Effective: Fall 1985
Prerequisite: FR 001  

FR 003 Intermediate French (4) Grammar, reading, composition, oral and aural exercises.
Effective: Fall 1985
Prerequisite: FR 002  

FR 051 Elementary Intensive French I for Graduate Students (3) Intensive introduction to French: first half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: graduate standing  

FR 052 Elementary Intensive French II for Graduate Students (3) Intensive introduction to French: second half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: FR 051 or equivalent and graduate standing  

FR 053 Intermediate Intensive French for Graduate Students (3) Continued intensive study of French at the intermediate level: reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: FR 052 or equivalent and graduate standing  

FR 083S (GH;IL) First-Year Seminar in French (3) Critical approaches to the dimensions and directions in French/Francophone literatures and cultures.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

FR 111 Elementary French (6) Acquisition of basic skills in the active use of French: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

FR 112 Intermediate French (6) Reinforcement of basic skills previously acquired in the active use of French in FR 111.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

FR 121G Fundamentals of Reading French (3) Instruction in fundamental skills required for reading expository French prose, primarily for research purposes. (This course may not be used to satisfy any baccalaureate degree requirements. No graduate credit is given for this course.)
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing  

FR 122G Practice in Reading French (3) Development and reinforcement of basic reading skills, with emphasis on the individual student's area of research. (This course may not be used to satisfy any baccalaureate degree requirements. No graduate credit is given for this course.)
Effective: Fall 1984
Prerequisite: FR 121G  

FR 137 (GH;IL) Paris: Anatomy of a City (3) Survey of the cultural, artistic, literary, and social life of the city of Paris from Gallo-Roman times to the present.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

FR 138 (GH) French Culture Through Film (3) Introduction to French culture through film by French and francophone directors examining gender, ethnicity, and global issues. Taught in English.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

FR 139 (GH;IL) France and the French-speaking World (3) An introduction to the culture of France and its impact on the world.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

FR 141 (IL) Cultural Tradition in French Cuisine (3) A study of French culture in English, emphasizing the French gastronomical traditions in literature and civilization.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

FR 142 (GH) French and Francophone Literatures in Translation (3) An introduction to the literature of France and French-speaking countries.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

FR 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

FR 199 (IL) Foreign Study--French (1-12) Intensive postintermediate grammar review, with emphasis on oral skills and vocabulary building.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: FR 003  

FR 201 (IL) Oral Communication and Reading Comprehension (3) Emphasis on oral skills and reading for total comprehension.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: FR 003 orFR 112  

FR 201U (IL) Oral Communication and Reading Comprehension (3) Emphasis on oral skills and reading for total comprehension.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: FR 003 orFR 112  

FR 201U (IL) Oral Communication and Reading Comprehension (3) Emphasis on oral skills and reading for total comprehension.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: FR 003 orFR 112  

FR 202 (IL) Grammar and Composition (3) Grammar review and writing of short essays.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: FR 003  

FR 202U (IL) Grammar and Composition (3) Grammar review and writing of short essays.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: FR 003  

FR 270 (WMNST 270) Race and Gender in Literature Translated from French (3) A critical presentation, taught in English, of changing ideas and values on race and gender in French and Francophone literatures.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

FR 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

FR 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1982
 

FR 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1982
 

FR 299 (IL) Foreign Study--French (3-12) Writing practice at postintermediate level. Cultural readings about French civilization.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: FR 199  

FR 316 French Linguistics (3) Survey of the theory and methods of linguistics as they apply to the major subfields.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 331 (IL) French Culture and Civilization I (3) French history and culture from the Middle Ages until the French Revolution.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 332 (IL) French Culture and Civilization II (3) French history and culture from the French Revolution through the Third Republic.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 351 (IL) Introduction to French Literature I (3) Introduction to close textual reading and analysis of selected works of French literature from the middle ages to 1789.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 352 (IL) Introduction to French Literature II (3) Introduction to close textual reading and analysis of selected works of French Literature from 1789 to the present.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

FR 397 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

FR 399 (IL) Foreign Study--French (3-12) Advanced training in the French language skills.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 401 (IL) Advanced Oral Communication (3) Emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension through discussion of current issues, using journalistic materials.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 402Y (IL) Advanced Grammar and Writing (3) Advanced study of the structure of the French language. Intensive essay writing.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 407 (IL) Business Writing in French (3) Common forms of business communication; writing of reports and abstracts.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: FR 331 orFR 332  

FR 408 (IL) French-American Business Translation (3) Translation from French to English of actual documents from the business world; theoretical consideration and systematic vocabulary building.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: FR 407  

FR 409 (IL) Commercial and Technical Translation (3) Translation from English to French of commercial and technical materials; vocabulary building; writing of abstracts and summaries.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: FR 402Y  

FR 410 (IL) French Press (3) Extensive readings of selected french daily and weekly newspapers and magazines, along with newscast viewings.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: FR 331 orFR 332  

FR 417 (IL) French Phonology (3) A formal study of the sound pattern of French.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

FR 418 (IL) French Syntax (3) A formal theory of word order and related issues in French grammar.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: FR 201 andFR 202  

FR 419 French Semantics (3) The study of meaning in human language with a special focus on how it is encoded in French.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: FR 316  

FR 422 (IL) Old French Literature (3) Medieval masterpieces in original and modern French versions.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 orFR 352  

FR 426Y (IL) French Literature of the Renaissance (3) Survey of key texts from sixteenth century France, with attention to historical and philosophical currents of French social thought.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 orFR 352  

FR 430 (IL) Contemporary France (3) Study of contemporary French society, politics, and culture from 1870 to the present.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FR 436Y (IL) Readings in Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3) Baroque and classicism: reappraisal of major and lesser-known 17th-century texts and theories.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 orFR 352  

FR 440 (IL) Teaching of Romance Languages (3) Theories of second language acquisition. Current classroom practices in the teaching of Romance languages.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 15 credits beyond the elementary level  

FR 445Y (IL) Self and Society in Eighteenth-Century France (3) The changing relationship of the individual to society in pre-Revolutionary France will be explored in texts by major writers.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 . Prerequisite or concurrent:FR 352  

FR 452Y (IL) Nineteenth-Century French Literature (3) Selected readings in romanticism, realism, and symbolism, including Balzac, Stendhal, Sand, Baudelaire, and others, with emphasis on cultural issues.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 orFR 352  

FR 453Y (IL) La Belle Epoque: Politics, Society, and Culture in France, 1880-1914 (3) Interdisciplinary perspectives on the politics, society, and culture of France, 1880-1914.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FR 351 orFR 352  

FR 458 (IL) African Literature of French Expression (3) Genesis of Franco-African literature in the 1930s; phases of the negritude movement; colonial and national literature.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 orFR 352  

FR 460 (IL) Contemporary French Literature (3) Major authors and movements in French novel, drama, and poetry from Proust to the present.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 orFR 352  

FR 470 (IL) Race and Gender Issues in Literatures in French (3) A critical presentation, taught in French, of changing ideas and values on race and gender in French and Francophone literatures.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: FR 351 orFR 352  

FR 475 Women's History in Post-Revolutionary France (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Women's history and creativity in post-revolutionary France.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FR 332 orFR 352  

FR 487 (IL) Topics in French Film History and Theory I: 1895-1945 (3) Provide background needed to understand the broad outlines of French film history and theory in their first fifty years (1895-1945).
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 andFR 352 orCOMM 250  

FR 488 (IL) Topics in French Film History and Theory II: 1945-2002 (3) Provide background needed to understand the broad outlines of French film history and theory in their second half-century (1945-2002).
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: FR 351 andFR 352 orCOMM 250  

FR 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

FR 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

FR 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

FR 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

FR 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

FR 497A France and World War II (3) This course examines the themes of complicity and resistance in diverse cultural texts about the Occupation in France during WWII.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

FR 499 (IL) Foreign Study--French (3-12) Advanced studies in French language and literature.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202  

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