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Course ID:FREN 1001. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary French
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Elementary French
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 1002. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary French
Course
Description:
A continuation of Elementary French. Emphasis is on conversational skills with attention to reading, writing, and listening comprehension.
Athena Title:Elementary French
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 1110
Prerequisite:FREN 1001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 1110. 4 hours.
Course Title:Accelerated Elementary French
Course
Description:
Accelerated course reviewing basic principles of the French language for students with some background of high school French.
Athena Title:Accelerated Elementary French
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 1002
Prerequisite:Placement Test
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 2001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate French
Course
Description:
Speaking, listening, reading, and writing French at the intermediate level. Pronunciation, conversation, grammar review, reading of texts and compositions. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Intermediate French
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 2001E
Prerequisite:FREN 1002 or FREN 1110
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 2001E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate French
Course
Description:
Speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French at the intermediate level. Pronunciation, conversation, grammar review, reading of texts, and compositions. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Intermediate French
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 2001
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. Assignments, discussions, and student works are managed online according to the Guidelines for Online Teaching and Digital Literacy of the Romance Languages Department.
Prerequisite:FREN 1002 or FREN 1110
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 2002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate French
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Intermediate French
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 2120H
Prerequisite:FREN 2001 or FREN 2001E or FREN 2600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 2030. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:Practical French Conversation
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Practical French Conversation
Prerequisite:FREN 2001 or FREN 2001E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FREN 2120H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Accelerated Intermediate French (Honors)
Course
Description:
Course covers materials studied in Intermediate French. Emphasis on advanced readings and grammar review. Also prepares students to enter French Conversation and Composition, Introduction to French Literature, and Introduction to French Linguistics. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Honors Intermediate French
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 2002
Prerequisite:(FREN 1002 or FREN 1110) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 2500. 3 hours.
Course Title:French for Reading Knowledge
Course
Description:
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 to French majors.
Athena Title:French for Reading Knowledge
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 2500E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 2500E. 3 hours.
Course Title:French for Reading Knowledge
Course
Description:
Grammar, idioms, and vocabulary. Practice in translating moderately difficult technical and non-technical French.
Athena Title:French for Reading Knowledge
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 2500
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. 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 to French majors. Lectures, discussions, assignments, and student works are managed online according to the Guidelines for Online Teaching and Digital Literacy of the Romance Languages Department.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 2600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intensive French
Course
Description:
Emphasizes conversational skills, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Not open to native speakers. Not to be used to satisfy undergraduate language requirement.
Athena Title:Intensive French
Nontraditional Format:Open only to students with two years' study in another Romance Language.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 2700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in French and Francophone Civilization
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:TOPICS FREN CIV
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Communication I
Course
Description:
Sharpen skills in speaking, reading, and writing French, while building cross-cultural competence for travel, study, and work abroad. Taught in French.
Athena Title:Culture and Communication I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3010H
Prerequisite:FREN 2002 or FREN 2600 or FREN 2120H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3010H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Communication I (Honors)
Course
Description:
Sharpen skills in speaking, reading, and writing French, while building cross-cultural competence for travel, study, and work abroad. Taught in French.
Athena Title:Culture & Communication I Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3010
Prerequisite:(FREN 2002 or FREN 2600 or FREN 2120H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Communication II
Course
Description:
Refine skills in speaking, reading, and writing French, while building cross-cultural competence for travel, study, and work abroad. Taught in French.
Athena Title:Culture and Communication II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3020H
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3020H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Communication II Honors
Course
Description:
Refine skills in speaking, reading, and writing French, while building cross-cultural competence for travel, study, and work abroad. Taught in French.
Athena Title:Culture & Communication II Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3020
Prerequisite:(FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3030E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to French Literature (Online)
Course
Description:
Selected French and Francophone texts in their social and linguistic contexts. Given in French.
Athena Title:INTRO FR LIT ONLINE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3030, FREN 3030H
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. Lectures, discussions, assignments, and student works are managed online according to the Guidelines for Online Teaching and Digital Literacy of the Romance Languages Department.
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3030H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Texts and Contexts (Honors)
Course
Description:
Discover and debate literature, media, and art from the French-speaking world, while building fluency in the French language. Taught in French.
Athena Title:Texts and Contexts Honors
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3030, FREN 3030E
Prerequisite:(FREN 3010H or FREN 3010) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to French Literature
Course
Description:
Selected French and Francophone texts in their social and linguistic contexts. Given in French.
Athena Title:Introduction to French Lit
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3030H, FREN 3030E
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(DIGI) 3040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to French Digital Culture
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Intro French Digital Culture
Nontraditional Format:This course counts toward the completion of the undergraduate certificate program in Digital Humanities Research and Innovation. No computer or gaming skills required.
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3080. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in French Cultural Studies
Course
Description:
Explore selected themes in French and Francophone culture, history, society, politics, media, and art. Taught in French.
Athena Title:French Cultural Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3080E
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 3080E. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in French Cultural Studies
Course
Description:
Explore selected themes in French and Francophone culture, history, society, politics, media, and art. Taught in French.
Athena Title:French Cultural Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 3080
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. Lectures, discussions, assignments, and student works are managed online, according to the Guidelines for Online Teaching and Digital Literacy of the Romance Languages Department.
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 3090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to French Linguistics
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Intro to French Linguistics
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Early French Literature and Culture
Course
Description:
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 architecture. Taught in French.
Athena Title:Early French Lit and Culture
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Enlightenment and Revolutions
Course
Description:
Study snapshots of French culture from the centuries before and after the French Revolution to explore moments of upheaval and the forging of new intellectual, economic, aesthetic, and political enterprises. Taught in French.
Athena Title:Enlightenment and Revolutions
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4070. 3 hours.
Course Title:New Narrative Paths
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.
Athena Title:New Narrative Paths
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4080. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Studies in French Literature and Culture
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Studies French Lit and Culture
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4120/6120. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in French Culture, Language, and Literature
Course
Description:
Selected topics in French and Francophone culture, civilization, language, linguistics, literature, or literary theory. Given in French.
Athena Title:French Culture Lang and Lit
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E or FREN(LING) 3090
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Business French
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Business French
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H and (FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E or FREN(LING) 3090 or ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2101H or ACCT 2101E)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LACS) 4170. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Francophone Film, Literature, and Culture
Course
Description:
Introduction to various Francophone regions of the world through the study of film and literature.
Athena Title:Francophone Film Lit Culture
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4180. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in French Studies
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:TOPICS FR STUD
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4190. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in French
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Internship in French
Nontraditional Format:In order to complete the course successfully, students will be required to submit a learning agreement, work approximately 25 hours per week for the duration of the program, keep a written journal of their work experience, have regular meetings or written communication with the instructor of record, and write a final paper.
Prerequisite:(FREN 3020 or FREN 3020H) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FREN 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture
Course
Description:
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. Given in French.
Athena Title:Studies Medieval Lit Culture
Prerequisite:(FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4350/6350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Studies in the French Renaissance
Course
Description:
Significant developments in the language, literature, and civilation 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 French.
Athena Title:Studies in French Renaissance
Prerequisite:(FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4600/6600. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Studies in French and Francophone New Media
Course
Description:
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. No computer skills required.
Athena Title:New Media Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 4600E, FREN 6600E
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E or FREN(LING) 3090
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4600E/6600E. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Studies in French and Francophone New Media
Course
Description:
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. No computer skills required.
Athena Title:New Media Studies Online
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FREN 4600, FREN 6600
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. Lectures, discussions, assignments, and student works are managed online, according to the Guidelines for Online Teaching and Digital Literacy of the Romance Languages Department.
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E or FREN(LING) 3090
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 4630. 3 hours.
Course Title:French Phonetics
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:FRENCH PHONETICS
Prerequisite:FREN(LING) 3090
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 4800/6800. 3 hours.
Course Title:French Syntax and Meaning
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:French Syntax and Meaning
Prerequisite:FREN(LING) 3090
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
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 portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 6200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Francophone Cultures and Literatures
Course
Description:
The major areas of the Francophone world: North America, Antilles, Africa, Maghreb, and Indian Ocean. Literary works will be examined in their linguistic and cultural contexts.
Athena Title:FRANCOPHON LIT-CULT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Studies in 17th-Century French Literature and Culture
Course
Description:
Selected topics in French 17th-century literature, culture, and civilization, from approximately 1590 to 1715. References to the broader context of European history, culture, and civilization of the time will be brought to bear when appropriate.
Athena Title:17TH CENT FR LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 6450. 3 hours.
Course Title:Studies in 18th-Century French Literature and Culture
Course
Description:
Selected topics in French 18th-century literature, culture, and civilization, from approximately 1715 to 1789. References to the broader context of European history, culture, and civilization of the time will be brought to bear when appropriate.
Athena Title:18TH CENT FR LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Studies in 19th-Century French Literature and Culture
Course
Description:
Literary works and cultural artifacts in their contexts from the nineteenth century in France. Literary movements from Romanticism to symbolism may be studied, as well as the literary and social influences brought about by the wars, revolutions, and innovations of this period. Given in French.
Athena Title:19TH CENT FREN LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 6550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Studies in 20th- and 21st-Century French Literature and Culture
Course
Description:
Literary and non-literary works in their contexts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in France. Literary movements from Dada to Poststructuralism may be studied, as well as the literary and social influences brought about by the wars and revolutions of this period. Given in French.
Athena Title:20TH-21ST-CEN LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 6630. 3 hours.
Course Title:The French Sound System in a Social Context
Course
Description:
French phonetics: the sounds of French as they relate to levels of language from the vernacular to literature. An examination of how sounds vary with relation to region and social class. Practice in class and in the language laboratory. Given in French.
Athena Title:FRENCH SOUND SYSTEM
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 6700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied French Linguistics
Course
Description:
Phonology of French as it determines the underlying forms of morphology with an application to the teaching of French to non-native speakers. Emphasis on the concepts of variation, acceptability, and cultural sensitivity. Given in French.
Athena Title:APPL FR LING
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 6910. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of the French Language in its Social and Literary Context
Course
Description:
The major changes in the history of the French language, with special attention to the interaction of linguistic and societal changes and to the representation of these changes in literary texts. Given in French.
Athena Title:HISTORY FRENCH LANG
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 7000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FREN 7300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FREN 8100. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Medieval Studies
Course
Description:
Topics in medieval literature, language, and culture. Study of a particular problem, author, genre, or linguistic topic will be integrated into the larger cultural context of medieval France. Given in French.
Athena Title:SEM MEDIEV STUDIES
Nontraditional Format:Course will be offered approximately every five semesters.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 8180. 3 hours.
Course Title:Literary Theory
Course
Description:
Theories that have special relevance for understanding French literature, linguistics, and cultural studies. Readings, discussions, and assignments in French. Readings by Bal, Barthes, Baudrillard, Benveniste, Bourdieu, Genette, Irigaray, Jakobson, Kristeva, L‚vi-Strauss, Riffaterre. Emphasis on structuralism, poststructuralism, cultural studies, narratology, and feminism. Given in French.
Athena Title:LITERARY THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 8200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Renaissance Studies
Course
Description:
In-depth study of a major author or special topic related to the French Renaissance. Given in French.
Athena Title:RENAISSANCE STUDIES
Nontraditional Format:Course will be offered approximately every five semesters.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 8300. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Seventeenth-Century Studies
Course
Description:
Doctoral-level seminar in French seventeenth-century studies. Given in French.
Athena Title:SEM IN 17TH CEN ST
Nontraditional Format:Course will be offered approximately every five semesters.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 8400. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies
Course
Description:
Doctoral-level seminar in French eighteenth-century studies. Given in French.
Athena Title:SEM IN 18TH CEN ST
Nontraditional Format:Course offered approximately every five semesters.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 8500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Studies
Course
Description:
An intensive study of one major nineteenth-century author or literary movement. Given in French.
Athena Title:SEM 19TH CENTURY
Nontraditional Format:Course offered approximately every five semesters.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 8600. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Twentieth-Century Studies
Course
Description:
A major author, group of authors, theme, genre topic or movement in French or Francophone literature. Given in French.
Athena Title:SEM 20TH CENT STUD
Nontraditional Format:Course offered approximately every five semesters.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN 8700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Francophone Studies
Course
Description:
In-depth study of one or several writers, representative of one of the major Francophone areas in the world: North America, Antilles, Africa, Maghreb, and Indian Ocean. Although the primary emphasis will be on literary works, they will be studied in their linguistic and cultural contexts.
Athena Title:FRANCOPHONE STUDIES
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 8800. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in French Linguistics
Course
Description:
Topics and issues in French linguistics. Possible offerings include Old French, French dialectology, French sociolinguistics, and French semantics and pragmatics. Given in French.
Athena Title:SEM FR LINGUISTICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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