French (FREN)Arts and Sciences

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FREN 1210

FREN 1210-FREN 1220 is a two-semester sequence.  FREN 1210 is the first half of the 1210-1220 sequence designed to provide a thorough grounding in French language and an introduction to intercultural ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6155FREN 1210  LEC 001

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  • Students must enroll in one lecture and one discussion. This course is intended for students with no experience in French. Students who have previously studied French must have an LPF score lower than 37, or SAT II lower than 410.

  •  6156FREN 1210  LEC 002

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  • Students must enroll in one lecture and one discussion. This course is intended for students with no experience in French. Students who have previously studied French must have an LPF score lower than 37, or SAT II lower than 410.

  •  6157FREN 1210  DIS 201

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  •  6158FREN 1210  DIS 202

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  •  6159FREN 1210  DIS 203

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  •  6160FREN 1210  DIS 204

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  •  6161FREN 1210  DIS 205

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  •  6162FREN 1210  DIS 206

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  •  6163FREN 1210  DIS 207

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  •  8892FREN 1210  DIS 208

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FREN 1230

FREN 1230 is an all-skills course designed to improve pronunciation, oral communication, and reading ability; to establish a groundwork for correct writing; and to provide a substantial grammar review. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6164FREN 1230  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: French 1220 or an LPFscore 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after French 1230: French 2060 or 2090.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6165FREN 1230  SEM 102

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  • Prerequisite: French 1220 or an LPFscore 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after French 1230: French 2060 or 2090.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6166FREN 1230  SEM 103

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  • Prerequisite: French 1220 or an LPFscore 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after French 1230: French 2060 or 2090.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6167FREN 1230  SEM 104

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  • Prerequisite: French 1220 or an LPFscore 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after French 1230: French 2060 or 2090.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6168FREN 1230  SEM 105

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  • Prerequisite: French 1220 or an LPFscore 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after French 1230: French 2060 or 2090.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6169FREN 1230  SEM 106

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  • Prerequisite: French 1220 or an LPFscore 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after French 1230: French 2060 or 2090.

FREN 1302

If you could look inside your own body, would you be puzzled, fascinated, utterly disgusted?  When dissection became legal in the Renaissance, scientists and writers set out to explore the intricacies ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17546FREN 1302  SEM 101

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FREN 2060

This intermediate language course is designed for students who want to focus on their reading and writing skills. Following the notion of reading in order to write, particular attention is paid to the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7939FREN 2060  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Recommended courses after French 2060: French 2100, or 2210. Students who have taken French 2060 are not eligible to take French 2090 for credit.

FREN 2090

This intermediate-level course is designed for students who want to focus on their speaking and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on strengthening of grammar skills, expansion of vocabulary and discourse ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6656FREN 2090  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2100, 2190, or 2210. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eliglble to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6657FREN 2090  SEM 102

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  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2100, 2190, or 2210. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eliglble to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6658FREN 2090  SEM 103

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  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2100, 2190, or 2210. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eliglble to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6659FREN 2090  SEM 104

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  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2100, 2190, or 2210. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eliglble to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6660FREN 2090  SEM 105

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  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2100, 2190, or 2210. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eliglble to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6661FREN 2090  SEM 106

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  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2100, 2190, or 2210. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eliglble to take French 2060 for credit.

FREN 2091

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  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 18310FREN 2091  SEM 101

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  • Students must be concurrently enrolled into FREN 2090. Enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis.

FREN 2190

This course emphasizes conversation based on short stories, poems, a play, a novel, cartoons, newspaper articles, short videos, and oral presentations by students. The goals of improving grammatical accuracy ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6662FREN 2190  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: French 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. May be taken concurrently with 2210. Recommended courses after French 2190: French 2210, 3010, or 3050.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6663FREN 2190  SEM 102

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  • Prerequisite: French 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. May be taken concurrently with 2210. Recommended courses after French 2190: French 2210, 3010, or 3050.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7096FREN 2190  SEM 103

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  • Prerequisite: French 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. May be taken concurrently with 2210. Recommended courses after French 2190: French 2210, 3010, or 3050.

FREN 2310

This course, designed to follow FREN 2190, introduces students to an array of literary and visual material from the French and Francophone world.  It aims to develop students' proficiency in critical writing ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16156FREN 2310  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: FREN 2190 or CASE Q++ or permission of instructor.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16157FREN 2310  SEM 102

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FREN 3010

In this course, furthering oral communication skills and writing skills is emphasized.  A comprehensive review of fundamental and advanced grammatical structures is integrated with short stories, literary ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6669FREN 3010  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: French 2190 or CASE Q++. Recommended courses after French 3010: French 2210, 3120 or above. May be taken concurrently with French 2210. Students who have taken French 3050 are not Eligible to take French 3010 for credit.

FREN 3120

This course on stylistics, and its application to textual analysis and translation, aims to help students develop a richer, more nuanced and idiomatic command of both the spoken and written language. Systematic ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6670FREN 3120  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: French 3010 or 3050, or CASE Q++. Students who have taken French 3130 are not eligible to take French 3120 for credit.

FREN 3130

This course prepares students for interacting at an advanced level of proficiency in both speaking and writing. Students will increase their vocabulary and knowledge of idiomatic French, while discussing ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9503FREN 3130  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 3010, or FREN 3050, or CASE placement, or permission of instructor. Students who have taken FREN 3120 are not eligible to take FREN 3130 for credit.

FREN 3490

In this course, we will ask how literature helps us to formulate ethical questions, i.e., question for which there is no single, objectively correct answer.  Why literature as opposed to philosophy or ... view course details

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  • 16048FREN 3490  SEM 101

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FREN 3540

In the age of smartphones and Facebook, the competing claims made on our attention only seem to be multiplying. This course is an opportunity to think about and to enact certain practices of attentiveness ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 3540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8571FREN 3540  SEM 101

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  • Conducted in English.

FREN 3730

This course will examine the various forms religious violence takes on: war, massacre, pillage, and torture - and consider the symbolic meanings invested in these forms of violence in the context of the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16051FREN 3730  SEM 101

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FREN 3870

This course offers an introduction to Romanticism, as it develops in France and beyod, from the late 18th century to the early 1860s.  While the focus will be on literture, we will also consider other ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16161FREN 3870  SEM 101

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FREN 4155

In this course we will encounter, imagine and re-imagine lots of different bodies and bodily experiences with writers, artists and filmmakers in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco who have resisted bodily oppression ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6155

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17136FREN 4155  SEM 101

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FREN 4190

Guided independent study of special topics. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6746FREN 4190  IND 602

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    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6747FREN 4190  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8104FREN 4190  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8105FREN 4190  IND 605

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    • Long, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9165FREN 4190  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

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FREN 4290

Consult director of undergraduate studies for more information. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6671FREN 4290  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • Year-long course. R grade given at end of the semester and final letter grade at end of the spring. Open to juniors and seniors.

FREN 4350

What kinds of poetry might be usefully characterized as "postcolonial" and what are the stakes of such a designation? How common, variable, translatable are values deemed "postcolonial" for particular ... view course details

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  •  8324FREN 4350  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

FREN 4370

This course will examine some of the major texts of the French canon (principally but not exclusively 19th century) to analyze the role of "desire" in its various forms in some of the most noteworthy novels ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16052FREN 4370  SEM 101

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FREN 4415

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 16176FREN 4415  SEM 101

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FREN 4435

The fall of "real socialism" in 1990 put an end to the experience of twentieth century Marxism.  Its ideas, debates and controversies could be viewed-historicized and revisited-in a different light.  The ... view course details

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  • 16181FREN 4435  SEM 101

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FREN 4680

This course examines the work of the three greatest playwrights of the 17th century (Corneile, Molière, Racine). We will attempt to answer the questions: Why was theater the privileged form of representation ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6680

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16053FREN 4680  SEM 101

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FREN 4770

This class focuses on artistic and literary creation in France, from the 1980s to the present.  We will consider pop or rap songs, novels, bande dessinée, theater plays, movies, paintings, sculptures, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16057FREN 4770  SEM 101

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FREN 6155

In this course we will encounter, imagine and re-imagine lots of different bodies and bodily experiences with writers, artists and filmmakers in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco who have resisted bodily oppression ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 4155

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17137FREN 6155  SEM 101

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FREN 6290

While literary histories have for a long time undervalued women's works in the literary canon, it has been also common to continue to hold the belief that, with the passing of time, women have progressively ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16061FREN 6290  SEM 101

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FREN 6350

What kinds of poetry might be usefully characterized as "postcolonial" and what are the stakes of such a designation? What relation do specific poetic features have to geopolitical, cultural, historical, ... view course details

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  •  8231FREN 6350  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

FREN 6390

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6748FREN 6390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6749FREN 6390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8106FREN 6390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8107FREN 6390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Long, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9167FREN 6390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

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FREN 6415

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 16186FREN 6415  SEM 101

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FREN 6435

The fall of "real socialism" in 1990 put an end to the experience of twentieth century Marxism. Its ideas, debates and controversies could be viewed-historicized and revisited-in a different light. The ... view course details

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  • 16191FREN 6435  SEM 101

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FREN 6680

This course examines the work of the three greatest playwrights of the 17th century (Corneille, Molière, Racine). We will attempt to answer the questions: Why was theater the privileged form of representation ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 4680

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16060FREN 6680  SEM 101

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