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

  •  6162FREN 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.

  •  6163FREN 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.

  •  6164FREN 1210  DIS 201

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  •  6165FREN 1210  DIS 202

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  •  6166FREN 1210  DIS 203

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  •  6167FREN 1210  DIS 204

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  •  6168FREN 1210  DIS 205

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  •  6169FREN 1210  DIS 206

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  •  6170FREN 1210  DIS 207

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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

  •  6171FREN 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

  •  6172FREN 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

  •  6173FREN 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

  •  6174FREN 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

  •  6175FREN 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.

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

  •  6632FREN 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 2095, 2100, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6633FREN 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 2095, 2100, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6634FREN 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 2095, 2100, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6635FREN 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 2095, 2100, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6636FREN 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 2095, 2100, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6637FREN 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 2095, 2100, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

FREN 2091

This one-credit course is focused on oral communication in French; to take this course students must be concurrently enrolled in FREN 2090.  Because the course is designed especially to encourage students ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 17260FREN 2091  SEM 101

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    • Finielz, E

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  • Must be concurrently enrolled in FREN 2090.

FREN 2095

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

  • 16498FREN 2095  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. Recommended courses after FREN 2095: FREN 2310.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16499FREN 2095  SEM 102

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. Recommended courses after FREN 2095: FREN 2310.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16500FREN 2095  SEM 103

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. Recommended courses after FREN 2095: FREN 2310.

FREN 2180

This course provides students with the opportunity to increase their proficiency in oral and written French through one of three possible avenues: Composition and Conversation; French through Film; and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18436FREN 2180  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 (formerly 2190) or CASE Q++, FREN 2310 may also be taken concurrently with FREN 2180. Students who have taken FREN 3050 are not eligible to take FREN 2180 for credit.

FREN 2270

This course will consider the Château of Versailles as an index of modern French civilization from its political and aesthetic origins at the court of Louis XIV to the present. The course will examine ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16508FREN 2270  LEC 001

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FREN 2310

This course, designed to follow FREN 2095 (formerly 2190), introduces students to an array of literary and visual material from the French and Francophone world.  It aims to develop students' proficiency ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9281FREN 2310  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 (formerly 2190) or CASE Q+ or permission of instructor.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9282FREN 2310  SEM 102

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 (formerly 2190) or CASE Q+ or permission of instructor.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16510FREN 2310  SEM 103

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 (formerly 2190) or CASE Q+ or permission of instructor.

FREN 2320

This course will introduce students to some of the key cinematic and cultural movements in France in the twentieth century.  From Renoir's masterpiece La Grande Illusion (1937) and its depiction of shifting ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16504FREN 2320  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 (formerly 2190) or CASE Q+, or permission of instructor.

FREN 2860

In the turbulent and violent years from 1789 to 1815, France experienced virtually every form of government known to the modern world. This course explores the rapidly changing political landscape of this ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2860

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17572FREN 2860  DIS 201

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  • 17573FREN 2860  DIS 202

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  • 17574FREN 2860  DIS 203

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  • 17575FREN 2860  DIS 204

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  • 17576FREN 2860  DIS 205

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FREN 3120

Part theory, part textual analysis, and part creative writing, this course aims to help students develop a richer, more nuanced understanding and command of both the spoken and written language.  As students ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6646FREN 3120  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: French 2180 (formerly 3010) or 2181 (formerly 3050), or CASE Q++. Students who have taken French 3130 are not eligible to take French 3120 for credit.

FREN 3560

Psychoanalysis considers the human being not as an object of treatment, but as a subject who is called upon to elaborate an unconscious knowledge about what is disrupting her life, through analysis of ... view course details

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  • 16506FREN 3560  LEC 001

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FREN 3590

This interdisciplinary class provides a sound introduction to the rich literature and culture of Haiti, from the late 18th Century-when the island was a French colony called Saint-Domingue- to the contemporary ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16520FREN 3590  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310, or CASE Q++.

FREN 3610

Discusses French Impressionist art as the product of nineteenth-century public life. By relating Impressionism to state culture, we trace subversive themes such as criminality, café-concert and brothel ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3760VISST 3662

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16467FREN 3610  LEC 001

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FREN 3710

The class is an introduction to reading and interpreting women's stories as they are represented, written, at times erased before being recovered in French and Francophone history and cultures. The course ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16523FREN 3710  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310 or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.

FREN 3840

The Second World War and the Occupation of France by German forces had a traumatic impact on the nation's identity.  We will examine the way France has tried to deal with this conflicted period through ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3891

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16524FREN 3840  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

  •  6715FREN 4190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6716FREN 4190  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8021FREN 4190  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8022FREN 4190  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Long, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8665FREN 4190  IND 605

    • 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

  •  6647FREN 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 4367

A detailed exploration of the poetic, dramatic and political writings of the great Martinican poet and statesman in their multifarious contexts, influences and dialogues, including: "Black Paris" of the ... view course details

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  • 17866FREN 4367  SEM 101

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FREN 4540

How does philosophy respond to widespread and continuous disaster? The Wars of Religion in France and throughout Europe offer the context of continual violence, trauma, and social upheaval, and the Essais ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16528FREN 4540  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2180 (formerly 3010), 2181 (formerly 3050) or 2310, or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.

FREN 4665

How many layers of French history does the highly controversial slogan Je suis Charlie unearth?  Over the last three decades, France has experienced a huge debate on memory that has put into question its ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6655

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16525FREN 4665  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310, or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.

FREN 4761

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • 17343FREN 4761  SEM 101

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FREN 4870

The 19th century has been the century of the novel all over Europe, and especially in France.  This class provides an opportunity to read (in the original) several narrative masterworks.  We will study ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16532FREN 4870  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310, or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.

FREN 6367

A detailed exploration of the poetic, dramatic and political writings of the great Martinican poet and statesman in their multifarious contexts, influences and dialogues, including: "Black Paris" of the ... view course details

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  • 17868FREN 6367  SEM 101

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FREN 6390

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6717FREN 6390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6718FREN 6390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8023FREN 6390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8024FREN 6390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Long, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8666FREN 6390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

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FREN 6540

How does philosophy respond to widespread and continuous disaster? The Wars of Religion in France and throughout Europe offer the context of continual violence, trauma, and social upheaval, and the Essais ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 4540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16527FREN 6540  SEM 101

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FREN 6620

This course brings together two bodies of writing, very close in the space and time of their production, that nonetheless have come to seem very far from one another in their critical and scholarly afterlives.  ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 6620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16529FREN 6620  SEM 101

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FREN 6655

How many layers of French history does the highly controversial slogan Je suis Charlie unearth?  Over the last three decades, France has experienced a huge debate on memory that has put into question its ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 4665

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16530FREN 6655  SEM 101

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