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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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6134FREN 1210  LEC 001

  • 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.

  •  6135FREN 1210  LEC 002

  • 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.

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

  •  6143FREN 1230  SEM 101

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6144FREN 1230  SEM 102

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6145FREN 1230  SEM 103

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6146FREN 1230  SEM 104

  • Prerequisite: French 1220 or an LPF score 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

  •  6591FREN 2090  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680, or AP French language 4, or CASE Q. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2092, 2095, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6593FREN 2090  SEM 103

  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680, or AP French language 4, or CASE Q. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2092, 2095, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6594FREN 2090  SEM 104

  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680, or AP French language 4, or CASE Q. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2092, 2095, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6595FREN 2090  SEM 105

  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680, or AP French language 4, or CASE Q. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2092, 2095, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6596FREN 2090  SEM 106

  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680, or AP French language 4, or CASE Q. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2092, 2095, or 2310. Students who have taken French 2090 are not eligible to take French 2060 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16948FREN 2090  SEM 107

  • Prerequisite: French 1230, LPF Score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680, or AP French language 4, or CASE Q. Recommended courses after French 2090: French 2092, 2095, 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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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

  •  9297FREN 2095  SEM 101

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9298FREN 2095  SEM 102

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9299FREN 2095  SEM 103

  • 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

  • 10035FREN 2180  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++, FREN 2310 may also be taken concurrently with FREN 2180.

FREN 2280

Since roughly the middle of the nineteenth century, it has become important for some of us, in some parts of the world, to identify ourselves according to categories such as gender and sexuality, categories ... view course details

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FREN 2310

This course, designed to follow FREN 2095, 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

  •  8732FREN 2310  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++ or permission of instructor. Recommended courses after FREN 2310; any 3000- level literature, or cultural courses.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8733FREN 2310  SEM 102

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++ or permission of instructor. Recommended courses after FREN 2310; any 3000- level literature, or cultural courses.

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

  • 16958FREN 2320  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++. Recommended courses after FREN 2320: any 3000 level literature or culture course.

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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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 3480

The concept of "intellectual" - the writer or scholar who takes a political commitment - was born in France at the end of the nineteenth century.  From the Dreyfus Affaire to the recent polemics on French ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16400FREN 3480  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310 or permission of instructor.

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

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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FREN 3920

The concept of totalitarianism depicts the twentieth century as an age of wars and genocide.  Its history, nevertheless, reveals a multiplicity of scholarly and political uses.  The aim of this course ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 3920

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 3950

A set of francophone feminist theorists has often been referred to as representative of "French Feminism." These theorists have systematically been a crucial reference in the making of American feminism ... view course details

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    Combined with: FGSS 3950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 4160

In this course we will examine the often convoluted meanings and uses of the "body" in seventeenth-century literature and ideology.  From the "glorious body" of the king, the tormented body of possessed ... view course details

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    Combined with: FREN 6160

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 4190

Guided independent study of special topics. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6664FREN 4190  IND 601

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    • Greenberg, M

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  •  6665FREN 4190  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  •  7918FREN 4190  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Long, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7919FREN 4190  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8417FREN 4190  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Traverso, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16428FREN 4190  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

FREN 4245

This seminar is designed as an introduction to the later work and thought of Michel Foucault. With a focus on the seminars that Foucault gave at the Collège de France from 1976 to 1984, this course will ... view course details

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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

  •  6603FREN 4290  RSC 701

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    • Howie, C

  • 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 4726

Punitive Society examines the phenomena of mass incarceration and the death penalty as represented in philosophy, law, literature and film.  We will address the genealogy of punishment, the absence of ... view course details

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    Combined with: GOVT 4726

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17308FREN 4726  SEM 101

  • Government seniors and juniors given preference. This course fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

FREN 4745

The course will propose a parallel reading of some of the most famous texts of romantic literature with texts less known in order to develop and challenge both the canon of literary history but also to ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 6160

In this course we will examine the often convoluted meanings and uses of the "body" in seventeenth-century literature and ideology.  From the "glorious body" of the king, the tormented body of possessed ... view course details

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    Combined with: FREN 4160

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 6245

This seminar is designed as an introduction to the later work and thought of Michel Foucault. With a focus on the seminars that Foucault gave at the Collège de France from 1976 to 1984, this course will ... view course details

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FREN 6390

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6666FREN 6390  IND 601

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    • Greenberg, M

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  •  6667FREN 6390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7920FREN 6390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Long, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7921FREN 6390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8418FREN 6390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Traverso, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16437FREN 6390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

FREN 6521

This seminar will offer an historical overview of responses to bodily and cognitive difference. What was the status of the monster, the freak, the abnormal, the (dis)abled, and how are all of these concepts ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 6561

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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  • 17521FREN 6561  LEC 001

  • Instructor will lead a separate discussion section specifically for graduate students.