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 sequence designed to provide a thorough grounding in French language and an introduction to intercultural competence.  ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6145FREN 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.

  •  6146FREN 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.

  •  6147FREN 1210  DIS 201

  •  6148FREN 1210  DIS 202

  •  6149FREN 1210  DIS 203

  •  6150FREN 1210  DIS 204

  •  6151FREN 1210  DIS 205

  •  6152FREN 1210  DIS 206

  •  6153FREN 1210  DIS 207

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

  •  6154FREN 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

  •  6155FREN 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

  •  6156FREN 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

  •  6157FREN 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.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17399FREN 1230  SEM 105

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

  •  6584FREN 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

  •  6585FREN 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

  •  6586FREN 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

  •  6587FREN 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

  •  6588FREN 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.

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

  •  9040FREN 2091  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Finielz, E

  • Must be concurrently enrolled in FREN 2060, 2090, or 2095

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

  •  8939FREN 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

  •  8940FREN 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

  •  8941FREN 2095  SEM 103

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

FREN 2180

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

  •  9174FREN 2180  SEM 101

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

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

  •  8566FREN 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

  •  8567FREN 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

  •  9903FREN 2320  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor. 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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2860

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9091FREN 2860  LEC 001

  •  9092FREN 2860  DIS 201

  •  9093FREN 2860  DIS 202

  •  9094FREN 2860  DIS 203

  •  9095FREN 2860  DIS 204

  •  9096FREN 2860  DIS 205

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 Opt NoAud

  • 16136FREN 3120  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2180 or CASE Q++ or permission of instructor.

FREN 3500

Nineteenth century France is an interesting laboratory of cultural and political modernity.  Between 1789 and the Commune of 1871, Paris is a place of revolutions and counter-revolutions-as well as the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16142FREN 3500  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310 or CASE Q++, 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

  •  9611FREN 3540  SEM 101

  • Conducted in English.

FREN 3690

This course offers an introduction to (post) colonial literature and thought written in French in the 20th century onwards.  We could study authors from Africa, the Caribbean, Québec, Southeast Asia or ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16137FREN 3690  SEM 101

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

FREN 3710

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16138FREN 3710  SEM 101

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

FREN 3780

When Jean-Jacques Rousseau introduced the concept of the "general will" in his classic text The Social Contract, he made what was then an unprecedented and scandalous claim: that the people as a whole, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3780GOVT 3786

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16139FREN 3780  SEM 101

FREN 4050

Is love an art?  Then it requires knowledge and effort, writes Erich Fromm in the first chapter of The Art of Loving.  His question (from 1956) is not a new one.  This course engages with the long tradition ... view course details

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  • 16147FREN 4050  SEM 101

FREN 4190

Guided independent study of special topics. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6652FREN 4190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6653FREN 4190  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7878FREN 4190  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7879FREN 4190  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8335FREN 4190  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Traverso, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9632FREN 4190  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

FREN 4285

This course gives students a comprehensive overview of the Old French language and intensive practice reading medieval texts in the original.  Students will also gain familiarity with the principal research ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 4285

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16143FREN 4285  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of French.

FREN 4290

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6594FREN 4290  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

  • 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.

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17914FREN 4290  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17915FREN 4290  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17916FREN 4290  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Long, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17917FREN 4290  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17918FREN 4290  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Molinie, M

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17919FREN 4290  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Traverso, E

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17920FREN 4290  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

FREN 4400

The Age of Enlightenment is traditionally seen as the Age of Reason, and is celebrated as the advent of a time which promoted the advance of ideals such as liberty, progress, and equality in France and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16148FREN 4400  SEM 101

  • Conducted in French.

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

  • 16150FREN 4680  SEM 101

FREN 6050

Is love an art?  Then it requires knowledge and effort, writes Erich Fromm in the first chapter of The Art of Loving.  His question (from 1956) is not a new one.  This course engages with the long tradition ... view course details

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  • 16149FREN 6050  SEM 101

FREN 6390

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6654FREN 6390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6655FREN 6390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7880FREN 6390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7881FREN 6390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8336FREN 6390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Traverso, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9637FREN 6390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

FREN 6410

Although questions about literature will run through this course, we will study a range of classic Derrida texts, some quite tangential to literature, and participants may write their final papers on topics ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6410ENGL 6240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17416FREN 6410  SEM 101

FREN 6676

This seminar will focus on Nietzsche's legacy on 20th/21st century French thought. view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6676GOVT 6676

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: French

  • 15967FREN 6676  SEM 101

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

  • 16151FREN 6680  SEM 101