French (FREN)Arts and Sciences

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FREN 1220

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

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5296FREN 1220  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: FREN 1210, or SAT II 410-480, or LPF 37-44. At the end of FREN 1220, students who score lower than 56 on the LPF take 1230, those with 56 or higher may enter the 2000-level sequence.

  •  5297FREN 1220  LEC 002

  • Prerequisites: FREN 1210, or SAT II 410-480, or LPF 37-44. At the end of FREN 1220, students who score lower than 56 on the LPF take 1230, those with 56 or higher may enter the 2000-level sequence.

  •  5298FREN 1220  DIS 201

  •  5299FREN 1220  DIS 202

  •  5300FREN 1220  DIS 203

  •  5301FREN 1220  DIS 204

  •  5302FREN 1220  DIS 205

  • 16161FREN 1220  DIS 206

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

  •  5273FREN 1230  SEM 101

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5274FREN 1230  SEM 102

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

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

  • 16165FREN 2060  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: FREN 1230, LPF score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Students who have taken FREN 2090 are not eligible to take FREN 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

  •  5277FREN 2090  SEM 102

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5278FREN 2090  SEM 103

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5279FREN 2090  SEM 104

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5280FREN 2090  SEM 105

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7650FREN 2090  SEM 106

  • Prerequisites: FREN 1230, LPF score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680. Recommended courses after FREN 2090: FREN 2100, 2190, or 2210. Students who have taken FREN 2090 are not eligible to take FREN 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

  • 17211FREN 2091  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Finielz, E

  • 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

  •  5281FREN 2095  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. May be taken concurrently with FREN 2310, Recommended course after FREN 2095: FREN 2310.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5282FREN 2095  SEM 102

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. May be taken concurrently with FREN 2310, Recommended course after FREN 2095: FREN 2310.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7323FREN 2095  SEM 103

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. May be taken concurrently with FREN 2310, Recommended course after FREN 2095: FREN 2310.

FREN 2100

Reducing your foreign accent improves your ability to communicate in two ways: learning to distinguish and to produce clearly the full inventory of sounds in French increases both your ability to understand ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  5293FREN 2100  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2060 or 2090 or higher, CASE Q+. This course can not serve to fulfill the language requirement.

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

  •  8172FREN 2310  SEM 101

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8173FREN 2310  SEM 102

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

FREN 3220

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18625FREN 3220  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: FREN 2180, FREN 2310, or CASE Q++ placement, or permission of instructor.

FREN 3400

This course is conceived as a critical introduction to a cultural and political debate that appeared in the years of Mitterrand's France and reached its climax in the last decade.  It will focus on a French ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8177FREN 3400  SEM 101

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

FREN 3530

This course will explore the classical, medieval, and early modern sources for our notions of monsters, including strange beasts, wild men, demons, witches, and cyborgs.  What do these figures tell us ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3530FGSS 3530

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16166FREN 3530  LEC 001

  • Conducted in English.

FREN 3531

This course will explore the classical, medieval, and early modern sources for our notions of monsters, including strange beasts, wild men, demons, witches, and cyborgs.  What do these figures tell us ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18816FREN 3531  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Long, K

FREN 3765

This course traces the exchanges between spectacular entertainments and avant-garde art that shaped late nineteenth-century European visual culture, and gave rise to collective spectatorship transgressing ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3765VISST 3765

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16390FREN 3765  LEC 001

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

  • 16170FREN 3780  SEM 101

  • Conducted in English.

FREN 4200

Guided independent study of special topics. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5294FREN 4200  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6721FREN 4200  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6722FREN 4200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Long, K

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7049FREN 4200  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7050FREN 4200  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Molinie, M

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16182FREN 4200  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

FREN 4290

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8448FREN 4290  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

FREN 4300

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5272FREN 4300  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

  • Year-long course. R grade given at end of the fall semester and final letter grade at end of the spring semester. Open to juniors and seniors. Consult the director of honors program for more information.

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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  • 17416FREN 4350  SEM 101

FREN 4712

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18715FREN 4712  SEM 101

FREN 4850

In this course, we will consider a range of films that depict the role of women in armed conflict and revolution in North Africa.  We will begin by considering the Algerian War of Independence, and the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6850

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16175FREN 4850  SEM 101

FREN 4860

Is Charles Baudelaire's work "modern," "modernist," "anti-" or "post-modern?"  In this seminar, I am trying to show that Baudelaire's poetic and critical writings reflect on the inner exhaustion of modernity, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6860

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16176FREN 4860  SEM 101

  • Conducted in French.

FREN 4930

The purpose of this seminar is to explore the realm of "Fantastic" in its multiple dimensions.  Which are its borders?  Which narrative devices does it display in order to create an atmosphere of anxiety, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6930

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16177FREN 4930  SEM 101

  • Conducted in French.

FREN 6300

Designed for those with little or no background in French. Aims primarily to develop skill in reading French. Covers grammar basics, extensive vocabulary, and strategies for reading in a foreign language. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16179FREN 6300  SEM 101

  • Course limited to graduate students only.

FREN 6350

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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  • 17425FREN 6350  SEM 101

FREN 6400

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5275FREN 6400  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6689FREN 6400  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6690FREN 6400  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Long, K

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7051FREN 6400  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7052FREN 6400  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Molinie, M

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16180FREN 6400  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

  • Permission of instructor required.

FREN 6850

In this course, we will consider a range of films that depict the role of women in armed conflict and revolution in North Africa.  We will begin by considering the Algerian War of Independence, and the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 4850

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16181FREN 6850  SEM 101

FREN 6860

Is Charles Baudelaire's work "modern," "modernist," "anti-" or "post-modern?"  In this seminar, I am trying to show that Baudelaire's poetic and critical writings reflect on the inner exhaustion of modernity, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 4860

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16183FREN 6860  SEM 101

  • Conducted in French.

FREN 6930

The purpose of this seminar is to explore the realm of "Fantastic" in its multiple dimensions.  Which are its borders?  Which narrative devices does it display in order to create an atmosphere of anxiety, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 4930

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16178FREN 6930  SEM 101