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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6095FREN 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.

  •  6096FREN 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.

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

  •  6075FREN 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

  •  6076FREN 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 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

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  •  6078FREN 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

  •  6079FREN 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

  •  6080FREN 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

  •  6081FREN 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

  •  8270FREN 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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  •  9625FREN 2091  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Guimiot, V

  • Must be concurrently enrolled in FREN 2090.

FREN 2092

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

  •  6092FREN 2092  SEM 101

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

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

  •  6082FREN 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

  •  6083FREN 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

  •  7972FREN 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 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

  • 16448FREN 2180  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++. FREN 2310 may also be taken concurrently with FREN 2180. Students who have taken FREN 2181 are not eligible to take FREN 2180 for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18552FREN 2180  SEM 102

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++. FREN 2310 may also be taken concurrently with FREN 2180. Students who have taken FREN 2181 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

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

  •  8545FREN 2310  SEM 101

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8546FREN 2310  SEM 102

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

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

  • 16023FREN 2320  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++ or permission of instructor.

FREN 3020

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Intro to Comparative Politics

  • 18625FREN 3020  SEM 101

  • Students must be concurrently enrolled into GOVT 1313

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

  •  8547FREN 3400  SEM 101

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

FREN 3770

Practice makes perfect, the old saying goes, but the nature of that connection remains opaque.  This course, conducted in English and intended as a sequel to FREN 3540 - On Paying Attention, gives students ... view course details

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    Combined with: MEDVL 3760RELST 3770

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 3850

In the XIX century, both literature and medicine shaped the birth of the idea of the psyche.  A new medical discipline like psychiatry (at that time called "alienism") considered the pathologies of the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 3960

This course focuses on the dialogues between French and Francophone intellectuals by exploring some of the main philosophical currents and concepts of French 20th-century thought alongside their rereading ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16034FREN 3960  SEM 101

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

FREN 4060

This interdisciplinary seminar would like to offer new hypotheses on the ways literature is understood and experienced by a reader's mind.  Our methodology, while non-reductionist, will take into account ... view course details

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    Combined with: COML 4227COML 6227FREN 6060

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 4200

Guided independent study of special topics. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6093FREN 4200  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7418FREN 4200  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7419FREN 4200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7727FREN 4200  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Long, K

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7728FREN 4200  IND 605

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9079FREN 4200  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Molinie, M

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

FREN 4300

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6074FREN 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 4550

Why does Rabelais remain in such disrepute? Using Mikhail Bakhtin and Julia Kristeva as our guides, we will examine the embodied nature of his work both as a refusal of religious interpretation of earthly ... view course details

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    Combined with: FREN 6550

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

FREN 6060

This interdisciplinary seminar would like to offer new hypotheses on the ways literature is understood and experienced by a reader's mind.  Our methodology, while non-reductionist, will take into account ... view course details

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    Combined with: COML 4227COML 6227FREN 4060

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

FREN 6320

This seminar will explore major works of avant-garde literature from the interwar and immediate postwar periods, with the work of George Bataille and his major collaborators and sometime antagonists (André ... view course details

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    Combined with: COML 6766

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 6341

The rise of cinema and mechanized representational technologies has provided an informative backdrop for a century long reflection on aesthetics and the excesses of affect, sentiment, and corporeality ... view course details

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FREN 6400

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6077FREN 6400  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7386FREN 6400  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7387FREN 6400  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Howie, C

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7729FREN 6400  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Long, K

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7730FREN 6400  IND 605

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9077FREN 6400  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Molinie, M

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FREN 6550

Why does Rabelais remain in such disrepute? Using Mikhail Bakhtin and Julia Kristeva as our guides, we will examine the embodied nature of his work both as a refusal of religious interpretation of earthly ... view course details

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    Combined with: FREN 4550

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud