French (FREN)Arts and Sciences

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FREN 1220

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

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5505FREN 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.

  •  5506FREN 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.

  •  5507FREN 1220  DIS 201

  •  5508FREN 1220  DIS 202

  •  8579FREN 1220  DIS 203

  •  5509FREN 1220  DIS 204

  •  5510FREN 1220  DIS 205

  •  7828FREN 1220  DIS 206

  •  8072FREN 1220  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

  •  5486FREN 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

  •  5487FREN 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

  •  8073FREN 2090  SEM 101

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5489FREN 2090  SEM 102

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5490FREN 2090  SEM 103

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5491FREN 2090  SEM 104

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5492FREN 2090  SEM 105

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7357FREN 2090  SEM 106

  • Prerequisites: FREN 1230, LPF score 56-64, or SAT II 600-680; or AP French language 4 or CASE Q. Recommended courses after FREN 2090: FREN 2095, or 2310. 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

  • 16619FREN 2091  SEM 101

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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

  •  5493FREN 2095  SEM 101

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5494FREN 2095  SEM 102

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2060 or 2090, or CASE Q+. Recommended course 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

  •  8134FREN 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

  •  7519FREN 2310  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++. Recommended courses after FREN 2180: any 3000 level literature or culture course

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7520FREN 2310  SEM 102

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++. Recommended courses after FREN 2180: any 3000 level literature or culture course

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

  • 16195FREN 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 2350

The course provides a survey of the book from ca. 1100 to 1500, with emphasis on the development of the book in Western Europe, especially France, Germany, Italy, the Low Countries, and Spain.  It focuses ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ITAL 2350MEDVL 2350

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16620FREN 2350  SEM 101

FREN 3160

In this course, both seminar and workshop, students discuss writing about translation, mostly in French, and practice translating from French to English.  The theoretical texts studied represent a variety ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8580FREN 3160  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310

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

  •  7521FREN 3400  SEM 101

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

FREN 3465

This class offers a critical presentation of French cinema as an art form, from the late 1930s to the 2000s. A particular emphasis will be seen on "modern cinema," i.e. the "Nouvelle vague" movement and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17637FREN 3465  SEM 101

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

FREN 3520

This course 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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  •   Combined with: FGSS 3520

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8581FREN 3520  SEM 101

FREN 3531

Monsters have preoccupied France for a long time. Their stories reveal a great deal about French notions of difference, expressed in the form of gender, race, species, social class, religion, and culture. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16196FREN 3531  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2180, FREN 2310, or CASE Q++

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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  • 17614FREN 3560  LEC 001

FREN 3720

Vichy, the Holocaust, the Algerian War, and May 68 are crucial events that continuously resurge in France, where they are reinterpreted through the prism of the present. Far from being monolithic, this ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16622FREN 3720  SEM 101

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

  • 16198FREN 3850  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310 or permission of instructor.

FREN 4200

Guided independent study of special topics. view course details

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5503FREN 4200  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6731FREN 4200  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6732FREN 4200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Long, K

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6987FREN 4200  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6988FREN 4200  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Molinie, M

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7831FREN 4200  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

FREN 4300

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5485FREN 4300  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

  • 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.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8585FREN 4300  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

  • 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.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8586FREN 4300  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Long, K

  • 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.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8587FREN 4300  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

  • 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.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8588FREN 4300  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Molinie, M

  • 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.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8589FREN 4300  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

  • 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 4368

This seminar will focus on the writings of the polymorphous Martinican poet and thinker, Édouard Glissant (1928-2011).  We will attend to the historical context of French colonialism, particularly in the ... view course details

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  • 17499FREN 4368  SEM 001

FREN 4415

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 16633FREN 4415  SEM 101

FREN 4712

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16882FREN 4712  SEM 101

FREN 6180

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

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  •   Combined with: COML 6226

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16200FREN 6180  SEM 101

FREN 6240

This seminar will study the problem of transmission in psychoanalysis, with an emphasis on its stakes for political history and theory. Freud's Moses and Monotheism addresses the unconscious and intersubjective ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6778GOVT 6246

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16201FREN 6240  SEM 101

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

  •  7829FREN 6300  SEM 101

  • Course limited to graduate students only.

FREN 6368

This seminar will focus on the writings of the polymorphous Martinican poet and thinker, Édouard Glissant (1928-2011).  We will attend to the historical context of French colonialism, particularly in the ... view course details

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  • 17506FREN 6368  SEM 001

FREN 6400

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5488FREN 6400  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6705FREN 6400  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Greenberg, M

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6706FREN 6400  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Long, K

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6989FREN 6400  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6990FREN 6400  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Molinie, M

  • Permission of instructor required.

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7830FREN 6400  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Vallois, M

  • Permission of instructor required.

FREN 6415

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 17951FREN 6415  SEM 101

FREN 6880

"Absolutism" is a political and cultural concept more resonant in its abstraction than most. It nevertheless appears capable of generating a proliferation of both conscious and unconscious associations ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16204FREN 6880  SEM 101