French (FREN)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3546 FREN 1220   LEC 001

    • M Morrill Hall 106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Torea, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: 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.

  •  3547 FREN 1220   LEC 002

    • M Morrill Hall 106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Torea, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: 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.

  •  3548 FREN 1220   DIS 201

    • TWRF Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Leroy, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3549 FREN 1220   DIS 202

    • TWRF White Hall B14
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Leroy, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5533 FREN 1220   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3550 FREN 1220   DIS 204

    • TWRF Uris Hall G88
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Rebhi, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3551 FREN 1220   DIS 205

    • TWRF Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Matthews, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5255 FREN 1220   DIS 206

    • TWRF Uris Hall 260
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Ness, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16900 FREN 1220   DIS 207

    • TWRF Uris Hall 394
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Lu, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FREN 1230

FREN 1230 is an all-skills course designed to improve oral communication, listening comprehension, and reading ability, to establish a groundwork for correct writing, and to provide a substantial grammar ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3529 FREN 1230   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: FREN 1220 or an LPF score 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after Fren 1230: FREN 2070, 2080 or 2090.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3530 FREN 1230   SEM 102

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: FREN 1220 or an LPF score 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after Fren 1230: FREN 2070, 2080 or 2090.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17979 FREN 1230   SEM 103

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: FREN 1220 or an LPF score 45-55 or SAT II 490-590. Recommended courses after Fren 1230: FREN 2070, 2080 or 2090.

FREN 2070

This course is specifically designed for premed students and students at large with an interest in medical related topics who wish to be better equipped with language skills that will enable them to convey ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16901 FREN 2070   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: FREN 1230; LPF score 56-64; SAT II 600-680; or AP language 4. or CASE Q.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5420 FREN 2090   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Glidja, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: 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. Students who have taken FREN 2090 are not eligible to take FREN 2070 or 2080 for credit.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3532 FREN 2090   SEM 102

    • MWF Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Glidja, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: 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. Students who have taken FREN 2090 are not eligible to take FREN 2070 or 2080 for credit.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3533 FREN 2090   SEM 103

    • MWF Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Glidja, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: 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. Students who have taken FREN 2090 are not eligible to take FREN 2070 or 2080 for credit.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3534 FREN 2090   SEM 104

    • MWF Uris Hall G24
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Kellogg, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: 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. Students who have taken FREN 2090 are not eligible to take FREN 2070 or 2080 for credit.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16902 FREN 2090   SEM 105

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: 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. Students who have taken FREN 2090 are not eligible to take FREN 2070 or 2080 for credit.

FREN 2095

This advanced-intermediate course is highly recommended for students planning to study abroad as it aims to develop the writing and speaking skills needed to function in a French speaking university ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3535 FREN 2095   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 260
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Menard, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: FREN 2070, 2080 or 2090, or CASE Q+. Recommended course after FREN 2095: FREN 2180, FREN 2310 or FREN 2320.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3536 FREN 2095   SEM 102

    • MWF Uris Hall 260
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Menard, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: FREN 2070, 2080 or 2090, or CASE Q+. Recommended course after FREN 2095: FREN 2180, FREN 2310 or FREN 2320.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5047 FREN 2310   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++. Recommended courses after FREN 2310: any 3000 level literature or culture course

FREN 2320

This course designed to follow FREN 2095, introduces students to key cinematic techniques used in analysis of films and to major movements in the twentieth century French cinema.  Students will view a ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5935 FREN 2320   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 260
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Menard, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: FREN 2095 or CASE Q++ or permission of instructor. Recommended courses after FREN 2320: any 3000 level literature or culture course

FREN 3040

We live in an age of algorithms wherein seemingly every aspect of life can be broken down, measured, and even sold as data. But how did we get here? And where are we going? This course privileges literature ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3026

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18201 FREN 3040   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16903 FREN 3160   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall G22
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Alkire, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: FREN 2310 or CASE Q++ placement.

FREN 3320

While the 17th century is extolled as the period of France's greatest cultural achievements (Architecutre-Versailles-, Theater, Painting, philosophy) as well as its military and political triumphs, we ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16904 FREN 3320   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5048 FREN 3400   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: FREN 2310 or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.

FREN 3775

This course will introduce students to the relationship between modern fantasy fiction and the Middle Ages. What kind of world is the world of quests and secret love affairs, swords and sorcery? We'll ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MEDVL 3775

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16905 FREN 3775   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Conducted in English.

FREN 3840

The Second World War and the Occupation of France by German forces had a traumatic impact on the nation's identity. We will examine the way France has tried to deal with this conflicted period through ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3891

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18072 FREN 3840   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FREN 3921

This course examines a range of exciting and provocative 20th- and 21st- century theoretical paradigms for thinking about literature, language and culture. These approaches provide differing, though often ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  6553 FREN 3921   LEC 001

    • TR Malott Hall 253
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Caruth, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FREN 4070

Madness fascinates, mental illness frightens. They are realms of scholarship as well as objects of practical knowledge and representation for the arts and the social actors themselves. This seminar aims ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 6070

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16906 FREN 4070   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall G22
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Molinie, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: Proficiency in French.

FREN 4200

Guided independent study of special topics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3544 FREN 4200   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4450 FREN 4200   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Greenberg, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6304 FREN 4200   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Howie, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6305 FREN 4200   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Molinie, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6306 FREN 4200   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Vallois, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

FREN 4300

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3528 FREN 4300   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    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.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5534 FREN 4300   RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Greenberg, M

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    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.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6308 FREN 4300   RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Howie, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    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.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6309 FREN 4300   RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Molinie, M

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    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.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6310 FREN 4300   RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Vallois, M

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    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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Syllabi: none
  • 17626 FREN 4368   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FREN 6020

While the old concept of the "mind" has been revamped over the last few decades and is routinely accepted as a "scientific object" (through cognitive studies, especially), the equally ancient idea of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6020

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16907 FREN 6020   SEM 101

    • M McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FREN 6070

Madness fascinates, mental illness frightens. They are realms of scholarship as well as objects of practical knowledge and representation for the arts and the social actors themselves. This seminar aims ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 4070

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16908 FREN 6070   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall G22
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Molinie, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: Proficiency 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6950 FREN 6300   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 369
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Alkire, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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Syllabi: none
  • 17640 FREN 6368   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FREN 6400

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3531 FREN 6400   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Permission of instructor required.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4425 FREN 6400   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Greenberg, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Permission of instructor required.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6319 FREN 6400   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Howie, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Permission of instructor required.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6320 FREN 6400   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Molinie, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Permission of instructor required.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6321 FREN 6400   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Vallois, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Permission of instructor required.