Courses

FREN 101 Elementary French I
4.00 credits
Grammar and pronunciation, extensive oral practice, short compositions, and reading of simple texts. Fall or Spring.
FREN 102 Elementary French II
4.00 credits
A continuation of FREN 101. Fall or Spring.
FREN 190 Directed Study
1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
FREN 200 French Conversation
3.00 credits
Review of grammar and syntax with emphasis on spoken French. Progressive exercises in conversation. On sufficient demand.
Prerequisite:
FREN 102 Minimum Grade: D
FREN 201 Intermediate French I
4.00 credits
Review of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax. In addition to work in oral French, there are progressive exercises in reading and composition. Fall.
FREN 202 Intermediate French II
4.00 credits
A continuation of FREN 201. Spring.
FREN 280 Special Topics
1.00 - 3.00 credits
By arrangement.
FREN 290 Directed Study
1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
FREN 300 Advanced Grammar Review
3.00 credits
An intensive one-semester grammar course with extensive oral practice. Fall.
Prerequisite:
FREN 202 Minimum Grade: D
FREN 301 Advanced French I
3.00 credits
Short stories, plays, novels, or essays by modern authors, with grammar and conversation based on the texts studied. Practice in phonetics where needed. In Paris.
FREN 302 Advanced French II
3.00 credits
Continuation of FREN 301. A greater emphasis on composition and advanced style. In Paris.
Prerequisite:
FREN 301 Minimum Grade: D
FREN 303 Advanced Language Practice I
3.00 credits
Oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression, grammar, vocabulary. Basic of phonetics. Culture and civilization. In Paris.
FREN 304 Advanced Language Practice II
3.00 credits
A continuation of FREN 303.
FREN 310 French Phonetics I
1.00 - 3.00 credits
FREN 311 French Phonetics II
3.00 credits
FREN 315 Advanced French Conversation
3.00 credits
Intensive practice in oral French. Study of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation through discussion of cultural topics.
FREN 320 Literary Genres
3.00 credits
Study of selections of prose and poetry in their historical and cultural context. Development of reading comprehension and skills for interpretation of literature. Fall.
Prerequisite:
FREN 202 Minimum Grade: D or FREN 300 Minimum Grade: D
FREN 321 Panorama Literature & Ideas I
3.00 credits
Study of major texts of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Renaissance, Classical Period, Enlightenment. In Paris.
FREN 322 Panorama Literature & Ideas II
3.00 credits
Study of major texts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Romanticism, Realism, Surrealism, Existentialism, the Absurd. In Paris.
FREN 323 Le Paris des contrastes
3.00 credits
Paris, ville d'amour et d'exclusion sociale. Students will analyze manifestations of social integration and exclusion, through representations of the city of Paris in French literary texts (short stories, novel and poetry), films, songs, photographs, and architecture.
FREN 327 Intro to Existentialism
3.00 credits
Students will analyze existentialist thought and become more acquainted with famous names associated with the area of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Juliette Greco, etc. Existentialism will also be approached as a cultural movement, a way of life and rebirth in post-war Paris.
Prerequisite:
FREN 300 Minimum Grade: D
FREN 331 Contemporary French Cinema
3.00 credits
A study of French cinema as it has evolved in the last two decades. The films viewed will be used as a means to encourage reflection on the history, ideas and values that have gone into the making of modern France. The course is offered in English and French in separate sections. For students who take the English section of the course through the INST cross-listing, there is no French pre-requisite. Spring.
Equivalent:
INST 339 - Successful completion
FREN 340 La France d'aujourd'hui
3.00 credits
A civilization course covering history, geography, politics, social life, media, and technology.
FREN 347 Historic Evolution of France
3.00 credits
In Paris.
FREN 350 Fren Civilization and Culture
3.00 credits
The political, social, intellectual, and artistic development of French culture from the beginning to the present. In Paris.
FREN 365 French Politics
3.00 credits
A study of the French political system, its parties, elections, and how the system works in the new European order. In Paris.
FREN 380 Special Topics
1.00 - 3.00 credits
Selected Topics in French language, literature or civilization.
FREN 390 Directed Study
1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
FREN 405 Advanced French Phonetics
3.00 credits
In Paris.
FREN 415 Business French
3.00 credits
In Paris.
FREN 419 Journalism in France
3.00 credits
In Paris.
FREN 425 20th Century French Novel
3.00 credits
In Paris.
FREN 435 New Wave Cinema
3.00 credits
A study of the principal film-makers of the Nouvelle Vague movement. Explores the themes of the movement and provides tools for film analysis. In Paris.
FREN 441 French Art Renaiss-Impression
3.00 credits
Explores the major currents of art history in France from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Studies the major artists and their works, placing them in the artistic, historical and sociocultural context of their period. Students who wish to do so can participate as tour guides in the "Nocturnes du Louvre." In Paris.
FREN 445 History of 20th Century France
3.00 credits
In Paris.
FREN 448 Europe Yesterday and Today
3.00 credits
A survey of European history from the end of the Enlightenment to the present. In Paris.
FREN 451 International Relations
3.00 credits
An introduction to International Relations focusing on France, its place in Europe, and the relation of Europe to the rest of the world. In Paris.
FREN 456 History of French Thought
3.00 credits
In Paris.
FREN 491 Directed Reading
1.00 - 3.00 credits
Selected readings by arrangement.
FREN 495 Senior Seminar
3.00 credits
The major French writers by genre. Fall.
Prerequisite:
FREN 320 Minimum Grade: D or FREN 323 Minimum Grade: D or FREN 327 Minimum Grade: D
FREN 497 Internship
.00 - 6.00 credits
Professional experience in a supervised organizational setting allowing for the applied use of skills in French language and/or knowledge of Francophone cultures. An internship plan (description, objectives, learning outcomes) is devised with a French program faculty member before the internship begins.
FREN 499 French Comprehensive
1.00 credit
Required of all majors in their fourth year.