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French

College of Liberal Arts

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French - FREN Courses

French Courses (FREN)


LOWER DIVISION


101A. Fundamentals of French (4)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Fundamental skills of speaking, comprehending, reading and writing. For those who are beginning the study of French or who have had one year of high school French or equivalent.
For non-native speakers only, and is not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French. Check for the code 138 (for non-native speakers) and 139 (for heritage speakers) in the Schedule of Classes. (lecture 4 hrs.) (CAN FREN 2)

 

101B. Fundamentals of French (4)
Prerequisite or corequisite: FREN 101A or two years of high school French or equivalent. Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Fundamental skills of speaking, comprehending, reading and writing. Continuation of FREN 101A.
For non-native speakers only, and is not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French. Check for the code 138 (for non-native speakers) and 139 (for heritage speakers) in the Schedule of Classes. (lecture 4 hrs.) (CAN FREN 4)

 

201A. Intermediate French (4)
Prerequisite: FREN 101B or three years of high school French or equivalent, and completion of the 13-unit Foundation requirement (or entering competency equivalent to FREN 101B and completion of concurrent enrollment in at least one Foundation course).
Continued work in speaking, pronunciation, comprehension and writing.
For non-native speakers only, and is not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French. Check for the code 138 (for non-native speakers) and 139 (for heritage speakers) in the Schedule of Classes. (lecture 4 hrs.) (CAN FREN 8)

 

201B. Intermediate French (4)
Prerequisite: FREN 201A or four years of high school French or equivalent, and completion of the 13-unit Foundation requirement (or entering competency equivalent to FREN 201A and completion or concurrent enrollment in at lest one Foundation course).
Continued work in speaking, pronunciation, comprehension and writing, with some reading of modern writers.
For non-native speakers only, and is not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French. Check for the code 138 (for non-native speakers) and 139 (for heritage speakers) in the Schedule of Classes. (lecture 4 hrs.) (CAN FREN 10)

 

214. Intermediate Conversation (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 101B.
Should be taken concurrently with FREN 201A or 201B. Designed to develop basic conversational skills and to prepare for more advanced work in FREN 314.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

UPPER DIVISION


312A. Advanced French I (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French or equivalent.
Review of grammatical principles with regular exercises and composition work for the development of increased mastery of the written language.

 

312B. Advanced French II (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French or equivalent.
Review of grammatical principles with regular exercises and composition work for the development of increased mastery of the written language.

 

314. Advanced Conversation (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 214 or consent of instructor.
Continuation of FREN 214.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

335. Survey of French Literature I (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French.
From the Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century.

 

336. Survey of French Literature II (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French.
Eighteenth to Twentieth Century.

 

337. Survey of French Literature III: Twentieth Century French and Francophone Literatures (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing in French.
Survey of Twentieth-Century and Francophone literatures.

 

411. Advanced French Syntax and Composition (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 312A-B or equivalent.
Special emphasis on the writing of compositions and developing an awareness of French style, as well as advanced syntax.

 

*414. French Phonetics (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 312 A-B or consent of instructor.
General concepts of linguistic science. Linguistics applied to the study and teaching of the French language. Articulatory phonetics as a means to form native French pronunciation habits with emphasis upon the difficulties encountered by speakers of American English.

 

423./523. Introduction to French Linguistics (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of FREN 312AB and 411.
Presents an overview of French linguistics: Phonology, morphology and syntax. The course also focuses on the application of linguistic knowledge of French to the teaching of French at the high school level in the U.S.

 

440. French Civilization (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 312A-B (may be taken concurrently with FREN 335 or 336 or consent of instructor).
Significant aspects of French art, culture and social institutions.

 

456. French Cinema (3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Acquaint students with the art of the medium, particularly as it is realized through the work of the artist most responsible for its success or failure, in this case the director.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as FEA 456.

 

460./560. The Art of Translation (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division or graduate status.Consent of instructor for third-year students.
Cover translation of French texts into English and of English texts French, as well as theories of translation and their implications. Translations may be published in The Translators’ French Quarter, a journal of the RGRLL Department.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

 

462./562. Reading French Women Writers (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336, and 337 (Surveys of French Literature I, II, and III) or consent of instructor.
Covers literary production of women who wrote and write literature in France. French feminism, the question of “écriture féminine” and gender will also be discussed. Does not cover Francophone women writers.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

 

470./570. French Literature of the Middle Ages (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the period. Texts in modern French.

 

471./571. French Literature of the Renaissance (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the 16th Century.

 

472./572. French Literature of the Seventeenth Century (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the century.

 

474./574. The Age of Enlightenment (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers and thinkers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.

 

475./575. Seminar in Francophone Literature (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 337 or consent of instructor.
May be repeated to a maximum of 15 units with different topics in the same semester.
A. Africa
B. Caribbean
C. Maghreb
D. Quebec
E. Switzerland

 

476./576. French Comic Traditions (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336, 337 or consent of instructor.
Historical overview of French comedic forms; close reading of selected works; elements of comic theory. Includes works such as medieval farce, Molière’s different comic genres, Beaumarchais, Feydeau and absurdist dramatists such as Jarry and Ionesco, as well as film comedies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

477./577. French Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.

 

479./579. French Literature of the Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.

 

480. Senior Seminar: Self and Society (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 and two 400-level French courses, or consent of instructor.
This capstone senior seminar focuses on literary works, ranging from Medieval works such as Tristan et Iseult to twentieth-century Francophone classics such as L’Enfant noir; various historical, critical and philosophical works; and literature-based films such as Madame Bovary.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

490./590. Special Topics in French (1-3)
Study of a particular topic in French literature, language, or culture. Specific topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics.

 

494. Internship in French (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Field work in French, supplemented by readings and tutorials under direction of a faculty. Internships, small group discussion/teaching, and other assignments directed by a supervising faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. No more than 3 units may be applied to the major in French.

 

499. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Independent study undertaken under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to 3 units provided the material is not the same. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with prior consent of department.

 

GRADUATE LEVEL


523./423. Introduction to French Linguistics
Prerequisites: Completion of FREN 312A/B and 411.
Presents overview of French linguistics: Phonology, morphology and syntax. Focuses on application of linguistic knowledge of French to teaching French at high school level in U.S.

 

560./460. The Art of Translation (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division or graduate status. Consent of instructor for third-year students.
Covers translation of French texts into English and of English texts French, as well as theories of translation and their implications. Translations may be published in The Translators’ French Quarter, a journal of the RGRLL Department.

 

562./462. Reading French Women Writers (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336, and 337 (Surveys of French Literature I, II, and III) or consent of instructor.
Covers literary production of women who wrote and write literature in France. French feminism, the question of “écriture féminine” and gender discussed. Does not cover Francophone women writers.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

 

570./470. French Literature of the Middle Ages (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the period. Texts in modern French.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

571./471. French Literature of the Renaissance (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the 16th Century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

572./472. French Literature of the Seventeenth Century (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

574./474. The Age of Enlightenment (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers and thinkers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

575./475. Seminar in Francophone Literature (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 337 or consent of instructor.
May be repeated to a maximum of 15 units with different topics in the same semester.
A. Africa
B. Caribbean
C. Maghreb
D. Quebec
E. Switzerland

 

576./476. French Comic Traditions (3)
Prerequisites: French 335, 336, 337 or consent of instructor.
Historical overview of French comedic forms; close reading of selected works; elements of comic theory. Includes works such as medieval farce, Molière’s different comic genres, Beaumarchais, Feydeau and absurdist dramatists such as Jarry and Ionesco, as well as film comedies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

577./477. French Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

579./479. French Literature of the Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

590./490. Special Topics in French (1-3)
Study of a particular topic in French literature, language, or culture. Specific topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics.

 

599. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing with baccalaureate degree or equivalent.
Graduate-level in-depth study on selected topics under supervision of a graduate faculty. Topic and study outline of work undertaken to be on file in Department. Enrollment contingent upon approval of Department Chair and faculty member.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units with different topics in the same semester. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

604. Seminar in a Century of French Literature (3)
Prerequisite: Corresponding 400/500 level century survey course or consent of instructor.
Intensive studies in one of the following topics.
May be repeated to a maximum of 18 units with different topics in the same semester. Letter grade only (A-F).
A. Seminar in Medieval Literature
B. Seminar in 16th Century Literature
C. 17th Century
D. 18th Century
G. Seminar in 19th Century Literature (3)
H. 20th Century

 

688. Seminar in French Literature or Culture (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in French.
Intensive study of a specific aspect of French literature or culture. Subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

697. Directed Research (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.
Individual study under the guidance of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

698. Thesis (2-6)
Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis in French for the master’s degree. Optional.