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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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French (FREN)

FREN F100 Elementary French I(4 cr.)
Introduction to French language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

FREN F150 Elementary French II(4 cr.)
Introduction to French language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

FREN F200 Second-Year French I: Language and Culture (3 cr.)
P: FREN F150 or equivalent. Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. (Fall, Spring)

FREN F250 Second-Year French II: Language and Culture (3 cr.)
P: FREN F200 or equivalent. Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. (Fall, Spring)

FREN F300 Lectures et analyses littéraires (3 cr.)
P: FREN F250. Preparation for more advanced work in French or Francophone literature. Readings and discussion of one play, one novel, short stories, and poems as well as the principles of literary criticism and explication de texte. (Spring)

FREN F305 Théâtre et essai (3 cr.)
P: FREN F250 or equivalent. Drama and literature of ideas. Dramatists such as Corneille, Racine, Molière, Beaumarchais, and Sartre; essayists and philosophers such as Descartes, Pascal, Voltaire, Diderot, and Camus. (Spring)

FREN F306 Roman et poésie (3 cr.)
P: FREN F250 or equivalent. Novel and poetry. Novelists such as Balzac, Flaubert, and Proust; readings in anthologies stressing sixteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century poetry. (Spring)

FREN F309 The French Novel in Translation (3 cr.)
Representative novels from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Emphasizing thematic and ideological material. In particular, the novels will be viewed as evidence of the changing attitudes toward the individual’s role in society. No credit in French. (Occasionally)

FREN F310 Topics in French Literature in Translation (3 cr.)
Readings in English translation of novels, plays, essays, and poetry or other works that reflect a specific topic chosen by the instructor. No credit in French. (Occasionally)

FREN F311 Contemporary French Civilization (3 cr.)
Political, social, and cultural aspects of contemporary France. No credit in French. (Occasionally)

FREN F312 Readings in French Literature in Translation (3 cr.)
Representative readings emphasizing a particular author, genre, or topic in French literature. Subject may vary with each listing and is identified in the Schedule of Classes. No credit in French. (Occasionally)

FREN F315 Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 cr.)
P: FREN F250. Lectures on problems of pronunciation and phonetic transcription and oral practice sessions. (Occasionally)

FREN F326 French in the Business World (3 cr.)
P: FREN F250 or equivalent. Introduction to the language and customs of the French-speaking business world. Designed to help students to take the examination for the Certificat pratique defrançais commercial et économique offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce. (Occasionally)

FREN F328 Advanced French Grammar and Composition (3 cr.)
P: FREN F250 or equivalent. Study and practice of French thinking and writing patterns. (Fall)

FREN F380 French Conversation (3 cr.)
P: FREN F250 or equivalent. For non-native speakers of French. Designed to develop conversational skills through reports, debates, and group discussions with an emphasis on vocabulary building, mastery of syntax, and general oral expression. Both FREN F380 and FREN F480 may be taken for credit. (Fall)

FREN F424 Comédie classique (3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. Molière, Marivaux, Beaumarchais, and others. (Occasionally)

FREN F441 Literature and Culture of the Francophone World (3 cr.)
This course investigates the cultures of French-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. Literary, cultural, and visual works will be explored. Subjects covered include the search for identity, the challenges of colonialism and acculturation, writing for social change, class, gender and social status, local traditions versus global modernity. Taught in French.

FREN F443 Nineteenth-Century Novel I(3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. Balzac, Stendhal, and others. (Occasionally)

FREN F444 Nineteenth-Century Novel II(3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. Flaubert, Zola, and others. (Occasionally)

FREN F450 Colloquium in French Studies (2-3 cr.; 9 cr. max.)
P: 6 credits at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306 or consent of the instructor. Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre. (Occasionally)

FREN F452 Civilisation et littérature québécoises (3 cr.)
P: 6 credits at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. The objective of this course is to acquaint students with Québec literature and civilization from its origins to the present. Emphasis on the events leading to the “Quiet Revolution’’ and on contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, and film. (Occasionally)

FREN F453 Littérature contemporaine I(3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. Twentieth-century French literature until 1940. (Occasionally)

FREN F454 Littérature contemporaine II(3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours at 300 level, including FREN F305 or FREN F306. Twentieth-century French literature after 1940. (Occasionally)

FREN F463 Civilisation française I(3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours in French at the 300 level or departmental permission. French civilization from the medieval period through the seventeenth century. Readings in French. Eligible for graduate credit. (Occasionally)

FREN F464 Civilisation française II(3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours in French at the 300 level or departmental permission. French civilization from the eighteenth century to the contemporary period. Readings in French. Eligible for graduate credit. (Occasionally)

FREN F474 Thème et version (3 cr.)
P: FREN F328 or consent of department. Translation of selected passages, alternating between English and French, to teach students to write with precision and clarity in both languages. (Occasionally)

FREN F480 French Conversation (3 cr.)
P: FREN F380 or consent of department. For non-native speakers of French. Class designed to develop conversational skills. Includes reviews, presentations, and discussion. Places responsibility on the student for contributing to the animation and interest of the class. Essentially a performing class. Supplemental work is required beyond FREN F380. (Occasionally)

FREN F495 Individual Readings in French Literature (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of department. May be repeated. (Fall, Spring)

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