Study of French culture, literature, and artifacts from the Middle Ages until the Revolution. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or placement test.
Introduction to the unique critical skills necessary for reading and analysis across the arts and social sciences. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or placement test.
Offered every semester, this course is an integrated study of literary and cultural texts as a springboard for advanced level refinements of grammar. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or 264 or Placement Test.
Study of the Occitan and Old French poetry that served as the source of the kind of love that came to be called "Amour courtois" in the nineteenth century. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor
Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. Taught in French. Repeatable for Credit.
Course is variable credit 1-5
Taking up that rich 19th-century form we call "fantastic narrative" --and such writers as Gautier, Nodier, Maupassant, and Villiers de I'Isle-Adam -- this course will explore this genre's anxieties not just about madness, machines, and misbehaving objects but also about women (both dead and alive) and their bodies. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or placement test.
Taught in English. Novels, and films, from North and West Africa, and the immigrant population in France, from 1960 to 2010. Emphasis on the tensions between narratives of political emancipation, modernity, secularism, and religious fundamentalism and mysticism. Extra reading for graduate students in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Any 200 level course or above in English or French, or HUMA 101 or HUMA 102, or a FWIS course.
Study of 19th and 20th century poetry, fiction, and cinema through the major literary and artistic movements: romanticism, realism, symbolism, Dada, surrealism, and existentialism. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or placement test.
This course, offered annually and required of all majors, builds naturally on FREN 301. It emphasizes composition and exposition through the practice of such genres as narration, description, portrait, essay, and commentaire compose. Formerly FREN 336. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or placement test.