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FREN 100 French for Reading Knowledge
Special course for candidates for advanced degrees in other departments. Fundamentals of grammar and reading of material of medium difficulty. Intended primarily for graduate students, but open also to seniors planning graduate study. Does not satisfy any part of the undergraduate language requirement. Presupposes no previous study of French. Conducted in English. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Bourgeois, Christine
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 51597
FREN 104 Elementary French, Overseas
Basic language instruction in French for beginners participating in study abroad programs in France or a French-speaking country. Graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 107 Elementary French I for the Professional Schools
Essentials of French grammar; practice in speaking, reading, and writing French. Introduction to French business culture. Three hours of class per week. This course does not satisfy the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Kendrick, Jeff
APPT- MO-ST FTLW - OFF CAMPUS
3 60775
FREN 108 Elementary French II for the Professional Schools
Essentials of French grammar; practice in speaking, reading, and writing French. Introduction to French business culture. Three hours of class per week. This course does not satisfy the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: FREN 107 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 109 Elementary French III for the Professional Schools
Essentials of French grammar; practice in speaking, reading, and writing French. Introduction to French business culture. Three hours of class per week. This course does not satisfy the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: FREN 108 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 110 Elementary French I
Five hours of class per week. A balanced approach stressing understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 1047 - LAWRENCE
5 51598
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 1047 - LAWRENCE
5 51599
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 1047 - LAWRENCE
5 58504
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 1047 - LAWRENCE
5 51600
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 1047 - LAWRENCE
5 68326
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 03:00-03:50 PM WES 1047 - LAWRENCE
5 56716
FREN 111 Introduction to French I
Introduction to French for special purposes; no previous French required. Provides basic familiarity with the French language, focusing on speaking, listening, reading and the essentials of French grammar. Introduction to the culture of the French-speaking world. Three class hours per week; may be delivered by videoconference or face-to-face. Does not satisfy any KU language requirement. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 112 Introduction to French II
Continuation of FREN 111. Further development of basic familiarity with the French language, focusing on speaking, listening, reading and the essentials of French grammar. Continued exploration of the culture of the French-speaking world. Three class hours per week; may be delivered by videoconference or face-to-face. Does not satisfy any KU language requirement. Prerequisite: FREN 111 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 113 Introduction to French III
Continuation of FREN 112. Further development of basic familiarity with the French language, focusing on speaking, listening, reading and the essentials of French grammar. Continued exploration of the culture of the French-speaking world. Three class hours per week; may be delivered by videoconference or face-to-face. Does not satisfy any KU language requirement. Prerequisite: FREN 112 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 120 Elementary French II
Five hours of class per week. A balanced approach stressing understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: FREN 110 or by departmental permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4043 - LAWRENCE
5 61342
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4043 - LAWRENCE
5 51601
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4043 - LAWRENCE
5 51602
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4043 - LAWRENCE
5 51603
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4043 - LAWRENCE
5 51604
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 4043 - LAWRENCE
5 51605
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MTuWThF 03:00-03:50 PM WES 4043 - LAWRENCE
5 61318
FREN 153 Around the Francophone World in 100 Days
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary and critical survey of the French-speaking cultures outside France in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Will include a variety of cultural topics, with particular attention to, and critique of, French colonization, the effects of empire on indigenous cultures, and postcolonial interactions today between France and its former colonies and protectorates. Taught in English. Does not fulfill any requirement in the French major or minor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in French. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 230 Intermediate French I
Third-semester course stressing oral and written work in French; systematic review of grammar and introduction to reading in cultural texts. (See also FREN 231, FREN 234.) Prerequisite: FREN 120 or by departmental permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 51606
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM FR 219 - LAWRENCE
3 51608
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM FR 219 - LAWRENCE
3 57951
FREN 231 Intermediate French I, Honors
Similar in approach and content to FREN 230; smaller class size; open to students who had done very good to excellent work in previous French classes. Prerequisite: Grade of B or A in FREN 120 or departmental permission. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 234 Intermediate French I and II
One-semester course meeting five times a week for six hours credit. Material same as in FREN 230 and FREN 240. (FREN 234, FREN 240, FREN 241--each completes foreign language requirement.) Prerequisite: FREN 120 or by departmental permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Weatherley, Gillian
MTuWThF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 1047 - LAWRENCE
6 54416
FREN 240 Intermediate French II
Continuation of FREN 230. (FREN 234, FREN 240, FREN 241--each completes foreign language requirement.) (See also FREN 241.) Prerequisite: FREN 230, FREN 231, or by departmental permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 51609
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 51610
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 51611
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 51612
FREN 241 Intermediate French II, Honors
Similar in approach and content to FREN 240; smaller class size; open to students who have done very good to excellent work in previous French classes. Prerequisite: A grade of A in FREN 230 or FREN 231, or departmental permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Booker, John
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 2066 - LAWRENCE
3 59848
FREN 301 French Written and Oral Communication 1
Designed to prepare students for oral and written work in advanced-level French. Prerequisite: FREN 234, or FREN 240, or FREN 241, or by departmental permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kelly, Mary
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 68393
LEC
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 68394
FREN 302 French Written and Oral Communication 2
Designed to further students' proficiency in oral and written expression for work in advanced-level French. Prerequisite: FREN 301, or by departmental permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kelly, Mary
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
3 68383
LEC Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM FR 219 - LAWRENCE
3 68391
FREN 315 Le Francais Pratique
Supplementary non-major language course that can be a sequel to the first four semesters of French. Primarily for students studying abroad. Covers vocabulary study, oral exercises, discussion of texts, writing, and free conversation. Prerequisite: FREN 230/231 or FREN 234, FREN 240/241. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 330 French Language and Civilization I
A study of French grammar, conversation, and composition, with selected aspects of French civilization. Available to participants in the Summer Language Institutes, and selected Study Abroad programs. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 340 French Language and Civilization II
A study of French grammar, conversation, and composition, with selected aspects of French civilization. Available to participants in the Summer Language Institutes, and selected Study Abroad Programs. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 350 Applied French Grammar and Composition I
Systematic grammar review with extensive practice in writing French. Prerequisite: FREN 301 or FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 352 French for Journalism and Business
Practical acquisition of skills necessary to understand the language of journalism and business. Prerequisite: FREN 301. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
Roney, Kristina
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 64441
FREN 375 Intermediate French Conversation
Three meetings per week. Guided discussions designed to increase fluency, improve pronunciation, and acquire vocabulary. Sections limited to twelve students. Prerequisite: FREN 301 or concurrent enrollment in FREN 301. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
3 59849
FREN 376 Advanced French Conversation
Three meetings per week. Guided discussions designed to increase fluency, improve pronunciation, and knowledge of French culture and language. Classes have centered around topics such as the French Revolution, the Arts, Renaissance Festivals, and French cinema. Sections limited to twelve students. May be designated a KULAC class at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: FREN 375. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 433 French Global Culture Through Film
Discussion of great masterpieces of modern postcolonial Francophone and French global film, with a particular emphasis on how film portrays and conveys important aspects of the cultures of former French colonies and peoples in Quebec, the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia during and since independence, including immigrant populations in mainland France itself today. The works of a variety of French and indigenous film-makers and cultures will be covered. Prerequisite: FREN 301, FREN 302, and FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 434 Cities of the French-Speaking World
The course will focus on one major city, or on a group of major cities, former French or Belgian colonies, where French language and Franco-European cultures are still major elements. Emphasis will be on how today's citizens live the cities in their great diversity; how the colonial and decolonial past of each city has affected it; how these cities' responses to globalization are represented through culture and cultural works. Texts, novels, films, print and electronic documents, and other course materials will be used to paint the daily lives, cultural values and challenges of contemporary Francophone global urban communities. Prerequisite: FREN 301, FREN 302, and FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 440 Studies in French Culture: _____
Representative topics are: History of Paris, Role of Women in French Literature and Culture, Interrelationships of the Arts, French-speaking African Culture, Culture of French Canada. May be repeated for credit with departmental permission; may also be repeated as part of major in French language and culture. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pasco, Allan
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 2066 - LAWRENCE
3 58060
FREN 441 The Story of French
This course provides an overview of the historical development of the French language and an introduction to different varieties of French, as well as some current language-related issues in the French-speaking world. The history of the French language is considered both from an external perspective, by examining important historical events in the language's history, and from an internal perspective, by looking at specific ways the language has changed over time. Variation is examined: how French differs geographically (i.e. dialects and regional varieties in France and in the French-speaking world), socially (i.e. how social groups such as socioeconomic class or sex are reflected in language use), and situationally (i.e. language modification depending on formality, context, etc.). Will include comparisons of spoken versus written French, slang, and le français populaire, as well as current issues, e.g., les néologismes (word creation), les anglicismes (English influence) and feminization of language. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 301. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 443 French Inside Out
This course provides an introduction to the structure of modern French and the various subfields of French linguistics. Topics will include major aspects of phonetics/phonology (the sounds/sound system), morphology (word formation), syntax (sentence structure), semantics, pragmatics (language use) and sociolinguistic variation (social, stylistic, geographical), as well as language attitudes and policies in France and other Francophone regions. Students will be introduced to different theoretical approaches to the study of French linguistics and will work on linguistic analyses of first- and second-language data. Taught in French and no prior study of linguistics is necessary to take this course. Prerequisite: FREN 301. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 471 Transcending Borders: Migrations, Identities, Voices, Narrative
Study the themes of borders, migrations, and search for individual and collective identity and voice which define modern French and French-speaking cultures in continental France and around the globe. Authors, cultural movements and themes of the period, with an emphasis on twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. Introduce the student to the principal elements of the cultural, intellectual and artistic climate of the time, including literature, film, and other cultural documents and artefacts, print and electronic, visual and aural. May be taught in French or English. Prerequisite: FREN 301, FREN 302, and FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 480 Studies in French Literature: _____
A study of a period, theme, group of authors, or movement. Subject matter will vary; may be taken more than once if subject differs. Prerequisite: FREN 300 and FREN 326. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM FR 219 - LAWRENCE
3 59202
FREN 550 Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Language, Literature, and Culture
Small discussion groups, each designed to consider a specific, clearly defined topic, using an interdisciplinary approach and requiring the demonstration of a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals in the field as appropriate to the topic. Class discussion based on student presentation. A final comprehensive project required. All discussion and coursework will be in French. Prerequisite: Senior majors; special department permission for other students. SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 600 Studies in: _____
Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Departmental permission. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 610 Theme et Version
Exercises in English-French and French-English translation, designed to enable the student to write with greater clarity and precision in both languages. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 620 Expository French Writing
Intensive practice in writing French, designed to clarify fine points of grammar and usage and to aid the student in developing an accurate and graceful prose style. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 680 Language Teaching and Advanced Conversation
A summer course designed principally for secondary school language teachers. Discussion of current theory in language acquisition integrated into an intensive oral review of French. Meets three hours daily for two weeks; includes lab. (Not applicable toward a major or graduate degree in French.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

FREN 681 Language Teaching for Oral Proficiency
A summer course designed principally for secondary school language teachers. Provides an orientation to proficiency-based models in foreign language instruction, national standards in the rating of foreign language proficiency, and curriculum development sessions which address issues of articulation in foreign language curricula. (Not applicable toward a major or graduate degree in French.) (Same as GERM 681 and SPAN 681.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.


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