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B.A. in French

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of French 234, 240, 241, or equivalent placement.

5 Required Courses:

FREN 310 French Phonetics
A course in practical phonetics with exercises stressing rhythm, intonation, and individual sounds. Prerequisite: FREN 240, FREN 241, or by departmental permission. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bourgeois, Christine
TR 11:00-12:15 PM FR 219 - LAWRENCE
3 17959
LEC
TR 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
3 26356
LEC Kelly, Mary
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 15981
FREN 326 Introduction to French Literature
Analysis of selected texts from various genres; special emphasis on explication de texte. Prerequisite: FREN 301. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pasco, Allan
TR 11:00-12:15 PM WES 2066 - LAWRENCE
3 11618
LEC Fourny, Diane
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 24512
LEC
TR 01:00-02:15 PM FR 219 - LAWRENCE
3 26337
LEC Weatherley, Gillian
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 17413
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 Fall 2017 semester.

or
FREN 352 French for Journalism and Business
Practical acquisition of skills necessary to understand the language of journalism and business. Prerequisite: FREN 301. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

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.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Scott, Paul
TR 02:30-03:45 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 11621

3 Literature Courses from the following:

FREN 432 Francophone African Literature
This course is an introduction of 20th Century African literature written in French, covering selected works by major authors from both sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. Attention will be given primarily to the novel, although some poetry will also be read. Topics and themes include negritude, African identity in the wake of colonialism, Islam, and women's writing. Classes will be conducted in English. Students may read the texts in French or in translation. (Same as AAAS 432.) Prerequisite: ENGL 102 and a 200-level English course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 450 French Literature of the Middle Ages
Study of the principal authors, movements, and themes of the period. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 455 French Literature of the Renaissance
Study of the principal authors, movements, and themes of the period. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 460 French Literature of the Seventeenth Century
Study of the principal authors, movements, and themes of the period. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 462 French Literature of the Eighteenth Century
Study of the principal authors, movements, and themes of the period. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 465 French Literature of the 19th Century
Study of the principal authors, movements, and themes of the period. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Booker, John
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 26351
FREN 470 French Literature of the Twentieth Century
Study of the principal authors, movements, and themes of the period. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

2 Elective Courses from the following:

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 Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 410 Survey of French Culture I
A survey of the historical, philosophical, literary, and artistic development of France, from the beginning through the 17th century. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 420 Survey of French Culture II
Continuation of FREN 410, from the 18th century to the present. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 430 La France d'Aujourd'Hui
Social, political, and economic trends from 1939 to present, with emphasis on period since 1968. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bourgeois, Christine
TR 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 24511
FREN 431 French-Speaking World (Outside France)
Cultures of the some 235 million persons in the five world areas whose everyday and/or official language is French: Canada; Caribbean (e.g., Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique); Europe (e.g., Belgium, Switzerland); Africa and Indian Ocean (23 former French or Belgian colonies); Pacific (e.g., Tahiti, New Caledonia). Also French-speaking settlers in the United States (Louisiana, South Carolina, New England, Kansas). French presence in Indo-China and the Near East. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 326. (May be taken concurrently with FREN 301 and/or FREN 326.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 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.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 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.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bourgeois, Christine
TR 02:30-03:45 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 26710
FREN 530 Studies in Film: _____
Studies in an aspect of film, a director or group of directors. Emphasis on French film. Given in French or English. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 592 French Culture Through Film I, Beginnings to 1950
A survey of the major public images of French culture as surveyed in French silent and sound film from the early 1900s through World War II and its immediate aftermath. Students will view and discuss a selection of films that address crucial aspects of French culture such as (but not limited to) gender, war and peace, daily life, art and artists, tradition and revolution, city life versus country life, social classes, moral choice, and individual freedoms. The course will include discussion of the cultural and artistic significance of major French film movements like Poetic Realism. In addition to viewing and discussing films, students will read and analyze the writings of a number of French intellectuals, writers, and artists who have had a major influence on French culture as it appears in films from 1900-1950. May be taught in French or English. For students who already have some knowledge of French culture. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

FREN 593 French Culture Through Film II, 1950-Present
A survey of the major public images of French culture as surveyed in French silent and sound film from 1950 to present. Students will view and discuss a selection of films that address crucial aspects of French culture such as (but not limited to) gender, war and peace, daily life, art and artists, tradition and revolution, city life versus country life, colonialism and post-colonialism, social classes, moral choice, and individual freedoms. The course will include discussion of the cultural and artistic significance of major French film movements like the New Wave. In addition to viewing and discussing films, students will read and analyze the writings of a number of French intellectuals, writers, and artists who have had a major influence on French culture as it appears in films from 1950-present. May be taught in French or English. For students who already have some knowledge of French culture. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 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 Fall 2017 semester.

Departmental Advisors:

Students are invited to meet with faculty members in French to discuss the major, independent study, and honors in French.


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