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B.A. in French

French Major Prerequisite:

 Majors must complete courses to gain fourth semester language proficiency (Completion of French 234, 240, 241, or an equivalent placement). These hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the major

Four Required Courses:

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 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.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Kimberly
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 51613
FREN 326 Introduction to French Literature
Analysis of selected texts from various genres; special emphasis on explication de texte. Prerequisite: FREN 301. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bourgeois, Christine
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 51615
LEC Lord, Christina
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM FR 219 - LAWRENCE
3 51614

Complete a Capstone Course:

FREN 495 Directed Readings in French
May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed fifteen hours. Fields not covered by course work, and/or field of student's special interest. Conferences. Counts as humanities when taken for two or three hours. Prerequisite: Twenty-five hours of French and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Booker, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 61382
IND Bourgeois, Christine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 69445
IND Fourny, Diane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 51616
IND Hayes, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 54356
IND Jewers, Caroline
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 51617
IND Kelly, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 59055
IND Kelly, Van
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 51618
IND Pasco, Allan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 51619
IND Prouvost-Allen, Olivia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 61811
IND Scott, Paul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 55964
IND Swanson, Kimberly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-15 56998
FREN 499 Honors in French
Various topics in French or Francophone literature, language, culture, or film. May be repeated for credit, total credit not to exceed six hours. Six hours of FREN 499 required for B.A. with Honors in French. Before enrolling, the student must obtain the approval of the faculty member who will direct the Honors project. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Booker, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51620
IND Fourny, Diane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51621
IND Hayes, Bruce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51625
IND Jewers, Caroline
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51622
IND Kelly, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 56999
IND Kelly, Van
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51623
IND Pasco, Allan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51624
IND Scott, Paul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 55965
IND Swanson, Kimberly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57000
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 Spring 2018 semester.

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 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 Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 semester.

5 Elective Courses from the following list.

These must include at least two courses from each category; four of the five courses must be at the 400-level or above.

Language, Culture & Film:

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 401 Paris, City of Lights and Legends
An exploration of the French capital from its origins to present as emblem and icon of the social, literary, cultural, and political development of the French nation and of French ideals. Topics include great persons, events, works, symbols, and myths since the founding of the city to the present. 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 406 Introduction to French Culture Through Film
Discussion of great masterpieces of French film from the silent era to the present, with a particular emphasis on how film portrays and conveys important aspects of French culture past and present. The works of a variety of film-makers may be covered, and may include among others Georges Melies, Jean Vigo, Jean Renoir, Abel Gance, Rene Clair, Marcel Carne, Jean Cocteau, Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Agnes Varda, Louis Malle, Eric Rohmer, and Claude Berri. Films will be shown in French with subtitles in English. Knowledge of French is useful, but not required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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 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 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 Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 semester.

*FREN 350 and 352: Only one counts for credit towards the major/minor*

Literature:

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 Spring 2018 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.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bourgeois, Christine
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 68359
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 Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 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.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Fourny, Diane
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 62574
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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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 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

 

 


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