French (FREN)


1000

FREN 1001 Elementary French (4 credits)
F,S,Su Students with previous study of French should take the French placement exam. Students who do not place in FREN 1002 or higher through the placement exam should enroll in FREN 1001. Students with no previous study of French should enroll in FREN 1001. FREN 1001 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 1002. Basic lexicon and structure of French; emphasis on communicative language use; supplementary work in language laboratory.
FREN 1002 Elementary French (4 credits)
F,S,Su Students with previous study of French should take the French placement exam. Students who do not place in FREN 1002 or higher through the placement exam should enroll in FREN 1001. Students with no previous study of French should enroll in FREN 1001. FREN 1001 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 1002. Basic lexicon and structure of French; emphasis on communicative language use; supplementary work in language laboratory.
FREN 1020 [Not Offered] French for Reading Knowledge (3 credits)
Specialized course to satisfy departmental reading requirement for graduate students, but carrying no graduate credit. Undergraduates may enroll on pass-fail basis only. Does not count toward satisfying foreign language requirement for undergraduates, although hours may count toward baccalaureate. Credit will not be given for both this course and introductory French courses.
FREN 1201 Elementary Cajun French (4 credits)
F,S Credit will not be given for both FREN 1001 and FREN 1201 nor for both FREN 1002 and FREN 1202. Students with previous study of French should take the French placement exam. Student who do not place in FREN 1002 or higher through the placement exam should enroll in FREN 1201 FREN 1001, 1201 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 1202. Basic lexicon and structure of Cajun French; emphasis on communicative language use; supplementary work in language laboratory.
FREN 1202 [Not Offered] Elementary Cajun French (4 credits)
F,S Credit will not be given for both FREN 1001 and FREN 1201 nor for both FREN 1002 and FREN 1202. Students with previous study of French should take the French placement exam. Student who do not place in FREN 1002 or higher through the placement exam should enroll in FREN 1201 FREN 1001, 1201 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 1202. Basic lexicon and structure of Cajun French; emphasis on communicative language use; supplementary work in language laboratory.

2000

FREN 2001 [Not Offered] French for Travelers I (3 credits)
F,S Credit not applicable toward a major in French. Does not count toward satisfying foreign language requirement for undergraduates. Basic communication patterns; practical everyday vocabulary, with exercises in comprehension and conversation.
FREN 2002 [Not Offered] French for Travelers II (3 credits)
S Prereq.: FREN 2001. Credit not applicable toward a major in French. Does not count toward satisfying foreign language requirement for undergraduates. Intermediate level structures with emphasis on communication, comprehension, and conversation.
FREN 2028 [Not Offered] French for Music (3 credits)
Prereq.: music majors are expected to have taken MUS 2018 and 2019 before enrolling in this course. Study of French language with emphasis on opera libretti and song texts.
FREN 2057 [Not Offered] Introduction to French Phonetics (2 credits)
F Phonetic system of French; intensive oral practice with individual sounds; analysis of basic theoretical principles involved in French pronunciation.
FREN 2101 Intermediate French (3 credits)
F,S Honors courses, French 2103 and 2104 are also available. FREN 1002 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 2101. FREN 2101 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 2102. Continuation of elementary French. Structures and lexicon of French; additional emphasis on reading and writing; supplementary work in language laboratory.
FREN 2102 Intermediate French (3 credits)
F,S Honors courses, French 2103 and 2104 are also available. FREN 1002 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 2101. FREN 2101 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 2102. Continuation of elementary French. Structures and lexicon of French; additional emphasis on reading and writing; supplementary work in language laboratory.
FREN 2103 [Not Offered] HONORS: Intermediate French (3 credits)
F,S Same as FREN 2101, 2102, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.
FREN 2104 [Not Offered] HONORS: Intermediate French (3 credits)
F,S Same as FREN 2101, 2102, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.
FREN 2154 Intermediate Oral Communication (3 credits)
V Prereq.: FREN 2101, 2201 or concurrent enrollment in 2101 or 2201. Development of listening and speaking competency.
FREN 2155 Readings in French Literature (3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: FREN 2102 or equivalent. Introduction to interpretive reading of French texts; development of competency in written French.
FREN 2201 Intermediate Cajun French (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: FREN 1202, 1002 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 2201. FREN 2201, 2101 or equivalent prior study is a prerequisite for FREN 2202. Credit will not be given for both FREN 2101 and FREN 2201 nor for FREN 2102 and FREN 2202. Continuation of elementary Cajun French. Structures and lexicon of French as it is spoken in Louisiana. Emphasis on comprehension and production of extended discourse, both oral and written; supplementary work in language lab and one field work project required.
FREN 2202 [Not Offered] Intermediate Cajun French (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: FREN 1202, 1002 or equivalent prior study is prerequisite for FREN 2201. FREN 2201, 2101 or equivalent prior study is a prerequisite for FREN 2202. Credit will not be given for both FREN 2101 and FREN 2201 nor for FREN 2102 and FREN 2202. Continuation of elementary Cajun French. Structures and lexicon of French as it is spoken in Louisiana. Emphasis on comprehension and production of extended discourse, both oral and written; supplementary work in language lab and one field work project required.
FREN 2254 [Not Offered] Intermediate Oral Communication in Cajun French (3 credits)
V Prereq.: FREN 2101, 2201 or concurrent enrollment in 2201 or 2101. Development of listening and speaking competency.
FREN 2801 [Not Offered] French Classics in Translation (3 credits)
For non-French majors. Introduction to the classics of French letters.

3000

FREN 3058 Advanced Oral Communication (3 credits)
V Development of listening and speaking competency using video and text materials; special problems in spoken French including register and variation.
FREN 3060 Advanced French Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: FREN 2155 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Special problems in French grammar and syntax; emphasis on the written language.
FREN 3071 Survey of French Literature (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: FREN 2155 or equivalent. French majors are strongly urged to enroll in this course before their senior year. Development of French literature from its beginnings through the 18th century.
FREN 3072 Survey of French Literature (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: FREN 2155 or equivalent. French majors are strongly urged to enroll in this course before their senior year. Continuation of FREN 3071. The main authors and literary movements from the 18th century to the present.
FREN 3076 [Not Offered] Introduction to Francophone Cultures (3 credits)
V Prereq.: FREN 3060 or equivalent. An overview of the manifestations of Francophone cultures in Africa, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Canada.
FREN 3080 French Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
V Prereq.: FREN 2155. Taught in French. Various aspects of French culture and civilization; emphasis on those factors necessary for understanding contemporary France and the Francophone world.
FREN 3090 [Not Offered] Francophone Texts and Contexts (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when subject matter varies. Taught in French and English. Focus on specific aspects of Francophone literature, culture, history, and thought.
FREN 3260 [Not Offered] Structure of Louisiana French (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: FREN 2102 or 2202 or equivalent fluency in French. Descriptive study of the structure and lexicon of Louisiana French dialects, with particular emphasis on the variety known as Cajun; emphasis on contrast with normed French, as well as comparison with other regional varieties.
FREN 3280 [Not Offered] Cajun French Culture (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: FREN 2102 or equivalent. Taught in French. Various aspects of Cajun French culture in Louisiana; emphasis on both traditional folk culture and contemporary issues.
FREN 3295 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Louisiana French (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: FREN 2102 or 2202 or equivalent fluency in French. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary.
FREN 3401 Tutoring Learners of French as a Second Language (1 credits)
Prereq.: FREN 2155 or equivalent; EDCI 2001; concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3001. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. A carefully monitored and evaluated French tutoring experience in a local middle or high school under the guidance of the course instructor and a mentoring teacher.
FREN 3402 [Not Offered] Developing Language Lessons for French as a Second Language (1 credits)
Prereq.: EDCI 3001, FREN 3401, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3002. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. Under the supervision of a French faculty member and a teacher mentor, teacher candidates will prepare and deliver second language French language lessons that incorporate audio-visual materials and technology-enhanced language learning activities.

4000

FREN 4000 [Not Offered] Old French and Medieval Literature (3 credits)
V Major aspects of the language and literature of the period.
FREN 4001 [Not Offered] History of the French Language (3 credits)
V Development of French from its beginnings to the present; attention to formation of the modern language.
FREN 4003 [Not Offered] Senior Seminar (3 credits)
Prereq.: FREN 3060, 3071, and 3072 or equivalent and senior standing. Required of French majors. Research project on a topic in French or Francophone literature, language, or civilization.
FREN 4004 [Not Offered] Critical Methods and Theory (3 credits)
V Current and past modes of critical discourse and their application to literary texts.
FREN 4005 [Not Offered] Advanced French Syntax and Stylistics (3 credits)
F,S Syntactical structure of French, with attention to stylistic improvement of written and oral expression.
FREN 4010 [Not Offered] French Literature of the 16th Century (3 credits)
V Major aspects of the literature of the period; topics will focus variously on an author, a theme, or a genre.
FREN 4014 Introduction to French Linguistics (3 credits)
F French phonology, morphology, and syntax.
FREN 4015 [Not Offered] Advanced French Phonetics (3 credits)
S Theoretical principles of French phonetics and their application.
FREN 4016 [Not Offered] Applied French Linguistics (3 credits)
Y Prereq.: FREN 4014 or equivalent. French linguistics as applied to second language learning/acquisition.
FREN 4020 [Not Offered] French Literature of the 17th Century (3 credits)
V Major aspects of the literature of the period.
FREN 4030 [Not Offered] French Literature of the 18th Century (3 credits)
V Major literary, philosophic, and scientific currents of the period and their interrelations.
FREN 4031 The French Film (3 credits)
V Art of the French film from Louis Lumi�re to the present; its interrelations with French literature; screening and analyses of representative films.
FREN 4040 French Literature of the 19th Century (3 credits)
V Major aspects of the literature of the period.
FREN 4041 [Not Offered] Translation Skills (3 credits)
O An analytic approach to the structures of English and French; strategies and techniques for their translation in literary, technical, and scientific contexts.
FREN 4050 [Not Offered] French Literature of the 20th Century (3 credits)
V Major aspects of the literature.
FREN 4051 [Not Offered] French for Business (3 credits)
V Language acquisition for students preparing for careers involving trade or business activities with French-speaking areas.
FREN 4060 [Not Offered] French Literature of Quebec (3 credits)
V Major aspects of the literature of Quebec.
FREN 4064 [Not Offered] Pidgin and Creole Languages (3 credits)
V See ANTH 4064 and LING 4064.
FREN 4065 [Not Offered] Louisiana French (3 credits)
V Dialect areas of Louisiana, including Cajun and Creole speech communities; language contact, language variation, and problems of analysis.
FREN 4070 [Not Offered] Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (3 credits)
Major aspects of francophone African and Caribbean literature.
FREN 4080 [Not Offered] Special Topics in French/Francophone Cultures and Civilizations (3 credits)
V Taught in French. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
FREN 4081 [Not Offered] French Literature in Translation (3 credits)
F,S Credit not applicable toward a major in French; knowledge of French not required. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when subject matter varies. Selected periods, topics, or movements.
FREN 4090 [Not Offered] French and Francophone Women Writers (3 credits)
Prereq.: 3000-level French course or equivalent. Women's writing in France and in Francophone countries from the middle ages to the present.
FREN 4095 [Not Offered] Studies in Gender and French Literature (3 credits)
Prereq.: 3000-level French course or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Examination of selected periods, themes, and genres.
FREN 4100 [Not Offered] Special Topics in French Language and Literature (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
FREN 4403 Instructional Strategies for the Second Language French Classroom (1 credits)
Prereq.: EDCI 3002, FREN 3402, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4003. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. Teacher candidates will study and participate in activities that incorporate different classroom interactional structures, including teacher-to-whole class, task-based group activities, and student-to-student (pair work); candidates will design and conduct French language lessons using learner-centered activities.
FREN 4404 [Not Offered] Critical Issues in Teaching French as Second Language: Capstone Course (3 credits)
Prereq.: EDCI 4003, FREN 4403, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4004. Teacher candidates should be in their last two semesters of completion of the requirements for a major in French. Taught in French. Focus on the consolidation of knowledge about the French language, literature, and culture with respect to the teaching of subject content to middle or high school learners.
FREN 4410 [Not Offered] Studies in Contemporary French Thought (3 credits)
V May be taken for a maximum of 6 hrs. of credit with consent of department, if content varies. Selected movements and thinkers of French thought after 1960.
FREN 4915 Independent Work (1-3 credits)
F,S,Su May be taken for a max. of 3 hrs. of credit. Readings in French literature directed by a senior faculty member.

7000

FREN 7005 [Not Offered] Fran�ois Villon and His Age (2 credits)
V Fran�ois Villon and other important figures of the Middle French period, notably Guillaume de Machaut, Eustache Deschamps, Christine de Pisan, Alain Chartier, and Charles d'Orl�ans.
FREN 7006 Studies in Medieval French Literature (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit with consent of department if content varies. Topics focus on an author, movement, or literary mode.
FREN 7012 [Not Offered] Studies in 16th Century French Literature (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit with consent of department if content differs. Topics focus on an author, movement, or literary mode.
FREN 7013 [Not Offered] Montaigne (3 credits)
V The Essais and their importance.
FREN 7021 [Not Offered] French Classicism (3 credits)
V The classical mode in 17th century French literature; literary and artistic doctrine, major authors, and genres.
FREN 7022 [Not Offered] Studies in 17th Century French Literature (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit with consent of department if content varies. Topics focus on an author, movement, or literary mode.
FREN 7031 [Not Offered] Les Philosophes (3 credits)
V Aesthetic and language theory as developed in the Encyclop�die and in other major texts of the period.
FREN 7032 [Not Offered] Studies in 18th Century French Literature (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit with consent of department, if content varies. Topics focus on an author, movement, or literary mode.
FREN 7041 [Not Offered] French Romanticism (3 credits)
V Historical, epistemological, and semiotic aspects of French Romanticism.
FREN 7042 [Not Offered] Studies in 19th Century French Literature (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit with consent of department, if content varies. Topics focus on an author, movement, or literary mode.
FREN 7051 [Not Offered] The 20th Century Novel (3 credits)
V The works of such major novelists of the modern period as Gide, Proust, Malraux, Camus, Beckett, and Robbe-Grillet.
FREN 7052 [Not Offered] Studies in 20th Century French Literature (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit with consent of department, if content varies. Topics focus on an author, movement, or literary mode.
FREN 7100 [Not Offered] Studies in Sub Saharan Francophone Literature and Culture (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit with consent of department, if content varies. The major movements and authors of francophone literature in the cultural context of Sub Saharan Africa.
FREN 7102 [Not Offered] Studies in Nor th African Francophone Literature and Culture (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit with consent of department, if content varies. The major movements and authors of francophone literature in the cultural context of North Africa.
FREN 7120 Studies in Francophone Asian Literature and Culture (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit with consent of department, if content varies. The major movements and authors of francophone literature in the context of Francophone Asia.
FREN 7140 [Not Offered] Studies in Caribbean Francophone Literature and Culture (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit with consent of department, if content varies. The major movements and authors of Francophone literature in the cultural context of the Caribbean.
FREN 7150 [Not Offered] Studies in Literature and Culture of Francophone North America (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs of credit with consent of department, when subject matter varies. The major trends, as well as writers of Francophone literature and/or filmmakers within Francophone cinema in the cultural context of Francophone North America and Quebec.
FREN 7170 [Not Offered] Studies in Belgian Francophone Literature and Culture (3 credits)
May be taken for a maximum of 6 hrs. credit with approval of the department, if content of the course varies. Topics focus on major literary authors, movements, genres, and/or forms of artistic expression such as the graphic novel, film, or the visual arts which illustrate the specificity of Belgian Francophone Literature and Culture.
FREN 7201 [Not Offered] French Phonology and Morphology (3 credits)
V Sound structure, form, and function in French; principles and techniques of French phonological and morphological analysis.
FREN 7202 [Not Offered] French Syntax and Semantics (3 credits)
V French transformational generative syntax; modern semantic theory, with emphasis on generative semantics and its relationship to the syntactic component.
FREN 7203 [Not Offered] French Dialectology (3 credits)
V Principles and methods of a real linguistics and social dialectology in French-speaking areas.
FREN 7204 [Not Offered] Field Methods in French Linguistics (3 credits)
V Methods of eliciting linguistic materials, processing and analyzing data, and writing linguistic descriptions; detailed study of dialects of Louisiana French.
FREN 7206 [Not Offered] Louisiana French and Bilingualism (3 credits)
V Some field work required. Sociolinguistic, psychological, and linguistic aspects of bilingualism as they apply to Louisiana; analysis of language contact situations, language change and variation.
FREN 7300 [Not Offered] Old Proven�al (3 credits)
V Phonology and morphology of Old Proven�al based on the study of literary texts.
FREN 7410 [Not Offered] Studies in Contemporary French Theory (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit with consent of department, when subject matter varies. Selected movements and thinkers of French theory after 1960.
FREN 7915 [Not Offered] Independent Study (1-3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 3 hrs. credit in a master's program and 9 hrs. credit in a doctoral program. Directed individual readings guided by the graduate faculty.
FREN 7917 [Not Offered] Proseminar in French Studies (3 credits)
Intensive workshop course covering research methods, professionalization training and issues, and contemporary subjects of research.
FREN 7960 [Not Offered] Special Topics in French Literature (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit for the master's degree and 9 hrs. of credit for the doctorate when topics vary. Topics to be announced.
FREN 7962 [Not Offered] Special Topics in French Linguistics (3 credits)
V May be taken for 6 hrs. of credit for the master's degree and 9 hrs. of credit for the doctorate when topics vary. Topics to be announced.
FREN 7970 [Not Offered] Seminar in French Literature (3 credits)
Y May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics to be announced.
FREN 7980 [Not Offered] Seminar in French Linguistics (3 credits)
Y May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics to be announced.
FREN 7990 [Not Offered] Topics in Gender Representations in French Literature (3 credits)
With consent of department, may be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Dynamics of exchange, influence, and collaboration between male and female writers.
FREN 7995 [Not Offered] French Feminist Theories (3 credits)
Current and past modes of feminist theoretical discourse; implications for literary studies.

8000

FREN 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
"S"/"U" grading.

9000

FREN 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
"S"/"U" grading.