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FR 1013. Beginning French for Reading.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Carries elective credit only. Designed as initial preparation for the advanced-degree reading examination. This course does not count for major credit in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. (F)

FR 1023. Beginning French for Reading.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1013. Carries elective credit only. Designed as initial preparation for the advanced-degree reading examination. This course does not count for major credit in the department of modern languages, literatures and linguistics. (Sp)

FR 1115. Beginning French.5 Credit Hours.

An elementary course in understanding, speaking, reading and writing French. Laboratory. This course does not count for major credit in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. (F, Sp, Su) [I-FL].

FR 1225. Beginning French (Continued).5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1115. An elementary course in understanding, speaking, reading and writing French. Laboratory. This course does not count for major credit in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. (F, Sp, Su) [I-FL].

FR 2113. Intermediate French.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1225. The systematic cultivation of increased depth and control in the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing French. Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)

FR 2133. French Conversation and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1225. Conversation practice based on elementary readings in selected topics from traditional and contemporary French culture, with the objective of developing additional active vocabulary and increased oral fluency while obtaining basic concepts about the French culture. (F, Sp, Su)

FR 2223. Intermediate French (Continued).3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2113. The systematic cultivation of increased depth and control in the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing French. Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)

FR 2243. French Conversation and Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2113 or 2133. Conversation practice based on modern literary texts, with the objective of improving reading speed, vocabulary and comprehension, and increased oral fluency, while obtaining an expanded appreciation of French literary texts. (F, Sp, Su)

FR 2263. French Culture Through Songs.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1225. Through studying and learning songs of famous interpreters like Chevalier, Piaf, Trenet, Brassens, Brel and others, This course will provide students with a unique and entertaining opportunity to perfect pronunciation, vocabulary, grammatical skills, and gain a deeper acquaintance with French high and popular culture. (F)

FR 2970. Special Topics.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

FR 3083. Advanced French Conversation and Phonetics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2243 or concurrent enrollment. Intensive practice in speaking French on topics of everyday life; development of specialized vocabularies; fundamentals of French phonetics. (F, Sp)

FR 3423. Advanced French Composition.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FR 2133 or FR 2243 or FR 2263. The inculcation of proper writing habits, at an advanced level, toward the achievement of idiomatic French. (Sp, Su)

FR 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

FR 3623. Business French.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: two years of college French or equivalent. Focuses on terms and expressions used in business settings. Designed to impart an awareness of the differences between French and American business cultures. (F)

FR 3723. French for the Professions.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: two years of college French or equivalent. Introduces students to vocabulary in sectors such as advertising, marketing, transportation, medicine, and law. French professional and business cultures are studied. Communication skills for professional and business settings will be practiced in this course. (Sp)

FR 3753. French Culture Through Film.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2243 or concurrent enrollment. This course deals with contemporary French culture through the medium of cinema. Topics examined include family, education, religion and societal issues, and ethnicity. As a course taught in French, it will also focus on regional accents and generational and ethnic speech. (F)

FR 3853. Introduction to Literary Analysis.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2223. Designed to introduce students to the language and technique of literary analysis. Also serves to improve reading skills generally, as well as oral/aural and written skills. Representative works from the various literary genres will be studied. (Sp, Su)

FR 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Consists of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. Covers materials not usually presented in the regular courses. (F, Sp)

FR 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. The projects covered will vary. Will deal with concepts not usually presented in regular coursework. (F, Sp, Su)

FR 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Will provide an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work at a special project in the student's field. (F)

FR 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: one course in general area to be studied; permission of instructor and department. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (F, Sp, Su)

FR G4153. Survey of French Literature to 1800.3 Credit Hours.

Reading and discussion of major French works and their background from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. (F, Su)

FR G4163. Survey of French Literature (Continued).3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 4153 or permission. Reading and discussion of major French works and their background from 1800 to the present day. (Sp, Su)

FR 4313. From Lascaux to la Terreur.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FR 3423; HIST 1223 or 1233. The political and social background of French literature from its beginning to the French revolution. (F, Su)

FR 4323. The Making of Modern French Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FR 3423; HIST 1223 or HIST 1233. The political and social background of French literature from the French revolution to the present day. (Sp)

FR 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

FR 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

FR 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: three courses in general area to be studied; permission of instructor and department. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (F, Sp, Su)

FR 4993. Senior Capstone in French.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduating majors in French. Requires undergraduate French majors to synthesize their knowledge of French contributions to world civilization. They will be required, as part of this enterprise, to demonstrate their mastery of the four basic skills involved in learning a foreign language: reading, writing, speaking, and understanding. (Sp) [V].

FR 5223. Seventeenth-Century Theatre.3 Credit Hours.

A study of dramatic works of Moliere, Corneille, Racine and other contemporaries. (Irreg.)

FR 5273. Contemporary French Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course presents the work of a variety of French literary writers, texts composed primarily from 1990 to the present, a period of great revival in French letters. Students examine important questions of intellectual and aesthetic impact in literature coming both from France and from Francophone countries across the world. (Irreg.)

FR 5283. Twentieth-Century French Novel.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Course presents a survey of the major forms of French novel throughout the twentieth century. (Irreg.)

FR 5293. Twentieth-Century French Poetry and Theatre.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Course examines major developments in French poetry and theatre throughout the twentieth century. (Irreg.)

FR 5313. Introduction to Old French.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 10 hours of college Latin or equivalent; some knowledge of articulatory phonetics useful, but not required. History of the French vernacular from Latin to Modern French: external history, phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, with emphasis on phonological evolution; and introduction to the reading of Old French via short excerpts from monuments of literature, from the Strasbourg Oaths to Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles. (Alt. F)

FR 5323. Old French Readings.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 5313. Introduction to a literary understanding and appreciation of the Old French Canon as represented by such texts as the Alexis, the Roland, Chretien's romances, Beroul's Tristan, the Rose, theatre, chronicles and lyric poetry, including Rutebeuf and Villon. (Alt. Sp)

FR 5623. Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 4153. A survey of baroque, precieux and classical style, form and content as exemplified in the prose and poetry of the period. (Irreg.)

FR 5633. Eighteenth-Century French Philosophes.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission. Presents the "philosophes" of the eighteenth century in France such as Montesquieu, Voltaire and Diderot. (Irreg.)

FR 5643. Eighteenth-Century French Narrative and Theatre.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. The course will present an overview of eighteenth-century French narrative and theatre. (Irreg.)

FR 5653. The French Atlantic.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines the aesthetic, social, and political issues foregrounded in 20th- and 21st-century Caribbean and Sub-Saharan francophone literature as well as the various historical forces influencing the development of Francophone cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. (Irreg.)

FR 5910. Problems in Research.2-4 Credit Hours.

2 to 4 hours. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. An individual course of intensive research with the area and problem to be determined by the student and directing instructor. (F, Sp, Su)

FR 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

FR 5963. Nineteenth-Century French Novel.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Course covers the major developments of the French novel throughout the nineteenth century. (Irreg.)

FR 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

FR 5973. Nineteenth-Century French Poetry and Theatre.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Course surveys the major literary developments in French poetry and theatre throughout the nineteenth century. (Irreg.)

FR 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. (F, Sp)

FR 5990. Independent Studies.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Independent reading on one or more topics under the general direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

FR 6960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature review under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

FR 6970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or research and field projects. (Irreg.)

FR 6980. Research for Doctoral Dissertation.2-16 Credit Hours.

2 To 16 Hours. (F, Sp)

FR 6990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)