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French Courses - FALL 2024

In addition to offering the 101-102-105, 201-202 language courses , and the converstion courses 112-212-312,  the following courses will be taught in Fall 2024.


FR 224: Professional French I
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills will be developed toward use of French for business purposes. Course materials cover daily business dealings as well as national and international trade.

FR 241: Introduction to the Study of French Literature
Instructor: TBD
Reading and discussion of selected poetry, prose, and theatre from France and the Francophone world; introduction to critical discourse and basic concepts of literary theory. Texts, discussion, and written assignments in French.

FR 301: French V
Instructor: Dr. Valero-Pena
Continued development of French-speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials dealing primarily with everyday life and civilization in France and other French-speaking countries from various sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, recent literature, etc.). Conducted in French.

FR 302: French Level VI
Instructor:  Dr. Valero-Pena, Ana 
Further work to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities in French on the basis of materials dealing with the ideas and events that have shaped present-day France and other French-speaking countries. Conducted in French.

FR 330:  French Cinema
Instructor: Prof. Sturm, Jessica
A general survey of major French cinematic trends from the earliest examples (Melies, Lumiere) to the New Wave (Chabrol, Truffaut, Resnais, Godard, etc.), with a discussion of the historical, social, political, aesthetic, and literary contexts. The French film in relation to world cinema. The relationship between the French cinema and French literature. Reading and analysis of scripts and historical and critical materials. Knowledge of French not required. 

FR 401: French Level VII 
Instructor: TBD
Advanced work on development of French speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, focusing on materials dealing primarily with culture and the arts in France and the other French-speaking countries. Conducted primarily in French.

FR 519: Teaching College French
Instructfor: Prof. Neary-Saundquist, Colleen
A course designed to provide a forum for ideas connecting theory and research to teaching practice. Explores issues related to how learning and teaching can be enhanced and presents practical ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. Permission of department required.

FR 581: French Culture
Instructor: Prof. Veldwachter, Germina N.
Development of the cultural life of the French people as reflected in architecture, art, history, literature, music, and philosophy. Lectures in French.

FR 594: Introduction to Old French  
Instructor: TBD

FR 596-01: Fundamentals to Morphology  
Instructor: Prof. Channon, Robert

FR 596-02: Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

FR 630: Bibliography and Literary Criticism

FR 679: Classroom SLA

FR 69800 Research MA Thesis

FR 69900 Research PhD Thesis



Full list of French Courses

  • FRENCH 101-202 Levels I-IV 
  • FRENCH 112 Elementary French Conversation
  • FRENCH 212 Intermediate French Conversation
  • FRENCH 224 Business French I
  • FRENCH 241 Introduction to the Study of French Literature
  • FRENCH 301 Level V 
  • FRENCH 302 Level VI 
  • FRENCH 312 Advanced French Conversation
  • FRENCH 324 Business French II
  • FRENCH 330 French Cinema
  • FRENCH 380 Special Topics in French Culture and Civilization
  • FRENCH 394 Topics in French Literature
  • FRENCH 396 Topics in French Language Science
  • FRENCH 401 French Level VII
  • FRENCH 424 Business French II
  • FRENCH 443 Introduction to Francophone Literature
  • FRENCH 480 French Civilization
  • FRENCH 549 French Literature and Film
  • FRENCH 563 History of the French Language
  • FRENCH 564 Introduction to Old French
  • FRENCH 581 French Culture
  • FRENCH 582 Francophone Cultures
  • FRENCH 594 Special Topics in French Literature
  • FRENCH 596 Special Topics in French Linguistics
  • FRENCH 659 Seminar in French Literature
  • FRENCH 679 Seminar in French Linguistics