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French Courses - FALL 2023

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 2022.


FR 241 Introduction to the Study of French Literature
Instructor: Germina N. Veldwachter
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:  Prof. Sturm, Jessica
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 324 Professional French II
Instructor: Dr. Valero, Ana
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills at an intermediate level will be developed toward the use of French for business purposes. Course materials cover daily business dealing as well as national and international trade.

FR 330  French Cinema
Instructor: Dr. Ben Hadj Ben M'Barek, Emmanuelle
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 French cinema and French literature. Reading and analysis of scripts and historical and critical materials. Knowledge of French is not required.

FR 342 French Literature II: The 19th and 20th Centuries 
Instructor: TBD
Reading of selected French poetry, novels, theatre, and short fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries in historical and cultural contexts. Readings, discussions, and papers in French.

FR 396 French Phonetics & Pronunciation
Instructor: Prof. Sturm, Jessica

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

FR 519 Teaching College French
Instructor: Prof. Neary-Sundquist, 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 563 History of French Language
Instructor: Dr. Valero, Ana
A survey of the historical development of the French language from Vulgar Latin to the present and of the French language of today as a reflection of past cultural and socio-political conditions. Knowledge of a Romance language or of Latin is recommended but not required.

FR 596A Theories of Language Acquisition 
Instructor: Prof. Wei, Mariko

FR 630 Bibliography and Literary Criticism
Instructor: TBD

FR 679 Classroom SLA
Instructor: Prof. Wei, Mariko M.

FR 679 Complexity and Fluency
Instructor: Prof. Neary-Sundquist, Colleen

FR 69800 Research MA Thesis

FR 699 Research Ph.D. Thesis
Instructor: Prof. Stum, Jessica


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