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Spring 2013


Undergraduate Courses

The Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers the following courses in French. These courses are not only for its majors and minors, but also for students in other disciplines interested in language, literature and culture. For further information, please contact the department office at 632-7440, Humanities 1055, or e-mail Prosper Sanou

All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise stated.

Section A - Courses Taught in French

FRN 101-S3  Elementary Intensive French (6 credits)
An intensive course covering the elementary French program (FRN 111, 112) in one semester.
May not be taken for credit after any other course in French.
This course satisfies the university entrance language requirement S3.
TuTh: 4:00-6:40 M. Kang
 
FRN 112-S3  Elementary French II (4 credits each)
Second semester of the introduction to spoken and written French, stressing pronunciation, speaking comprehension, reading and writing. Language laboratory complements class work.
Prerequisite: FRN 111
Students who have completed FRN 101 may not take these courses for credit. 
TuTh: 2:30-4:20 I. Ionescu
 
FRN 201-S3  Intensive Intermediate French
A course in conversation, composition, and the interpretation of French texts.
Remark: Not open to students who have completed either FRN 211 or FRN 212
Prerequisite. Either FRN 101 or FRN 112.
MW: 2:30-5:10 M. Laifer
 
FRN 212-S3 Intermediate French II
Second semester of intermediate of courses in conversation, composition, and the interpretation of French texts.
Prerequisite to FRN 201 and 211: FRN 101 or FRN 112;
Prerequisite to FRN 212: FRN 211.
Remark: Students who have completed an equivalent or higher course in FRN, may not take these courses for credit.
FRN 212: TuTh: 2:30-3:50 M. Turan
  
FRN 312-S3 - Composition
Reading of selected short passages of prose and poetry in class with emphasis on improved writing skills, oral expression, and increased mastery of French syntax and techniques of literary analysis.
Prerequisite: FRN 311
MW: 2:30-3:50 P. Sanou
 
FRN 313 French Vocabulary Through Popular Culture
A course designed to increase vocabulary and oral comprehension of French through the study of realms from clothing and banking to love and music.
Prerequisite: FRN 212 or FRN 201
MW: 4:00-5:20 TBA
 
FRN 396-G Readings in French Literature II: Analysis and Interpretation
This course will teach literary analysis and its application to representative texts chosen from various periods of French literature. All readings will be done in French. Discussions will be in French.
Prerequisite: FRN 222
MW: 4:00-5:20 F. Dalmas
 
FRN 410 Business French
A course designed for students who wish to become more proficient in reading, writing and translating French. Students also are trained in the use of French in business, administration, and in everyday professional life. 
Prerequisite. FRN 312
Remark: Meets with FRN 511
TuTh: 1:00-2:20 S. Leroy
 
FRN 412  Stylistics
A course designed to acquaint students with the subtleties of French grammar and style. Extensive practice in composition and in translation from English to French.
Prerequisite: FRN 312
Remark: Co-scheduled with FRN 507
W: 5:30-8:20 P. Sanou
FRN 436  #20TH C. Poetry, Cinema & Society
Details to be announced.
Remark: Co-scheduled with FRN 561
Tu: 5:30-8:20 F. Dalmas
 
FRN 442  #CINDERELLATALEPERRAULT/DISNEY
Description available soon
Prerequisites: FRN 395 or 396
Remark: Co-scheduled with FRN 571
TuTh: 4:00-5:20 S. Leroy

Section B - Courses Taught in English

HUF 211 French Cinema
Introduction to French films as representative of cinematic art. Films are selected to provide a historical perspective and range of the director's concerns. Students are taught methods of reading and analyzing filmic works. All films have English subtitles.
TuTh: 4:00-5:40 M. Turan
 
HUF 219-I  Modern France
An overview of French civilization seen through its diverse manifestations in various cultural fields. The heritage of French society is analyzed through the arts, philosophy, science, literature, and theatre.
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of DEC. category B
MW: 2:30-3:50 R. Harvey

Graduate Courses 

 
FRN 507  Stylistics (Syntax and Composition)
Stylistic theory and analysis. Problems of syntax and structure. Translations from English to French and French to English of texts from different modes and levels of discourse. Designed to develop and refine written expression in French and analysis of literary texts.
Remark: Co-scheduled with FRN 412
W: 5:30--8:20 P. Sanou
FRN 511 Business French
A course designed for students who wish to become more proficient in reading, writing and translating French. Students also are trained in the use of French in business, administration, and in everyday professional life. 
TuTh: 1:00-2:20 S. Leroy
 
FRN 561  20TH C. Poetry, Cinema & Society
Description available soon
Tu: 5:30-8:20 F. Dalmas
FRN 571  CINDERELLATALEPERRAULT/DISNEY
Description available soon
TuTh: 4:00-5:20 S. Leroy
 

Projected Summer Courses

The following courses maybe offered in the summer 09 sessions

FRN 101-S3  Elementary Intensive French (6 credits)
FRN 201-S3  Intensive Intermediate French (6 credits)

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