French

Placement of students with high school preparation in French: students with sufficient preparation in French may enter the second, third, or fourth semester course in that language, thus completing the foreign language requirement in fewer semesters. Students interested in taking placement tests should contact the Foreign Language departments. Language courses in the 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 sequence must be taken in that order.
 

FREN 1001           Basic French I                                                                                                  3 cr.
The first in a sequence of courses developing all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening Cultural materials from magazines, films, music, and from electronic ancillaries are used to enhance the process of language acquisition.

FREN 1002           Basic French II                                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 1001 or consent of department. A continuation of FREN 1001.

FREN 2001           Intermediate French I                                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or consent of department. A continuation of the development of the four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Cultural materials from magazines, films, music, and from electronic ancillaries are used to enhance the process of language acquisition.

FREN 2002           Intermediate French II                                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or consent of department.The concluding segment in the development of the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Cultural materials from magazines, films, music, and from electronic ancillaries are used to enhance the process of language acquisition.

FREN 3002           Practical French Phonetics                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Analysis of the phonetic system of French. Intensive practice in the production of speech sounds, accent reduction, and transcriptions. A consideration of the problems of teaching French pronunciation to English-speaking students.

FREN 3005           Romance Linguistics                                                                                      3 cr.
(SPAN 3005 and FREN 3005 are cross-listed)  Comparative study of the history, phonology, morphology, and syntax of the principal Romance languages.

FREN 3031           French Conversation                                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Conversation, oral discussions, interpretations, and reports; practicing the spoken language.Native speakers may enroll with the instructor's prior approval.

FREN 3041           Advanced French Grammar                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Fall semester. Intensive study of French grammar. This course is designed primarily for prospective teachers and students concentrating in French.

FREN 3042           Advanced French Composition and Syntax                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Spring semester. Practice in original descriptive, narrative and expository composition in the language with attention to style, syntax, idioms, and verb forms.

FREN 3090           Advanced Practical French                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: completion of 12 hours of beginning and intermediate level of the four-skills French sequence FREN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, or equivalent credit. Intensive instruction in the French language taught in France or in a French-speaking country and open only to students in the UNO-Montpellier Summer School or similar programs. Particular emphasis is placed on oral proficiency, socio-linguistic competence, and cultural awareness.

FREN 3100           Survey of French Literature                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the development of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Lectures, readings, and reports. Taught in English.

FREN 3191           Independent Work                                                                                          1 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 and consent of department. Readings, conferences, and papers under the direction of a member of the faculty. The course allows the student to correlate and supplement the work covered in the departmental courses. Each course may be repeated, but combined credit may not exceed six semester hours.

FREN 3192           Independent Work                                                                                           1 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 and consent of department. Readings, conferences, and papers under the direction of a member of the faculty. The course allows the student to correlate and supplement the work covered in the departmental courses. Each course may be repeated, but combined credit may not exceed six semester hours.

FREN 3193           Independent Work                                                                                           1 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 and consent of department. Readings, conferences, and papers under the direction of a member of the faculty. The course allows the student to correlate and supplement the work covered in the departmental courses. Each course may be repeated, but combined credit may not exceed six semester hours.

FREN 3197           Demonstration of Oral Proficiency                                                                 1 cr.
This course is to be taken concurrently with FREN 3100 or another 3000-level or 4000-level content course. The student will give a detailed oral presentation in English, conduct a discussion with the professor related to the chosen text, and receive a pass/fail grade. Successful completion of this course satisfies the general degree requirement for oral competency.

FREN 3199           Independent Work for Honors Students                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department and Director of the University Honors Program. Directed research culminating in a written thesis to meet the requirements for graduation with Honors in French, and if appropriate, University Honors.

FREN 3205           Readings in French Culture and Thought                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of the department. An introduction to and overview of cultural, artistic, and intellectual activities in France from the reign of Clovis through the era known as the Belle Epoque.

FREN 3403           Special Topics in French Literature                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department.  A course of introduction to French literature and civilization designed for the UNO summer "Glories of France" program in Montpellier, France. Topics may vary from semester to semester, but they invariably incorporate some literature of the French South and/or works that deal with the image of the South in French literature.  Conducted in English.  May be taken twice for a maximum of six credit hours.

FREN 3404           Special Topics in French Civilization                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of the department.  A course of introduction to French Civilization designed for the "Glories of France" program run by UNO in Montpellier, France during summers. Topics may vary from semester to semester, but they will invariably treat some aspects of the French civilization in the South, its history, literature and artistic traditions. Classes conducted in English. (May be repeated once for credit.)

FREN 3405           Romance Literatures and Film                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of literary works written in Romance languages, especially in the genre of historical narrative, and of the movies they inspired. Taught in English.

FREN 3406           The Romance Cultures of New Orleans                                                        3 cr.
(FREN 3406 and SPAN 3406 are cross listed)  Prerequisite for FREN 3406: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Prerequisite for SPAN 3406: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the Romance languages used in New Orleans and Louisiana, such as French (Creole and Cajun), Spanish (including the Isleños), and Italian (including the Calebro-Sicililan dialect), as well as the popular culture based on them: poetry, songs, story-telling and customs for festivals.  Taught in English.

FREN 3500           Tutorial for Graduating Majors                                                                       1 cr.
Prerequisite: 100 hours of course work. This course prepares majors for the completion of their requirements for the B.A. in Romance Languages French concentration, and consists of a review of the subjects covered in other required courses, in literature, language/linguistics and civilization, as per the List of Topics. The course includes a one-hour midterm exam in French with a committee of three faculty members and concludes with the Exit Exam, a comprehensive two-hour written exam in French.  A designated professor serves as advisor.  Tutorial format.  Pass/Fail.

FREN 4015           History of the French Language                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A general survey of the development of the French language from its beginnings to the present day, especially the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Old French. Lectures, reports, and term paper.

FREN 4031           Advanced French Conversation                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Intensive practice in the spoken language: conversation, oral discussions, interpretations, and reports. Native speakers may enroll with the instructor's prior approval.

FREN 4041           Problems of Grammatical Analysis                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Problems of grammatical analysis and contrastive stylistics are discussed using traditional approaches and more recent theories. Application in translation exercises, from and into French, and introduction to literary translation.

FREN 4051           Business French                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Study of fundamental sentence structure and specialized terminology and idioms related to business needs and correspondence; practice in business correspondence; oral exposés and conversations dealing with standard business situations and the French economy; and readings from current magazines in economics and international business.

FREN 4110           Medieval French Literature                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Readings in the principal genres from the beginnings to 1500: the epic, the romance, lyric poetry, and didactic literature.

FREN 4122           French Renaissance Literature                                                                      3 cr.
A study of the major prose writers of the French Renaissance e.g. the prose writers: Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne; the poets: Marot, Sceve, Du Bellay, Ronsard and D'Aubigne. Emphasis will also be given to the currents of French Humanism and Evangelism, and to Pleiade Poetics.

FREN 4132           Seventeenth Century French Literature                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the principal writers of the baroque and classical periods with emphasis on the classical ideal and its formation in the non-theatrical genres.

FREN 4154           Nineteenth Century French Literature                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the major literary movements and genres of the nineteenth-century.

FREN 4162           French Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the French novelists, playwrights, and poets, as well as the literary movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.

FREN 4202           French Civilization II                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A continuation of FREN 4201 stressing the cultural history of France from the Renaissance to the present day.

FREN 4265           Contemporary French Culture                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Study of French intellectual and cultural life today: social, economic, and geographical factors; the country and its people; changing trends in contemporary French society and attitudes.

FREN 4400           Children's Literature in French                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the cultural heritage of stories, songs, rhymes, and games. Selection evaluation and use of books and materials for children.

FREN 5015           History of the French Language                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A general survey of the development of the French language from its beginnings to the present day, especially the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Old French. Lectures, reports, and term paper.

FREN 5031           Advanced French Conversation                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Intensive practice in the spoken language: conversation, oral discussions, interpretations, and reports. Native speakers may enroll with the instructor's prior approval.

FREN 5041           Problems of Grammatical Analysis                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Problems of grammatical analysis and contrastive stylistics are discussed using traditional approaches and more recent theories. Application in translation exercises, from and into French, and introduction to literary translation.

FREN 5051           Business French                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Study of fundamental sentence structure and specialized terminology and idioms related to business needs and correspondence; practice in business correspondence; oral exposés and conversations dealing with standard business situations and the French economy; and readings from current magazines in economics and international business.

FREN 5110           Medieval French Literature                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Readings in the principal genres from the beginnings to 1500: the epic, the romance, lyric poetry, and didactic literature.

FREN 5122           French Renaissance Literature                                                                      3 cr.
A study of the major prose writers of the French Renaissance e.g. the prose writers: Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne; the poets: Marot, Sceve, Du Bellay, Ronsard and D'Aubigne. Emphasis will also be given to the currents of French Humanism and Evangelism, and to Pleiade Poetics.

FREN 5132           Seventeenth Century French Literature                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the principal writers of the baroque and classical periods with emphasis on the classical ideal and its formation in the non-theatrical genres.

FREN 5140           French Literature of the Eighteenth Century                                                3 cr.
Origins and development of the philosophical movement in France; the novel and the theatre. Montesquieu, Marivaux, Prévost, and Voltaire up to 1750.

FREN 5154           Nineteenth Century French Literature                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the major literary movements and genres of the nineteenth-century.

FREN 5162           French Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the French novelists, playwrights, and poets, as well as the literary movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.

FREN 5202           French Civilization II                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A continuation of FREN 4201 stressing the cultural history of France from the Renaissance to the present day.

FREN 5265           Contemporary French Culture                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Study of French intellectual and cultural life today: social, economic, and geographical factors; the country and its people; changing trends in contemporary French society and attitudes.

FREN 5400           Children's Literature in French                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the cultural heritage of stories, songs, rhymes, and games. Selection evaluation and use of books and materials for children.

FREN 6001           French Stylistics                                                                                              3 cr.
The pragmatic aspects of the French language, i.e., those aspects which go beyond the basic structures (grammatical and lexical) to account for the functioning of a verbal system of communication in a social context. Topics to be studied include stylistic functions of language, stylistic levels, and "sociolects" (elegant versus popular, technical versus argotic), denotation versus connotation, subjectivity in language, speech acts, clichés, and figures of speech.

FREN 6003           French "Commentaire De Texte"                                                                    3 cr.
The theory behind and practice in the French method of "commentaire de texte" textual exegesis. In addition to purely literary texts, the method will be applied to the analysis of historical and cultural documents.

FREN 6007           French Linguistics                                                                                          3 cr.
Advanced study of French phonology, syntax, and semantics within the framework of recent linguistic models, including consideration of solution of major descriptive problems proposed from at least 1900 to the present.

FREN 6041           Theory and Practice of Translation                                                               3 cr.
Advanced aspects of French are illustrated practically through translations selected from the French press, modern colloquial French fiction, and historical literary works. Practical work is complemented by the study of writings of well-known French authors on problems of translation.

FREN 6097           Studies in French Linguistics                                                                        3 cr.
May be repeated once for credit.

FREN 6190           Studies in Medieval French Literature                                                           3 cr.
May be repeated once for credit.

FREN 6194           Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature                                        3 cr.
May be repeated once for credit.

FREN 6205           French Thought                                                                                               3 cr.
Intellectual history of France. Study of selected texts on the literature of ideas (political and social thought, science, religion and philosophy, and literary movements).

FREN 6265           Contemporary French Society and Institutions                                           3 cr.
This course involves the study of aspects of contemporary French society. It focuses on the most recent developments on the French ideological and cultural scene.

FREN 6295           Studies in French Culture and Civilization                                                  3 cr.
May be repeated once for credit.

FREN 6397           Directed Study                                                                                               3 cr.
Readings, conferences, reports, and a research paper under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty. May be repeated once for credit.

FREN 7000           Thesis Research                                                                            1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
To be repeated for credit until thesis is accepted. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

FREN 7040           Examination or Thesis Only                                                                        0 cr.
No credit. Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.