French courses

FREN 1010 Elementary French I
Elementary French I
An introduction to the five skills of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural understanding.
credit hours: 4

FREN 1020 Elementary French II
Elementary French II
A continuation of the objectives presented in French I.
Pre-requistites: FREN 1010.
credit hours: 4

FREN 2030 Intermediate French
Intermediate French
Intermediate French language with emphasis on reading, conversation, and composition.
Pre-requistites: FREN 1020 or admission by departmental placement.
credit hours: 4

FREN 3040 African and Caribbean Literature
African and Caribbean Literature
An introduction to African and Caribbean literature, cinema, and other forms of cultural production and an exploration of movements and concepts such as Négritude, Créolité, diaspora, and hybridity. Readings and discussion entirely in English.
Notes: A writing practicum is available for students who wish to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement with this course.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3050 Literature in Exile
Literature in Exile
A presentation of recent works by writers born in the French-speaking former colonies of Africa and the Caribbean, but living and writing elsewhere (e.g., Paris, Montreal, Brooklyn). Some of the questions the course will endeavor to answer are: What happens to cultures when they are displaced? How does one conceive of home when in exile, and is it possible to return? Is rootlessness a source of creativity, or a detriment to it? Reading and discussions entirely in English.
Notes: A writing practicum is available.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3060 Business French
Business French
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills at an advanced level will be developed toward use of French for business purposes. Emphasis will be placed on oral and written communication in simulated business situations. (Prerequisite: FREN 3150 Advanced French Grammar and Composition or equivalent)
Notes: Tier III Elective in SLAMM
Pre-requistites: FREN 3150
credit hours: 3

FREN 3110 French Cinema
French Cinema
French film from its origins in1895 to the present. Early film, technology, and physiology: the Lumière, Marey, Méliès; classic French cinema: Renoir, Gance. The French New Wave: Resnais, Truffaut, Godard, and others. Avant-garde, surrealist, and science fiction films; postmodernity, film and video; women filmmakers and feminist film theory. Attendance at screening is required. Taught in English; films in French with English subtitles.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3140 French Phonetics
French Phonetics
The study of the sound system of French for improving pronunciation. Students learn the fundamental concepts of phonetics, phonemics, and contrastive analysis while also practicing French pronunciation and learning to convert French spelling into phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Independent work in the language laboratory is an important component of the course.
Notes: Option for the major and minor in French.
Pre-requistites: FREN 2030 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3150 Advanced Grammar and Composition
Advanced Grammar and Composition
French 2030 may be taken concurrently. A thorough and comprehensive review of French grammar, including principles and distinctions not usually covered in lower and intermediate courses. Mastery of principles will be reinforced through oral and written class drill, frequent testing, and directed composition.
Notes: Required for the major and minor.
Pre-requistites: FREN 2030 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3170 French Media and Oral Performance
French Media and Oral Performance
Students will improve their listening comprehension of French, improve their oral performance, and gain familiarity with aspects of contemporary French society through the study of film, television, the news media, etc. Students will acquire an active knowledge of new vocabulary and develop a greater sensitivity to the distinctions between various levels of language.
Notes: Required for the major.
Pre-requistites: FREN 3150 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3210 Introduction to Literary Analysis
Introduction to Literary Analysis
The course provides students with the requisite tools of literary interpretation and analysis. By reading closely a variety of literary texts drawn from different periods and genres, students will become familiar with the fundamentals of criticism and poetics.
Notes: Regular writing assignments are required. Required for the major and minor. A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Completion of language requirement, FREN 3150, or departmental approval.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3250 French Society and Institutions
French Society and Institutions
An introduction to French society and the institutions that shaped it. Using periodization to define particular historical movements such as the Gallo-Roman period, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Enlightenment, revolutionary France, and the Third Republic, the course focuses on historical and architectural sites in Paris and the provinces to consider issues of French identity.
Notes: Required for the major.
Pre-requistites: Completion of the language requirement, FREN 3150, or approval of department.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3330 French Literature in Translation
French Literature in Translation
Subject varies with instructor. May treat a particular literary period, a genre, or a subject, e.g., fatal love in French literature.
Notes: A writing practicum is available for students who wish to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement with this course. May be repeated for credit.
credit hours: 3

FREN 3880 Writing Practicum
Writing Practicum
Writing practicum in English or French.
Notes: Fulfills the college intensive-writing requirement for non-majors.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Co-requisites: Three-credit departmental course at the 3000-level.
credit hours: 1

FREN 4010 The French Short Story
The French Short Story
Selected stories by some of the masters of the genre: Marie de France, Bonaventure des Periers, Charles Perrault, Voltaire, Guy de Maupassant, Albert Camus. The emphasis in this course will be placed on reading comprehension, vocabulary building, and development of oral and written proficiency as well as on the application of the analytic skills learned in French 3210.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4080 French Around the World
French Around the World
A linguistic survey of the Francophone world, with particular focus on French outside of France. The course begins with a historical look at the spread of French within and beyond Europe, then examines in turn the major French-speaking populations of Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. While linguistic variation in each region will be considered, the main emphasis will be on sociolinguistic issues such as bilingualism and language contact, language politics and planning, linguistic insecurity, and language in education. Option for the major and minor in French.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4100 French in Louisiana
French in Louisiana
An introduction to the French-related language varieties spoken in Louisiana: Cajun, Creole and Colonial French. Examines the history of their implantation and development in Louisiana, their basic structural features, and the main sociolinguistic issues surrounding their use. Attention will also be given to language planning measures currently being taken to revitalize the French language in the state.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4110 Field Research on French in Louisiana
Field Research on French in Louisiana
Students will interview and record speakers of Cajun, Creole, and Colonial French in various parts of Louisiana. Working individually and in groups, they will then transcribe the recordings for purposes of linguistic description and analysis.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: FREN 3140, 4100, and/or courses in linguistics are highly recommended.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4160 Translation Theory and Practice
Translation Theory and Practice
This course will provide students with the tools to translate a variety of types of texts (mostly literary, but also legal, journalistic, commercial, etc.) and to introduce them to translation theory as it relates to the problem of translating cultural difference and to the issues of originality, authorship, and the ownership of the text. Students will translate from French to English as well as from English to French. Course taught principally in English. Reading knowledge of French required.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4180 French Poetry
French Poetry
Develop literacy in poetic genres, historical movements, figurative language, and interpretation.
Notes: In French.
Pre-requistites: FREN 3210.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4210 History of the French Language
History of the French Language
This course traces the history of the development of the French language from Latin into francien of the 12th and 13th centuries. It also serves as an introduction to Old French (francien). 
Pre-requistites: FREN 3150 with a final grade of B- or higher
credit hours: 3

FREN 4220 Medieval French Literature
Medieval French Literature
Readings in modern translation of such works as La Chanson de Roland, the lais of Marie de France, Chrétien de Troyes' Lancelot, Béroul's Tristan, Aucassin et Nicolette and the poetry of François Villon.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4320 Renaissance Literature
Renaissance Literature
A survey of representative works of outstanding authors of the period: Marot, Rabelais, Ronsard, Du Bellay, Montaigne, and D'Aubigné. Both poetry and prose will be studied against the backdrop of the history and civilization of the Renaissance in France.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4410 17th-Century French Literature
17th-Century French Literature
Currents of French Classicism, with particular emphasis on Moralists and aesthetics. Authors include Boileau, Descartes, Pascal, La Bruyere, La Fontaine, and La Rochefoucauld.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4420 17th-Century Drama
17th-Century Drama
Corneille, Molière, Racine. Utilizes videos of Comédie-Française performances. Development of critical sense through discussion.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4520 18th-Century Literature
18th-Century Literature
An introduction to the Enlightenment through readings in the experimental genres developed in the 18th century. Authors include Marivaux, Prévost, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot, and Beaumarchais.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4560 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR.
Notes: A maximum of four credits may be earned in one or two courses for French internship. Does not count toward the major or minor in French.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department.
credit hours: 1-3

FREN 4570 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR.
Notes: A maximum of four credits may be earned in one or two courses for French internship. Does not count toward the major or minor in French.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department.
credit hours: 1-3

FREN 4620 Novel of the 19th Century
Novel of the 19th Century
Representative novels of such authors as Chateaubriand, Constant, Stael, Stendhal, Balzac, Sand, Hugo, Nerval, Flaubert, the Goncourts, Zola.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4720 20th-Century French Literature
20th-Century French Literature
An exploration of the prose and poetic inventions of the 20th century, read within the contexts of contemporary literary and art movements (modernisms surrealisms, formalisms), political and social history, and French post-structuralist theory.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4740 20th-Century Drama
20th-Century Drama
An exploration of French theater writing and practice from the turn-of-the-century avant-garde through the new theater forms invented across the century, including the so-called Theater of the Absurd, film scenarios, and post-modern. Readings include works by Jarry, Artaud, Cocteau, Sartre, Ionesco, Beckett, Genet, Duras, and Cixous.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4750 The Avant-Garde
The Avant-Garde
The history and theory of the avant-garde, from the movements of the early 20th century to today. We will explore the art, performances, poetics and manifestos of the so-called "historic" avant-gardes of a century ago, including the well-known antics of Dada (Zurich and Paris), Surrealist practices based first in Paris and eventually all over the world, Italian Futurism, visual arts and cinema (Cubism, etc.) and the London-based groups of writers working in Imagism and Vorticism. 
Pre-requistites: French 3000-level. 
credit hours: 3

FREN 4800 Survey of Francophone Literature
Survey of Francophone Literature
A lecture and discussion course on the historical and aesthetic evolution of the Francophone literature of Africa, the Maghreb, and the Caribbean. The creative works will be explored in the socio-political framework of colonization and decolonization as well as in terms of their own intrinsic qualities.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4810 Special Topics
Special Topics
Note:  A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4820 Special Topics
Special Topics
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4840 Philosophy, Francophone Literature, and Politics: Imagination and Institutions
Philosophy, Francophone Literature, and Politics: Imagination and Institutions
This course examines the role of the imagination in the constitution and renewal of institutions as those modalities of institutions are represented in Francophone literature and in postcolonial politics. The course draws on literary, philosophical, and political texts.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

FREN 4880 Writing Practicum
Writing Practicum
Notes: Fulfills the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Co-requisites: Three-credit departmental course.
credit hours: 1

FREN 4910 Independent Study for French Linguistics
Independent Study for French Linguistics
Subect varies with instructor.  Principally reading and research. 
credit hours: 3

FREN 4920 Independent Study for French Literature
Independent Study for French Literature
Subject varies with instructor.  Principally reading and research. 
credit hours: 3

FREN 5950 Capstone
Capstone
Content is consistently broad in scope and either thematic or generic in orientation, e.g., theme of the quest from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; the evolution of genre, i.e., the lyric poem, from its medieval beginnings to the present. Offered each fall. Required for the major.
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Senior standing.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6070 Survey of French Linguistics
Survey of French Linguistics
credit hours: 3

FREN 6085 Pidgins and Creoles
Pidgins and Creoles
An overview of the world's pidgin and creole languages and a survey of the theories of their origins.
Notes: Capstone in LING.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6110 Field Research on French in Louisiana
Field Research on French in Louisiana
See FREN 4110 for course description.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6150 Introduction to Critical Theory
Introduction to Critical Theory
Exploration of some of the principal linguistic, anthropological, psychoanalytic, philosophical, and sociological currents informing recent approaches of literature and culture.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6160 Translation Theory and Practice
Translation Theory and Practice
See FREN 4160 for course description.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6210 History of the French Language
History of the French Language
The development of Latin into French and subsequent evolution of the latter through the Old French period.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6220 Medieval French Literature
Medieval French Literature
See FREN 4220 for course description.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6320 Renaissance Prose
Renaissance Prose
See French 4320 for description.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6410 17th-Century Literature
17th-Century Literature
See FREN 4410 for description.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6520 18th-Century Literature
18th-Century Literature
See FREN 4520 for course description.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6720 20th-Century French Literature
20th-Century French Literature
See FREN 4720 for course description.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6740 20th-Century Drama
20th-Century Drama
credit hours: 3

FREN 6750 The Avant-Garde
The Avant-Garde
The history and theory of the avant-garde, from the movements of the early 20th century to today. We will explore the art, performances, poetics and manifestos of the so-called "historic" avant-gardes of a century ago, including the well-known antics of Dada (Zurich and Paris), Surrealist practices based first in Paris and eventually all over the world, Italian Futurism, visual arts and cinema (Cubism, etc.) and the London-based groups of writers working in Imagism and Vorticism. 
Pre-requistites: French 3000-level. 
credit hours: 3

FREN 6800 Survey of Francophone Literature
Survey of Francophone Literature
credit hours: 3

FREN 6810 Special Topics
Special Topics
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6820 Special Topics
Special Topics
Notes: A writing practicum is available. French majors may use it to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6860 Francophone Art, Literature, and Politics
Francophone Art, Literature, and Politics
This course examines the status of representation in three fields: art, literature, and politics. We will consider the relation of those three fields by reading selected essays of Adorno, Bourdieu, Bachelard, Foucault and Walter Benjamin as well as representative Francophone novels.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

FREN 6910 Independent Study for French Linguistics
Independent Study for French Linguistics
Subject varies with instructor. Principally reading and research.
credit hours: 1-3

FREN 7370 16th-Century Studies
16th-Century Studies
credit hours: 3

FREN 7510 18th-Century Studies
18th-Century Studies
credit hours: 3

FREN 7670 19th-Century Literature
19th-Century Literature
credit hours: 3

FREN 7770 20th-Century Studies
20th-Century Studies
credit hours: 3

FREN 7800 Topics in Fracophone Literature
Topics in Fracophone Literature
credit hours: 3

FREN 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 0

FREN 9990 Dissertation Research
Dissertation Research
credit hours: 0

FREN H1020 Elementary French II
Elementary French II
A continuation of the objectives presented in French I. Offered every spring semester. Open to students with B+ or better in French 1010.
credit hours: 3

FREN H2030 Intermediate French
Intermediate French
Intermediate French language with emphasis on reading, conversation, and composition.
Pre-requistites: FREN 1020 with B+ or better, or admission by departmental placement.
credit hours: 3

FREN H4910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Open to outstanding students provided approval of department is granted and an appropriate faculty director is available.
credit hours: 3

FREN H4920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Open to outstanding students provided approval of department is granted and an appropriate faculty director is available.
credit hours: 3

FREN H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Admission by departmental and Honors Committee approval.
credit hours: 3

FREN H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Admission by departmental and Honors Committee approval.
credit hours: 3