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Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 
    
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Course Descriptions


 

European History

  
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    HIEU 524 - The Carolingian World


    Addresses the political, social and cultural history of continental Western Europe in the period c. 700 to 850. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: minimum of one course in pre-modern European history, preferably in medieval history, or instruction permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 526 - Russian History to 1700


    Selected topics in the evolution of the Russian peoples to the reign of Peter the Great. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 527 - The Age of Russian Absolutism, 1613-1855


    Intensive study of Russian history from the reign of the first Romanov tsar to the defeat in the Crimean War. Concentrates on the evolution of absolutism in Russia and the effects of the changes introduced by Peter the Great. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 530 - Nationality, Ethnicity, and Race in Modern Europe


    Colloquium on how categories of human identity have been conceived, applied, and experienced in Western and Eastern Europe from 1789 to the present. Topics include the construction of identities, national assimilation, inter-confessional conflict, colonialism, immigration, and the human sciences. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: One course in modern European history or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 544 - Modernity, Postmodernism, and History


    An examination of modernity and postmodernist theory in relation to issues of time and historical change. Such writers as Baudrillard, Danto, Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Heidegger, Kolakowski, Lyotard, and Vattimo, as well as other authors critically commenting on them, will be considered. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 545 - The History of Twentieth Century Europe, 1900-1941


    An intensive study of the monograph literature dealing with the first half of the 20th century, concentrating on major problems which have been the subject of scholarly controversy. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 546 - The History of Twentieth-Century Europe Since 1941


    Intensive study of the monographic literature dealing with controversial issues in European history since World War II. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 555 - The German World After 1918


    Studies the problems in German politics and society, including those of Austria, Switzerland, and such border areas as Alsace-Lorraine, Luxemburg, and the German regions of Czechoslovakia. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 556 - British History Since 1760


    Readings and discussion on selected topics in British history since the reign of George III. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 557 - British History Since 1760


    Readings and discussion on selected topics in British history since the reign of George III. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 558 - The British Empire


    The history of British expansion over four centuries, moving between the history of the imperial center, and the stories of encounter, settlement, violence, resistance, and of the transformation of lifeways and identify, at the American, Asian, African, and Pacific peripheries of British influence. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 559 - The British Economy Since 1850


    Studies the structure, performance and policy in the British economy since 1850, focusing on the causes and consequences of Britain’s relative economic decline. Cross listed as ECON 507. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 561 - The Age of Reform and Revolution in Russia, 1855-1917


    Addresses the social and political effects of efforts to modernize and industrialize Russia, which led to the growth of political and revolutionary opposition and the overthrow of the monarchy. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 562 - Russia Since 1917


    Readings and discussion of the causes for the collapse of the Tsarist regime and the triumph of the Bolsheviks. Examines the development of the Soviet state. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 564 - Russian and Soviet Diplomatic History


    An examination, through readings and discussion, of aspects of Soviet diplomatic history between the wars; attempts by the revolutionary regime to overthrow the capitalist states and to coexist with them; and the road to World War II. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 566 - Nineteenth-Century Russian Intellectual History


    Readings and discussion of seminal Russian intellectuals and their ideas under the later Romanov Tsars. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 567 - Russian Social History


    Readings and discussion on selected topics in Russian social history during the 19th and early 20th centuries. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 572 - Germany 1500-2000


    A comparison of topics from early modern German history with their modern manifestations. Topics such as the history of warfare, death, religion, politics, intellectual life, and the economy are considered. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Advanced undergraduates with prior coursework in European History or graduate status.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 573 - European Social History


    Reading and discussion of the evolution of private life, emphasizing methodology and the interpretation of sources in social history. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 575 - Evolution of the International System, 1815-1950


    Studies the evolution of great-power politics from the post-Napoleonic Congress of Vienna and the systems of Metternich and Bismarck to the great convulsions of the twentieth century and the Russo-American Cold War after World War II. Covers same thematic material as HIEU 375 on a more intensive level. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Graduate status or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 577 - History of Modern Science


    Reading and discussion on selected topics in the history of the natural and social science since 1600. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 578 - European Intellectual History


    Reading, discussion, and papers on selected topics in European intellectual history since the 17th century. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 579 - European Intellectual History


    Reading, discussion, and papers on selected topics in European intellectual history since the 17th century. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIEU 580 - Postmodernism: Contexts and Anticipations


    Explores the notions of postmodernism and postmodernity. The names are recent and are much in dispute, but the various phenomena that they designate seem interesting and important. Plays postmodernism off against modernism in its several senses (aesthetic, sociological, philosophical), and to examine earlier anticipations of the recent intellectual conflict. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Some modest prior background in intellectual history, philosophy, literature, art, architecture, or music.

    Credits: 3

French

  
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    FREN 101 - Elementary French


    Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Language laboratory work is required. Followed by FREN 102. (S-SS)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Limited or no previous formal instruction in French.

    Credits: 4
  
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    FREN 102 - Elementary French


    Designed for students with an elementary knowledge of French. Further develops the skills of speaking, listening, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language laboratory work is required. Followed by FREN 201. (S-SS)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 101 or one or two years of previous formal instruction in French and appropriate SAT score.

    Credits: 4
  
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    FREN 105 - Accelerated Elementary French


    Reviews basic oral expression, listening, reading comprehension, and writing. Covers the material in the FREN 101-102 text in one semester at an accelerated pace. Language lab required followed by FREN 201. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Previous background in French (more than two years of French in secondary school) and an achievement test score below 540 or a placement score below 378, or permission of the department.

    Credits: 4
  
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    FREN 201 - Intermediate French


    Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Focuses on reading skill development through readings on contemporary Francophone culture and short stories. Followed by FREN 202. (S-SS)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 102 or one to three years of formal instruction in French and appropriate SAT score.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 202 - Intermediate French


    Designed for continued development of the four skills at an advanced level. Readings emphasize contemporary Francophone culture and include a modern French play. (S-SS)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 201 or one to three years of formal instruction in French and appropriate SAT score.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 211 - Intermediate French Conversation


    Supplementary course in conversation and vocabulary to compliment FREN 201 and FREN 202. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: FREN 201 and 202, or instructor permission.

    Credits: 1
  
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    FREN 231 - Intensive Intermediate French Conversation


    Supplementary course in conversation and vocabulary to complement FREN 232. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: FREN 232

    Credits: 1
  
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    FREN 232 - Intensive Intermediate French


    This in-depth, intermediate-level course is recommended for students whose placement scores nearly exempt them from FREN 202, and for any students who wish to refine and expand their mastery of French grammar before taking 300-level courses. Students who have completed FREN 202 may take 232 as an elective to fine-tune their language skills. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or departmental permission (contact the Language Program Director).

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 311 - French Conversation and Vocabulary


    Supplementary course in conversation and vocabulary development. May not be used for major or minor credit or to satisfy the language requirement. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Completion of the foreign language requirement; corequisite: enrollment in a 300-level French course.

    Credits: 1
  
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    FREN 331 - Intensive Grammar


    Confirms and consolidates the knowledge of basic linguistic patterns. Emphasizes writing and progressive build-up of vocabulary. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 202, 232, or the equivalent, or appropriate SAT score. Required of majors and strongly recommended to others as preparation for all subsequent courses (except FREN 333 and 339).

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 332 - The Writing and Reading of Texts


    Develops writing skills and strategies in French, including grammar, vocabulary, organization, and style through the careful reading and analysis of a variety of texts. This course is a prerequisite for all higher-level undergraduate FREN courses, except 333 and 339. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 331.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 333 - Oral and Written Expression in French


    Improves student’s command of present-day spoken French. Includes conversation on topics of current interest, advanced vocabulary, some individualized writing practice. Limited enrollment. May not be used for major or minor credit (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 232 or equivalent; instructor permission for those who completed only FREN 202; students who completed FREN 332 are excluded and must take FREN 334.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 334 - Advanced Oral and Written Expression in French


    Improves command of present-day spoken French. Conversation on topics of current interest; advanced vocabulary; some individualized writing practice. Enrollment limited. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 331 and either completion of FREN 332 or concurrent enrollment in FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 335 - Writing Workshop in French


    Improves skills in analytic and expository writing in French. Intensive exercises in composition and rewriting, including peer editing. May not be used for major or minor credit. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 339 - Phonetics


    Reviews pronunciation, phonetics, and phonology for undergraduates. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 341 - Literature of the Middle Ages and Sixteenth Century


    Examines important trends in medieval and Renaissance literature through close reading of representative works. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 342 - Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries


    Studies representative works of the 17th and 18th centuries, emphasizing certain themes common to the two centuries. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 343 - Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries


    Explores representative works of the 19th and 20th centuries. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 344 - Topics in French Cinema


    Studies topics relating to concepts of film structure, history, and criticism in French and within the French tradition. Topics offered include Introduction to Cinema and Texte ècrit/texte filmique. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 345 - Topics in Cultural Studies


    Interdisciplinary seminar in French and Francophone culture and society. Topics vary annually and may include literature and history, cinema and society, and cultural anthropology. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 346 - African Literatures and Cultures


    Introduction to African cultural studies. Languages and educational policies. Oral traditions: myths, epic narratives, poetry, folktales in French translation. Modern African-language literatures. Francophone literature. Representations of the postcolonial state in contemporary arts: painting, sculpture, music, and cinema. Museums and the representation of African cultures. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 347 - Litterature et Culture Francophone au Maroc


    Explores representative works of major Moroccan francophone authors in their cultural context. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 350 - History and Civilization of France: Middle Ages to Revolution


    The social, political, economic, philosophical, and artistic developments in France from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 351 - History and Civilization of France: Revolution to 1945


    The social, political, economic, philosophical, and artistic developments in France from the Revolution until 1945. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 352 - The History of Paris from 1850 to 1900


    An examination of the complex and changing urban landscape and its relationship to society as revealed in the literary and artistic output of the time. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 353 - L’immigration en France


    An introduction to the variety of topics, issues and current events related to the phenomenon of immigration in France. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 355 - Victor Hugo: Poete, dramaturge, romancier, critique social, artiste


    Explores Hugo’s work and universality in all the contexts in which he worked, to appreciate Hugo’s genius, find personally-compelling perspectives, and improve French and research skills. Taught in French. (O)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 356 - Le cas Simenon


    Studies representative works of Belgian mystery novelist Georges Simenon, emphasizing the uniqueness of his genre. (O)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 357 - Le Rire: A Study of Laughter in French Literature


    An analysis of the universals of the comic tradition, the role of stock characters, and recurrent techniques and themes in texts drawn from the Middle Ages to the present. These texts are considered within a changing social context. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 368 - Selected Topics in French Linguistics


    This course will include topics such as French outside France; regional French varieties; Romance dialectology; French socio-linguistics. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 331 and 339.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 401 - Topics in Medieval Literature


    Topics may vary and include individual identity, love, war, humor, and their expression through literary techniques. Texts are read in modern French translation. May be repeated for credit with different topics. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332 and at least one FREN course numbered 341 to 343 (or instructor permission).

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 402 - Topics in Renaissance Literature


    Examines major works of sixteenth-century French literature situated in the larger historical and cultural context of the Continental Renaissance. Topics vary and may include, for example, humanism and reform, women writers, and urban culture. May be repeated for credit with different topics. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332 and at least one FREN course numbered 341 to 343 (or instructor permission).

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 404 - Topics in Eighteenth-Century Literature


    Topics in eighteenth-century French literature. Works of authors such as Beaumarchais, de Charriere, du Deffand, Diderot, Marivaux, Montesquieu, Rousseau, de Stael, Voltaire. May be repeated for credit with different topics. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332 and at least one FREN course numbered 341 to 343 (or instructor permission).

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 405 - Topics in Nineteenth-Century Literature


    Study of the various aspects of the nineteenth-century French literature. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 406 - Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature


    Readings of significant literary works of the twentieth century. The genre, theme and specific chronological concentration will vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332 and at least one course in the 340 sequence.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 408 - Topics in Seventeenth-Century Literature


    Topics vary; may be repeated for credit. Recent topics have included classical theatre; poetics of the lyric; moralists; and fiction. May be repeated for credit with different topics. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 409 - Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature


    Readings of significant literary works on the twentieth century. The genre, theme, and specific chronological concentration will vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332 and at least one FREN course numbered 341 to 343.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 411 - Francophone Literature of Africa


    Surveys the literary tradition in French, emphasizing post-World War II poets, novelists, and playwrights. Examines the role of cultural reviews in the development of this literary tradition. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 428 - History of the French Language


    Surveys the main currents of the French language in its development from the earliest to present times. Taught in French. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 339 or the equivalent or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 430 - Grammaire et Style


    Grammar review through the traditional method of grammatical analysis; includes free composition. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: B+ average in FREN 331 and 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 435 - Tools and Techniques of Translation


    Written and oral translation exercises to and from the target language. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: B+ average in FREN 331, 332, 430.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 436 - The Culture of Commerce and Industry in France


    Americans entering the French business setting must confront specifically French cultural standards, expectations, and practices. Investigates such topics as the organization of industry, banking, marketing, and management, as well as the role of government and the educational system. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 437 - The Culture of Renaissance Lyon


    A study of the cultural history of the city of Lyon (France) in the sixteenth century. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 438 - French Society and Civilization


    Discusses political institutions and social problems based upon readings in recent publications and an analysis of current events. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 443 - Africa in Cinema


    Study of the representation of Africa in American, Western European and African films. Ideological Constructions of the African as “other”. Exoticism in cinema. History of African cinema. Economic issues in African cinema: production, distribution, and the role of African film festivals. The socio-political context. Women in African cinema. Aesthetic problems: themes and narrative styles. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332 and FREN 344 or another 300-level literature course in French.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 444 - French Literature and Film


    Studies the relation between three or four French films and their sources in French literature and culture. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 445 - Advanced Cultural Studies


    Advanced seminar in French and Francophone literature and culture. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit for different topics. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: At least one literature or culture course beyond FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 451 - French Comedy


    Studies dramatic comedy in France from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, with comparison between comedy and other dramatic forms such as “tragi-comedy” and “theatre of the absurd.” Texts by such authors as Corneille, Molière, Regnard, Marivaux, Musset, Feydeau, Jarry, and Beckett. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 332 and either FREN 341, 342, or 343.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 452 - Topics in French Poetry


    Aspects of French Poetry. Topics vary and may range from general survey to studies of specific periods or authors; may be repeated for credit for different topics. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: At least one literature or culture course beyond FREN 332.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 483 - Advanced Seminars in Literature


    Close study of a specific topic in French literature. Topics vary. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Completion of a 400-level literature course with a grade of B- or better.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 484 - Advanced Seminars in Literature


    Close study of a specific topic in French literature. Topics vary. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Completion of a 400-level literature course with a grade of B- or better.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 485 - Seminar in French Linguistics


    Topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced undergraduate students. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 331, 339, and one 400-level course in French.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 493 - Independent Study-Selected Topics in French Literature and Civilization


    Normally, only French majors may enroll in this course and only by written permission from the department chair prior to the end of the first week of classes. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 494 - Independent Study-Selected Topics in French Literature and Civilization


    Normally, only French majors may enroll in this course and only by written permission from the department chair prior to the end of the first week of classes. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 498 - Pre-Thesis Tutorial


    Preliminary research for thesis. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Majors Program.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 499 - Thesis


    Composition and defense of thesis. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 498 and good standing in the Distinguished Majors Program. Note: The prerequisite to all 500-level literature courses is two 400-level literature courses with an average grade of B, or the instructor’s permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 501 - Development of French Language Skills


    Grammar, stylistics, composition, and translation (thème et version). (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: at least two courses at the 400 level with an average grade of B+.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 501L - Old French


    Basic introduction to reading Old French, with consideration of its main dialects (Ile-de-France, Picard, Anglo-Norman) and paleographical issues. May be taken in conjunction with FREN 510 or independently. Taught in English.  (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite:  Reading knowledge of modern French.

    Credits: 1
  
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    FREN 508 - Introduction to Reading Old French


    Readings from several varieties of Old French, including the Île-de-France, Picard, and Anglo-Norman dialects. Considers the derivation of French from Latin. Taught in English. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Good reading knowledge of modern French.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 509 - Introduction to Old Provencal Language and Literature


    Old Provencal (alias Old Occitan) as a grammatical system with some attention to its derivation from Latin. Readings of simple prose texts followed by poetic selections of the troubadours. Taught in English. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FREN 508 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 510 - Medieval Literature in Modern French I


    Introduces literary forms, habits of style and thought, and conditions of composition from the late eleventh century to the late thirteenth. Chanson de Roland, Chrétien de Troyes, Marie de France, lyric poetry, etc. (E)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 511 - Medieval Literature in Modern French II


    An inquiry into the literary culture of the period from the late thirteenth century to the late fifteenth. Topics include the Roman de la Rose, Joinville, and Froissart; the development of drama; new lyric forms, early humanism; Villon; and problems of literary history and hermeneutics for a neglected period in French culture. (O)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 520 - Literature of the Sixteenth Century: Poetry


    Studies the developments in theory and practice of French Renaissance poetry and poetics as seen in works by the Rhetoriqueurs, including Marot, Sebillet, Sceve, Labe, Du Bellay, Ronsard, and d’Aubigne. (O)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 521 - Literature of the Sixteenth Century: Prose


    Studies important trends in Renaissance thought and style as seen in the works of major prose writers including Erasmus, Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, and Montaigne. (E)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 527 - French Phonetics and Phonology


    Studies the French sound system, both in theory and practice. Provides essential articulatory phonetics, distinctive features, morphophonemics, prosodics and contrastive analysis. Practice in the production, recognition, and transcription of speech sounds. Opportunity for the correction and improvement of individual problems in French pronunciation. Involves classroom and laboratory instruction. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Not open to undergraduates who have taken FREN 427 or the equivalent.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 529 - Applied Linguistics: French


    A synchronic study of the structure of French to be made through a contrastive analysis of French as a target language and English as a source language. Analysis considers syntax primarily; some elements of semantics also are considered. The theoretical assumptions lead to practical procedures applicable in a teaching situation. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 530 - Literature of the Seventeenth Century


    Studies art forms and society during the baroque and classical periods of French literary history. Readings in theater, fiction, rhetoric, and poetry. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 531 - Literature of the Seventeenth Century


    Studies art forms and society during the baroque and classical periods of French literary history. Readings in theater, fiction, rhetoric, and poetry. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 540 - Literature of the Eighteenth Century I


    Religious, moral, and political thinking as reflected in the works of Bayle, Fontenelle, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Helvetius, and others. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 541 - Literature of the Eighteenth Century II


    Developing trends in traditional genres (drama, novel, poetry), as reflected in the works of Le Sage, Marivaux, Beaumarchais, Diderot, Chenier, Voltaire, Prevost, Rousseau, and others. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 545 - Topics in Cultural Studies


    Interdisciplinary seminar in French and Francophone culture. Topics vary. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 550 - Literature of the Nineteenth Century


    Studies romanticism, realism, naturalism, and symbolism. Analyzes representative texts of de Staël, Chateaubriand, Constant, Lamartine, Hugo, Vigny, Musset, Sand, Nerval, Balzac, Flaubert, Stendhal, Zola, Huysmans, Maupassant, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, and Mallarmé. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 551 - Literature of the Nineteenth Century


    Studies romanticism, realism, naturalism, and symbolism. Analyzes representative texts of de Staël, Chateaubriand, Constant, Lamartine, Hugo, Vigny, Musset, Sand, Nerval, Balzac, Flaubert, Stendhal, Zola, Huysmans, Maupassant, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, and Mallarmé. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 560 - Literature of the Twentieth Century


    Principal literary movements and representative authors in the novel. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 561 - Literature of the Twentieth Century


    Principal literary movements and representative authors in drama and poetry. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    FREN 570 - African Literature


    Studies the principal movements and representative authors writing in French in Northern, Central, and Western Africa, with special reference to the islands of Madagascar and Mauritius. Explores the literary and social histories of these regions. (IR)

    Credits: 3
 

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