French (FREN)

FREN 500. French Work Exchange3-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Membership in a University of Louisville Work-Exchange Program with Montpellier administered by the International Center.

Description: Credit awarded upon demonstration of successful completion of course undertaken with prior approval of the department. Cooperating businesses in Montpellier provide jobs for participants who gain practical experience in a French work environment.

Note: Only three credits can be applied to a French major.
Note: May be repeated.

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FREN 506. Francophone Women Writers3 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 321 and FREN 322, or faculty consent.

Description: Readings of literary and non-literary texts by women of the French-speaking world.

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FREN 522. French Phonetics and Diction3 Units

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of French at 300+ level or consent of instructor.

Description: Pronunciation, diction, and intonation in theory and practice. Corrective exercises, recordings for the analysis of individual pronunciation problems. Poetry and prose studied in phonetic transcription, using the International Phonetic Alphabet; extemporaneous speaking and prepared readings.

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FREN 523. Advanced Communication Skills3 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 321 and FREN 322, or faculty consent.

Description: Advanced French language course focusing on written and oral expression through the study of French and/or francophone literary and cultural texts.

Note: Required of all BA and MA majors in French.

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FREN 524. Theory and Practice of Translation3 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 455.

Description: Discusses translation theory and develops techniques for the effective translation of a variety of materials.

Note: Required of all BA and MA majors in French.

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FREN 531. Special Topics in Literature and Cultural Studies3 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 455 or faculty consent.

Description: An intensive study of an aspect of French or Francophone literature and/or culture.

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FREN 551. French Oral Practicum3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Membership in the UofL work-exchange program with Montpellier administered by the International Center.

Description: Credit awarded upon demonstration of successful completion of course undertaken with prior approval of the department. Cooperating businesses in Montpellier provide jobs for participants who gain practical experience in a French work environment.

Note: Only 3 credits total count toward French minor.
Note: May be repeated for credit.
Note: Taught on Pass/Fail basis.

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FREN 552. French Work: Exchange Research3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Membership in the UofL work-exchange program with Montpellier administered by International Center.

Description: Credit awarded upon demonstration of successful completion of a research project supervised by a French faculty member. Cooperating businesses in Montpellier provide jobs for participants who gain practical experience in a French work environment.

Note: Only 3 credits total count toward French major.
Note: May be repeated for credit.

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FREN 561. Independent Study I1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of department.

Description: Independent study in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.

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FREN 562. Independent Study II1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of department.

Description: Independent study in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.

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FREN 599. Special Topics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Topics of a unique or specialized nature in French language, literature or culture.

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FREN 600. Advanced French Stylistics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate program in French.

Description: Analysis of French language usage, oral and written, with emphasis on grammar, lexicon, semantics and phonology.

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FREN 601. Studies in French Linguistics3 Units

Description: Exploration of issues in French linguistics.

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FREN 602. Studies in French Culture3 Units

Description: Exploration of issues in French culture.

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FREN 603. Studies in French Media3 Units

Description: Exploration of issues in French Media.

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FREN 604. Studies in French Literature3 Units

Description: Exploration of issues in French literature.

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FREN 611. Teaching and Research Methods in French3 Units

Description: Introduction to teaching and research methods in French through observation, investigation and practice.

Note: Required of all French MA students.

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FREN 655. Independent Reading in French3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate status.

Description: Readings in literature, civilization, culture, history, or linguistics.

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FREN 670. Special Topics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Selected topics in French language, literature, or culture. Topics chosen will reflect the needs of the students and the background of the instructor.

Note: May be repeated under different subtitles.

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FREN 680. Seminar3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Selected writers or personalities in French language, literature, or culture. Topics chosen will reflect the needs of the students and the background of the instructor.

Note: May be repeated under different subtitles.

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FREN 690. Thesis3-6 Units

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FREN 699. Final Research Project3 Units

Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of graduate work.

Description: Production of a research paper on a French or francophone literary or cultural topic supervised by a French faculty member.

Note: Required of all French MA students.

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