French (FREN)

FREN 000. French Study Abroad1-30 Units

Prerequisite(s): A letter of intent addressed to the department chair and membership in a program approved by the department.

Description: Credit awarded to students upon successful completion of the program as documented by the Francophone institution. Upon return, students will be required to demonstrate proficiency at a level agreed upon by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages prior to departure.

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FREN 121. Basic French I4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: For beginners. Basic grammar, with practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.

Note: Not counted toward French major.

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FREN 122. Basic French II4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: For beginners. Basic grammar, with practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.

Note: Not counted toward French major.

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FREN 123. Basic French III4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): FREN 122 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of Basic French II. A treatment of more advanced grammar topics and the continuation of work with the development of basic language fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Note: Formerly FREN 221.
Note: Does not count toward major in French.

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FREN 141. Intensive French I6 Units

Description: For beginners. Basic grammar, with practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.

Note: Not counted toward major.

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FREN 142. Intensive French II6 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 141.

Description: Continuation of French 141. A treatment of more advanced grammar topics and the continuation of work with the development of basic language fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Note: Does not count toward major in French.

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FREN 313. Special Topics in French Literature, Language, and Culture3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): FREN 123 or FREN 142, or equivalent.

Description: Critical reading and interpretation of works in French whose themes and issues have relevance to today's world. Topics may vary from semester to semester.

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

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FREN 315. Etymologie francaise; la memoire des mots.3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): FREN 320 or permission of instructor.

Description: Analysis of the classical heritage present in French with inclusion of word histories giving special attention to scientific/technical terminology.

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FREN 320. French Skills Overview3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): FREN 123 or equivalent.

Description: Consolidation of oral and written language skills to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities.

Note: Required of all French majors and minors unless student's native language is French.

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FREN 321. French Conversation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): FREN 320.

Description: Intensive practice in oral French in a variety of conversational settings.

Note: Required of all French majors and minors unless student's native language is French.

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FREN 322. Written Expression - WR3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): FREN 320.

Description: Intensive practice in written French; grammar review and vocabulary building.

Note: Required of all French majors and minors.
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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FREN 323. French for The Workplace3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

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

Description: French professional correspondence; commercial practices; workplace behavior and expectations; workplace-specific vocabulary; sensitivity and exposure to cultural practices.

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FREN 325. French Theater Practicum3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): FREN 321 or faculty consent.

Description: Components in the production of a French play, from the decision to produce it to formal presentation before an audience.

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FREN 326. Francophonie: Text and Context3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): FREN 320 or faculty consent.

Description: Literature and culture of the French-speaking world outside France, including Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Americas.

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FREN 327. The French Detective Story3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): FREN 320 or faculty consent.

Description: Exploration of the detective novel genre through study of works by French and francophone authors.

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FREN 328. French Cinema3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): FREN 320 or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of French cinema from the late 19th century to the present. The works of directors such as Renoir, Truffaut, Godard and others are studied and analyzed.

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FREN 329. Paris in Literature and Film3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): FREN 320 or consent of instructor.

Description: The representation of Paris in literature, cultural texts,and films from the Middle Ages to the present.

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FREN 331. French Civilization3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

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

Description: Historical study of French culture and society from the beginnings to the 20th century, leading to an understanding of the development of French civilization.

Note: Required of all French majors.

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FREN 332. France Today3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

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

Description: Study of contemporary French culture and civilization and in-depth exploration of current political and social issues.

Note: Required of all FREN majors.

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FREN 440. Cooperative Internship1-3 Units

Description:

Note: May be used to fulfill the minimum requirements for the major only if approved in advance by the department chair.

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FREN 455. Reading in French3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

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

Description: Study of literary and non-literary texts from France and/or other francophone regions.

Note: Required of all French majors.

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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

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

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

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

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 590. Senior Capstone - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Declared French major, Senior standing, and completion of all 300- and 400-level requirements for the French major.

Description: Critical and reflective thinking to integrate undergraduate work and explore options for future employment.

Note: Required for all French majors.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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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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