Courses

LFRE 100  First-Year French I  Credits: 5 (3-0-2)

Course Description: Essentials of French for the beginner: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. No previous study in French. Credit allowed for only one of the following: LFRE 100, LFRE 105, or LFRE 106. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face (3 credits face-to-face, 2 credits online) or Face-to-Face.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 101  First-Year French II  Credits: 5 (3-0-2)

Course Description: Essentials of French for the continuing student: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing.
Prerequisite: LFRE 100 or LFRE 105 or LFRE 106.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Placement exam or instructor placement can substitute for course prerequisites. Credit allowed for only one of the following: LFRE 101, LFRE 107, or LFRE 108. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face (3 credits face-to-face, 2 credits online) or Face-to-Face only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 106  First-Year French Review  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: For students with minimal proficiency in French. Basic review of essential skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Placement exam or instructor placement required. Credit allowed for only one of the following: LFRE 100, LFRE 105, or LFRE 106.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 108  Intensive French I  Credits: 5 (3-0-2)

Course Description: First-year French through an accelerated practice (first and second semester combined) of the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational) and the standards of cultures, connections, comparisons and communities. Designed for students with some prior French language knowledge.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both LFRE 101 and LFRE 108.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 120  Reading for Proficiency-French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Essentials of the French language for developing reading proficiency.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit for LFRE 120 not allowed if LFRE 101, LFRE 107, or LFRE 108 has been completed.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 200  Second-Year French I (GT-AH4)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Review and extensive practice of French language and culture in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretative and presentational communication and in all four skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) with a focus on a proficiency level target of intermediate-low.
Prerequisite: LFRE 101 or LFRE 107 or LFRE 108.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LFRE 101 or LFRE 108. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, World Languages (GT-AH4).

LFRE 201  Second-Year French II (GT-AH4)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Review and extensive practice of French language and culture in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretative and presentational communication and in all four skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) with a focus on a proficiency level target of intermediate-mid.
Prerequisite: LFRE 200.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LFRE 200. Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, World Languages (GT-AH4).

LFRE 208  Intensive French II  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Accelerated practice in speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension.
Prerequisite: LFRE 108.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 250  Introduction to French-speaking Cultures (GT-AH2)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected works in literature (translated into English), film and the visual and performing arts, as well as cultural artifacts translation from different periods and genres which represent the interrelationship of French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, Literature & Humanities (GT-AH2).

LFRE 251  Revolution and Resistance in Lit and Film (GT-AH2)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Investigate moments of revolution and resistance in French culture from 1789 to the present, as depicted in literature, film, the visual and performing arts, and cultural artifacts.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, Literature & Humanities (GT-AH2).

LFRE 296  Group Study-French  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 300  Reading and Writing for Communication-French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of reading and writing proficiency through an in-depth examination of contemporary French writing across the disciplines and through the development of interpersonal, presentational and interpretative skills of communication.
Prerequisite: LFRE 201 or LFRE 208.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for course prerequisites. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 301  Oral Communication-French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: In-depth French language study to improve proficiency in all language skills emphasizing oral.
Prerequisite: LFRE 201.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LFRE 201. Credit not allowed for both LFRE 301 and LFRE 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 310  Approaches to French Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Appreciation and critical readings of representative works in French prose, drama, and poetry.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 312  Introduction to French Linguistics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: French linguistics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 313  Introduction to French Translation and Interpreting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Translation and interpreting of written and oral texts into and from French.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 326  French Phonetics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Phonetic principles and their application to language sound system; intensive practice in pronunciation, intonation.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300, may be taken concurrently.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 335  Issues in French/Francophone Culture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical context of contemporary issues in the culture of French-speaking countries.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 345  French for the Professions  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Prepare for professional and cultural expectations in the French-speaking world. Master essential vocabulary, skills, and know-how for success in the professional world in French. Explore how to find and apply for jobs in the Francophone world. Includes information about a variety of professions, and students of all professional interests are welcome.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 355  20th Century French Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Representative literary works from the 20th century.
Prerequisite: LFRE 310.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 365  Introduction to French Cinema Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Terminology, techniques, and approaches specific to French and Francophone cinema. Taught in French.
Prerequisite: LFRE 310 or LFRE 335.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 400  Advanced French Communication Skills  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of speaking, reading, and writing proficiency through an in-depth examination of representative writings and media communications.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 413  Advanced French Translation and Interpreting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced practice in translation and interpreting of written and oral texts into and from French.
Prerequisite: LFRE 313.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 433A  Francophone Cultures: Representations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: A study of Francophone Canada, Francophone Louisiana, and Francophone Africa in their respective colonial contexts in order to compare and examine connections, identities and culture of objects between these diverse locations and societies.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300 and LFRE 301 to 399 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 433B  Francophone Cultures: Contacts  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: A study of multiple Francophone regions in their respective colonial contexts in order to compare and examine contacts, connections, identities and culture of objects between these diverse locations and societies.
Prerequisite: LFRE 300 and LFRE 301 to 399 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 441  Advanced Business French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced business and commercial aspects of the French language and culture.
Prerequisite: LFRE 345.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 450  Selected French Literary Movements and Periods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Studies in selected literary movements and periods of France such as classicism, realism, naturalism, existentialism.
Prerequisite: (LFRE 300) and (LFRE 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 452  Genre Studies in French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of critical approaches to major works in literature through selected literary genres and subgenres.
Prerequisite: (LFRE 300) and (LFRE 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 453  Author Studies in French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of critical approaches to authors through the appreciation and analysis of selected works.
Prerequisite: (LFRE 300) and (LFRE 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 454  Topic Studies in French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected topic studies such as themes, topoi, and interdisciplinary subjects in literature.
Prerequisite: (LFRE 300) and (LFRE 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 460  French/Francophone Women Writers  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected French and Francophone women writers in a variety of genres emphasizing relationships among gender, culture, and writing.
Prerequisite: (LFRE 300) and (LFRE 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 470  French Grammatical Constructions  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Linguistic analysis of selected French grammatical constructions (word order, word formation and sentence structure), their relationship to meaning.
Prerequisite: LFRE 312.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 492  Seminar-French Language, Literature, and Society  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Integrative study of language, literature, and society emphasizing relationships between texts and the society of their origin.
Prerequisite: (LFRE 310) and (LFRE 400 to 479 - at least 2 courses).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 495  Independent Study-French  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Three years of college-level French.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 500  Language Analysis/Stylistics-French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of language structure through the examination of style in literary and non-literary texts.
Prerequisite: LFRE 400.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 508  Intensive French-Graduate Review  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Immersion review of French for the teacher, developing intermediate-level proficiency in culture and the four skills.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to Summer Institute for Foreign Language Teaching. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 514  Issues in Teaching French  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Current theory and practice in second-language instruction; technological applications.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Concurrent graduate teaching assistantship required.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 525  History of the French Language  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Investigation of both internal (strictly linguistic) and external (sociolinguistic) factors in development of the language.
Prerequisite: LFRE 400.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 536  Topics in French Linguistics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Acquisition, discourse analysis, and language change and variation over time and space.
Prerequisite: LFRE 500.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 551  Selected French Literary Movements/Periods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced studies in and critical approaches to selected literary movements or periods.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in French.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 552  Advanced Studies in French Literary Genres  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced studies in and critical approaches to literary genres through study of major works in foreign literatures.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in French.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 553  Advanced French Author Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Critical approaches to the study of selected authors through appreciation and analysis of their major works.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in French.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 554  Advanced Topic Studies-French  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected topics (theme, topoi, and interdisciplinary subjects) in foreign literatures.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in French.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 692  Seminar-French  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Treatment of selected topics in seminar.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in French.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LFRE 695  Independent Study-French  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.