French Studies (FREN)

FREN 141 - FIRST YEAR FRENCH I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR FRENCH I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in French (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of French. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 141 and FREN 101/FREN 222.

Course URL: clicfrench.blogs.rice.edu

FREN 142 - FIRST YEAR FRENCH II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR FRENCH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): FREN 141

Description: Continuation of FREN 141. Development of interactional competence in French (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of French. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 142 and FREN 262.

Course URL: clicfrench.blogs.rice.edu

FREN 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT FRENCH LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT FRENCH LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 222 and FREN 101/FREN 141.

FREN 263 - SECOND YEAR FRENCH I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR FRENCH I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): FREN 142

Description: Continuation of FREN 142. Development of interactional competence in French (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of French. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 263 and FREN 201.

Course URL: clicfrench.blogs.rice.edu

FREN 264 - SECOND YEAR FRENCH II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR FRENCH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): FREN 263

Description: Continuation of FREN 263. Development of interactional competence in French (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of French. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 264 and FREN 202.

Course URL: clicfrench.blogs.rice.edu

FREN 301 - ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND ITS LITERARY AND CULTURAL APPLICATIONS

Short Title: ADV GRAM & LIT & CULTURAL APP

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Offered every semester, this course is an integrated study of literary and cultural texts as a springboard for advanced level refinements of grammar. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 302 - WRITING WORKSHOP

Short Title: WRITING WORKSHOP

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course, offered annually and required of all majors, builds naturally on FREN 301. It emphasizes composition and exposition through the practice of such genres as narration, description, portrait, essay, and commentaire compose. Formerly FREN 336. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 302 and FREN 336.

FREN 305 - LITERARY AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS: THE ART OF READING

Short Title: LITERARY AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to the unique critical skills necessary for reading and analysis across the arts and social sciences. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 307 - THE MANY FACETS OF FRENCH CULTURAL IDENTITY

Short Title: FRENCH CULTURAL IDENTITY I

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: With the help of nine French films and selected readings, we will discuss what it means to be French today. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 311 - MAJOR LITERARY WORKS AND ARTIFACTS OF PRE-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE

Short Title: PRE-REV FRENCH LIT

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of French culture, literature, and artifacts from the Middle Ages until the Revolution. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 312 - MAJOR LITERARY WORKS AND ARTIFACTS OF POST-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE

Short Title: MAJ LIT WORKS POST-REV FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of 19th and 20th century poetry, fiction, and cinema through the major literary and artistic movements: romanticism, realism, symbolism, Dada, surrealism, and existentialism. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 313 - MAJOR LITERARY WORKS AND ARTIFACTS OF THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD

Short Title: MAJ LITERARY WORKS & ARTIFACTS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore the artistic, historical, and philosophical textures of French cultures outside Europe, focusing especially on Africa North and South of the Sahara, the Caribbean, North America, and on the evolution of the concept of "francophonie" since World War II. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 321 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH SOCIETY AND CULTURE

Short Title: INTRO FRENCH SOCIETY & CULTURE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course provides grounding in social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of contemporary France. The course will focus on themes such as youth culture, Europeanization, immigration, and gender debates. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 323 - FROM EXISTENTIALISM TO CYBERPUNK

Short Title: EXISTENTIALISM TO CYBERPUNK

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Films and novels. Investigations of human consciousness, subjectivity and identity -- from Sartre's existentialism of the "absurd", through Robbe-Grillet's "anti-humanism", to the cyberpunk science-fictional studies of "post-humanity", genetic manipulation, environmental collapse and post-religious mysticism, by contemporary figures like Dantec and Houellebecq. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 324 - FROM DECOLONIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION

Short Title: FROM DECOLONI TO GLOBALIZATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Taught in English. Novels, and films, from North and West Africa, and the immigrant population in France, from 1960 to 2010. Emphasis on the tensions between narratives of political emancipation, modernity, secularism, and religious fundamentalism and mysticism. Extra reading for graduate students in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization. Cross-list: POLI 324, RELI 476. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 524. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Any 200 level course or above in English or French, or HUMA 101 or HUMA 102, or a FWIS course. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 324 and FREN 524.

FREN 332 - FRENCH PHONETICS

Short Title: FRENCH PHONETICS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Acquisition of French phonetic system through intensive class and laboratory practice. Contrast analysis of the French and English phonetic systems. Minimal use of technical terminology. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 350 - PARIS

Short Title: PARIS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3,4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of the history of Paris as a cultural, intellectual, and economic center through texts, music and films. Students earn 3 credits for the course, or 4 credits if participating in a supplementary 10-day study trip to France at the end of the semester in May. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 351 - PROVINCES OF FRANCE

Short Title: PROVINCES OF FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3,4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of the amazing diversity in the history, languages, economic bases, traditions, and cultures of the original provinces in order to arrive at a better understanding of France as it exists today. For an additional credit hour, students may participate in a two week on site visit to Anjou, and Poitou. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 355 - MODERN SHORT STORY: TOWARDS AN ETHICS OF FICTION

Short Title: MODERN SHORT STORY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of great modern short fiction with emphasis on reading as an ethical enterprise. Selected critical essays complement works from Melville to Maupassant, Flaubert to Kafka to O'Connor as we talk about alienation and solitude, death and violence and the vicissitudes of family. Does not count toward French major. Cross-list: ENGL 355. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Any 200-level course or above in English or French Studies, or HUMA 101 or 102.

FREN 356 - TRANSLATION AS INTERPRETATION: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH POETS OF THE MODERN AGE

Short Title: TRANSLATION AS INTERPRETATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course dedicated, to reading closely some of the great poets of the modern period - from Hugo to Baudelaire to Prevert - and, to the art of translation as a tool for reflecting on the subtleties of the French language and the special shape of the poetic. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 360 - WOMEN, SEXUALITY, AND THE LITERARY

Short Title: WOMEN, SEXUALITY & LITERARY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to women writers and to women as objects of representation in fiction and in poetry since the Revolution. Special attention to the body and to sexuality as these impinge both on writer and represented. Cross-list: SWGS 412. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 370 - WOMEN IN TALES OF THE FANTASTIC

Short Title: WOMEN IN TALES OF FANTASTIC

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Taking up that rich 19th-century form we call "fantastic narrative" --and such writers as Gautier, Nodier, Maupassant, and Villiers de I'Isle-Adam -- this course will explore this genre's anxieties not just about madness, machines, and misbehaving objects but also about women (both dead and alive) and their bodies. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 401 - TRANSLATION

Short Title: TRANSLATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of the theory and practice of translation. Includes translation of modern texts from and into English. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 403 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-5

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. Taught in French. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

FREN 404 - BEGINNINGS OF THE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OF FRANCE

Short Title: THE LANG AND LIT OF FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course includes and external history of the French language, an examination of hagiographic literature and the chanson de geste in their cultural and artistic contexts, as well as bibliographic component to acquaint the students with library tools available for research emphasizing medieval resources but not excluding those for later periods. Student will acquire a reading knowledge of Old French. Course taught in French. Cross-list: MDEM 404. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 407 - INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA IN FRENCH

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA IN FREN

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction To Cinema In French -- In France and the French-speaking world (especially Africa): both the canon of "auteurs" of "high culture" and commercial "mere entertainment." Discussion of this distinction, and introduction to critical and theoretical discourse in film studies. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 409 - NOVELS AND FILMS

Short Title: NOVELS AND FILMS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Comparison between French novels from the 16th to the 20th centuries and movies that have been based on them, in some cases more than one movie based on a given novel. The class will read each novel in question and then examine how the director perceived it when making the film. For example, La Reine Margot, Tous les Matins du Monde, Liaisons Dangereuses, Madame Bovary, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hiroshima mon amour. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 411 - THE LEGACY OF COURTLY LITERATURE

Short Title: LEGACY OF COURTLY LITERATURE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will address the various ways that courtly literature has evolved into modern times and stages through which the themes have passed. We will study courtly themes in literature (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian), film, art, and music from the Middle Ages to modern times. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor.

FREN 415 - COURTLY LOVE IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE

Short Title: COURTLY LOVE MEDIEVAL FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the Occitan and Old French poetry that served as the source of the kind of love that came to be called "Amour courtois" in the nineteenth century. Cross-list: MDEM 425. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 415 and FREN 515.

FREN 416 - LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE MIDDLE AGES: KING ARTHUR

Short Title: LIT & CULTURE OF MIDDLE AGES

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examination of the origins of the legend of King Arthur and reasons for its popularity, particularly in literature of the French Middle Ages but also in other medieval literatures of Western Europe. Includes discussion of the legend's influence in diverse areas even in modern times. Cross-list: MDEM 436. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 424 - WOMEN IN FRANCE

Short Title: WOMEN IN FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course studies women in education, the workplace, politics, and in social and cultural institutions in French society. The class explores the history of the French women's movement and analyzes French concepts of gender and feminism in comparison to American models. Cross-list: SWGS 424. Recommended Prerequisites(s): FREN 202.

FREN 430 - 17TH CENTURY

Short Title: 17TH CENTURY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Thematic approach to examining the main political, religious, philosophical, and literary discourses of the golden age of absolutism. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 437 - VISUAL CULTURE OF MEDIEVAL PILGRIMAGE

Short Title: MEDIEVAL PILGRIMAGE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3-4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar explores the rich visual culture associated with medieval pilgrimage between the 4th and 15th centuries. The experience of pilgrimage was shaped by symbols, images, and places encountered along the routes to sites of sacred significance, especially the Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, and Canterbury. We will examine the theological, practical, visual, and experiential aspects of pilgrimage in Western Europe and the Holy Land as understood through material culture. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: HART 437, MDEM 437. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or Permission of Instructor.

FREN 450 - READING CLOSELY THE GREAT POETS OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Short Title: READING GREAT POETS 19TH CENT

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the poetry and prose poetry of the 19th century from the Romantic period to the Symbolist era, through such writers as Desbordes-Valmore, Lamartine, Musset, Vigny, Hugo, Nerval, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Mallarme. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 451 - FRANCE - AMERICA: IMAGE AND EXCHANGE

Short Title: FRANCE-AMER: IMAGE & EXCHANGE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This undergraduate course analyzes French and American culture and identity through transatlantic encounters. We study French intellectuals (Tocqueville, Beauvoir, Baudrillard) who traveled to the US, and images of America in French novels, comic strips, films. We also examine American gazes toward the French. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 453 - IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY FRANCE

Short Title: IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the impact of immigration on contemporary French society and analyzes debates over citizenship, integration, and multiculturalism. Taught in French. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 459 - THE BATTLES OF ALGIERS: FROM CHARLES X TO CHARLIE-HEBDO

Short Title: THE BATTLES OF ALGIERS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Historical, literary, and visual materials form the 19th century to the present will illustrate the global perception of a war that left an indelible inscription in contemporary debates on democracy and reform. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor.

FREN 478 - THE CARIBBEAN IN FRENCH

Short Title: THE CARIBBEAN IN FRENCH

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This is the undergraduate senior version of the graduate level seminar FREN/ARCR 578. Both the course's reading list and the length of the research are adjusted to accommodate undergraduate needs. The seminar examines the history, political writings, literature and the arts of the French Caribbean from the beginning of colonization to the present. It will include figures such as Saint-John Perse, Roumain, Cesaire, Fanon, Depestre, Schwarz-Bart, Warner-Vieyra, Glissant, Conde, Chamoiseau, Laferriere, as well as the Caribbean arts and film. Taught in English. Cross-list: ARCR 478. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 578. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 478 and FREN 578.

FREN 482 - DISCOURSES OF DISSIDENCE

Short Title: DISCOURSES OF DISSIDENCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course centers on dissidence as a concept and a practice, both ideological and esthetic. Covers a selection of figures, genres, media, and movements of "French" expression from Montaigne to present. Limited enrollment to 12. French Studies majors will read works and write papers in French. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 582. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 482 and FREN 582.

FREN 487 - LITERATURE, ART AND COLONIALITY

Short Title: LITERATURE, ART & COLONIALITY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This is the undergraduate senior version of the graduate level seminar FREN/HART 587. Both the course's reading list and the length of the research are adjusted to accommodate undergraduate needs. How do concepts like coloniality, exoticism, primitivism, the modern baroque apply to texts and artifacts produced at the crossroads of (post)colonial and transnational encounters? Focus on Orientalists, Matisse, Djebar, Simon, Boudjedra, Borduas, Atlan, Khadda, and Glissant. Taught in English. Choice of reading materials and assignments in either English or French. Cross-list: HART 487. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 587. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 487 and FREN 587.

FREN 495 - THE FRENCH AVANT-GARDE: SYMBOLISM, DADAISM, SURREALISM, CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

Short Title: THE FRENCH AVANT-GARDE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Short texts and films by Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarme, Jarry, Apollinaire, Breton, Artaud, Bataille, Robbe-Grillet, Catherine Breillat, Virginie Despentes. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 524 - FROM DECOLONIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION

Short Title: FROM DECOLONI TO GLOBALIZATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Taught in English. Novels, and films, from North and West Africa, and the immigrant population in France, from 1960 to 2010. Emphasis on the tensions between narratives of political emancipation, modernity, secularism, and religious fundamentalism and mysticism. Extra reading for graduate students in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization. Cross-list: RELI 604. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 324. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 524 and FREN 324.