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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

French

Courses - FREN Graduate Level

523./423. Introduction to French Linguistics (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of FREN 312A/B and 411.
Presents overview of French linguistics: Phonology, morphology and syntax. Focuses on application of linguistic knowledge of French to teaching French at high school level in U.S.

556. French Cinema (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor
Overview of most important movements, genres and directors in the history of French cinema. Socio-political, cultural and aesthetic analysis will be adopted in investigating films from the inception of the medium to present times.
Letter grade only (A-F). Taught in English or in French when needed. (2 hrs seminar, 2 hrs activity)

560./460. The Art of Translation (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division or graduate standing. Consent of instructor for third-year students.
Covers translation of French texts into English and of English texts French, as well as theories of translation and their implications. Translations may be published in The Translators' French Quarter, a journal of the RGRLL Department.

562./462. Reading French Women Writers (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336, and 337 (Surveys of French Literature I, II, and III) or consent of instructor.
Covers literary production of women who wrote and write literature in France. French feminism, the question of "écriture féminine" and gender discussed. Does not cover Francophone women writers.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

570./470. French Literature of the Middle Ages (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the period. Texts in modern French.
Letter grade only (A-F).

571./471. French Literature of the Renaissance (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the 16th Century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

572./472. French Literature of the Seventeenth Century (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative drama, poetry and prose of the century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

574./474. The Age of Enlightenment (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers and thinkers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.
Letter grade only (A-F).

575./475. Selected Topics - Seminar in Francophone Literature (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 337 or consent of instructor.
May be repeated to a maximum of 15 units with different topics in the same semester. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

  • A. Africa
  • B. Caribbean
  • C. Literature from the Maghreb
  • D. Quebec
  • E. Switzerland

576./476. French Comic Traditions (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336, 337 or consent of instructor.
Historical overview of French comedic forms; close reading of selected works; elements of comic theory. Includes works such as medieval farce, Molière's different comic genres, Beaumarchais, Feydeau and absurdist dramatists such as Jarry and Ionesco, as well as film comedies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

577./477. French Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.
Letter grade only (A-F).

579./479. French Literature of the Twentieth Century (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Study of representative writers of the century. Drama, poetry and prose.
Letter grade only (A-F).

580./480. Self and Society (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or 337 and two 400-level French courses, or consent of instructor.
Integrative seminar examining a wide variety of literary works, ranging from Medieval through twentieth-century Francophone classic texts, and some films with strong literary connections. Emphasis on historical, critical and philosophical writings concerning issues in French-speaking cultures.
Letter grade only (A-F).

590./490. Selected Topics in French (1-3)

Study of a particular topic in French literature, language, or culture.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

599. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing with baccalaureate degree or equivalent.
Graduate-level in-depth study on selected topics under supervision of a graduate faculty. Topic and study outline of work undertaken to be on file in department. Enrollment contingent upon approval of department chair and faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units with different topics in the same semester.

604. Selected Topics - Seminar in a Century of French Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Corresponding 400/500-level century survey course or consent of instructor.
Intensive studies in one of the following topics.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

  • E. French Literature Seminar: Medieval to 18th Century
  • F. French Literature Seminar: 19th-20th Century

688. Seminar in French Literature or Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in French.
Intensive study of a specific aspect of French literature or culture. Subjects announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

696. Research Methodology and Critical Theory (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
Introduction to methods of research/critical theory. Course familiarizes students with techniques and terminology of critical theory in the French tradition. Focus on theoretical issues such as "production" of meaning in texts, its relation to power, politics, ethics, and pleasure.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.
Individual study under the guidance of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (2-6)

Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis in French for the master's degree. With consent of graduate advisor only.

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