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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

French

Courses - FREN Upper Division

312A. Advanced French I (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French or equivalent.
Review of grammatical principles with regular exercises and composition work for the development of increased mastery of the written language.

312B. Advanced French II (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French or equivalent.
Review of grammatical principles with regular exercises and composition work for the development of increased mastery of the written language.

314. Advanced Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 214 or consent of instructor.
Continuation of FREN 214.
Letter grade only (A-F).

335. Survey of French Literature I (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French.
From the Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century.

336. Survey of French Literature II (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French.
Eighteenth to Twentieth Century.

337. Survey of French Literature III: Twentieth Century French and Francophone Literatures (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in French.
Survey of Twentieth-Century and Francophone literatures.

411. Advanced French Syntax and Composition (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 312A-B or equivalent.
Special emphasis on the writing of compositions and developing an awareness of French style, as well as advanced syntax.

414. French Phonetics (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 312 A-B or consent of instructor.
General concepts of linguistic science. Linguistics applied to the study and teaching of the French language. Articulatory phonetics as a means to form native French pronunciation habits with emphasis upon the difficulties encountered by speakers of American English.

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

Prerequisites: Completion of FREN 312AB and 411.
Presents an overview of French linguistics: Phonology, morphology and syntax. The course also focuses on the application of linguistic knowledge of French to the teaching of French at the high school level in the U.S.

440. French Civilization (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 312A-B; Corequisite: FREN 335 or 336 or consent of instructor.
Significant aspects of French art, culture and social institutions.

456. French Cinema (3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Acquaint students with the art of the medium, particularly as it is realized through the work of the artist most responsible for its success or failure, in this case the director.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as FEA 456. Not open for credit to students with credit in FEA 456. (2 hrs sem, 2 hrs activity)

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

Prerequisites: Upper division or graduate standing. Consent of instructor for third-year students.
Cover 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.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

462./562. 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 will also be discussed. Does not cover Francophone women writers.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

470./570. 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.

471./571. 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.

472./572. 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.

474./574. 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.

475./575. 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. Maghreb
  • D. Quebec
  • E. Switzerland

476./576. 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).

477./577. 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.

479./579. 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.

480./580. Senior Seminar: 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).

490./590. 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.

494. Internship in French (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Field work in French, supplemented by readings and tutorials under direction of a faculty. Internships, small group discussion/teaching, and other assignments directed by a supervising faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. No more than 3 units may be applied to the major in French.

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Independent study undertaken under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to 3 units provided the material is not the same. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with prior consent of department.

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