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2012-2013 Catalogue

Graduate Courses in French (FREN)

FREN 235 - Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Exploration of writing from Medieval/Renaissance France. Readings to include chivalric romances, heroic and comic epic, lyric poetry, tales by Marguerite de Navarre, essays by Montaigne. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 237 - Early French Women Writers
Exploration of how women from the Middle Ages through the Revolution spoke of love, education, the place of women, the power of writing and more. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 247 - Power/Desire in Class Fr Drama
How dramatists like Corneille, Moliere and Racine used history, legend and satire to explore questions of tyranny, freedom, passion, generosity, hypocrisy, truthfulness and more. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 256 - EnlightenmentSocietyReimagined
How did 18C writers use the representation of social hierarchy, gender relations, the exotic, etc., to (re-)define French culture on the eve of the Revolution? Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 265 - Romanticism and Symbolism
Exploration of the idealistic tradition in 19th century French poetry and novels. Authors may include Constant, Chateaubriand, Stael, Hugo, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Mallarme. Prerequisites: 141 or 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 266 - Rev&React in 19th C Narrative
Study of the representations of major social issues of the period, such as power, class, money, and women. Representative authors: Balzac, Flaubert, Sand, Stendhal, Zola. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 269 - La Belle Epoque
The aesthetic and moral dilemmas of the turn-of-the-century "decadent" period in French literature, focusing especially on the changing representation of the artist and intellectual. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 270 - Lyric Poetry:Harmony & Crisis
A consideration of the French lyric tradition. Authors may include the troubadours, Ronsard, Dubellay, Hugo, Baudelaire, Mallarme, Rimbaud, Valery, Roubaud. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 275 - Morality&ItsDiscontents-20C Lt
20C French authors who challenge traditional notions of morality or advance new modes of philosophical thought and ethics. May include Colette, Gide, Malraux, Beauvoir, others. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 276 - Topics in Modern French Lit
Selected topics dealing with poetry and/or narrative related either to an historical period or a literary movement. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 280 - Francophone Crossings
Study of works in French that demonstrate multiple cultural influences. Topics may include: exile writings, cultural/linguistic mixing, colonialism and independence movements, human rights, immigration. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 285 - Quebec Literature
A study of contemporary (1960-1985) major works of fiction, poetry, and drama. Authors studied include Anne Hebert, Michel Tremblay, Jacques Godbout, Gaston Miron. Prerequisites: Either FREN 141 or FREN 142, or both.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 289 - African Lit: French Express
Study of West African poetry, theatre, novel, and civilization as an expression of the Black experience in the language of the French colonizer. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 292 - Topics in French Culture
In-depth study of a major aspect of French culture. See Schedule of Courses for specific offering. Prerequisites: FREN 131 or FREN 132 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 293 - Quebec Culture
Sociocultural study of the Francophone culture of Canada. Prerequisite: One 100-level French course.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 294 - Topics in French Cinema
A topical approach to the study of French cinema and cinematographic aesthetics, from the medium's beginnings through contemporary films. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.
Credits: 3.00
FREN 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
FREN 296 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
FREN 297 - Advanced Readings & Research
Permission of Chair required.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
FREN 298 - Advanced Readings & Research
Permission of Chair required.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
FREN 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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