FREN - French Language and Literature

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the FREN subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

FREN 111 - Beginners' French I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language and designed to develop basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, writing, and intercultural competence. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with French 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries.


FREN 112 - Beginners' French II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Prerequisite: FREN 111 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with French 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries.


FREN 211 - Intermediate French I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 5-0-0)

Intended to expand comprehension and production skills in written and oral French with a focus on intercultural competence. Prerequisite: French 30 (or equivalent) or FREN 112 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FRANC 116.


FREN 212 - Intermediate French II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 5-0-0)

Prerequisite: FREN 211 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FRANC 117.


FREN 254 - Introduction to Translation Theory and Practice: French-English-French View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: FREN 297. This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.


FREN 297 - Advanced French I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Designed to improve the student's command of French through intensive oral practice and advanced written exercises. Prerequisite: FREN 212 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 251, 252 or FRANC 165, 166, 210, 211.


FREN 298 - Advanced French II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Emphasis on the improvement of writing and speaking skills by means of numerous compositions based on texts read and discussed in class. Prerequisite: FREN 297 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 252 or FRANC 165, 166, 210, 211.


FREN 301 - Introduction to French Literary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Tools necessary to conduct literary analyses and essay writing. Prerequisite: FREN 298.


FREN 311 - Mystery, Myth, and Supernatural View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Mythology, the supernatural, superstition as cultural and literary phenomena in the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FREN 298.


FREN 315 - Cultural Representations of Food View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Functions and manifestations of the food paradigm in Francophone cinematographic and narrative texts. Prerequisite: FREN 298.


FREN 317 - Postcolonial Issues in French and Francophone Societies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Francophone cultural texts from a postcolonial perspective with a focus on migration, community, exile, and identity. Prerequisite: FREN 298.


FREN 318 - Socio-Cultural Aspects of Contemporary Francophone Societies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The evolution of Francophone societies from a multidisciplinary perspective. Prerequisite: FREN 298.


FREN 319 - Beauty, Passions, and Obsessions View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Addresses either a given period or a particular facet of Francophone literary texts tied to three loosely connected themes that go back to the very origins of French as a language and continue to shape cultural expression. Prerequisite: FREN 298.


FREN 333 - French Cultural Moments View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Uses the study of various intellectual and historical events to provide students with a window into the French world. Prerequisite: FREN 297 or consent of Department. Offered in La Rochelle, France only. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


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FREN 333 - French Cultural Moments

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Uses the study of various intellectual and historical events to provide students with a window into the French world. Prerequisite: FREN 297 or consent of Department. Offered in La Rochelle, France only. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


FREN 345 - Introduction to Contemporary French Cinema and Media View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

French & Francophone cultures as expressed in media other than literature, from the invention of cinema through contemporary artistic, socio-cultural, and political forms. Prerequisite: FREN 298.


FREN 354 - Translation: French into English View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: FREN 254 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FREN 353. This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.


FREN 372 - French Phonetics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Overview of the pronunciation of Standard French. Prerequisite: FREN 298 or consent of Department.


FREN 399 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: FREN 298.


FREN 418 - Topics on Language and Society in the Francophone World View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Interactions between language and society in the Francophone world. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 333.


FREN 445 - Contemporary Cinema in French View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Emphasis on the representation and evolution of society in French cinema of the last 20 years. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.


FREN 454 - Translation: English into French View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: FREN 254 or consent of Department. Note: This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.


FREN 465 - Caribbean Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Colonialism, identity, diaspora and cultural diversity in French Caribbean literature, films, and music. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.


FREN 467 - Women Writing in French View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Texts written in various Francophone parts of the world from different periods. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.


FREN 468 - Topics in Quebec/French Canadian Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225, and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.


FREN 478 - Topics in French Literature and Culture I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

From medieval times through the 19th century. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 333.


FREN 479 - Topics in French Literature and Culture II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

From the 20th through the 21st century. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 333.


FREN 481 - Topics in Folklore and Popular Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of French oral, materials, and popular culture in various parts of the Francophone world. Variable content; may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or FRANC 225; and one of FREN 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 333.


FREN 495 - Honors Thesis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

FREN 499 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

FREN 545 - Contemporary Cinema in French View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


FREN 554 - Translation: English into French View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


FREN 563 - Topics in Nineteenth-Century Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


FREN 564 - Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


FREN 565 - Caribbean Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


FREN 567 - Women Writing in French View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


FREN 568 - Topics in Québec/French Canadian Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


FREN 576 - Linguistics Applied to French View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


FREN 599 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

FREN 699 - Topics in French Literature and Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.