College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

French Courses at Butler

FR101, Beginning French I.

Develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and insights into French and Francophone cultures. Prerequisite: No previous formal French instruction. (U)(4). Annually.

FR102, Beginning French II:

Continuation of FR101. Emphasis is on spoken French. Develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and insights into French and Francophone cultures. Prerequisite: FR101 or placement test authorization. (U)(4). Annually.

FR203, Intermediate French I:

Review of basics and new grammatical structures and vocabulary. Continued practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing to develop competence in French. Study of cultural texts. Prerequisite: FR102 or placement test authorization. (U)(3). Annually.

FR204, Intermediate French II:

Continuation of FR203. Further review of basics and new grammatical structures and vocabulary. Continued practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing to develop competence in French. Study of cultural texts. Prerequisite: FR203 or placement test authorization. (U)(3). Annually.

FR300, Oral and Written Communication:

Intensive work on oral and written skills through grammar review, readings, films. Discussions, oral presentations, short essays, rewriting, work on pronunciation. Prerequisites: 2 years of college French or placement on the 300 level. Annually.

FR320, Topics in French and Francophone Cultures:

Study of a selected theme, period or topic in French or Francophone culture through a variety of cultural materials, literature, film, and other media. Prerequisite: FR305 or 310. (U)(3). Annually.

FR325, Introduction to French Linguistics:

This course will focus on basic elements of French linguistics, phonetics and phonology as well as elements of stylistics. It will focus on sentence structure and vocabulary usage for a better grasp of the French language. Prerequisite: FR 334, 342 or permission from the instructor. On a rotating basis.

FR334, Introduction to Francophone Cultures:

This course is an in-depth introduction to the cultures of the Francophone world. It will introduce students to the historical background, the linguistic characteristics, the literature, music and cinema of six areas with a strong Francophone presence: Western Europe, North America, The Caribbean, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. It will also help students continue to improve the four language skills. Prerequisite: FR300. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR335, France: Middle Ages to 1700:

A survey of the evolution of France from the Middle Ages to 1700 through the study of literature and other cultural material. Prerequisite: FR305 or 310. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR340, France: 18th- and 19th- Centuries:

A survey of the evolution of France in the 18th and 19th centuries through the study of literature and other cultural material. Prerequisite: FR334, 342 or permission from the instructor. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR342, Survey of French History:

Survey of French history. Emphasis is on main events, people and ideas that have shaped the country. Prerequisite: FR300. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR345, France and the Francophone World:

1900 to Present: A survey of France and the Francophone world in the 20th and 21st centuries through the study of literature and other cultural material. Prerequisite: FR334, 342, or permission of the instructor. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR400, Internship:

A supervised work experience in business, government, media or other institutions in a French-speaking country as a part of a year or a semester study abroad program or in bilingual settings in this country. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program and permission of the department head. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR415, The French Renaissance:

Study of the French Renaissance as a historical, cultural and literary movement. Lectures, reading assignments, class discussions, videos and recordings. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or equivalent. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR425, 17th-Century France:

Overall view of the classical age in France and study of significant works of the period. Lectures, reading assignments, class discussions, videos and recordings. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or equivalent. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR435, 18th-Century France:

Overall view of the French Enlightenment and study of the significant literary works of the period. Lectures, reading assignments, class discussions and films. Prerequisites: FR300 and either FR334 or 342 or permission from the instructor. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR450, 19th-Century France:

Overall view of French culture and literature in the 19th Century. Study of significant literary works of the period. Lectures, reading assignments, class discussions and films. Prerequisites: FR300 and either FR334 or 342 or permission from the instructor. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR465, 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone Novel:

Study of selected important French and Francophone novels of the 20th and 21st centuries. Lectures, reading assignments and films. Emphasis on class discussion, writing and rewriting. Prerequisites: FR310 and either FR334 or 342 or permission of the instructor. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR475, 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone Drama:

Study of selected important French and Francophone plays of the 20th and 21st centuries. Lectures, reading assignments and films. Emphasis on class discussion, writing and rewriting. Prerequisites: FR310 and either FR334 or 342 or permission of the instructor. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR485, Topics in Francophone Studies:

Study of the literatures and/or cultures of French-speaking countries outside of France in North America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia. Uses literary texts, social documents and movies, depending on topic. Emphasis on class discussion, writing and rewriting. Course may be repeated with each different topic. Prerequisite: FR300 and either FR334 or 342 or permission of the instructor. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR490, Seminar:

Study of a selected topic in the cultures of French-speaking countries. Themes may deal with literary, social, political and/or esthetic concerns of these countries, of one nation or of a region. Course may be repeated with each different topic. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or the equivalent. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

FR491, 492, 493, Independent Study:

An opportunity for qualified students to pursue a topic of special interest. Open to majors and minors in French, by permission of the instructor and department head. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or equivalent. (U/G) (1, 2, 3). As needed.

FR499, Honors Thesis in French:

(U)(3). As needed.

 

updated 8/2012