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FREN 6033 Special Topics in French Civilization
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects or periods of French civilization. May be repeated if topics vary.

FREN 6063 Contemporary France
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Intellectual climate as reflected in the political, social, and economic structures of contemporary France.

FREN 6103 Advanced French Syntax
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Detailed examination of contemporary French grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, with emphasis on improving proficiency in written French.

FREN 6108 French for International Business I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Crosslisted with French 4033. Discussion of current business and economic issues in French-speaking countries with an emphasis on strategy, international marketing and entrepreneurship. 3.000 credit hours.

FREN 6109 French for International Business II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Cross listed with French 4043. Discussion of current economic issues in French-speaking countries as well as in the European Union and of business issues with an emphasis on professional communication and international job search. 3.000 credit hours.

FREN 6135 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to professional translation based on a comparative study of characteristic modes of expression in French and English and to the theoretical aspects of translation. Practice in translation of non-technical texts from French to English and English to French.

FREN 6140 General Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Translation of texts on a variety of cultural topics, documents, computer assisted translations, methods of research and documentation, and the continued study of comparative stylistics.

FREN 6990 Independent Study – Special Topics
Credit Hours 1.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

For French M.A. students. No more than four credit hours may be applied toward the degree. Special topics readings and/or research to be determined in consultation with the instructor.

FREN 7135 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to professional translation, based on a comparative study of the characteristic modes of expression in French and English and to the theoretical aspects of translation. Practice in translation of non-technical texts from French to English and English to French.

FREN 7140 General Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Translation of texts on a variety of cultural topics, documents, computer assisted translations, methods of research and documentation, and the continued study of comparative stylistics.

FREN 7142 Specialized Translation I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Business, economics, and banking.

FREN 7145 Specialized Translation II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Legal, medical, natural sciences, media, and other.

FREN 7146 Workshop on the Translation of Special Topics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Translation of texts of a technical nature, including the areas of computer, medicine, and the natural sciences; compilation of selected bibliographies and glossaries in the student’s chosen field of specialization and completion of a major translation project.

FREN 7151 French for Reading
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Survey of grammar with emphasis on developing reading skills. For graduate students preparing for the Graduate Reading Examination.

FREN 8000 Explication de textes
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Analysis of short texts drawn from different periods and different genres, with emphasis on the relationship between form and content.

FREN 8220 Topics in French and Francophone Culture and Society
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects or periods of French and francophone culture and society.

FREN 8230 Topics in the French Drama
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects or periods of French Drama. May be repeated if topics vary.

FREN 8240 Topics in French Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects or periods of French Poetry. May be repeated if topics vary.

FREN 8250 Topics in the History of Ideas
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects or periods of French History of Ideas. May be repeated if topics vary.

FREN 8265 Seminar in French Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

FREN 8630 French Pronunciation Through Music and Theater
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Open only to French MA students
Description

French Pronunciation through music and theater. Work on pronunciation, intonation, expression, and body language, via phonetic practice, recitation, skits, improvisation, and memorization of dramatic/music texts. Course taught in French.

FREN 8631 Translation Through Literature, Culture and Media
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Open only to French MA students
Description

Practice of French translation through texts taken from a variety of sources. Study of cultural, grammatical, sentential, phonic/graphic, prosodic, and language variety issues. Course taught in French.

FREN 8632 Francophone Cinema
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Open only to French MA students
Description

Introduction to Francophone cultures and societies of the African Diaspora through French speaking cinema. Issues of Francophone societies through films and the cinematographic industry. Course taught in French.

FREN 8633 Francophone Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Open only to French MA students
Description

Works by writers from Africa, the Caribbean, and their interconnecting diasporas, and transnational contexts. Study of storytelling traditions, aesthetic conventions, philosophical movements, and socio-political transformations. Course taught in French.

FREN 8634 Francophone Perspectives on the Media, the Arts, and Popular Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Open only to French MA students
Description

Study of francophone perspectives on film, television, digital media texts, major media franchises, and transformative works/remix projects. Explores different historical periods, their dominant media forms, theories of reception, and issues of contemporary media and participatory culture. Course taught in French.

FREN 8635 Francophone Perspectives on Power, Human Rights and Resistance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Open only to French MA students
Description

This course focuses on the impact of climatic, cultural, and geopolitical diversity; the politics of ethnicity, religion, age, race, and gender on daily life; and the forces behind contemporary policy and practice in the francophone world. Course taught in French.

FREN 8636 Francophone Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, Race and Class
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Open only to French MA students
Description

Explores representations of gender, race, and class including the intersectionality and historical evolution of these categories of difference in francophone body of works. Course taught in French.

FREN 8639 Francophone Immersion Through Workshops
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Open only to French MA students
Description

Workshop course stressing learning through being, doing, and making. Students develop knowledge on social, political, and cultural issues pertaining to francophone studies with guest scholars. Course taught in French.

FREN 8895 Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 21.0
Description

Independent research for credit.

FREN 8999 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description