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French

FREN 131 Elementary French I (1)

Introduction to basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Regular assignments for laboratory work.

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson, DeLeonibus

FREN 132 Elementary French II (1)

Introduction to basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Regular assignments for laboratory work.

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson, DeLeonibus

FREN 231 Intermediate French I (1)

Development of basic skills, classroom and laboratory. Carefully selected readings in the student's special fields of interest.

Prerequisite: Elementary French (or equivalent) or two years of high school French with satisfactory AP score.

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson, DeLeonibus

FREN 232 Intermediate French II (1)

Development of basic skills, classroom and laboratory. Carefully selected readings in the student's special fields of interest.

Prerequisite: Elementary French (or equivalent) or two years of high school French with satisfactory AP score.

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson, DeLeonibus

FREN 241 (4th Sem Lang Req) Topics in French History Through Film (1)

This course presents a survey of French history and culture, from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, as the history and culture are represented in a major French art form, the cinema. Topics studied include: religion and marriage in the Renaissance, court life under the ancient regime, the French Revolution, Napoleon's Empire, colonialism, World War I, World War II, the Algerian War, and the student revolution of 1968. Conducted in English.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Fourth Semester Language Requirement

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 331 French Composition and Discussion (1)

Systematic review of French grammar through the writing of short compositions. Vocabulary-building and study of problematic grammar points which will be reinforced by weekly assignments in the language laboratory.

Prerequisite: FREN 232

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson, DeLeonibus

FREN 332 (W) Advanced French Composition and Discussion (1)

A writing-centered course that will introduce students to the art of writing in French. The two fundamental principles underlying this course will be the interdependence of reading and writing skills and the importance of a variety of models in teaching students the different styles of French composition. Consideration will be given to such writing strategies as notes and outlines and such styles as summaries, reports, portraits, essays and correspondence.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

Prerequisite: FREN 331

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 333 History of French Civilization (1)

Geography, history and the chronological development of culture; current developments in modern France. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 331 or consent on instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson

FREN 335 French Conversation (1)

A course which will stress oral communication in French. Debates and panel discussions will be used as a means of bringing students into active participation. The course will focus on current problems in French culture. There will be no written assignments, but background reading will be required as a basis for discussion. Audio excerpts from French TV programs will occasionally be used as laboratory material. A course well-suited as a preparation for study in France and for non-majors who wish to further develop or retain their fluency. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 331 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson

FREN 340 (IT) Introduction to French Literature (1)

Introduction to the study of French literature through reading typical works in the various genres. The course will acquaint the student with the basic vocabulary and tools of literary criticism. Required for the major. Conducted in French.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts

Prerequisite: FREN 331

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 430 Introduction to French Thought (1)

A study of selected themes such as education, enlightenment, reason and existentialism from the works of French thinkers. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 331 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 431 Phonetics (1)

A practical course based on the study of the French sound system. Phonemic inventory, physiology of French articulation with emphasis on sound recognition and reproduction. Transcriptions in International Phonetic Alphabet, practice with recorded exercises and individual correction in the language laboratory. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 331 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson

FREN 432 Introduction to French Linguistics (1)

Examination of the characteristics of language and language diversity, including structure, linguistic change and theories of origin. The second part of the course will concentrate on the contributions of French linguists (Martinet, Dubois) to linguistic theory. Practice in applying various methods of analysis to French sentences. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 331 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson

FREN 433 19th Century French Literature (1)

The course will focus on representative novels, plays and poetry of the Romantic and Realist movements. Baudelaire’s poetry will also be studied. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 340 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 434 20th Century French Literature (1)

Selected works from some of the most important writers of the 20th Century will be studied: Proust (excerpts only), Mauriac, Malraux, Sartre, Camus, Ionesco and Beckett. Poetry of Apollinaire, Eluard and Aragon. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 340 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 435 Gide and Camus (1)

Through a detailed study of the most important works of Gide and Camus, the course will bring out the main themes and preoccupations of French thought in the 20th century. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 340 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 436 Francophone Literature (1)

A study of representative texts of literature written in French by Francophone authors, including among others, works by Léopold Senghor (Senegal), Aimé Césaire (Martinique), Jacques Roumain (Haiti), Leïla Sebbar (Algeria). Open to students majoring in Comparative Literature. Good reading knowledge of French is required; discussions conducted primarily in French. French majors will be expected to fulfill course requirements in French; other students may use English.

Prerequisite: FREN 340 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years, spring
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 438 French Literature and Cinema (1)

A study of the relationship between French cinema and literature from the late 19th century to the present. Representative novels and plays will be studied and screen adaptations will be analyzed. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 340 (ENGL 210 or ENGL 211 recommended) or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years, spring
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus

FREN 440 (IT) Quebecois Literature and Cinema (1)

This course focuses on Quebecois literature and cinema produced since the "Révolution tranquille" and Quebec's entrance into modernity in the 1960's. Examines Quebecois authors who unleashed a social and cultural revolution through their questioning of tradition, including that of the French language itself exemplified by their use of the working-class sociolect "joual," a non-standard dialect of Canadian French. Explores an important element of "Francophonie," geographical and cultural contexts outside of France which have contributed significantly to the richness and diversity of French language, literature and culture.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts

Prerequisite: FREN 340 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: On demand
  • Instructor: Staff

FREN 490-491 Reading and Conference (.5 or 1)

Designed to enable a student to acquire the necessary knowledge and experience of literary periods which are not covered by courses offered at Willamette University.

Prerequisite: FREN 331; Junior standing and g.p.a. of 3.0 or better

  • Offering: On demand
  • Instructor: Goeury-Richardson, DeLeonibus

FREN 492 (W) Research and Discussion of Selected Topics in Literature (1)

This seminar course will serve to integrate the linguistic, cultural, historical and literary experiences of seniors in the language. The class will be taught in a true seminar fashion, with a flexible format to allow students to highlight their varying individual backgrounds and interests in French. The course will include a discussion of major works of French literature, the topic set by the professor according to the proposed student projects. Students must present a major research paper at the end of the semester and pass an oral defense. Both research paper and oral defense will be in French. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: This course serves as the Senior Year Experience, so it is limited to seniors or consent of instructor.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Staff