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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses French 420 Courses in French  

Courses in French


Prerequisites

French 01:420:215 or 217 and 216 or 218, or 6 credits of literature at the 300 level are prerequisites to all 400-level courses in culture and literature.

01:420:100 Intensive Elementary French I (3) Functional use of the language in speaking, writing, and reading modern French. Part of three-week intensive Winter Session program in Aix-en-Provence, France. Not open to students with two or more years of high school French. Credit not given for both 01:420:100 and 01:420:101.  
01:420:101-102 Elementary French (4,4) Functional use of the language in speaking, writing, and reading modern French. Laboratory exercises. Not open for credit to students who have had two or more years of secondary school French. Credit not given for both 01:420:102 and 01:420:128.
01:420:103,104 Elementary French Laboratory (1,1) Instructor-guided laboratory practicum based on intensive use of media and designed for the improvement of aural/oral skills. Practice involves use of text-related audiotapes and videotapes, individual and group work, and recordings of student speech for evaluation of pronunciation and fluency. Corequisites: (103) 01:420:101; (104) 01:420:102.
01:420:105 French for Reading Knowledge I (3) Development of reading skills to intermediate-mid level. Readings in standard French drawn from contemporary journalism and introductory texts in the humanities and social sciences. Not open for credit to students who have had two or more years of secondary school French.
01:420:106 French for Reading Knowledge II (3) Continuation of 01:420:105. Development of reading skills to intermediate-high level. Readings from more advanced texts in the humanities and social sciences, with some selections chosen for pertinence to students' research or interest.  Prerequisite: 01:420:105 or permission of department. Not open for credit to students who have completed 01:420:132.
01:420:121 French Fundamentals (4) Intensive review and practice of the fundamentals of French conversation, reading, and composition. Laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: Placement test.
01:420:128 Intensive Elementary French II (3) Functional use of the language in speaking, writing, and reading modern French. Part of three-week intensive Winter Session in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Prerequisite: 01:420:101; 01:420:105,106; 01:420:121; placement; or permission of the department. Credit not given for both 01:420:128 and 01:420:102. 01:420:128 will substitute for 01:420:102 in prerequisite for 01:420:131.
01:420:131-132 Intermediate French (4,4) Development of fluency in written and spoken French. Conversation, composition, and grammar review using short literary texts and audiovisual materials. Prerequisites: 01:420:102 or 121 or 128 or placement test.
01:420:133,134 Intermediate French Lab (1,1) Instructor-guided laboratory practicum to develop aural/oral and written proficiency at the intermediate level through the intensive use of multimedia applications.  Prerequisite: 01:420:102 or 121 or equivalent. Corequisites: 01:420:131,132.
01:420:137 Accelerated Intermediate French (4) Development of fluency in written and spoken French. Conversation, composition, and grammar review using short literary texts and audiovisual materials in a one-semester format. Prerequisites: 01:420:102, 121 and permission of department. Corequisite: 01:420:133.
01:420:171 French Theater Workshop (1.5) Production of selected scenes in French.
01:420:210 Intensive French Conversation (3) Development of facility and accuracy in oral expression and listening comprehension. Class exercises and discussion, written work, and extensive audio and video laboratory work. Prerequisite: Placement test or 01:420:132 or both. May not be used to satisfy major requirements.
01:420:213 Intensive Advanced Grammar and Conversation (3) Intensive study of the forms and structures of French grammar to complete mastery of foundations for advanced courses. Written work, class drill, laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: Placement test or 01:420:132.
01:420:214 Composition and Stylistics (3) Study and practice in composition to perfect skills for written French. Analysis and imitation of writing styles and forms; vocabulary development, syntax; frequent written exercises. Prerequisite: 01:420:213.
01:420:215,216 Aspects of French Literature (3,3) Introduction to French literature focusing on significant themes, genres, and literary movements. Readings of representative authors from the Middle Ages to the present. Prerequisite: Placement test or 01:420:132. Credit not given for both 01:420:215 and 217 or for both 01:420:216 and 218.
01:420:217,218 Approaches to French Literature (3,3) Introduction to French literature through close reading of texts from the Middle Ages to the present; special attention to the nature of literary work and to goals and methods of literary analysis. Prerequisite: Placement test or 01:420:132. Honors. Credit not given for both 01:420:215 and 217 or for both 01:420:216 and 218.
01:090:235,236 French Cultural Experience (1.5,1.5) Cultural, social, and political life of peoples of France and other French-speaking countries.  Emphasis placed on learning through direct contact with resource persons, audiovisuals, field trips, and programming of cultural events. Development of active communication skills through immersion in the daily foreign-language activities of the Douglass French House. Limited to and required of the residents of the Douglass French House.  May not be used in satisfaction of major requirements; may be repeated for credit.
01:420:297,298 French Cultural Experience (1.5,1.5) Special topics in French and Francophone cultures selected to meet the interests and needs of the students. Required of the residents of the Leupp French House. Prerequisite: 01:420:102, 106, 121, 128, or placement test. May not be used in satisfaction of major requirements; may be repeated for credit.
01:420:303 Advanced French Conversation (3) Discussion of topics to develop fluency of speech and command of idioms. Group conversations and debates. Prerequisite: 01:420:210 or 216. Not open to native speakers or to students returning from junior year in France.
01:420:307,308 The French Film in French (3,3) Film as a major expression of French culture; viewing and analysis of films by such directors as Truffaut, Chabrol, Rohmer, Renoir, Clair, and Cocteau. Introduction to methods of criticism. Credit not given for these courses and 01:420:305,306.
01:420:310 Introduction to Francophone Literature (3) Survey of texts in French from Africa (including Maghreb and Madagascar), the Caribbean, North America, and Southeast Asia.
01:420:315 French Civilization from the Middle Ages to the Revolution (3) Analysis of Old Régime foundations of French culture; concentration on interaction and evolution of social and intellectual phenomena.
01:420:316 French Civilization from the Revolution to the Present (3) Analysis of development of modern French culture; concentration on interaction and evolution of social and intellectual phenomena.
01:420:317 French: Culture and Community (4) Developed through the universitywide Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships (CESEP) program, this course combines a study of the evolving themes of community and education in French literature with service by teaching of French at community schools. Special permission required; contact department.
01:420:319 Women Writers from 1789 to the Present (3) Analysis and discussion of the cultural contexts, modes of expression, and self-definitions of women writers in modern France from the Revolution of 1789 to the post-1968 revolutions in feminist theory and practice.
01:420:320 Theater Workshop (3) Reading, discussion, and production of representative texts from French dramatic literature.
01:420:324 French Commerce (3) Fundamental principles governing commercial organizations in France. Practical business correspondence. Prerequisites: 01:420:215 or 217; 216 or 218.
01:420:332 French Phonetics and Applied Linguistics (3) French phonetics in theory and practice. A comparative study of English and French sounds. Exercises in transcription and correct pronunciation. Prerequisite: 01:420:132. Not open to first-year students.
01:420:333 Introduction to French Syntax (3) Introduction to the methods and concerns of modern theoretical linguistics and to the practice and theory of syntax through the study of particular problems in the syntax of French. Prerequisite: 01:615:201 or permission of instructor.
01:420:335,336 The French Novel (3,3) Forms and techniques of the novel from La Princesse de Clèves to the present.
01:420:337 The French Theater (3) Analysis of dramatic structure and meaning in texts selected from the classical tradition to the Theater of the Absurd.
01:420:338 French Poetry (3) Critical interpretation of French poetry with particular attention to the unique problems of French prosody and poetic theory. Selected texts from the 16th century to the 20th century.
01:420:341,342 One French Writer (3,3) Intensive study of the work of a single author. Analysis of elements such as writer's place in literary or cultural history, critical approaches, the writer's role in a given genre. Author chosen each semester/year dependent on faculty and student interest.
01:420:351 Literature in French Society (3) Exceptional role of literature in French culture, politics, and day-to-day life. Generally studies one topic in a given historical period.
01:420:371,372 Topics in French Cinema (3,3) Topics such as relations between film and other genres (novel, theater); film in relation to cultural history; introduction to critical approaches to film. Consult departmental announcement. One course in French cinema, 01:420:305,306,307, or 308 recommended.
01:420:391,392 Topics in French/Francophone Literature and Culture (3,3) Special topics selected to meet the interests and needs of the students.
01:420:393,394 Topics in French Literature and Culture (1.5,1.5) Special topics selected to meet the interests and needs of the students. Seven-week courses.
01:420:395,396 Junior Honors Seminar (3,3) In-depth examination of a problem, topic, or theme in French literature or culture, in order to develop analytic and research skills. Subject announced by department. Open to students in departmental or school honors programs or by permission of department.
01:420:399 CESEP (1) One-credit community service placement in teaching French. Corequisite: Must be taken in conjunction with a designated Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships (CESEP) course offered in the Department of French.
01:420:401 Translation (3) Techniques of translation; study of dictionaries and specialized vocabularies; texts selected from the humanities and the social sciences.
01:420:402 Advanced Stylistics and Composition (3) Study of rhetoric through the detailed stylistic analysis of literary texts and the imitation of writing techniques. Prerequisite: A 300-level French course.
01:420:403 History of the French Language (3) Development of the French language from its origins to the present; suggestions of possible future evolution. Emphasis on phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon; consideration of cultural forces influencing linguistic stability or change at crucial points in French history. Prerequisites: 01:420:213,214,215 or 217; 216 or 218.
01:420:405,406 Modern France (3,3) First semester: economic and social background; interpretive analysis of major problems affecting French life; audiovisual materials. Second semester: analysis of major trends in French culture and institutions.
01:420:407 Advanced French Syntax (3) Study of advanced problems in French syntax in conjunction with theoretical problems in linguistics. Prerequisite: 01:420:333 or equivalent course in linguistics.
01:420:409 Studies in Cultures of the Francophone World (3) Analysis of the cultural production (including film, music, visual and performing arts, and literature) of regions in which the French language plays a major role.
01:420:410 Sub-Saharan African Literature (3) Study of literature in French by writers in or from sub-Saharan Africa. Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:410.
01:420:411 North African Literature (3) Study of literature in French by writers in or from the Maghreb. Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:411.
01:420:412 Canadian Literature (3) Study of literature in French by writers in or from Québec and other regions of Canada.
01:420:413 Caribbean Literature (3) Study of literature in French by writers in or from the Caribbean (Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana).
01:420:415 Medieval French Literature (3) The French Middle Ages: readings in epic, romance, didactic literature, and lyric poetry of the 12th through the 15th centuries; texts usually read in modern French translations.
01:420:416 Sixteenth-Century French Literature (3) The French Renaissance: tradition and innovation in the writings of such authors as Marot, Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne, and the poets of the Pléiade.
01:420:421 French Poetry and Prose of the 17th Century (3) Selected works from the major writers representing the aesthetic and intellectual currents of the age.
01:420:422 French Classical Drama (3) Major plays of Corneille, Molière, and Racine.
01:420:431,432 The Age of Enlightenment (3,3) Great writers of the 18th century--Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau--and their relationship to the social, literary, and intellectual currents of the period.
01:420:441 Romanticism in France (3) French romanticism, its origins, psychology, and development, with readings from Madame de Staël, Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, and their contemporaries.
01:420:451 Twentieth-Century French Drama (3) French drama from Claudel through Beckett to Koltès; new concepts in dramatic art. Relations among authors, actors, the public, and the period.
01:420:452 Twentieth-Century French Novel (3) Readings in works by such authors as Proust, Gide, Camus, Sartre, Duras, and Perec; the "nouveau roman." The novel in relation to social, philosophical, and political thought.
01:420:455,456 Major Currents of French Thought (3,3) Critical and formal analysis of literary texts selected to illustrate the development of ideas in France from the Roman de la Rose to the present.
01:420:469,470 Topics in French Studies (3,3) Topics such as detailed studies of issues in French culture, civilization, or literature; in-depth study of an author, movement, genre, or period. Offered only in the Rutgers Summer Program in Paris. Consult departmental announcement.
01:420:471,472 Advanced Topics in French Cinema (3,3) Topics such as detailed studies of issues in film theory, analysis, or history; in-depth study of schools, movements, or specific filmmakers. Consult departmental announcement. Two courses in French cinema, 01:420:305, 306, 307, 308, or 371, recommended.
01:420:480 Senior Seminar in French Literature (3) Thorough and probing study of an important theme, topic, or movement within the history of French literature. Subject announced by the department. Open only to senior majors in French literary studies.  
01:420:481 Senior Seminar in French Culture (3) In-depth examination of a problem or period in French civilization, with a focus on development of interpretive and analytic skills. Subject announced by the department. Open only to senior majors in French cultural studies.
01:420:490 Advanced Topics in French and Francophone Linguistics (3) Prerequisites: 01:420:333 and 01:615:201, or permission of instructor.
01:420:491,492 Advanced Topics in French/Francophone Literature and Culture (3,3) Special topics selected to meet the interests and needs of the students.
01:420:493,494 Independent Study (BA,BA) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and departmental chair.
01:420:495-496 Senior Honors Thesis I-II (3,3) Preparation for written and oral honors examination and honors paper based on research under the direction of the departmental honors committee. Prerequisite: Permission of departmental honors committee.
01:420:498 Senior Honors Thesis: Interdisciplinary (3) Represents research and writing in French complementing honors theses written in English on a French-related topic in other disciplines such as history, art history, or political science. Research thesis and defense under the direction of the departmental honors committee. Prerequisite: Special permission of departmental honors committee. 
01:420:499 French for Oral Proficiency (1) Instructor-guided oral proficiency practice sessions in advance of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Prerequisite: Open only to junior and senior majors and minors in French or permission of department.
05:300:331 Materials and Methods in French (3) Solutions to classroom problems. Course planning: teaching aims, pedagogical devices, language content, cultural background, selections of text. Only for students in the French teaching program; others by permission of instructor. May count as education credit but not toward the major in French.
 
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