FRENCH 101 — FIRST SEMESTER FRENCH

4 credits.

For students with no previous training in the language; oral practice and conversation, grammar, reading, vocabulary building, and study of French and Francophone cultures.

FRENCH 102 — SECOND SEMESTER FRENCH

4 credits.

Continuation of FRENCH 101. Open to Freshmen

FRENCH 201 — FRENCH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER ROMANCE LANGUAGES

4 credits.

Accelerated development of oral, reading and writing skills up to a level equivalent to that of the end of second semester French (102). Instruction draws on features shared by Romance languages, with focus on distinctions particular to French. No previous knowledge of French is required.

FRENCH 203 — THIRD SEMESTER FRENCH

4 credits.

Oral practice and conversation, grammar review, reading, vocabulary expansion, creative writing and study of French and Francophone cultures. Open to Freshmen

FRENCH 204 — FOURTH SEMESTER FRENCH

4 credits.

Continuation of FRENCH 203 with more advanced materials. Open to Fr

FRENCH 210 — SEXUALITY AND GENDER IN 20TH-CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE

3 credits.

This course considers novels, plays, essays, and films (in translation) written by gay and lesbian authors in 20th-century France. It traces developments in narrative and in sexual identity to show how the articulation of sexual difference influenced 20th-century literature and culture. FR210 is an introductory course in an interdisciplinary area of French studies. Taught in English.

FRENCH 211 — FRENCH INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

3 credits.

An introductory course in an interdisciplinary area of French studies. Taught in English.

FRENCH 227 — EXPLORING FRENCH: INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL COURSE FOR ENTERING STUDENTS

3 credits.

Development of oral and written skills, based on reading and discussion of contemporary socio-cultural topics. Open to Fr entering stdts only

FRENCH 228 — INTERMEDIATE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

3-4 credits.

Enhance writing and speaking proficiency through cultural readings on France and the francophone world. Review of grammar and focus on more complex grammatical structures. A required prerequisite for the French major. Open to Freshmen

FRENCH 240 — IMMIGRATION AND EXPRESSION

3 credits.

Explores debates associated with the colonial and the postcolonial in France and/or other Francophone countries through literature, film, and culture. Taught in English.

FRENCH 248 — ETHNIC STUDIES IN THE FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE WORLD(S)

3 credits.

An introduction to French colonialism in the New World and its effects on African-American, Afro-Creole, Native American, Franco-American, Cajun, and Caribbean diasporan communities in the U.S. through literature, history, and culture. Taught in English.

FRENCH 271 — INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY ANALYSIS

3-4 credits.

An introduction to reading and analyzing literary works, with special emphasis on the development of writing skills in French. The program will concentrate on shorter works from the major genres of French literature, and prepare students for future study of literature. Open to Fr

FRENCH 298 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

Graded on a Cr/N basis. Requires cons inst

FRENCH 299 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

Graded on a lettered basis; requires cons inst

FRENCH 301 — PRACTICAL FRENCH CONVERSATION

1 credit.

Open during the fall semester to residents of the French House and non-resident students. Non-residents attend four or five lunches per week at the French House. For more information, consult the department.

FRENCH 302 — PRACTICAL FRENCH CONVERSATION

1 credit.

Open during the spring semester to residents of the French House and non-resident students. Non-residents attend four or five lunches per week at the French House. For more information, consult the department.

FRENCH 311 — ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION

3 credits.

Trains students to write essays on a variety of topics, using different registers of French, and work to correct pronunciation and improve conversation skills.

FRENCH 312 — ADVANCED ORAL AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION: WRITING ACROSS THE HUMANITIES

3 credits.

Develops students' writing and oral expression at an advanced level through writing and discussion of internet journalism, translation, or creative genres.

FRENCH/​INTL BUS  313 — PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD

3 credits.

Study and analysis of the culture and sociology of professional environments in the French and Francophone worlds, including government, international organizations, NGO's and business. Students develop communication skills through interactive teaching methods in multimedia labs.

FRENCH/​INTL BUS  314 — CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN GOVERNMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, AND ENTERPRISE

3 credits.

Cultural study of contemporary Francophone Africa, focusing on issues in government, organizations and enterprise. Exploration of cultural and professional relations between Francophone Africa and France, the European Union, and the United States.

FRENCH/​INTL BUS  315 — ADVANCED INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credits.

In-depth study, from interdisciplinary perspectives, of key aspects of technical French language for the professions and business, together with an exploration of the history, sociology, and culture of professional environments in the French and Francophone worlds.

FRENCH 321 — INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND EARLY MODERN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Introduction to important literary works from the medieval era to the French Revolution. Classes conducted in French.

FRENCH 322 — INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE OF MODERNITY

3 credits.

Introduction to important literary works of modernity (from the French Revolution to the twenty-first century). Classes conducted in French.

FRENCH 325 — VISUAL CULTURE IN FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE STUDIES

3 credits.

Aspects of French culture as manifested in painting, photography, film or other visual media in relation to literature.

FRENCH 347 — INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND EARLY MODERN CIVILIZATION

3 credits.

An introduction to the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of French culture, from its origins to the French Revolution (1789).

FRENCH 348 — MODERNITY STUDIES

3 credits.

An introduction to political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary developments in French and Francophone culture, within the time period from the French Revolution to the current era.

FRENCH 350 — APPLIED FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDIES

1-3 credits.

A course for prospective French teachers or Second Language Acquisition students on a selected applied language topic.

FRENCH 365 — TOPICS IN FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURE (IN TRANSLATION)

3 credits.

Treatment of a broad range of topics in French/Francophone literature and culture, with interdisciplinary perspectives. Taught in English. Does not count toward the French major.

FRENCH 391 — FRENCH FOR READING KNOWLEDGE

3 credits.

Intensive grammar and reading for graduate students and undergraduates with little or no experience in French. Readings from appropriate texts in the humanities, sciences, social sciences. May not be counted toward LS foreign language requirement. Does not count towards the French major.

FRENCH 420 — TOPICS IN FRENCH: STUDY ABROAD

1-6 credits.

A course carried with a UW-Madison Study Abroad Program which has no equivalent on this campus.

FRENCH/​ITALIAN/​PORTUG/​SPANISH  429 — INTRODUCTION TO THE ROMANCE LANGUAGES

3 credits.

Introduction to structural similarities and differences apparent in major Romance languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish) and to their historical developments, with reference to basic linguistic features of each language: phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Does not count towards French major.

FRENCH 430 — READINGS IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

3 credits.

Exploration of a thematic selection of texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

FRENCH 431 — READINGS IN EARLY MODERN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Exploration of a thematic selection of texts from the Early Modern period.

FRENCH 433 — READINGS IN TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LITERATURE

3 credits.

Exploration of a thematic selection of texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

FRENCH/​AFRICAN  440 — AFRICAN/FRANCOPHONE FILM

3 credits.

Studies the construction of narratives in cinema and literature; teaches to analyze and write about cinema; explores links between cinema and national or regional politics and ideology; examines spectatorship in relation to questions of identity formation.

FRENCH 449 — FRANCOPHONE MODERNITY STUDIES

3 credits.

Topics in modern Francophone culture and literature with special emphasis on colonialism, slavery, diasporas, postcolonialism, and immigration.

FRENCH 451 — MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES

3 credits.

A thematic historical survey of culture in pre-Revolutionary (pre-1789) France.

FRENCH 461 — FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE LITERARY STUDIES ACROSS THE CENTURIES

3 credits.

A study of how literature has evolved over the course of French history, in relation to a chosen topic.

FRENCH 462 — FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE CULTURAL STUDIES ACROSS THE CENTURIES

3 credits.

A study of how culture has evolved over the course of French history, in relation to a chosen topic.

FRENCH 465 — FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE FILM

3 credits.

Representative French-language films will be studied from an esthetic and a cultural perspective. Choice of themes and periods studied will vary, and may range from historical surveys to a close examination of films from a particular time or place.

FRENCH 467 — ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY FRENCH LITERATURE

3 credits.

FRENCH 472 — FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AND WOMEN

3 credits.

A study of literature by and/or about women, including theories of gender, in French and/or Francophone literary culture.

FRENCH/​CLASSICS/​HISTORY/​ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  550 — ADVANCED INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION

3 credits.

An integrated treatment of a specific theme, to be announced by a group of specialists in different fields.

FRENCH 555 — COLLOQUIUM: RESEARCH POSSIBILITIES IN FRENCH STUDIES

1 credit.

Introductions to the kinds of research conducted in French language and French and Francophone literature and culture by faculty, academic staff, and advanced graduate students. Presenters will describe their research interests and their professional careers.

FRENCH 567 — UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR IN FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE LITERARY STUDIES

3 credits.

Particular emphasis on discussion, research, and collective preparation of readings, on a topic within French and/or Francophone literary studies.

FRENCH 568 — UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR IN FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE CULTURAL STUDIES

3 credits.

Particular emphasis on discussion, research, and collective preparation of readings, on a topic within French and/or Francophone cultural studies.

FRENCH 590 — ADVANCED PHONETICS

3 credits.

Advanced study of French sounds, phonetic transcription, practice in pronunciation; required of teaching majors.

FRENCH 595 — THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE DRAMA

4 credits.

Pertinent theory, interpretation of French and/or Francophone drama, practice of dramatic elocution, and performance.

FRENCH 615 — GRAMMAIRE AVANCEE

3 credits.

Advanced course in French grammar and style, with a special focus on various critical and professional applications. For students in the Professional French Masters Program.

FRENCH 616 — SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN CONTEMPORARY FRENCH-LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL WRITING

3 credits.

Required for Professional French Masters Program students, this interdisciplinary course investigates discourses of social responsibility in the French-speaking professional world and across sectors, in the fields of international development, marketing, management, and administration. By studying how concepts of socially responsible practice are represented in business and professional writing in France, Quebec and Francophone Africa, students will consider how trends in their individual PFMP concentration areas relate to those of their classmates and future colleagues.

FRENCH 617 — CONTEMPORARY SKILL SET LITERATURE IN FRENCH

3 credits.

This course examines how contemporary business and professional writing in French portrays professional skill sets for readers in Francophone Europe and North America, and to a lesser extent in Francophone Africa, particularly in the fields of international education, international development, marketing, management, and administration.

FRENCH 618 — CAREER STRATEGIES FOR THE FRENCH-SPEAKING WORLD

2 credits.

Students will study published contemporary French-language writing on career strategies for emerging professionals and professionals in transition in Europe, Africa and North America.

FRENCH 623 — COMMUNICATION ORALE EN SITUATIONS PROFESSIONNELLES

3 credits.

Professional communication for advanced speakers of French, with a particular focus on intercultural analysis, nonverbal communication, and public speaking. Required for students in the Professional French Masters Program.

FRENCH 626 — CRITICAL APPROACHES TO FRENCH LITERATURE

3 credits.

Introduction to critical reading practices and theoretical principles behind them; textual analyses from various genres and periods.

FRENCH 630 — LE SIECLE DES LUMIERES

3 credits.

FRENCH 631 — LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DU XVIIIE SIECLE

3 credits.

Literary and philosophical trends of the Age of Enlightenment with special emphasis on Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau.

FRENCH 633 — LE ROMAN AU XVIIIE SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH 636 — LE ROMAN FRANCAIS 1850-1900

3 credits.

Etude des romans de Fromentin, Flaubert, Zola, Maupassant, et Huysmans.

FRENCH 637 — LA LITTÉRATURE FRANÇAISE DU XIXE SIÈCLE

3 credits.

Study of nineteenth-century literary texts in relation to their historical or cultural contexts or in light of new theoretical approaches.

FRENCH 639 — LA LITTERATURE DU XVIIE SIECLE

3 credits.

Etude approfondie des grandes oeuvres du XVIIe siecle.

FRENCH 640 — LA LITTERATURE DU XVIIE SIECLE

3 credits.

Continuation of 639

FRENCH 642 — CULTURE ET SOCIÉTÉS DANS LE MONDE FRANCOPHONE

3 credits.

Graduate survey of major socio-political, cultural, and economic developments in the major French-speaking regions of the world. Taught in three modules (Europe, Africa, and Canada), the course is required for students in the Professional French Masters Program.

FRENCH 645 — LA LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DU XVIE SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH 646 — LA LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DU XVIE SIECLE

3 credits.

Continuation of 645

FRENCH 647 — LE ROMAN FRANCAIS AU XXE SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH 653 — CINÉMA FRANÇAIS/FRANCOPHONE

3 credits.

The study of French and/or Francophone films in relation to their historical or cultural contexts through close readings and canonical theoretical approaches.

FRENCH 657 — LA POESIE FRANCAISE DU XIXE SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH 665 — INTRODUCTION AUX ETUDES FRANCOPHONES

3 credits.

Study of literary texts from diverse Francophone cultures (Africa, the Caribbean, Quebec) and the cultural and political dynamics between these texts and these cultures.

FRENCH 671 — LA CRITIQUE LITTERAIRE

3 credits.

Continuation of 670

FRENCH 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

FRENCH 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

FRENCH 691 — THESIS

2 credits.

FRENCH 692 — THESIS

2 credits.

FRENCH 698 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-6 credits.

Cr/N. Graded on a Cr/N basis; requires cons inst

FRENCH 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-6 credits.

Graded on a lettered basis; requires cons inst

FRENCH/​MEDIEVAL  701 — INTRODUCTION A L ANCIEN FRANCAIS

3 credits.

FRENCH/​MEDIEVAL  703 — LA LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DU XIV ET DU XV SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH/​MEDIEVAL  704 — LA LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DU XIV ET DU XV SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH/​MEDIEVAL  705 — LA LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DES DEBUTS JUSQU A LA FIN DU XIII SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH 793 — PROFESSIONAL FRENCH MASTERS PROGRAM INTERNSHIP

2-3 credits.

Professional internship abroad, in a French-speaking business or organization, in the student's professional field. Limited to students in the Professional French Masters Program and Capstone Certificate of Professional French Studies.

FRENCH 799 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-6 credits.

FRENCH/​GERMAN/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  804 — INTERDISCIPLINARY WESTERN EUROPEAN AREA STUDIES SEMINAR

3 credits.

FRENCH/​ITALIAN/​PORTUG/​SPANISH  817 — ROMANCE PHILOLOGY

3 credits.

FRENCH 820 — COLLEGE TEACHING OF FRENCH

3 credits.

FRENCH/​ITALIAN  821 — ISSUES IN METHODS OF TEACHING FRENCH AND ITALIAN

1-3 credits.

FRENCH 825 — COURS DE GRAMMAIRE ET DE STYLE

3 credits.

FRENCH 826 — COURS DE GRAMMAIRE ET DE STYLE

3 credits.

Continuation of 825.

FRENCH 901 — SEMINAR-MATERIALS AND METHODS OF RESEARCH

1-3 credits.

Required for Ph.D. candidates.

FRENCH 931 — SEMINAR-18TH CENTURY

3 credits.

FRENCH 932 — SEMINAR-18TH CENTURY

3 credits.

Continuation of 931

FRENCH 935 — SEMINAR ON THE 19TH CENTURY NOVEL

3 credits.

FRENCH/​MEDIEVAL  939 — LA LITTERATURE MEDIEVALE

3 credits.

FRENCH 947 — SEMINAR: QUESTIONS DE LITTERATURE

3 credits.

FRENCH 948 — SEMINAR: QUESTIONS DE LITTERATURE

3 credits.

FRENCH 949 — SEMINAR-ECRIVAINS FRANCAIS DU XVIE SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH 951 — SEMINAR ON 19TH CENTURY FRENCH POETRY

3 credits.

FRENCH 955 — SEMINAR-LE THEATRE DU XX SIECLE

3 credits.

FRENCH 963 — SEMINAR-STUDIES IN THE ROMANTIC PERIOD

3 credits.

FRENCH 990 — INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

In connection with the doctoral dissertation. Staff, on consultation with the chairperson.