French

French Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2014 Courses

Subject to change. Please refer to the CSU catalog for the most up-to-date, accurate information.

  • 1010 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)
    Oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary. Reading simple French texts.
  • 1020 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 1010 or consent of the department.
    Continuation of French 1010.
  • 1030 ELEMENTARY FRENCH III LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)
    Prerequisites: FREN 1020 or consent of the department.
    Continuation of FREN 1020. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with French at more advanced levels and who are not able to satisfy intermediate level proficiency.
  • 1092 ILLINOIS FRENCH TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVIEW /3 (1)
    Review for the French content Certification Exam in the State of Illinois.
  • 1100 INTENSIVE BEGINNING FRENCH (6)
    Intensive oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary. Reading simple French texts. Course covers one year of college French. Credit may not also be given for French 1010 and 1020.
  • 1200 ELEMENTARY BUSINESS FRENCH I (3)
    Mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary in a business context. Reading of simple business related documents.
  • 1210 ELEMENTARY BUSINESS FRENCH II (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 1200.
    Continuation of Elementary Business French I.
  • 1303 FRANCOPHONE BLACK AFRICAN LITERATURE (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2102.
    Study of colonial and postcolonial African literature and film of French expression.
  • 1304 FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AND FILM OF THE MAGHREB (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2102.
    Study of colonial and postcolonial literature and film of French expression from the Maghreb.
  • 2010 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 1020 or consent of the department.
    Intensive oral drill and recitation in French grammar. Advanced practice in reading and writing.
  • 2020 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2010 or consent of the department.
    Continuation of FREN 2010. IAI: H1 900.
  • 2030 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH III LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or consent of the department.
    Continuation of FREN 2020. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with French at more advanced levels and who are not able to satisfy advanced level proficiency.
  • 2102 ADVANCED FRENCH II (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2110 or consent of the department. Continuation of French 2110.
  • 2110 ADVANCED FRENCH I (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or consent of the department.
    Continued study of grammar through proper idiomatic usage.
  • 2120 CULTURE OF FRANCE (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or consent of the department.
    Study of French culture and custom as revealed in readings, art, and music.
  • 2130 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH SOCIETY (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2120.
    Study of French attitudes and values regarding education, work, family, and institutions, as well as discussions about issues of gender, religion, and identity.
  • 2140 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2130.
    French Literature from its beginnings to the Renaissance. Special focus on the epic poem, lyric poetry, novel, theatre, and historiography of the period.
  • 2160 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2102 or consent of the department.
    Study of French classicism of the seventeenth century and the Age of Enlightenment of the eighteenth century.
  • 2210 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERARY CRITICISM (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or consent of the department.
    Literary analysis of French texts using different critical approaches. Frequent written reports.
  • 2270 FRENCH LITERATURE FROM THE 19TH TO THE 21ST CENTURY (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2102 or consent of the department.
    Selected readings and main movements in French Literature from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.
  • 2560 CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I (3)
    Prerequisite: One year of French.
    Everyday conversation for the American living and traveling in France.
  • 2570 CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH II (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2560 or consent of the department.
    Continuation of FREN 2560. Everyday conversation for the American living and traveling in France.
  • 3150 ADVANCED COMPOSITION (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or consent of the department.
    Original compositions in French. Translations from English to French.
  • 3220 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE I (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or consent of the department.
    Selected masterpieces of French literature from its origins to 1700.
  • 3221 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE II (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or consent of the department.
    Selected masterpieces of French literature from 1700 to the twenty-first century.
  • 3700 ADVANCED CONVERSATION (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2570 or consent of the department.
    Continuation of French 2570.
  • 3990 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
    Independent research in French on a selected topic suited to the student's needs and done under the direction of a faculty member.
  • 4140 TOPICS IN LITERATURE IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or consent of the department. Study of writings in French from various countries. May be repeated twice for credit.
  • 4301 FRENCH PRESENCE AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES IN NORTH AMERICA (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2102. Study of French presence in Illinois and the Mississippi River regions and the study of representative travel writings of French explorers in North America from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century.
  • 4302 FRANCOPHONE LITERATURES AND CULTURES OF THE AMERICAS (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2102 or consent of the department.
    Selected readings of French-Canadian literature and the literatures of the French Antilles.
  • 4305 TEACHING FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education or returning teacher.
    Methodologies for the integration of language, literature, and culture in the foreign language classroom and techniques for teaching.
  • 4306 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN FRENCH (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 3150 or consent of the department.
    Selected readings of children's literature from the French-speaking world.
  • 4307 TEACHING READING AND WRITING SKILLS IN FRENCH (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education and FREN 3150.
    Methodologies and techniques for the development of reading and writing skills in the French classroom K-12.
  • 4308 FRENCH CINEMA (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2102 or consent of the department.
    An introduction to the study of film and an in-depth chronological survey of the art of French cinema.
  • 4309 HISTORY OF FRENCH ART (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 2102 or consent of the department. Study of major artists, styles, and movements in French art from the 1500s to modern times. Teaching modules will also be developed by teaching candidates.