French Graduate Course Offerings

FREN 605 - Translation and Stylistics

Focuses on vocabulary and translation skills (from French into English and vice versa). Literary, commercial and journalistic texts serve as stylistic models.

FREN 611 - Great French Authors I: 1100-1750

Selected readings of master authors and works from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment. Authors may include Villon, Rabelais, Montaigne, Moliere, Corneille, Mme. de Lafayette, Montesquieu, Voltaire and others.

FREN 612 - Great French Authors II: 1750-Present

Selected readings of master authors and works from the dawn of Romanticism to the present. Authors may include Prevost, Rousseau, Hugo, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Gide, Proust, Camus, Sartre, Ionesco, Beckett, Duras and others.

FREN 623 - French Medieval Literature

Survey of French literature to 1500.

FREN 624 - French Renaissance Literature

Selected works by Rabelais, the poets of the Pleiade, Montaigne and others.

FREN 637 - Seventeenth Century French Theatre

Growth of French dramatic literature before 1715 and analysis of the principal plays of Corneille, Racine and Moliere.

FREN 638 - Seventeenth Century French Poetry and Prose

Representative novelists, poets, critics and moralists from Descartes and Pascal to La Fontaine, Boileau, Mme. de La Fayette and others.

FREN 641 - The Eighteenth Century: The Age of Voltaire

Novels, plays, essays and poetry of such authors as Montesquieu, Marivaux, Prevost and Voltaire.

FREN 642 The Eighteenth Century: The Age of Rousseau

Novels, plays, essays and poetry of such authors as Diderot, Rousseau, Beaumarchais and Chenier.

FREN 645 - Nineteenth Century French Novel

The novel from Romanticism to Naturalism. Chateaubriand, Balzac, Stendhal, Flaubert, Zola and others.

FREN 646 - Nineteenth Century French Poetry and Theatre

Poets and dramatists representative of Romanticism, Realism and the Symbolist movement.

FREN 651 - Twentieth Century French Literature: The Age of Anxiety and the Absurd

Main trends from Gide, Celine and Malraux to Camus and Beckett, including Surrealism, Existentialism and the Theater of the Absurd.

FREN 652 - Aspects of Contemporary French Literature

A study of contemporary French literature, including novels, plays, essays and poetry of such authors as Robbe-Grillet, Sarraute, Perec, Tournier, Duras, Ponge, Bonnefoy, Jaccottet and Barthes.

FREN 655 - Selected Authors, Works and Themes

Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FREN 658 - Topics in Francophone Literature

Varying aspects of Francophone studies, such as womenís writing, literature of Quebec, colonial literature, African literature and cinema, literature of immigration.

FREN 659 - Négritude, Antillanité, Créolité

Focuses on the literary movements of Négritude, Antillanité, and Créolité, and their relation to Caribbean identity, culture and history, as well as to the field of Francophone postcolonial studies.

FREN 869 - Masterís Thesis

One to six credits devoted to the development and writing of the Master's Thesis.

FREN 875 - Topics: French Literature

Study of selected topics, authors and works in the various fields of French literature. Emphasizes preparation of seminar presentations and term paper.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.