French (FREN)

FREN 1001. Elementary French I. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the French language and culture of the French-speaking world. Beginning of a survey of basic French grammar and the development of the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. Some aspects of everyday life in the French speaking world will also be introduced. Humanities credit awarded for FREN 1001 upon successful completion of FREN 1002 or FREN 2001.

FREN 1002. Elementary French II. 3 Credit Hours.

The second part of an introduction to the French language and the culture of the French-speaking world. Completion of the survey of basic French grammar and further development of the four language skills. Aspects of everyday life in the French-speaking world will be introduced.

FREN 1813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in French.

FREN 1XXX. French Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

FREN 2001. Patterns of French Culture I. 3 Credit Hours.

Proficiency-based introduction to selected sociocultural aspects of France: geography, demography, social institutions, history, art, socioeconomic problems, and current events; incorporates grammar review. Conducted in French.

FREN 2002. Patterns of French Culture II. 3 Credit Hours.

Proficiency-based introduction to selected sociocultural aspects of France: geography, demography, social institutions, history, art, socioeconomic problems, and current events; incorporates grammar review. Conducted in French.

FREN 2005. LBAT French Culture and Language. 6 Credit Hours.

Profeciency-based introduction to sociocultural aspects of the French speaking world. Part of the French intensive summer LBAT program. Admission by application only. Conducted in French.

FREN 2698. Undergraduate Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

FREN 2699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

FREN 2813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in French.

FREN 2XXX. French Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

FREN 3000. Survey of French Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to French literature. Taugh in French.

FREN 3001. French Literature from 1800 to 1850. 3 Credit Hours.

Romanticism, the reappearance of lyric poetry, the importance of the individual as opposed to classical anonymity. Realism and naturalism with emphasis on the development of the novel. Conducted in French.

FREN 3002. French Literature from 1850 to 1900. 3 Credit Hours.

Exploration of currents in modern prose, poetry, and drama. Conducted in French.

FREN 3004. Drama Workshop I. 3 Credit Hours.

Literary and theatrical aspects of French drama are explored through class discussion and performance of selections from contemporary and classical plays.

FREN 3011. France Today I. 3 Credit Hours.

Culture, history, and geography of modern France through lectures, videos, downloads from the Internet, audio and video tapes, and class discussions. Short papers, generated by use of a computer software package, treating assigned topics to enhance writing skills. Conducted in French.

FREN 3012. France Today II. 3 Credit Hours.

Culture, history, and geography of modern France through lectures, videos, downloads from the Internet, audio and video tapes, and class discussions. Short papers, generated by use of a computer software package, treating assigned topics to enhance writing skills. Conducted in French.

FREN 3014. Introduction to Contemporary France. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will introduce students enrolled in the Georgia Tech Lorraine summer program to issues in contemporary France. Taught in French.

FREN 3015. Social Identities in Contemporary French Culture. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of production, reception and perceptions of clashing class identities in France via films, novels, plays, short stories, and newspapers. Conducted in French.

FREN 3017. Paris: Modernity Today. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores contemporary Paris and its representations in light of its modern history and culture. Taught in French.

FREN 3030. French Phonetics. 3 Credit Hours.

A detailed analysis of the significant features of the French sound system, intonation curves, and graphic representation of individual sounds. Conducted in French.

FREN 3040. Reading and Translation. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will prepare students to the techniques of rapid reading in French, and give them tools to translate and use texts. Taught in French.

FREN 3061. France: Culture, Economy, Commerce I. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced Business French, overview of French commerce, communications, publicity, various social milieus, and the work place.

FREN 3062. France: Culture, Economy and Commerce II. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced Business French. Overview of French commerce, communications, publicity, various social milieus, and the work place.

FREN 3110. Comics & Graphic Arts. 3 Credit Hours.

This course studies French comics as a genre and its interrelationships with graphic arts and literature. Conducted in French.

FREN 3121. Advanced Composition. 3 Credit Hours.

In-depth study of advanced grammar patterns as used in written expressions. Conducted in French.

FREN 3500. Field Work Abroad. 1-3 Credit Hours.

This course will focus on theme-based individual projects abroad.

FREN 3551. French for the Professions I. 3 Credit Hours.

Study aspects of literature, philosophy, culture, geography, history, business, and industry in France and other francophone countries in these applied-language courses. Taught in French.

FREN 3552. Fren for Professions II. 3 Credit Hours.

Study aspects of literature, philosophy, culture, geography, history, business, and industry in France and other francophone countries in these applied-language courses. Taught in French.

FREN 3555. French for Engineers I. 3 Credit Hours.

Study basics of math, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, computing, and the Internet in this applied language course sequence. Taught in French.

FREN 3556. French for Engineers II. 3 Credit Hours.

Study basics fo math, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, computing, and the Internet in this applied language course sequence. Taught in French.

FREN 3691. Business Communication and Correspondence in France. 3 Credit Hours.

Refinement of accuracy and flexibility in oral/written expression. Focus on appropriate use of strategies, business negotiation protocols, lexical precision. Incorporates grammar review. Part of the French intensive summer language program. See catalog p. ??. Admission by application only.

FREN 3692. French Business and Technology. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of business, technological, and cultural issues, tendencies and patterns of behavior among French speaking people. Value systems and their manifestations. Part of the French intensive summer language program. See catalog p. ?? Admission by application only.

FREN 3693. French Business and Technology II. 3 Credit Hours.

Business organizations and use of technology in France. Specialized vocabularies of economics, engineering, and computer science. Attention to geographical and anthropological aspects of selected social and political situations. Part of the French intensive summer language program. See catalog p. ?? Admission by application only.

FREN 3694. French Business and Technology Abroad. 3 Credit Hours.

Two-week seminar in France highlighting business and technology. Field study of technology firms, economic trends, business institutions, and cultural protocols. Journals and papers assigned. Admission by application only.

FREN 3813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Permits a group of students and a professor to pursue areas of the French language not covered in other courses in the department.

FREN 3823. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in French.

FREN 3833. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in French.

FREN 3XXX. French Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

FREN 4001. French Stylistics. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced study of syntax and semantics, aimed at development of stylistic sensitivity. Analysis of representative literary and current interest texts for practice in conversation and composition. Conducted in French.

FREN 4011. French Art. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will explore contemporary French art in the historical, economic and cultural contexts of production and reception. Taught in French.

FREN 4013. French Literature and the Visual Arts. 3 Credit Hours.

This course studies French Literature and its interrelationships with various arts (painting, music, cinema, architecture or opera), often through several periods. Conducted in French.

FREN 4061. French Science and Technology I. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to scientific and technical French. Analysis and discussion of scientific and technical material pertaining to current issues in the scientific and technical communities. Background in chemistry, physics, or biology required.

FREN 4062. French Science and Technology II. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to scientific and technical French. Analysis and discussion of scientific and technical material pertaining to current issues in the scientific and technical communities. Background in chemistry, physics, or biology required.

FREN 4101. Literature of the Francophone World I. 3 Credit Hours.

Exploration of the literature of the francophone world. Currents in modern prose, poetry, and drama. Conducted in French.

FREN 4102. Literature of the Francophone World II. 3 Credit Hours.

Continuation of Literature of the Francophone World I. Currents in modern prose, poetry, and drama. Conducted in French.

FREN 4103. Francophone Africa Today. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will explore contemporary Africa and its representations in light of its modern history and culture.

FREN 4105. Francophone Cinema. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will explore contemporary Africa and its representations in light of its modern history and culture. Taught in French.

FREN 4107. The African Diasporas in France. 3 Credit Hours.

Intercultural class taught in French about the complex nature of the African Diasporas in France from their historical development to our present day society.

FREN 4200. Introduction to French Philosophy. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to major French philosophical texts with an emphasis on post-WWI thinkers (includes Existentialism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Postmodernism, Deconstructionism). Conducted in French.

FREN 4241. French Cinema I: Cinematic Experiences. 3 Credit Hours.

A topical approach focusing on the major contributions of French cinema and cinematographic aesthetics, from the 1908s to contemporary films. Conducted in French.

FREN 4242. French Cinema II: The French New Wave. 3 Credit Hours.

In-depth and concentrated study of French cinema. Particular attention devoted to the French New Wave, the development of film theory and criticism in France. Conducted in French.

FREN 4250. Reading Les Miserables. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines in its entirety the world famous novel from Victor Hugo: Les Miserables within its artistic and social environments and messages. Taught in French.

FREN 4300. France and Globalization. 3 Credit Hours.

Intercultural class about French attitudes and policies toward globalization as well as France's role in the European Community. Conducted in French.

FREN 4500. Advanced Intercultural Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Integrates cross-cultural research and reflection into discussion of current issues in the French-speaking world. Intended for students who have some study-abroad experience in a French-speaking country. Conducted in French.

FREN 4695. French Internship. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Professional experience with a business/organization in which students enhance their language skills and cultural knowledge in French in relation to the practical goals/objectives of the entity.

FREN 4698. Undergraduate Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

FREN 4699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

FREN 4813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of interest not covered in the regular course offerings.

FREN 4823. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in French.

FREN 4833. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in French.

FREN 4901. Special Problems in French. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Provides the special instruction required under special programs.

FREN 4902. Special Problems in French. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Provides the special instruction required under special programs.

FREN 4XXX. French Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.