Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

French

Curriculum

Below you will find a list of our current or recent offerings. See the course catalog for descriptions and updated information.

  • 11-001 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 11-002 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 11-003 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 11-004 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 11-014 FRENCH I
    This course builds skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. Students will learn to communicate effectively both within personal areas of interest and relative to French and Francophone cultures. Emphasis is placed on student participation, self-expression and the ability to create with language. Students develop novice level proficiency.
  • 11-024 FRENCH II
    This course continues the work begun in the introductory semester and increases focus on reading skills, writing skills, critical thinking skills and cultural literacy. Students develop novice level proficiency. Prerequisite: French 11-014 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement.
  • 11-114 FRENCH III
    This course combines a comprehensive review and fine-tuning of grammar with readings in literature and culture as well as broader vocabulary practice. Students will develop intermediate level proficiency and gain a good understanding of contemporary life in the French-speaking world, will narrate and describe orally and in writing, and will begin to formulate and support opinions. Prerequisite: French 11-024 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement.
  • 11-124 FRENCH IV
    Continuation of French III. Enriches the focus on sophisticated texts in order to enhance reading, writing, research, critical thinking and cultural literacy skills. Students will move from description and narration to expanded argumentation, evaluation and analysis. Students will develop intermediate level proficiency and gain practice in reading and comprehending sophisticated texts in French related to their areas of interest or expertise and will gain knowledge about major current social, political and cultural issues. Prerequisite: French 11-114 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement.
  • 11-301 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent.
  • 11-302 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent.
  • 11-303 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent.
  • 11-304 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent.
  • 11-314 TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND FILM
    A course introducing the critical appreciation of a wide variety of texts, including but not limited to film, poetry, short stories, essays, novellas, novels, diaries, journalism and stories told through music or images. Intensive work supports development of intermediate and advanced proficiency. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 11-334 COMPOSITION AND CULTURE
    This course develops intermediate and advanced oral and written proficiencies, sharpens students' linguistic facility and accuracy, refines critical thinking skills and introduces topics in French and Francophone culture. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 11-354 FRENCH CULTURE
    This course develops intermediate and advanced cultural proficiencies by exploring, discussing and closely analyzing French and/or Francophone identities as voiced in authentic materials including text, images, video, films and music. Offerings alternate between French Civilization 1: History of French Culture and French Civilization 2: Contemporary Culture. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: French 11-124 or equivalent placement. French 11-334 is recommended. (H) (IP)
  • 11-454 WOMEN WRITERS IN FRENCH
    A study of significant works by women writers from France and the Francophone world. Intensive work supports the development of advanced proficiency. Also Feminist Studies 04-454. Prerequisites: One course from French 11-314, 11-334, or 11-354. (H)
  • 11-514 STUDIES IN FRENCH LITERATURE
    Study of selected texts from the modern period, as related to French social, cultural and literary history. Intensive work supports the development of advanced proficiency. May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: One course from French 11-314, 11-334, or 11-354. (H) (WA) .
  • 11-604 TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
    This course focuses on single authors, movements or themes. Offerings include Anticlerical Satire in Early French Literature, Love and War, Moralist Literature/Human Condition, Eighteenth Century/Dangerous Liaisons, Paris/Cities/Parisians, and Writing/Identity/Difference. Intensive work supports the development of advanced proficiency. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: One course from French 11-314, 11-334, or 11-354. (H) (WA)
  • 11-614 TEXTS/CONTEXTS
    This course focuses on situating texts relative to specific periods or fields of study, including Pre-Revolutionary Literature. Intensive work supports the development of advanced proficiency. May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: One course from French 11-314, 11-334, or 11-354. (H) (WA)
  • 11-901 TUTORIAL
  • 11-902 TUTORIAL
  • 11-903 TUTORIAL
  • 11-904 TUTORIAL
  • 11-934 CAPSTONE SEMINAR
    This course fulfills the capstone requirement in French. As an integrative experience, the capstone challenges students to interrelate knowledge, insights and perspectives gained in their French studies and in their undergraduate experience. Students are expected to demonstrate advanced proficiency. Students will be guided through independent research and writing. Students will produce an extended formal research paper and deliver a formal oral presentation introducing their projects to the French-speaking public. (H) (WA)
  • 11-941 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 11-942 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 11-943 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 11-944 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 11-951 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 11-952 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 11-953 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 11-954 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 11-984 HONORS
    By invitation only.