Spring 2022 French Courses
- For day, time, room, and TA information, see our PDF SCHEDULE.
- For all courses not described below, please refer to the General Catalog course descriptions: https://catalog.ucdavis.edu/courses-subject-code/fre/
FRE 001 Elementary French
- Sec 001 CRN 44307
- Sec 002 CRN 44308
- Sec 003 CRN 44309
FRE 002 Elementary French
- Sec 001 CRN 44310
- Sec 002 CRN 44311
FRE 003 Elementary French
- Sec 001 CRN 44312
- Sec 002 CRN 44313
- Sec 003 CRN 44314
- Sec 004 CRN 44315
FRE 021 Intermediate French CRN 44316
FRE 022 Intermediate French CRN 44317
FRE 023 Intermediate French
- Sec 001 CRN 44318
- Sec 002 CRN 44319
FRE 100 Composition in French
Professor Toby Warner
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): FRE 023. Instruction and practice in expository writing in French, with emphasis on organization, correct syntax, and vocabulary building. GE credit: AH, WC, WE.
The primary goal of French 100 is to introduce students to the study of literature in French, which consists of two related introductions: to literature written in French and also to the critical study of literature. This is where French class becomes a literature class (i.e., the focus will be on literature and thus its language, but not on the foreignness of the language). Together we will read and discuss a variety of works, including novels, poetry, comics, essays and films. Students will develop interpretative and analytical skills with broad applicability and practice writing in French in a clear and persuasive manner. We will encounter a variety of expository and analytical writing styles, and emphasize organization, correct syntax, and vocabulary building.
FRE 122—French & Francophone Film
Professor Jeff Fort
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing; Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FRE 100; or Consent of Instructor. French and Francophone film from the Lumière Brothers to the present. Topics may include analysis of film form and narrative, major filmmakers and filmic traditions, and film theory. May be repeated up to 1 time(s) when topic differs. GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
FRE 124 Post-colonial & Francophone Literature: Introduction to Francophone Literatures
Professor Toby Warner
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): FRE 100; or Consent of Instructor. Post-Independence Black African and/or Caribbean and/or North African literatures written in French. Selected topics include: identity & subjectivity, the role of the intellectual, women's voices, languages & oral literatures, cultural syncretism, theories of post-colonialism. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) with consent of major advisor & instructor; when content differs; for example, when the geographical focus (West Africa, North, African or Caribbean) or theme is substantially different from previous iterations.
FRE 128 Topics French Culture: Gender in Historical Perspective
Professor Noah Guynn
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): FRE 100; or Consent of Instructor. In-depth study of a particular topic in French culture. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. GE credit: AH, WC, WE.
FRE 204 Medieval Literature: Old French Language and Literature
Professor Noah Guynn
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Study of Medieval French literature, focusing on a particular period, milieu, literary movement, genre, or theoretical approach. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
This course will offer an introduction to the study of Old French language and literature. Our aims will be to master the basic elements of Old French morphology, grammar, and syntax and to develop skills in the philological and formal analysis of medieval literature. Students will be asked to do regular translation assignments and close readings. Class sessions will be structured as workshops and will require active, informed participation from all students. Course requirements include a translation exam at midterm and a final ten-page paper on a topic the student chooses in consultation with the professor. The course will be taught in English, however a reading knowledge of Latin and/or a modern Romance language is required. Written work may be submitted in either French or English.
FRE 207A 18th Century Literature Philosophy
Professor Julia Simon
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Not a course in philosophy, but an examination of the role of philosophy in the design and context of literary works. Study of one or more authors. May be repeated for credit.