French & Francophone Studies

(College of Letters & Science)

Noah Guynn, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 207 Sproul Hall; 530-752-2115; http://french.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://frenchanditalian.ucdavis.edu/people-french

(College of Letters & Science)

Noah Guynn, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 207 Sproul Hall; 530-752-2115; http://french.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://frenchanditalian.ucdavis.edu/people-french

Graduate Study. The department offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in French. Candidates for the Ph.D. have the option of enriching their degree program by preparing a designated emphasis in African American & African Studies, Classics & Classical Receptions, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory & Research, Second Language Acquisition, and/or Studies in Performance & Practice. Detailed information may be obtained from the graduate advisor or the department chairperson.

Graduate Advisor. T. Warner

Prerequisite Credit. Credit will not normally be given for a course if it is the prerequisite of a course already successfully completed. Exceptions can be made by the department chairperson only.

(College of Letters & Science)

Noah Guynn, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 207 Sproul Hall; 530-752-2115; http://french.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://frenchanditalian.ucdavis.edu/people-french

Graduate Study. The department offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in French. Candidates for the Ph.D. have the option of enriching their degree program by preparing a designated emphasis in African American & African Studies, Classics & Classical Receptions, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory & Research, Second Language Acquisition, and/or Studies in Performance & Practice. Detailed information may be obtained from the graduate advisor or the department chairperson.

Graduate Advisor. T. Warner

Prerequisite Credit. Credit will not normally be given for a course if it is the prerequisite of a course already successfully completed. Exceptions can be made by the department chairperson only.

Courses in FRE:
FRE 200Introduction to Graduate Study in French (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Introduction to a range of methodologies and critical practices in the field of French Studies, including literature, culture, and linguistics. Covers basic principles of bibliographic research in the humanities. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 201History of French (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Presentation of the main changes in the grammatical structures of French, from Latin to contemporary usage, involving textual analysis and sociolinguistic description. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 202Topics in French Civilization (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of French and Francophone civilization from the Middle Ages to the present. Content varies by instructor. May be repeated for credit when content differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 204Topics in Medieval Literature (4) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 205A16th-Century Literature: The Humanists (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. French humanism in its most varied forms. Although at different times Rabelais and Montaigne will be primarily studied, other leading intellectuals and religious writers will also receive attention. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 206A17th-Century Literature: Theater (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Works of Corneille, Racine, Molière, and minor dramatists. One or more authors may be covered. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 206B17th-Century Literature: Prose (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Works of authors such as Pascal, Descartes, Mme de Lafayette. One or more authors may be covered. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor as topics differ from quarter to quarter. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 206C17th-Century Literature: Poetry (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Studies of the works of one or more poets of the period. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 207A18th-Century Literature: Philosophies (4) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 207B18th-Century Literature: Novel (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Rise of the novel. Study of narrative experiments in the context of the philosophical climate and new literary values. May treat one or more novelists of the period. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 208A19th-Century Literature: Fiction (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Study of the works of one or several novelists and/or short-story writers of the period. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 208B19th-Century Literature: Poetry (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Study of the works of one or several poets of the period. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 209A20th-Century: Prose (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Study of the works of one or several writers of the period. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 209B20th-Century: Theater (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Study of the works of one or several dramatists of the period. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 209C20th-Century: Poetry (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Study of the works of one or several poets of the period. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 210Studies in Narrative Fiction (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 211Studies in Criticism (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 212Studies in Theater (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 213Studies in Poetry (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 214Study of a Literary Movement (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 215Topics in French & Francophone Film (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Aspects of French and Francophone film from the Lumière Brothers through the present. Topics may include a specific historical period of filmmaking, film theories and the analysis of film form and narrative, and major filmmakers and filmic traditions. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
FRE 224Francophone Literatures (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Study of cultural productions (literature, film, visual arts) by Francophone peoples such as found in North Africa, West Africa, the Caribbean, South-East Asia, the Americas, and Metropolitan France. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 250AFrench Linguistics I (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Theoretical approach to the forms and functions of French, with emphasis on phonology and morphology. Overview of current linguistic theories and their application to French. Offered in alternate years. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 250BFrench Linguistics II (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Theoretical approach to the forms and functions of French, with emphasis on syntax and semantics. Overview of current linguistic theories and their application to French. Offered in alternate years. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 251Topics in the Linguistic Study of French (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Questions relevant to the linguistic study of French, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics, or theoretical examination of structure. Intended for students in French Linguistics and those applying linguistic models to literature or teaching. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 291Foreign Language Learning in the Classroom (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Overview of approaches to university-level foreign language instruction and the theoretical notions underlying current trends in classroom practices across commonly taught foreign languages. (Same course as GER 291, SPA 291.) (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 297Individual Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Seminar—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 299DDissertation Research (1-12) Active
Variable—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
FRE 300Teaching of a Modern Foreign Language (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior or graduate standing; a major or minor in a modern foreign language. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FRE 390AThe Teaching of French in College (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Designed for graduate teaching assistants with emphasis on problems and procedures encountered by teachers of lower division classes at the university. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FRE 390BThe Teaching of French in College (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Designed for graduate teaching assistants with emphasis on problems and procedures encountered by teachers of lower division classes at the university. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FRE 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.