California State University, Fullerton

Modern Languages and Litreatures - French Page

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Janet Eyring

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Humanities 835A

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://hss.fullerton.edu/mll

MODERN LANGUAGE MEDIA CENTER
Humanities 325

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts in French, German,
Japanese and Spanish
Minor in French, German, Japanese,
Portuguese and Spanish
Master of Arts in French, German and Spanish
Master of Science in Education:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Business Language Concentrations for:
Bachelor of Arts in International Business: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish
Single Subject Matter Preparation Program for Secondary Teaching: French, German, Japanese, and Spanish (FLED)

FACULTY
Nathan Carr, Fanny Daubigny, Hélène Domon, Michèle Druon, Janet Eyring, Reyes Fidalgo, Juan Carlos Gallego, Ronald Harmon, Josefina Hess, James Hussar, Juan Ishikawa, Eric Lief, Jinghui Liu, C. George Peale, Sandra Pérez-Linggi, Setsue Shibata, Marjorie Tussing, Pilar Valero-Costa, Lydia Vélez, Kazuha Watanabe, Cheryl Zimmerman.

INTRODUCTION
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a wide diversity of programs of language, cultural studies, linguistics, literature and teacher education aimed at meeting the varying needs of today’s students.

In our changing world, we must lower barriers to understanding. Communicating effectively in a foreign language is not simply an exercise in the acquisition of linguistic skills. In learning another language, we also gain insight into the thinking of another culture (often very different from our own); insights that afford us the perspective necessary to critically examine our own cultural values. In our department, we view language, culture, linguistics and literature as integrally related facets of the complex phenomenon of human communication that help us better understand ourselves, each other, our values and our roles in a changing multicultural world.

Our department has well-established baccalaureate programs in French, German, Japanese and Spanish, and master’s programs in French, German and Spanish. Additionally, we offer training for the California secondary credential program in Spanish, French, German and Japanese (FLED), a post baccalaureate program leading to a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and an M.S. in Education with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In addition to our degree and certificate programs, we offer minors in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Coursework is also offered in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Korean, Latin, Persian and Vietnamese.

Students interested in developing language and cultural competencies find a variety of programs in Modern Languages and Literatures. Programs are designed for those who wish to pursue more advanced studies of language and literature, as well as for the growing number of individuals who will find ability to communicate in other languages and sensitivity to other cultures important components in career preparation in the United States and abroad. Our programs are designed for those planning careers in education, government, social services, translation services, assessment, literature and the expanding areas of international business.

Our goal is to assist students in developing competence in other languages through teaching the majority of our courses in the target language. We strive to deepen students’ knowledge about language and the humanities through various means—reading representative authors in their respective literatures, familiarizing students with the cultural traditions of the peoples whose language they study, and expanding students’ knowledge of linguistics and socio-cultural context. As a department engaged in service learning, many of our majors apply their growing knowledge of languages and cultures to real community contexts.

CREDENTIAL INFORMATION
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers approved Single Subject Matter Preparation Programs in French, German, Japanese and Spanish for prospective secondary teachers seeking the Single Subject Teaching Credential in conjunction with the Department of Secondary Education. Information concerning admission to Teacher Education is available at the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) (http://www.fullerton.edu/cct) and in the Office of Admission to Teacher Education (657-278-3352).

Program applications are accepted February 28 for the fall semester only. Before applying to a credential program, prospective teachers should attend an overview session sponsored by the Department of Secondary Education and then see an adviser in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. In addition, they must have completed the foreign language subject matter preparation requirements or have passed the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) and have taken the C-BEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test). During the admission process, applicants will be required to demonstrate oral and written proficiency in the language. Current information is available in the department office and at http://hss.fullerton.edu/mll.

SPECIAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
International Programs
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encourages students to participate in a study program abroad. Such programs facilitate student mastery of the language and offer numerous cultural insights. The California State University’s International Programs offer a wide variety of study opportunities at the junior, senior and graduate level. Language exchange programs are also available with Fudan University (China), Autonomous University of Guadalajara (Mexico), University of Nanzan (Japan) and University of Paris (France), including international business courses and internships through Paris 9-Dauphine. Approved internships for the B.A. in International Business are available at the School of Business, Management, and Economics in Nürtingen (Germany). Language majors are required to complete the following minimum number of units in their major on campus before departure for, or upon return from, overseas: six units of upper-division coursework at CSUF, of which at least three units must be at the 400 level.

Language Concentration for International Business
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers language concentrations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. This component of the B.A. in International Business consists of 15 units of upper-division language study (including an internship). These courses, as well as the prerequisites, must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. For description of the international business program, please see the “International Business” section of this catalog.

FLAIR (Foreign Language Alliance Intra-Regional Program)Concurrent Enrollment for French and German M.A. Programs

The French and German faculty at CSU Fullerton and CSU Long Beach have established a cooperative arrangement that permits graduate students enrolled at either campus to take courses concurrently at the other campus.

Benefits to students are considerable. With prior approval by the graduate adviser, coursework at either campus may be applicable to the M.A. degree. A greater selection of courses and faculty enriches graduate study and may shorten the time required to complete the degree. Cooperative scheduling ensures that time conflicts and travel time are minimized.

Garden Grove
The department offers several languages at the CSUF Garden Grove Center. For more information, contact the main office at 657-278-3534.

The CSU/UCLA Cooperative Program in Modern Languages and Literatures
The Cooperative Program in Modern Languages and Literatures gives students the opportunity (without additional fees) to take courses in foreign languages not available on this campus or any neighboring CSU campus, but offered at UCLA. For information regarding enrollment and qualifications, interested students should inquire at the department office.

Modern Language Media Center
A 24-station computer laboratory featuring multimedia interactive capabilities facilitates both individual and group learning activities in conjunction with a networked instructor station. The computer lab is also connected to the internet, where students can access a wide variety of authentic language materials contained in websites in the countries whose languages they are studying. Adjacent to the computer lab is a 16-station Sanako 300 computer lab.

Advisers
Undergraduate: All faculty members serve as advisers. Students may check the department office to determine their assigned faculty adviser.

Foreign Language Teacher Education: Hèléne Domon, Reyes Fidalgo, Sandra Perez-Linggi, Setsue Shibata, Marjorie Tussing, Pilar Valero-Costa, James Hussar and Juan Ishikawa.

Graduate: Hèléne Domon (M.A. in French), Marjorie Tussing (M.A. in German), Lydia Velez (M.A. in Spanish), and Cheryl Zimmerman (M.S. in Education TESOL).

M.S. TESOL and TESOL Certificate: Nathan Carr, Janet Eyring, Juan Carlos Gallego and Cheryl Zimmerman.

Upper-Division Writing Requirement
Modern Language (MLNG) 301 satisfies the course portion of the upper-division writing requirement for all foreign language majors.

Academic Standards Requirement
Each course counted to fulfill requirements for the major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

Advanced Placement
Students should enroll at the point in the sequence of courses for which their previous study and/or experience has prepared them. Students with no language background should enroll in fundamental 101-level courses. Normally, two years of high school language study are considered to be equivalent to one year of college language. Students just completing two years of high school language should begin at 200-level intermediate courses. A minimum of four years of high school language, or its equivalent, is considered a prerequisite for more advanced 300-level major work.

Courses at the 101 level are not open to students who have completed two or more years of high school study or one term of college study in that language unless such study was completed three years or more before entering the class. Courses at the 102 level are not open to students who have completed two or more years of high school study or two terms of college study in that language unless such study was completed two years or more before entering the class. Language courses at the 100 level are not open to native speakers of that language.

Due to the sequential nature of language instruction, consultation with an adviser in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is essential before enrolling in courses.

International Baccalaureate Program
Students entering the university with the International Baccalaureate shall request an oral interview with two instructors of the target language. Subject to their recommendation, the following credit may be awarded:
Students with the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Language Exam with a grade of four or better will have lower-division requirements waived, and upon recommendation will receive three to 12 units of upper-division language credit.
Students with the International Baccalaureate Subsidiary Level Language B Exam with a grade of four or better will have lower-division requirements waived, and upon recommendation will receive up to six units of upper-division language credit. If no upper-division units are recommended, a minimum of six units of 200-level credit will be awarded.

Transfer Students
In accordance with university rules, all transfer students must complete 30 units in residence at Cal State Fullerton. Of these 30 units, the transfer student majoring in French, German, Japanese or Spanish is required to complete 12 upper-division units, i.e., 300- or 400-level courses, including nine units of 400-level classes in the major on the Cal State Fullerton campus. The specific courses will be determined in consultation with the student’s adviser.

Unit Requirements
Each foreign language bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 units, which includes courses for the major, General Education, all university requirements and free electives.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FRENCH
The Bachelor of Arts in French consists of 30 units of upper-division French coursework, plus the required 3-unit upper-division English writing course, Modern Language (MLNG) 301. Prior to undertaking upper-division work, the French major will have completed the following lower-division courses or their equivalents:

Basic Requirements (20 units)
Each of the following courses or their equivalent:
French 101 Fundamental French-A (5)
French 102 Fundamental French-B (5)
French 203 Intermediate French-A (3)
French 204 Intermediate French-B (3)
French 213 Intermediate Diction and Phonetics (2)
French 214 Intermediate Conversation and Composition (2)

Upper-Division Requirements (33 units)

  1. Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)
    Modern Language 301 Writing in an Intercultural Context (3) †
  2. Language (3 units required*, up to 9 units)
    French 307 Advanced Composition and Grammar (3) †
    OR French 308 Advanced Composition and Grammar (3) †
    French 310 French in the Professional World (3)
    French 408 Advanced Writing: Syntax and Morphology (3)
  3. Linguistics (3 units required*, up to 9 units)
    French 300 Advanced Oral Expression and Phonetics (3)
    French 409 Techniques of French-English Translation (3)
    French 466 Introduction to French Linguistics (3)
  4. Civilization and Culture (6 units required, up to 12 units)
    French 315 Origins of Modern France (3) †
    French 325 Contemporary French Civilization (3) †
    French 311 French for International Business (3)
    French 407 French Film (3)
    French 435T Topics in French/Francophone Culture (3)
  5. Literature (6 units required, up to 12 units)
    French 375 Explorations in Literature (3) †
    One of the following Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature:
    French 470 French Literature and Power (3)
    French 471 Literature and the Human Psyche (3)
    French 472 Philosophical Exploration in Literature (3)
    French 475 Senior Seminar in 20th-Century French Literature (3)
  6. Capstone Seminar (3 units required)
    French 485 Senior Seminar in French Studies (3) †
  7. Electives (9 units required)
    In consultation with your adviser, choose nine (9) additional units of electives of which a minimum of six must be at the 400-level, from at least two of the categories II. - V. listed above.

* Six (6) units are required in each of the areas II. and III. for the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program for the Secondary Education Teaching Credential.
† Required

MINOR IN FRENCH
Basic Requirements (20 units)
Each of the following or their equivalent:
French 101 Fundamental French-A (5)
French 102 Fundamental French-B (5)
French 203 Intermediate French-A (3)
French 204 Intermediate French-B (3)
French 213 Intermediate Diction and Phonetics (2)
French 214 Intermediate Conversation and Composition (2)

Upper-Division Requirements (12 units)
Six units from the following:
French 307 Advanced Composition and Grammar (3)
OR French 308 Advanced Composition and Grammar (3)
French 315 Origins of Modern France (3)
OR French 325 Contemporary French Civilization (3)

Plus, in consultation with an adviser, choose two additional electives from the following, if not taken above (6 units):
French 300 Advanced Oral Expression and Phonetics (3)
French 307 Advanced Composition and Grammar (3)
OR French 308 Advanced Composition and Grammar (3)
French 310 French in the Professional World (3)
French 311 French for International Business (3)
French 315 Origins of Modern France (3)
OR French 325 Contemporary French Civilization (3)
French 375 Explorations in Literature (3)
French 407 French Film (3)
French 408 Advanced Writing: Syntax and Morphology (3)
French 409 Techniques of French-English Translation (3)
French 415 French Classicism (3)
French 425 French Romanticism (3)
French 435T Topics in French/Francophone Culture (3)
French 466 Introduction to French Linguistics (3)
French 470 French Literature and Power (3)
French 471 Literature and the Human Psyche (3)
French 472 Philosophical Exploration in Literature (3)
French 475 Seminar in 20th Century French Literature (3)
French 485 Senior Seminar in French Studies (3)

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CERTIFICATE FOR TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)
In cooperation with the Department of English and Linguistics Programs, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The program consists of 24 units. In order to participate in the program, students must declare the TESOL Certificate along with their degree objective.
Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. A grade-point average of at least 2.7 in the last 60 semester units attempted and a 3.0 grade-point average in the major.
  3. Good standing at the last college attended.
  4. At least two years of one foreign language, or one year each of two different foreign languages, or the equivalent with an average 3.0 GPA. This requirement will normally be waived for students from foreign countries who have studied English as a foreign language.
  5. Modern Language 301 with a grade of “B-” (2.7) or better, or with program approval, the EWP with a score of 6 or better.
  6. English 303 with a grade of “B-” (2.7) or better.
  7. Oral and written proficiency in English to be verified during the student’s first semester in the program. A minimum TOEFL score of 573 for paper-based, 230 for computer-based, or 89 for the iBT, and a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English or 26 on the speaking section of the iBT (to be verified no later than at the end of the student’s first semester in the program) are required for non-native English speaking applicants who completed their bachelor’s degrees outside of the U.S. in a language other than English.

Study Plan Core Courses (12 units)
The study plan must include 24 units of committee-approved coursework: 12 units of core courses, three units of language pedagogy, six units of electives and three units for the practicum. All TESOL Certificate students must obtain a minimum “B-” (2.7) grade in each core course and a “B” (3.0) average in all core, language pedagogy and elective courses combined.
TESOL 500 Fundamentals in TESOL (3)
TESOL 509 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Listening/Speaking Focus (3)*
TESOL 510 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Reading/Writing Focus (3)*
TESOL 527 Second Language Acquisition (3)

Language Pedagogy (3 units)
TESOL 515 Pedagogical Grammar in TESOL (3)*
OR TESOL 520 Teaching Pronunciation and Oral Discourse in TESOL (3)*
OR TESOL 525 Teaching Vocabulary in ESL/EFL Classroom (3)

*In at least one of these courses each student will complete 20 hours of service learning at one of the sites approved by the TESOL Program.

Electives (6 units)
Select six units from the following:

Culture and Literature:
Anthropology 412, 470
Chicana/o Studies 450, 480
Human Communication 420, 422, 522
Reading 560
TESOL 511, 545
400- and 500-level adviser-approved American Studies courses
400- and 500-level adviser-approved English or American literature courses

Language and Linguistics
Anthropology 416
French/German/Japanese/Spanish 466
Japanese/Spanish 468
Linguistics 406, 412, 417, 442, 505, 507, 508
Reading 514
TESOL 515, 520 or 525, if not taken as a language pedagogy course.

Testing, Technology and Research
Anthropology 401
Ed El 511, 515, 518A, 518B, 519, 522, 551, 590
Ed Sec 504, 524, 535
Linguistics 501
Psychology 461, 465
Reading 516, 520
TESOL 530, 532

Professional Education
Elementary
Ed El 434, 500, 515, 521, 528, 529, 530, 531, 536, 541, 542, 552, 553
Reading 508
Secondary
Ed Sec 410, 504, 524, 535, 540, 550
Foreign Language Education 442
Adult/College
English 402, 402S, 590
Reading 507, 581

Culminating Experience (3 units)
TESOL 596 TESOL Practicum (3)
The practicum is to be taken at the end of the program. Students must consult with an adviser the semester before the practicum. Prerequisites are TESOL 500, 509, 510 and 527. The core and language pedagogy courses must be completed with an average of “B-“ (2.7) or better in order for students to enroll in the practicum.

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MASTER OF ARTS IN FRENCH
Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
University requirements include a baccalaureate from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted. See the section of this catalog on admission of graduates for the complete statement and procedures.

Graduate Standing: Classified
A student who meets the requirements for conditionally classified graduate standing, as well as the following requirements, may be granted classified graduate standing upon the development of an approved study plan: a major in French consisting of 24 units (or equivalent) of upper-division studies with above-average scholarship. (A candidate presenting a B.A. which has fewer than 24 upper-division units in the language, or is otherwise inadequate, will be required to take additional courses to build a full undergraduate major before beginning the graduate program.) The student must also demonstrate proficiency in English, either by passing the English Writing Proficiency or equivalent exam, or by passing Modern Language 301 or equivalent with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

Adaptations of certain admission requirements may be made for promising foreign students.
In addition, a candidate must complete an initial orientation session.

Study Plan
The study plan consists of 30 units of graduate study (at least 15 units in 500-level courses), distributed as follows:
Core Course (3 units)
French 500 Graduate Seminar: Advanced Structure and Style (3)
Linguistics Seminar (3 units)
French 520 Graduate Seminar: Old French (3)
OR French 530 Graduate Seminar: Historical Linguistics (3)
Literature Seminars (9 units)
Chose from the following:
French 557 Graduate Seminar: French Poetry (3)
French 571 Graduate Seminar: French Prose (3)
French 575 Graduate Seminar: French Drama (3)
French 576T Graduate Seminar: Major Writers (3)
French 579 Francophone Literature (3)

Electives (15 units)
Additional electives are to be chosen in consultation with the graduate adviser. A maximum of six units may be taken, with approval of the graduate committee, in a related field, at the 400 or 500 level.
French 407 French Film (3)
French 408 Advanced Writing: Syntax and Morphology (3)
French 409 Techniques of French-English Translation (3)
French 435T Topics in French/Francophone Culture (3)
French 466 Introduction to French Linguistics (3)
French 470 French Literature and Power (3)
French 471 Literature and the Human Psyche (3)
French 472 Philosophical Exploration in Literature (3)
French 475 Seminar in 20th Century French Literature (3)
French 485 Senior Seminar in French Studies (3)
French 520 Graduate Seminar: Old French (3)
French 530 Graduate Seminar: Historical Linguistics (3)
French 557 Graduate Seminar: French Poetry (3)
French 571 Graduate Seminar: French Prose (3)
French 575 Graduate Seminar: French Drama (3)
French 576T Graduate Seminar: Major Writers (3)
French 579 Francophone Literature (3)
French 598 Thesis (3-6)
French 599 Independent Graduate Research (1-3)

Comprehensive Exam
All students are required to obtain a reading list from the Graduate Adviser in French. Final evaluation is by comprehensive written and oral examination, including advanced competency in the French language. The candidate may, with the approval of the graduate committee, repeat the examination, but once only, within two years.

For further information, contact the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES)
This program is multi-disciplinary, involving study in the fields of American studies, anthropology, education, English, human communication, linguistics and psychology in order to provide the candidate with the requisite knowledge for success as an English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher, resource specialist or program coordinator.

Application Deadlines
Applications need to be postmarked no later than March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
University requirements include: a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of at least 2.7 in the last 60 semester units attempted, and good standing at the last institution attended. In addition, the candidate must have a 3.0 grade-point average in the major.

Prerequisites

  1. Two years of one foreign language, or one year each of two different foreign languages or the equivalent, with an average 3.0 GPA.
  2. Modern Language 301, with a grade of “B-” (2.7) or better, or with program approval, the EWP with a score of 6 or better.
  3. English 303 with a grade of “B-” (2.7) or better.
  4. One of the following: American Studies 301, 345; Anthro 300, 360; Comparative Literature 325; English 300, 305, Human Comm 320, or equivalent with a “B-” (2.7) or better.
  5. Linguistics 406 with a grade of “B-” (2.7) or better.

Oral and written proficiency in English to be verified during the student’s first semester in the program. A minimum TOEFL score of 573 for paper-based, 230 for computer- based, or 89 for the iBT, and a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English or 26 on the speaking section of the iBT (to be verified no later than at the end of the student’s first semester in the program) are required for non-native English speaking applicants who completed their bachelor’s degrees in a language other than English.

Study Plan
The study plan must include 33 units of committee-approved coursework: 18 units of core courses, three units of language pedagogy, nine units of electives, and three units for the practicum, which includes a comprehensive examination. All TESOL students must obtain a minimum “B-” (2.7) grade in each core course and a “B” (3.0) average in all core, language pedagogy and elective courses combined.

Core Courses (18 units)
TESOL 500 Fundamentals in TESOL (3)
TESOL 509 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Listening/Speaking Focus (3)*
TESOL 510 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Reading/Writing Focus (3)*
TESOL 527 Second Language Acquisition (3)
TESOL 560 Second Language Assessment (3)
TESOL 595 Curriculum and Program Design for TESOL (3)

Language Pedagogy (3 units)
TESOL 515 Pedagogical Grammar and TESOL (3)*
OR TESOL 520 Teaching Pronunciation and Oral Discourse in TESOL (3)*
OR TESOL 525 Teaching Vocabulary in ESL/EFL (3)

*In at least one of these courses each student will complete 20 hours of service learning at one of the sites approved by the TESOL Program.

Electives (9 units)
Students select nine (9) units from the list of courses provided below. Complete titles and descriptions of courses can be found in the departmental course listings of this catalog.

Culture and Literature
Anthropology 412, 470
Chicana/o Studies 450, 480
Human Communication 420, 422, 522
Reading 560
TESOL 511, 545
400- and 500-level adviser-approved American Studies courses
400- and 500-level adviser-approved English or American literature courses

Language and Linguistics
Anthropology 416
French/German/Japanese/Spanish 466
Japanese/Spanish 468
Linguistics 412, 417, 442, 505, 507, 508
Reading 514
Spanish 467
TESOL 515, 520 or 525, if not taken as a language pedagogy course

Testing, Technology and Research
Anthropology 401
Ed El 511, 515, 518A, 518B, 519, 522, 551, 590
Ed Sec 504, 524, 535
Linguistics 501
Psychology 461, 465
Reading 516, 520
TESOL 530, 532

Professional Education
Elementary
Ed El 434, 500, 521, 528, 529, 530, 531, 536, 541, 542, 552, 553
Reading 508
Secondary
Ed Sec 410, 522, 536, 540, 550
Foreign Language Education 442
Adult/College
English 402, 402S, 590
Reading 507, 581

Culminating Experience (3 units required)
TESOL 596 TESOL Practicum (3)
The practicum is to be taken at the end of the program. Students must consult with an adviser the semester before the practicum. Prerequisites are TESOL 500, 509, 510 and 527. The core and language pedagogy courses must be completed with an average of “B-” (2.7) or better in order for students to enroll in the practicum.

Comprehensive Examination
After completing all coursework, students must take a written examination of all the courses taken in the program. An oral examination may also be required. The candidate may, with the approval of the graduate committee, repeat the examination, but only once within two years of having taken it for the first time. For further information, contact the TESOL graduate program adviser in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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FRENCH COURSES
Courses are designated FREN in the class schedule.

FREN 101    Fundamental French-A

Description: Introduces essentials of the French language: fundamental vocabulary and grammatical structures. Conversational and reading/writing skills are equally stressed, and relevant cultural aspects are considered. Practice in the language laboratory required. Conducted in French.
Units: (5)

FREN 102    Fundamental French-B

Description: Prerequisite: French 101 or equivalent. Continues introduction of fundamental vocabulary and grammatical structures. Maintains equal emphasis on speaking and reading/writing skills, along with considerations of French culture. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Conducted in French.
Units: (5)

FREN 203    Intermediate French-A

Description: Prerequisite: French 102 or equivalent. Intensive practice in conversation and composition involving intermediate-level use of language and further exploration of French culture. Concurrent enrollment in French 213 is recommended. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 204    Intermediate French-B

Description: Prerequisite: French 203. Intensive review of grammatical structures; developing mastery of conversational and compositional skills at the intermediate level. Concurrent enrollment in French 214 is recommended. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 213    Intermediate Diction and Phonetics

Description: Prerequisite: French 102 or equivalent. Analysis of particular problems in pronunciation. Practice in accurately pronouncing cultural and literary materials. Concurrent enrollment in French 203 is recommended. Conducted in French.
Units: (2)

FREN 214    Intermediate Conversation and Composition

Description: Prerequisite: French 203. Discussion and practice in written expression based on cultural and literary materials. Concurrent enrollment in French 204 is recommended. Conducted in French.
Units: (2)

FREN 300    Advanced Oral Expression and Phonetics

Description: Prerequisite: French 204 and 214 or equivalent. Developing oral control of the language through discussions, oral presentations, dialogues/ debate and further study of phonetics. Vocabulary development in areas of student concerns. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 307    Advanced Composition and Grammar

Description: Prerequisites: French 204 and 214 or equivalent. Helps achieve advanced levels of oral and written expression. Literary materials provide a basis for discussions, systematic study of complex modes of expression and thoughtful compositions. Grammar emphasizes verbal structures, sequence of tenses and moods. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 308    Advanced Composition and Grammar

Description: Prerequisites: French 204 and 214 or equivalent. Helps achieve advanced levels of oral and written expression. Literary materials provide a basis for discussions, systematic study of complex modes of expression and thoughtful compositions. Grammar emphasizes relational aspects: prepositions, conjunctions and adjectival agreement. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 310    French in the Professional World

Description: Prerequisites: French 204 and 214 or equivalent. Working knowledge of spoken and written professional language usage in the French-speaking world. Emphasizes cultural and sociological contexts of professional interaction. Use of appropriate current periodicals and electronic resources. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 311    French for International Business

Description: Prerequisites: French 204 and 214. Designed to give students experience in reading comprehension and analysis of materials dealing with economic and political realities of international trade in the French-speaking world. Use of appropriate current periodicals and electronic resources. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 315    Origins of Modern France

Description: Prerequisite: French 204 and 214 or equivalent. Social, intellectual and artistic origins of French civilization: the medieval world-view transformed by the Renaissance; feudal society becoming the ancient regime. Literary selections will be read in modern French. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 325    Contemporary French Civilization

Description: Prerequisites: French 204 and 214 or equivalent. Contemporary French culture organized along the lines of economics, geography, political life, social and artistic institutions. Current events are illustrated by recent documents (TV news, internet, videos, articles, films) and activities, including group presentations and debates. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 375    Explorations in Literature

Description: Prerequisites: French 204 and 214 or equivalent. Promotes deeper understanding and appreciation of French literary texts. Each genre (narrative, dramatic, poetic) introduces great writers. In-depth study of selected works initiates students to critical modes of reading and tools for literary analysis. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 407    French Film

Description: Prerequisite: French 307 or 308 or equivalent. Developing art of the French film, with special emphasis on the many roles of language. Subjects include: montage, visual/verbal meaning, literary/cinematic narrative, non-realistic language, read language, non-narrative continuity. Conducted in English.
Units: (3)

FREN 408    Advanced Writing: Syntax and Morphology

Description: Prerequisite: French 307 or 308 or equivalent. Mastery of forms and structure of the French language. Analysis and guided composition of various styles of discourse. Detailed study of mood, sequence of tenses, voice, aspects and nuances of meaning. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 409    Techniques of French-English Translation

Description: Prerequisite: French 307 or 308 or equivalent. Overview of theories of translation; examination of several types and examples of translation (technical to literary). Major emphasis on actual translation from English to French and French to English.
Units: (3)

FREN 415    French Classicism

Description: Prerequisites: French 307 and 375. Decisive moment in French experience. Focuses on literature of the Classic period (1660-1685), but open at both ends to include the formation and perenniality of French Classicism. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 425    French Romanticism

Description: Prerequisites: French 307 and 375. Revolution in feeling and intellect in 19th-century France. The Romantic period (1820-1850). May include material preceding or following those dates. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 435T    Topics in French/Francophone Culture

Description: Prerequisites: French 307 or 308 and French 325 or equivalent. Different “texts” (cinema, the media, internet, literature, art) centered around cultural topics (e.g., “City and Country,” “The Outsider”). Tools to understand French-speaking culture(s), from recent social issues to classic art and literature. Course may be taken up to three times with a different topic. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 466    Introduction to French Linguistics

Description: Prerequisite: French 307 or 308. Analytical procedures of general linguistics applied to French. Structural contrasts between French and English. Application of linguistic analysis to the teaching of modern foreign languages. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 470    French Literature and Power

Description: Prerequisites: French 307 or 308 and French 375 or equivalent. Socio-political dimensions of French literature throughout its history. Expressions of alliance with, or resistance to, the established political order will be studied from the medieval epic through 20th century literary texts. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 471    Literature and the Human Psyche

Description: Prerequisites: French 307 or 308, and French 375 or equivalent. Psychological explorations in French literature through texts that provide insights into the human psyche and shape our notion of the self at different moments of French cultural history. A variety of works will be studied, from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 472    Philosophical Exploration in Literature

Description: Prerequisites: French 307 or 308 and French 375 or equivalent. Philosophical dimensions of French literature throughout its history. Interrogations about the human condition, and the role and place of human consciousness in the universe will be guiding theme in texts ranging from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 475    Seminar in 20th-Century French Literature

Description: Prerequisites: French 307, 315, and 375. Transformation of genres in 20th century French literature (New Theatre, New Novel, New Criticism) leading to the re-examination of the institution of literature itself. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 485    Senior Seminar in French Studies

Description: Prerequisites: French 307, 315, 325, 375; and 470, 471 or 472. Students will develop an individualized research project to integrate and expand their knowledge and skills. They will analyze and synthesize, debate, and evaluate their own and other students’ projects on social, literary, linguistic, cultural, and/or philosophical issues related to the French-speaking world. May be repeated for credit with different topic.
Units: (3)

FREN 499    Independent Study

Description: Supervised projects in French language, linguistics, culture or literature. Consent of the instructor and department chair required. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

FREN 500    Graduate Seminar: Advanced Structure and Style

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Devoted to: (1) a comparative analysis of English and French linguistic structures systematically applied in exercises and translations; and (2) analysis of style in French with discussion of styles in a variety of literary and non-literary texts. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 520    Graduate Seminar: Old French

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Readings in the medieval literature of northern France. A variety of dialects and centuries. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 530    Graduate Seminar: Historical Linguistics

Description: Prerequisite: French 466. Some previous study of Latin recommended. Introduction to the principles of historical linguistics. Primary emphasis on the transformation of classical Latin (phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon) into contemporary French. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 557    Graduate Seminar: French Poetry

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Poetry of French expression that focuses on specific poets or poetic movements while situating them in their historical context. Various critical strategies may be used to analyze the selected works. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 571    Graduate Seminar: French Prose

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Narrative genre in French that focuses on specific texts or movements while situating them in their historical context. Various critical strategies may be used to analyze these texts. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 575    Graduate Seminar: French Drama

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Chronological overview of French drama. Treats, in each period, relationships between society, dramatic and theatrical forms, typical thematic content of plays, and the social role of theater. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 576T    Graduate Seminar: Major Writers

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 579    Francophone Literature

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Francophone literatures (Quebec, West Indies, Meghreb and black Africa) since the 1950s. Linguistic, artistic and socio-political issues raised in the literature of these ex-colonies. Conducted in French.
Units: (3)

FREN 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: recommendation of student’s graduate committee. 
Units: (3-6)

FREN 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisites: fluency in French, graduate standing, and consent of instructor. Supervised research projects in French language, linguistics, culture or literature. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)



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