UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Course Offerings - FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - French


41-110 Introduction to French I (HU) (4+1) 4 cr.

Introduction to the land and the people through language study in a cultural context. The four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are treated with equal attention using a text supplemented with audio and visual materials relevant to the language and culture. Weekly attendance in the language lab is required as an integral part of the course.
41-111 Introduction to French II (HU) (4+1) 4 cr.
Prerequisite: 41-110 or Placement Test.
41-203 Intermediate Structure and Expression (HU) 3 cr.
Structural review, development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Will count toward the fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: 41-111.
41-204 Intermediate Reading (HU) 3 cr.
Emphasis on reading and discussion of selected works and/or materials of current interest. Will count toward the fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. It is strongly recommended that 41-208/41-209 be taken concurrently with this course. Prerequisite: 41-203.
41-208 Intermediate Conversation (HU) 2 cr.
Emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills in everyday situations. It is recommended that 41-203/41-204 be taken concurrently with this course. Prerequisite: 41-111.
41-209 Vignettes Culturelles 2 cr.

This fourth semester course explores various aspects of French and Francophone cultures, from traditional to pop, through a selection of short texts and related audio-visuals encompassing daily life and customs, arts and institutions, prosaic and creative achievements of the French and French-speaking world. Basic communicative skills are reinforced in a meaningful framework. For intermediate students. Prerequisite: 41-203 or consent of instructor.

41-248 Fourth Semester French for CAPP Programs (HU) 5 cr.

An intensive two-semester course taught at high schools affiliated with the CAPP program featuring development of intermediate conversational skills and reading skills through the study of works of French literature and other appropriate materials. This course is a substitute for 41-204 and 41-208.
41-301 Advanced Conversation 3 cr.
This course seeks to improve oral communication, increase vocabulary and accelerate listening comprehension. For advanced students. Prerequisites: 41-204; 41-208 strongly recommended.
41-303 Phonetics 3 cr.
An advanced course in French speech with emphasis on the development of oral ability. Theory of French sounds, phonetic transcription (using the International Phonetic Alphabet), and intensive practice in pronunciation. Prerequisite: 41-204.
41-304 Advanced Composition 3 cr. (Spring)

An advanced course in writing French with emphasis on the elements of style. Prerequisite: 41-204.

41-308 Business French 3 cr.

A study of economic life in France, designed to provide an introduction to business and legal terminology, including composition and preparation of business correspondence. Prerequisite: 41-204.
41-312 Advanced Grammar 3 cr.
Thorough consideration of grammatical principles at the advanced level. Prerequisite: 41-204.
41-315 Survey of French Literature I 3 cr.
Introduction to the major works of French literature from the Middle Ages to the Revolution. Prerequisite: 41-204; 41-304 strongly recommended.
41-318 Survey of French Literature II 3 cr.
Reading major works of French literature of the XIXth and XXth centuries. Prerequisite: 41-315.
41-330 French Civilization 3 cr.
An exploration of the evolution of French and francophone cultures and societies. Prerequisite: 41-204; 41-301 strongly recommended.
41-331 La Civilisation française à travers les arts 3 cr.
A review of French society as it is reflected through the various arts. Prerequisite: 41-204; 41-301 strongly recommended.
41-350 Masterpieces of French Literature in English Translation 3 cr.
A Study of selected works in French literature, centering on discussions relevant to modern thought and ideas.
41-352 Honors: Masterpieces of French Literature in English Translation 3 cr.
Variable themes selected from major works of French literature.
41-360 Special Topics 1-3 cr.
Course content to be designated by the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 41-204 or consent of instructor.
41-401 Thèmes littéraires 3 cr.
This course will examine specific themes in French literature. The theme will be designated by the instructor. Prerequisites: 41-301 and 41-318.
41-403 Le Genre littéraire 3 cr.
This course will examine specific genres such as theatre, poetry, novel, short story or folktale in French literature. The chosen genre will be designated by the instructor. Prerequisite: 41-301 and 41-318.
41-405 Le Cinéma français 3 cr.
This advanced course will introduce the French film from silent to classic, Nouvelle Vague and avant-garde productions. Critical skills will be developed through discussions focusing on cinema as a new language closely related to art and events. Prerequisite: 41-301 and 41-318.
41-406 Francophone World and Minority Cultures of France 3 cr.

This advanced course will introduce the literatures of the francophone world as well as the distinct voices of minority cultures within France. Prerequisite: 41-301 and 41-318.

41-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
41-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
41-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g. a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits.
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