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Graduate Courses

The specific topic in each course entitled "Studies in ..." will be announced at registration. Each "Studies in ..." course may be repeated for credit provided the topic is different.

FREN 701. History of the French Language. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 704. Problems in French Language. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 708. French Medieval Literature. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 710. Rabelais and Montaigne. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 711. French Renaissance Literature. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 713, 714. French Classical Theatre of the Seventeenth Century. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr. each semester. First semester: Corneille and Racine. Second semester: Molière.

FREN 715. Non-Dramatic Literature of the Seventeenth Century. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 716. Voltaire and the "Philosophes." 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 717. The Eighteenth Century. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 719, 720. French Novel of the Nineteenth Century. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr. each semester. First semester: Balzac and Stendhal. Second semester: Flaubert and Zola.

FREN 721. The Poetry and Theatre of the Nineteenth Century. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 722. Baudelaire and the Symbolists. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 724. Contemporary French Literature. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 728. Contemporary French Theatre. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 778. Advanced Translation in French. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.
The course will deal with translation in theory and in practice and will also include linguistics and stylistics. The translation will be from English to French and from French to English.

FREN 779. Studies in French Cinema. 4 hr.; 3 cr.
The course will examine different aspects of the cinematic art. The approaches include: 1) Movements (neo-realism, new wave, etc.); 2) Genres; 3) Literature into films; 4) The cinema as a socio-cultural phenomenon; 5) Cinematic stylistics. Films will be shown in French. Students will be expected to produce substantial works of film analysis.

FREN 780. Trends and Events in French Civilization. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.
A study of the events and ideological trends of the civilization produced by France. Students will read and report on primary texts in fields such as political history, economics, sociology, and on significant artistic and cultural developments.

FREN 781. Seminar: Methodology and Selected Literary Topics. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.

FREN 782. Studies in French Literature. 2 hr. plus conf.; 3 cr.
This course is intended as a seminar in the study of French literature. It is an open topics course; the title will be announced at the beginning of each semester in which it is offered. It can be repeated for credit, provided the topic is different.

FREN 791, 792. Special Problems. 3 cr. each semester.
Individual study, under the supervision of an instructor, of a topic agreed on, normally involving research in literary history or criticism, and resulting in an acceptable thesis. No credit will be given for these courses until the thesis has been approved. No more than three credits in each course may be counted toward the degree.​

 
 

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Department Chair and French Graduate Advisor:
David Andrew Jones
Queens Hall 200
718-997-5980 (phone)
718-997-5072 (fax)
qc.ell@qc.cuny.edu​

French Undergraduate Advisor: 
Régine Joseph
Queens Hall 330E
718-997-5297
regine.joseph@qc.cuny.edu


 

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