College of Arts and Sciences
(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)
Rudy Professors of French and Italian
(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)
All associate instructors in French are required to take F572 and F573.
Master of Arts Degree—French Instruction
Language Proficiency Requirement
Ph.D. Minor in French Literature
Ph.D. Minor in Italian
F613-F614 Provençal I-II (3-3 cr.) P: knowledge of Old French, Italian, Latin, or Spanish. F613 or equivalent is a prerequisite for F614. Poetry of the medieval troubadours.
G611 Romance Linguistics I (3 cr.)
Courses at the 400 level that are listed below may be taken for graduate credit with the consent of the graduate advisor, unless otherwise indicated. For 400-level course descriptions, please see the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin.
F401 Structure and Development of French (3 cr.)
F410 French Literature of the Middle Ages (3 cr.) Not open to M.A. or Ph.D. candidates in French.
F413 French Renaissance (3 cr.)
F423 Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Esthetic and intellectual traditions such as the Baroque, libertinage erudit, preciosity, the moralists, and classicism. Genres include poetry, fiction, theatre, the epistle, memoirs, and the essay.
F424 Ideas and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France (3 cr.) Study of political ideology and theory, images and text, scientific and philosophic innovation, social mores, or social and religious institutions. Focus on absolutism, religious controversies, social and intellectual status of women, or other issues
F435 Enlightenment Narrative (3 cr.)
F436 Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau (3 cr.)
F443 Great Novels of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr.)
F445 Nineteenth-Century Drama (3 cr.)
F446 Great Poetry of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr.)
F450 Colloquium in French Studies—Traditions and Ideas (2-3 cr.)
F453 Le Roman au XXe siècle I (3 cr.)
F454 Le Roman au XXe siècle II (3 cr.)
F461 La France contemporaine: Cinema et Culture (3 cr.)
F463 Civilisation française I (3 cr.)
F464 Civilisation française II (3 cr.)
F473 Writing of Expository French Prose (2 cr.)
F474 Thème et version (2 cr.)
F475 Le Français Oral: Cours Avancé (2 cr.)
F501-F502 Medieval French Literature I-II (3-3 cr.) Introductory survey; all texts read in original language; no previous knowledge of Old French required. F501 or equivalent a prerequisite for F502.
F503 Reading Old French (1 cr.) P: F501 or equivalent. Oral translation of Old French texts and elucidation of textual and grammatical difficulties. May be repeated twice for credit.
F505 Middle French Literature (3 cr.) Representative works of fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; each semester focuses on a particular writer or genre.
F507 Foreign Language Institute (1-6 cr.)
F510 Foreign Study in French (2-8 cr.) Formal study in a French university; language, literature, and culture of France. Credit to apply only to the M.A. in French Instruction degree. Program must be approved by department.
F513 French Renaissance I (3 cr.) Rabelais; early humanism; poetry to 1550.
F514 French Renaissance II (3 cr.) Pléiade and Mannerist poetry; Montaigne.
F520 Advanced French Phonetics (3 cr.) General introduction to French phonetics and phonemics; training in the evaluation of pronunciation accuracy and the teaching of French pronunciation at the secondary school and university level; remedial practice.
F523 French Classicism I (3 cr.) Malherbe and his opponents, Pascal, Descartes, Voiture, Balzac, d'Urfé, Sorel, Scarron; scepticism; religious movement; préciosité. Dramatic literature largely omitted, but critical ferment considered.
F524 French Classicism II (3 cr.) Classical movement (1660-1685); changing postclassical climate. Boileau, La Fontaine, Sévigné, Fénelon, Bossuet, Fontenelle, Bayle, La Bruyère, La Fayette, Furetière. Some attention to Molière and Racine as interpreters of the contemporary scene.
F535 Le XVIIIe siècle: l'Essai (3 cr.) Introduction to one of the two major genres of the Enlightenment, broadly defined and exemplified by writers like Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau.
F536 Le Roman au XVIIIe siècle (3 cr.) Introduction to the study of the French novel in the eighteenth century with special emphasis on three major genres of the period: the memoir-novel, the epistolary novel, and the philosophical novel.
F540 La Poésie au XIXe siècle I (3 cr.) From early Romanticism through Baudelaire.
F541 La Poésie au XIXe siècle II (3 cr.) Parnassian and Symbolist poets.
F545 Le Roman au XIXe siècle I (3 cr.)
F546 Le Roman au XIXe siècle II (3 cr.)
F548 La Pensée française au XIXe siècle I (3 cr.) Philosophers, historians, social critics, and religious writers, such as Chateaubriand, Michelet, Taine, Renan.
F552 La Poésie au XXe siècle I (3 cr.) Panorama: poets such as Cendrars, Apollinaire, Valéry, Claudel, les surréalistes, Saint-John Perse, Ponge, Michaux.
F553 La Poésie au XXe siècle II (3 cr.) Concentration on one or several authors; a school, e.g., surrealism; certain formal aspects.
F555 Le Roman au XXe siècle I (3 cr.) Representative French and Francophone novels from 1900 to 1940. Novelists such as Proust, Gide, Colette, Celine, Bernanos, Sartre.
F556 Le Roman au XXe siècle II (3 cr.) The novel after 1940.
F557 Le Théâtre au XXe siècle (3 cr.) Jarry, Cocteau, Apollinaire, Claudel. Surrealism and theatre of the absurd: Vitrac, Ionesco, Adamov, Beckett, Genet, Arrabal, Artaud.
F559 L'Essai au XXe siècle (3 cr.) Important essays of the twentieth century, technical philosophy excluded. Authors such as Bergson, Valéry, Sartre, Camus, Weil, Artaud, Lyotard.
F561 Studies in French Civilization (3 cr.) Content varies. May include historical survey of the development of French civilization since the revolution, taking into consideration sociopolitical history, history of ideas, fine arts, literature. Field of study may be extended to the French-speaking world. May be repeated twice for credit.
F563 Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (1 cr.; S/F grading)
F564 Issues in Literary Theory (3 cr.) Important issues and methods of literary study, such as catharsis, genre, meaning, periodization, representation, rhetoric, and vraisemblance, studied in an historical perspective.
F572 Practicum in College French Teaching (1 cr.) Focused classroom observations followed by discussions; identification and evaluation of teaching techniques. Required of new associate instructors; offered only in fall semester.
F573 Methods of College French Teaching (3 cr.) Theoretical notions underlying current approaches; testing; evaluation of teacher performance and instructional materials. Required of all associate instructors; offered only in spring semester.
F574 Thème et version: cours avancé (3 cr.) Translation of contemporary texts from English into French, occasionally from French into English. Emphasis on problems of literary styles.
F575 Introduction to French Linguistics (3 cr.) Introduction to the structure of the French language: phonology, morphology, and syntax.
F576 French Linguistics I (3 cr.) P: LING L542. Study of French phonology and the phonology/morphology interface within the framework of recent linguistic models, including solutions to major descriptive problems proposed from the early twentieth century to the present.
F577 French Linguistics II (3 cr.) P: LING L543. Study of French syntax and semantics within the framework of recent linguistic models.
F578 Contrastive Study of French and English (3 cr.) Advanced contrastive study of written French and English, with emphasis on problems of interference. Readings, exercises.
F580 Applied French Linguistics (3 cr.) Introduction to the lexical, phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of French from a pedagogical perspective. Presentation of the several types of variation in the French language worldwide and linguistic diversity in France.
F584 Stylistics and Semantics (3 cr.) Relations between types of interpretation and stylistic factors. Ludic-esthetic (including literary) uses of words versus cognitive-moral uses. Emphasis on the former; genre divisions; analysis of texts focused on basic problems of interpretive decision.
F603-F604 History of the French Language I-II (3-3 cr.) Consideration of all aspects of the subject; concentration on internal development (phonology, morphology, syntax) from Latin to modern French. First semester offers an overview; second semester, intensive study of selected aspects of internal evolution. Knowledge of Latin useful. F603 or equivalent is a prerequisite for F604.
F605 History of French Prose Style (3 cr.) Philological and literary study of major figures and trends in prose style from late Middle Ages to the present. Ciceronianism, style coupé, oratorical styles, écriture artiste, etc.
F615 Studies in Medieval French Literature (3 cr.) P: knowledge of Old French. Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre, such as Chrétien de Troyes, the Roman de la rose, lyric poetry. May be repeated twice for credit.
F620 Studies in Sixteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of a writer, genre, or aspect of the century, such as Rabelais, Montaigne, poetry, humanism. May be repeated twice for credit.
F630 Studies in Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, or theme, such as Racine, Corneille, Molière, Baroque poetry. May be repeated twice for credit.
F635 Studies in Eighteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, or theme, such as theatre, novel, Diderot, Voltaire. May be repeated twice for credit.
F640 Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature. Topics vary. May include fantasy and ideology in nineteenth-century narrative; Hugo, Zola and the roman politique; jealousy and narrative; experiments in verse; symbolism and its roots; painting and literature; decadence and aesthetics; women writers and critics. May be repeated twice for credit.
F647 Contemporary French Theory and Criticism (3 cr.) P: F564. Recent movements and concepts in French theory influential in determining current practice in literary study. Structuralism, psychoanalysis, neo-Marxism, intertextuality, deconstruction.
F650 Etudes de littérature contemporaine (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, or theme, such as Céline, literary manifestos, Proust, colonialism, or existentialism. May be repeated twice for credit.
F670 Phonological Structure of French (3 cr.) Advanced phonological description of French, involving readings of both European and American descriptivists.
F671 Syntactic Structure of French (3 cr.) Advanced syntactic and semantic description of French, emphasizing recently proposed linguistic models.
F672 French Dialectology (3 cr.) Geographical and social variation in French; traditional and modern dialectology, oil dialects and North American varieties of French, languages in contact, norm(s), variationist studies.
F673 Topics in the Learning and Teaching of French (3 cr.) P: F580 or equivalent. Survey of major issues in the learning and teaching of French and discussion of how these issues and research results bear on approaches to second-language teaching. Designed for prospective teachers of French and students interested in second-language acquisition and classroom research.
F675 Studies in French Linguistics (3 cr.) Content varies. May include general or intensive study in syntax, semantics, lexicography, or other linguistic topics. May be repeated twice for credit.
F676 Structure and Sociolinguistic Aspects of Haitian Creole and Haitian French (3 cr.) Description of the phonological, morphosyntactic, and lexical structure of Haitian Creole and comparison with Haitian French. Review of the linguistic situation of Haiti, including the respective functions of Creole and French and attitudes and values associated with each language.
F677 French Lexicology and Lexicography (3 cr.) P: F580 or equivalent. Study of the structure of the French lexicon. Examination of the process of dictionary compilation and evaluation. Hands-on experience in the use of computer technology for lexicographic and lexicological tasks such as the compilation of databases, use of the optic scanner, and automatic text analysis.
F678 French Morphology (3 cr.) P: F576. Survey of word structure from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including inflection, derivation, and compounding.
F810 Individual Readings in French Civilization (cr. arr.)
F815 Individual Readings in French Literature and Linguistics (1-6 cr.)*
F825 Seminar in French Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of a topic involving more than one period of French literature. May be repeated twice for credit.
F875 Research in French Literature and Language (1-12 cr.)*
M500 Seminar in Italian Cinema (3 cr.) Intensive study of one director, genre, or period in Italian cinema. May be repeated twice for credit when topics vary.
M501 Dante I (3 cr.) Seminar on Dante's Divine Comedy
M502 Dante II (3 cr.) Seminar on Dante's works and times.
M503 Medieval Italian Literature and Culture (3 cr.) Class may be taught as a survey course or may focus on any author, period, genre, or cultural theme from the "Scoula Siciliana" to Petrarch.
M504 Renaissance Italian Literature and Culture (3 cr.) Class may be taught as a survey course or may focus on any author, period, genre, or cultural theme from Petrarch to the late 1500s.
M505 Modern Italian Literature and Culture (3 cr.) Class may be taught as a survey course or may focus on any author, period, genre, or cultural theme from the Enlightenment to Modernism.
M511 History of the Italian Language (3 cr.)
M513 Italian Renaissance Epic (3 cr.) Survey or specific course on the Italian epic tradition from Pulci to Tasso.
M550 Seminar in Italian Poetry (3 cr.) Class may focus on any aspect of Italian lyric tradition from the origins to present.
M553 Modern Italian Novel (3 cr.) Survey course on the major Italian novelists from Manzoni to present time. Class may also function as a seminar focusing on specific issues of the novelistic genre in Italy.
M554 Modern Italian Theatre (3 cr.) Class may be taught as a survey course on Italian theatre from Goldoni to present time, or may focus on specific authors or periods of modernity.
M564 Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry (3 cr.) Major developments in contemporary Italian poetry. Emphasis on the works of Ungaretti, Montale, Saba, and Quasimodo.
M565 Readings in the Italian Cinema (3 cr.) Analysis of specific movements, topics, or directions in Italian cinema. Attendance of film series for M390 required. Subject may vary with each listing and is identified in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once for credit.
M573 Problems and Methods of Italian Language Teaching (1 cr.) Focuses on a broad variety of pedagogical and didactic aspects of Italian language instruction.
M603 Seminar in Medieval Italian Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre in the medieval period. May be repeated for credit with consent of the graduate advisor.
M604 Seminar in Renaissance Italian Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre of the Renaissance. May be repeated for credit with consent of the graduate advisor.
M605 Seminar in Modern Italian Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre in the modern era. May be repeated for credit with consent of the graduate advisor.
M815 Individual Readings in Italian Literature (1-6 cr.)
M825 Seminar in Italian Literature (3 cr.) Course content varies; may include literary theme, major author, literary movement, cinema, or cultural topic. Offered regularly. May be repeated for credit with permission of the graduate advisor.
M875 Research in Italian Literature (1-12 cr.)
F491 Elementary French for Graduate Students (3 cr., no grad. cr.)
F492 Readings in French for Graduate Students (3 cr.; no grad. cr.)
M491 Elementary Italian for Graduate Students (3 cr.; no grad. cr.)
M492 Readings in Italian for Graduate Students (3 cr.; no grad. cr.)