Programs by Campus


French and Italian



  • GRAD-G 611 Romance Linguistics I (3 cr.)
  • GRAD-G 901 Advanced Research (6 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 401 Structure & Devel of French (3 cr.)P: F313 or F314 or consent of instructor.
  • FRIT-F 410 French Literature of the Middle Ages (3 cr.)Not open to M.A. or Ph.D. candidates in French.
  • FRIT-F 413 French Renaissance (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 423 Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 424 Ideas and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 435 Enlightenment Narrative (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 436 Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 443 NineteenthCentury Novel (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 445 Nineteenth-Century Drama (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 446 NineteenthCentury Poetry (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 450 Culture and Society in French Studies (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 461 La France contemporaine: Cinema et Culture (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 463 Civilisation française I (3 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 474 Thème et version (2 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 475 Le Français Oral: Cours Avancé (2 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 501 Medieval French Literature I (3 cr.)Introductory survey; all texts read in original language; no previous knowl­edge of Old French required. 
  • FRIT-F 502 Medieval French Literature II (3 cr.)P: F501 or equivalent. Second part of introductory survey; all texts read in original language.
  • FRIT-F 503 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.
  • FRIT-F 505 Middle French Literature (3 cr.)Representative works of fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; each semester focuses on a particular writer or genre. 
  • FRIT-F 507 Foreign Language Institute (1-6 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 510 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.
  • FRIT-F 513 French Renaissance Prose (3 cr.)Prose works from sixteenth-century France including letters, essays, novels, short stories, Bible translations, travel accounts, political treatises, and philosophical dialogues by authors famous and obscure, humorous and solemn, terse and prolix. Also includes review of lexical and grammatical peculiarities of sixteenth-century French and typographic conventions of Renaissance printed books.
  • FRIT-F 514 French Renaissance Poetry (3 cr.)French lyric poetry of the sixteenth century from the Rhétoriqueurs to Agrippa d’Aubigné. Late medieval fixed forms and the chanson, sonnet, ode, and metrical experiment of vers mesurés. Formal analysis and situation of texts in their intellectual and historical con­texts. Study of poetic manifestos of the Pléiade and their rivals.
  • FRIT-F 520 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 levels; remedial practice.
  • FRIT-F 523 French Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture (3 cr.)Questions concerning seventeenth-century France as treated in literature, philosophy, moralist teachings, science, and les beaux arts.
  • FRIT-F 535 Le XVIIIesiècle: 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.
  • FRIT-F 536 Le Roman au XVIIIesiècle (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.
  • FRIT-F 540 Poésie et poétique au 19esiècle (3 cr.)Study of French poetry which may include Romantic, Parnassian, Decadent and Symbolist poets, as well as 19th-century poetic manifestos.    
  • FRIT-F 545 Romans et autres recits du 19esiècle (3 cr.)Study of various forms of narrative (realist, fantastical, psychological, historical, decadent, etc.) in 19th century French literature.
  • FRIT-F 548 L' Histoire, le drame et l'esthétique au 19esiècle (3 cr.)Study of the interrelations between history, theater and aesthetics in France in the 19th century.
  • FRIT-F 552 La Poésie au XXesiècle I (3 cr.)Panorama: poets such as Cendrars, Apollinaire, Valéry, Claudel, les surréalistes, Saint-John Perse, Ponge, Michaux.
  • FRIT-F 553 La Poésie au XXesiècle II (3 cr.)Concentration on one or several authors; a school, e.g., surrealism; certain formal aspects.
  • FRIT-F 556 Le Roman aux XXeet XXe siècles (3 cr.)Representative French-language novelists such as Proust, Gide, Colette, Céline, Bernanos, Sartre, Sarraute, Simon, Le Clézio, Labou Tansi, Djebar, Chamoiseau, Échenoz, etc., and aesthetic movements which influenced fiction-writing such as Existentialism, Négritude, le NouveauRoman, Créolité, etc.
  • FRIT-F 559 Théâtre/Essai au XXeet XXle siècles (3 cr.)Course focuses on one or both of the two genres. Individual playwrights such as Jarry, Cocteau, Apollinaire, Claudel, Novarina, and groups such as surrealism, the theatre of the absurd, postcolonial and contemporary theater: Beckett, Artaud, Césaire, Labou Tansi, and others. Important essayists such as Bergson, Sartre, Fanon, Bataille, Derrida, Cixous, etc.
  • FRIT-F 561 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 with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 563 Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (1 cr.)S/F grading
  • FRIT-F 564 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.
  • FRIT-F 565 Introduction to French Linguistics (3 cr.)Introduction to the structure of the French language: phonology, morphology, and syntax.
  • FRIT-F 572 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.
  • FRIT-F 573 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.
  • FRIT-F 574 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.
  • FRIT-F 576 Introduction to French Phonology (3 cr.)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.
  • FRIT-F 577 Introduction to French Syntax (3 cr.)Study of French syn­tax and the syntax/semantics interface within the framework of recent linguistic models.
  • FRIT-F 578 Contrastive Study of French and English (3 cr.)Advanced contrastive study of written French and English, with emphasis on problems of interference. Readings, exercises.
  • FRIT-F 579 Introduction to French Morphology (3 cr.)Introduction to word formation in French, including inflection, derivation, and compounding.
  • FRIT-F 580 Applied French Linguistics (3 cr.)Consideration of issues in the structure of French from a pedagogical perspective, with a particular focus on variation along social and geographical lines. Critical examination of the concept of the native speaker in applied linguistics and of the literature on immersion education.
  • FRIT-F 581 Structure of a Regional Language of France (3 cr.)Study of the structure of a regional language of France, including its phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Students will learn to read the language fairly fluently and have a chance to research one aspect of its structure.  May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 582 Introduction to French Semantics (3 cr.)Introduction to issues in the interpretation of French. Focusing on the interpre­tation of various constructions of French, the course inves­tigates semantic representations in the verbal and nominal domains. The goal is to comprehend how speakers of French develop these precise semantic intuitions.
  • FRIT-F 584 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.
  • FRIT-F 603 History of the French Language I (3 cr.)Overview of the subject including consid­eration of all aspects; concentration on internal development (phonology, morphology, syntax) from Latin to modern French. Knowledge of Latin useful.  
  • FRIT-F 604 History of the French Language II (3 cr.)P: F603 or equivalent. Intensive study of selected aspects of the internal evolution of French. Knowledge of Latin useful. 
  • FRIT-F 605 History of French Prose Style (3 cr.)Philological and literary study of major figures and trends in prose style from the late Middle Ages to the present. Ciceronianism, style coupé, oratorical styles, écriture artiste, etc. 
  • FRIT-F 606 Capstone Project in French Teaching (3 cr.) Designed to be taken during the final semester of the MAT program to complete the student's academic training and further their professional development. Students work with a faculty advisor on an extended research essay or a classroom project consisting of a pedagogical portfolio relevant to their work as teachers.
  • FRIT-F 615 Studies in Medieval French Literature (3 cr.) 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 with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 620 Studies in Sixteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.)Intensive study of one writer, genre, or aspect of the century, such as Rabelais, Montaigne, poetry, humanism. May be repeated twice for credit with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 630 Studies in Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.)Intensive study of one writer, work, or theme, such as Racine, Corneille, Madame de Lafayette, Baroque poetry. May be repeated twice for credit with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 632 Seventeenth-Century Drama & Performance (3 cr.)Intensive study of one dramatist, genre, or theme such as Molière, tragedy, or theater and the other arts.  May be taken twice for credit with different topics.
  • FRIT-F 635 Studies in Eighteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.)Intensive study of one theme, genre, or author, such as cultural otherness, theater, Diderot, Rousseau. May be repeated twice for credit with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 640 Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.)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.
  • FRIT-F 647 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.
  • FRIT-F 650 Études 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 with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 651 Studies in French Cinema (3 cr.)Case studies in French and/or Francophone film, organized according to theme, genre, style, chronological period, or director. May be taken twice for credit with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 652 Séminaire sur l'intermédialité (3 cr.)Study of different theories of "intermediality," the necessary mediation between human beings and their world, through a large variety of examples (belonging to a large time frame of the Francophone World). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 667 Studies in Francophone Literature (3 cr.)Intensive study of one writer, work, genre, or theme in French language lit­erature produced outside of France or by immigrant writers in France. Examples of topics are Aimé Césaire, Senegalese film, post-colonial theory, créolité.  May be repeated twice for credit with different topics.
  • FRIT-F 670 Advanced French Phonology (3 cr.)Advanced phonologi­cal analysis of issues in French phonology, emphasizing recently proposed linguistic models.
  • FRIT-F 671 Advanced French Syntax (3 cr.)Advanced syntactic and semantic description of French, emphasizing recently proposed linguistic models.
  • FRIT-F 672 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.
  • FRIT-F 673 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.
  • FRIT-F 674 Advanced Practicum in Teacher Training (1 cr.)Advanced graduate students develop teacher training skills by working with first-year Associate Instructors on lesson plans, activities, and evaluation methods for teaching French language.
  • FRIT-F 675 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 with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 676 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.
  • FRIT-F 677 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.
  • FRIT-F 678 Advanced French Morphology (3 cr.)P: F579 or permis­sion of instructor. Advanced study of the word structure in French from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
  • FRIT-F 679 French-Based Pidgins and Creoles (3 cr.)Study of the contact languages known as pidgins and creoles, focusing on those which are French-based. Topics include an overview of the history of the field; how the terms pidgin and creole are defined and used; theories of origin; the sociohistorical setting of creolization; stages of development; key linguistic structures.
  • FRIT-F 680 Language Contact (3 cr.)Examines the various linguistic and social phenomena arising when two or more languages are in (prolonged or intense) contact, including borrowing and grammatical replica­tion; codeswitching; language maintenance, shift and death; pidginization and creolization; language intertwining and mixed languages, sprachbunds and convergence; and koineization.
  • FRIT-F 810 Individual Readings in French and Francophone Civilization (1-6 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 815 Individual Readings in French Literature and Linguistics (1-6 cr.)
  • FRIT-F 825 Seminar in French and Francophone Studies (3 cr.)Intensive cross-historical and/or cross-disciplinary study of a topic in French and Francophone literature, cinema, media, or culture. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours with a different topic.
  • FRIT-F 875 Research in French Literature and Language (1-12 cr.)
  • FRIT-M 500 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.
  • FRIT-M 501 Dante (3-4 cr.) Introduction to the works and times of Dante, include the Divine Comedy.
  • FRIT-M 503 Medieval Italian Literature & Culture (3-4 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. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8 credit hours with a different topic.
  • FRIT-M 504 Renaissance Italian Literature & Culture (3-4 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 1600s. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8 credit hours with a different topic.
  • FRIT-M 505 Modern Italian Literature & Culture (3-4 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. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 12 credit hours with different topics.
  • FRIT-M 550 Seminar in Italian Poetry (3-4 cr.)Class may focus on any aspect of Italian lyric tradition from the origins to the present.
  • FRIT-M 553 The Italian Novel (3-4 cr.)Survey course on the major Italian novelists from the 1600s to the present time. Class may also function as a seminar focusing on specific issues of the novelis­tic genre in Italy. 
  • FRIT-M 554 Modern Italian Theater (3-4 cr.)Class may be taught as a survey course on Italian theater from Goldoni to the present time, or may focus on specific authors or periods of modernity.
  • FRIT-M 564 Twentieth Century Poetry (3 cr.)Major developments in contemporary Italian poetry.
  • FRIT-M 565 Readings in the Italian Cinema (3 cr.)Analysis of specific movements, topics, or directions in Italian cinema. Attendance of film showings required. Subject may vary with each listing and is identified in the Schedule of Classes.  May be repeated once for credit.
  • FRIT-M 572 Italian Teaching Practicum (1 cr.)Instructors of Italian develop, practice, and evaluate the effectiveness of pedagogi­cal approaches and materials. They create and discuss a variety of assessments for evaluating language skills and cultural knowledge. May be repeated once for credit.
  • FRIT-M 573 Methods of Italian Language Teaching (3 cr.)Examines current trends, issues, and practices in foreign language teach­ing with a focus on Italian. Students engage with scholarly articles to explore and evaluate classroom methods. Includes the study of critical thinking, multiple intelligences, teaching litera­ture, an introduction to applied linguistics, teaching as perfor­mance, and professional development for Italian teachers.
  • FRIT-M 600 Studies in Italian Film (3 cr.)Intensive study of one director, genre, theme, or period in Italian film. May also include study of film theory. May be repeated for credit with consent of graduate advisor, for a maximum total of 6 credit hours.
  • FRIT-M 603 Seminar in Medieval Italian Literature (3-4 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.
  • FRIT-M 604 Seminar in Renaissance Italian Literature (3-4 cr.)Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre of the Renaissance. May be repeated for credit with consent of the graduate advisor.
  • FRIT-M 605 Seminar in Modern Italian Literature (3-4 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. 
  • FRIT-M 815 Individual Readings in Italian Literature (1-6 cr.)
  • FRIT-M 825 Seminar in Italian Literature & Culture (3-4 cr.)Course content varies; may include a literary theme, major author, liter­ary movement, cinema, or cultural topic. May be repeated for credit with permission of the graduate advisor.
  • FRIT-M 875 Research in Italian Literature (1-12 cr.)
Courses for Graduate Reading Knowledge
  • FRIT-F 491 Elementary French for Graduate Students (3-no grad. cr.)
  • FRIT-F 492 Readings in French for Graduate Students (3-no grad. cr.)
  • FRIT-M 491 Elementary Italian for Graduate Students (3-no grad. cr.)
  • FRIT-M 492 Readings in Italian for Graduate Students (3-no grad. cr.)

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