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Courses in French that meet the Miami Plan

CAS-A Requirement

FRE 101 Introduction to the French Language and Culture I (4)
FRE 102 Introduction to the French Language and Culture II (4)
FRE 201 Intermediate French (3)
FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture (3)

CAS-B Requirement

FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation (3)
FRE 141 Paris in Black, White and Color (3)
FRE 301 Culture and Interpretation (3)
FRE 302 Pre-Revolutionary Literature and Life (3)
FRE 303 Modern and Contemporary Literature and Life (3)
FRE 350 Topics in French Literature in Translation (3)
FRE 366 French Cinema in Translation (3)
FRE 430/530 Topics in Early Modern French Literature (3)
FRE 431/531 Studies in Contemporary French Thought in Translation (3)
FRE 442/542 Literary Innovation, 16-18th Centuries (3)
FRE 452/552 The 19th Century (3)
FRE 453/553 Poetry (3)
FRE 454/554 The Origins of the 20th Century (3)
FRE 462/562 The 20th-Century Novel: Contemporary Explorations Beyond Existentialism (3)

Foundation IIB (Humanities)

FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation (3)
FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture (3)

Foundation IIIB (Global Courses)

FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation (3)

Cultural Perspective

FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation (3)
FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture (3) 

Historical Perspective

FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation (3)

Thematic Sequences

FRE 1 French Cultural Studies
NOTE: Not open to majors in the Dept. of French and Italian.

Explores cultural questions in a French context and how cultural productions can preserve or change social institutions. Provides a continuing analysis of how cultural productions interconnect with specific contexts: historical, aesthetic, social, political, economic, ethnic, racial, gender-related. Prerequisite: FRE 202 Intermediate French (MPF)

FRE 310 Texts in Context (3)
FRE 411 or 411.W French Civilization (3)

Take one of the following:

FRE 341 or FRE 341.W French Conversation and Current Events (3)
FRE 350 Topics in French Literature in Translation (3)
FRE 366 French Cinema in Translation (3)
FRE 431 Studies in Contemporary French Thought in Translation (3)
FRE 460 Topics in French Cinema Study (3)

FRE 2 French Cultural Studies
NOTE: Not open to majors in the Dept. of French and Italian

For students planning to take a capstone in another department, you may complete three of these courses, although FRE 310 (or FRE 301 or the equivalent) is a prerequisite for FRE 411.

FRE 310 Texts in Context (3)
FRE 341 or FRE 341.W French Conversation and Current Events (3)
FRE 350 Topics in French Literature in Translation (3)
FRE 366 French Cinema in Translation (3)
FRE 411 or 411.W French Civilization (3)
FRE 431 Studies in Contemporary French Thought in Translation (3)
FRE 460 Topics in French Cinema Study (3)

FRE 3 European Cinema
NOTE: Not open to majors in the Dept. of French and Italian.

Explores, questions, and seeks to provide a cross-cultural understanding of the historical, ideological, artistic, and social issues that inform European culture through a critical analysis of the major films of countries that have played an important role both in the birth and development of cinematic art and in shaping the modern world: France, Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union.

FST 201 Introduction to Film Criticism and History (3), or
ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies )(3)

Take two from the following:
FRE 366 French Cinema in Translation (3)
GER 261 Survey of German Cinema (3)
FST/ITL 262 Italian Cinema (3)
RUS 263 Soviet Cinema (3)

9 hours minimum must be taken outside your department of major.

Capstone Course

  • FRE 410 Senior Seminar (3)