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This is an unofficial list of courses that will be offered in French and Francophone Studies in Spring 2024. It is strictly for the use of expanded course descriptions. For the complete official course offerings, please consult the My.UIC portal.

For a list of all courses and general course descriptions, please see the UIC Academic Catalog.

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FR 295 – Science Fiction and Fantasy in the French-Speaking World
On Campus, TR 3:30-4:45
Instructor: Carly Lapotre
Imaginary worlds, fantastic voyages, strange creatures, wild machinery and technology are some elements of French sci-fi and fantasy that we’ll explore in FR295. We’ll look at graphic novels, comics, movies and more. Whether you’re new to fantasy and sci-fi, or eager to compare the French versions to what you already know, join us on the voyage!
Creative Arts & World Cultures
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Spring 2024 Courses in French - Basic Language Heading link

Basic Language Courses

These courses meet on campus and one credit hour is fulfilled with asynchronous online learning materials.

FR 101 – Elementary French I

  • TR 9:30-10:45 & 2-3:15
  • MWF 11:00-11:50 & 12:00-12:50

FR 102 – Elementary French II

  • TR 9:30-10:45
  • MWF 11:00-11:50 & 1-1:50

FR 103 – Intermediate French I

  • MWF 9:00-9:50, 10:00-10:50, 11:00-11:50, & 1:00-1:50

FR 104 – Intermediate French II

  • MWF 10:00-10:50, 12:00-12:50, 1:00-1:50, & 2:00-2:50
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French Literature and Culture Courses

FR 212 – Exploring the French-Speaking World
On Campus, TR 2:00-3:15
Instructor: Dr. Roselyne Gérazime
Do you like learning about spiritual practices and beliefs? Are you interested in the Caribbean? How about Madagascar, Senegal, and beyond? French 212 (SPIRITS!) is for you!
Prerequisite: FR 104 or equivalent test score

FR 213 – France Past and Present – Rebelling: French History Through Its Revolutions
On Campus, TR 12:30-1:45
Instructor: Carly Lapotre
How revolutions shaped France and its former colonies
Prerequisite: FR 104 or equivalent test score
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FR 214 – Conversational French through Popular Culture and Media
On Campus, TR 9:30-10:45
Instructor: Dr. Ellen McClure
Join us as we explore French popular culture through music, comics, film, television, and the internet. From the gilets jaunes to the banlieue, we’ll discuss what’s happening in France today and compare it to American popular culture and to France’s recent past.
Prerequisite: FR 104 or equivalent test score

FR 300 – French Crime, French Gangsters in the Movies
On Campus, MW 3:00-4:15
Instructor: Dr. John Ireland
We think of “gangsters” as an American thing. But France is fascinated by its own underworld. What can French crime tell us about “respectable” French society? A lot of French films grapple with that question.

FR 302 – Topics in French and Francophone Culture
On Campus, TR 11:00-12:15
Instructor: Dr. Roselyne Gérazime

Advanced and Graduate French Courses

FR 420 – From the villages of Algeria to the streets of Paris: Fighting to be Algerian in French before and after Independence
On Campus, M 5:00-7:30
Instructor: Dr. John Ireland
What does it mean to look for your identity as an Algerian in the language of your colonizer? Algerian writers and filmmakers find many different creative responses to that challenge.

FR 510 – Seminar in Literary Studies
On Campus, W 5:00-7:30
Instructor: Dr. Yann Robert

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