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This is an unofficial list of courses that will be offered in French and Francophone Studies in Fall 2023. 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.

Fall 2023 courses in English Heading link

FR 297 – Paris in Literature, Film, and Culture
On Campus, TR 3:30-4:45
Instructor: Jessica Hoselton
Creative Arts & World Cultures

Fall 2023 Courses in French 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 8:00-9:15 & 9:30-10:45
  • MWF 11:00-11:50, 12:00-12:50, & 1:00-1:50

FR 102 – Elementary French II

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

FR 103 – Intermediate French I

  • MWF 11:00-11:50, 12:00-12:50, 1:00-1:50, & 2:00-2:50

FR 104 – Intermediate French II

  • MWF 11:00-11:50, 12:00-12:50, 2:00-2:50

French Literature and Culture Courses

FR 211 – French in the Professions
On Campus, TR 12:30-1:45
Instructor: Dr. Yann Robert
“L’art de la justice en France / The Art of Justice”
How has justice evolved in France from the Middle Ages to modern day, from trial by combat to show trials? In what ways are the justice systems in France and the United States different? How are the arts and the law connected? Is justice always just a performance? Can literature arrive at truths that the legal system cannot?
Prerequisite: FR 104 or equivalent test score

FR 212 – Exploring the French-Speaking World
On Campus, TR 2:00-3:15
Instructor: Dr. John Ireland
Join us on a journey through the French-speaking world! Through literary works, visual art, music, and social media, we’ll look at how artists and activists have responded to colonialism, dictatorships, and globalization in North and sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Québec, and France.
Prerequisite: FR 104 or equivalent test score

FR 214 – Conversational French through Popular Culture and Media
On Campus, MW 3:00-4:15
Instructor: Dr. Roselyne Gérazime
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 301 – Topics in French and Francophone Literature
On Campus, TR 9:30-10:45
Instructor: Dr. Ellen McClure

Advanced and Graduate French Courses

FR 400 – French in Style: Advanced Speaking, Writing and Research
On Campus, R 5:00-7:30
Instructor: Dr. John Ireland

FR 417 – Topics in Seventeenth-Century French Literature
On Campus, T 3:30-6:00
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Weber

FR 510 – Seminar in Literary Studies
On Campus, M 5:00-7:30
Instructor: Dr. Roselyne Gérazime

Past Course Descriptions Heading link