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Department of French and Italian

Language of Instruction

In all French civilization and Italian civilization courses, both lectures and readings are in English. In French 301 and 310L, lectures are in English and readings are in French. All other courses are conducted primarily in the foreign language.

Course Levels and Placement

The lower-division sequences in French and Italian involve four levels of coursework, with options available as indicated.

French

Level 1: French 506.

Level 2: French 507, for students who took 506 at the University recently; or 508K, for students with high school, transfer, or placement credit for 506 and those who took French 506 at the University more than a year ago.

Levels 1 and 2, combined: French 604.

Level 3: French 312K.

Level 4: French 310L or 312L or 312N.

Levels 3 and 4, combined: French 612.

Italian

Level 1: Italian 506.

Level 2: Italian 507.

Levels 1 and 2, combined: Italian 604.

Level 3: Italian 312K.

Level 4: Italian 312L.

Levels 3 and 4, combined: Italian 612.

Students with knowledge of either language must take appropriate steps to determine at which level they may begin work at the University. Students with transfer credit for college work done at another institution may start at the next higher level here. All other students are required to take the placement text administered by the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment for placement in French or the departmentally administered classification test for placement in Italian.

Advising

Students are urged to consult departmental advisers about any problem either with placement or with credit by examination.

Students with credit for the fourth level of lower-division coursework who wish to continue their study of French or Italian may consult departmental advisers about appropriate upper-division courses.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

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FR | French

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

301. French for Graduate Students in Other Departments. No auditors permitted. Intensive reading course for graduate students, emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary with translation practice. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. The symbol CR fulfills the foreign language requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in some departments. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

604. Accelerated First-Year French. Designed for students of high motivation. A six-hour course comparable to French 506 and 507. Six class hours a week for one semester. French 604 and 506 may not both be counted; only one of the following may be counted: French 604, 507, 508K.

506 (TCCN: FREN 1511). First-Year French I. Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Designed for students with no previous coursework in French. Five class hours a week for one semester. French 604 and 506 may not both be counted.

507 (TCCN: FREN 1512). First-Year French II. Five class hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 604, 507, 508K. Prerequisite: French 506 completed at the University with a grade of at least C.

508K. Alternate First-Year French II. An accelerated review of material covered in French 506, followed by study of new material covered in French 507. Five class hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 604, 507, 508K. Prerequisite: Transfer credit or credit by examination for French 506; or credit for French 506 earned at the University more than one calendar year prior to registering, with a grade of at least C.

310L. Second-Year French: Reading Skill. Alternative to French 312L for students who prefer to concentrate on improving reading knowledge rather than working on all four skills equally. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310L, 612, 312L, 312M, 312N. Prerequisite: French 312K (or 310K) with a grade of at least C.

612. Accelerated Second-Year French: Four Skills. Designed for students of high motivation. A six-hour course comparable to French 312K and 312L. Six class hours a week for one semester. May not be counted by students with credit for French 610, 310K, 310L, 312K, 312L, 312M, 312N. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least B.

312K (TCCN: FREN 2311). Second-Year French I: Four Skills. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the second-year level. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310K, 612, 312K. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C.

312L (TCCN: FREN 2312). Second-Year French II: Four Skills (Literature and Culture). Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced, second-year level. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310L, 612, 312L, 312M, 312N. Prerequisite: French 312K with a grade of at least C.

312N. Second-Year French II: Oral Expression. Intensive practice in oral expression; some reading and writing, as relevant to development of oral skills. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310L, 612, 312L, 312M, 312N. Prerequisite: French 312K with a grade of at least C.

118K. Practice in Spoken French I. Recommended for all French majors. Designed to be taken concurrently with French 312K. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C.

118L. Practice in Spoken French II. Recommended for all French majors. Designed to be taken concurrently with French 312L. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 312K with a grade of at least C.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in French. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

320E. Advanced French I: Written Emphasis. A four-skills course with emphasis on grammar and writing skills. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L (or 312M), or 312N with a grade of at least C.

120M. Advanced Practice in Spoken French I. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L (or 312M), or 312N with a grade of at least C.

120N. Advanced Practice in Spoken French II. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Completion of at least one upper-division French course, or equivalent proficiency.

322E. Advanced French II: Oral Emphasis. Development of speaking and listening skills, with emphasis on grammatical accuracy and fluency. Prerequisite: French 320E.

324L. Practical Phonetics. A thorough review of French phonetics, with emphasis on improving production and understanding of spoken French. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L (or 312M), or 312N with a grade of at least C.

326K. Introduction to French Literature I: From the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Prerequisite: French 320E.

326L. Introduction to French Literature II: From the French Revolution to the Present. Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Prerequisite: French 320E.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in French. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

330K. Studies in French Language and Cultures. Topics with a focus on language or culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: French 320E.

Topic 1: Scientific French.

340C. The Arts in France. A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, music, costume, and film, from the medieval through the contemporary periods. Prerequisite: French 320E.

340P. The Making and Identity of France. The general political history of France, from the nation's inception to its current existence as part of the European Community. Prerequisite: French 320E.

340T. France and the Francophone World Today. An introduction to life in France and francophone regions through the study of contemporary society and culture. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 340M, 361 (Topic: Continuity and Change in Modern France), French 340T, French Civilization 340M. Prerequisite: French 320E.

342C. French for Business. Development of the ability to function in French in business-related situations, both orally and in writing. Prerequisite: French 320E.

348. French Drama Workshop. Intensive analysis of one or several plays or short literary texts, with emphasis on diction, delivery of lines, acting and staging; public performance of one play. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

355. Topics in Medieval and Renaissance French Literature. Study of literary texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a genre, or a theme. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

356. Topics in French Literature of the Baroque, Classicism, and the Enlightenment. Study of literary texts of the seventeenth-century baroque and classical periods and the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a literary mode or movement, a genre, or a theme. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

357. Topics in French Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Study of literary texts since the French revolution. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a literary mode or movement, a genre, or a theme. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

358. Seminar in French and Francophone Studies. Topics in literature or culture, with a focus on study in depth or on synthesis. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

359. Topics in French Linguistics. Advanced introduction to linguistic analysis of French. Topics may include analysis of contemporary French, introduction to French linguistics, contrastive analysis of French and English, and advanced French grammar. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

364L. Applied Linguistics. Practical application of linguistic principles to the teaching of French. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

165K, 265K, 365K. Conference Course. Supervised individual study of selected problems in French language and literature. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L (or 312M), 312N, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

371L. Advanced Written and Oral Composition. Designed to guide students toward smooth and effective written and oral expression; weekly compositions on assigned topics; periodic oral presentations. Prerequisite: French 320E and 322E.

372. Comparative Stylistics. Comparison of contemporary French and English syntax and style; study and practice in the technical difficulties of English-to-French and French-to-English translation. Prerequisite: French 320E and 322E.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course. Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic, and writing and defense of a thesis under the direction of a committee of two faculty members. Prerequisite: Admission to the French Honors Program.

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F C | French Civilization

Lower-Division Course

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in French Civilization. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated study program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

320. The French Heritage. Introduction to French civilization: architecture, painting, music, and social and political history. Given in English; requires no knowledge of French. May not be counted toward a major or minor in French. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in French Civilization. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

339. The Development of the French Film. Same as English 322 (Topic 20: The Development of the French Film). Films in French, with subtitles in English; lectures in English. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.

340M. Continuity and Change in Modern France. Same as European Studies 340M. Analysis of important cultural trends and structures of twentieth-century France. Readings and lectures in English. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 361 (Topic: Continuity and Change in Modern France), French 340T, French Civilization 340M. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

345. Studies in the Cultures of French-Speaking Peoples. Lectures and readings in English. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: The Cultural and Intellectual History of France and Germany, 1870 to 1945.

349. French Literature in Translation. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.

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ITL | Italian

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

604. Accelerated First-Year Italian. Stresses basic skills; comparable to Italian 506 and 507 combined. Six class hours a week for one semester. Italian 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Italian 604 and 507 may not both be counted.

305. Introduction to Italian Language and Culture. An introductory course in Italian language and culture taught in Castiglion-Fiorentino, Italy. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Designed for students studying abroad who wish to receive University credit.

506 (TCCN: ITAL 1511). First-Year Italian I: Language and Culture. Grounding in the basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; one class hour a week devoted to Italian cultural topics. Five class hours a week for one semester. Italian 604 and 506 may not both be counted.

507 (TCCN: ITAL 1512). First-Year Italian II: Language and Culture. Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; one class hour a week devoted to Italian cultural topics. Five class hours a week for one semester. Italian 604 and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 506 with a grade of at least C.

612. Accelerated Second-Year Italian. Comparable to Italian 312K and 312L combined. Intensive work in writing, reading, and speaking at the second-year level. Six class hours a week for one semester. Italian 612 and 312K may not both be counted; Italian 612 and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 604 or 507 with a grade of at least B.

312K (TCCN: ITAL 2311). Second-Year Italian I. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the second-year level. Italian 612 and 312K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 604 or 507 with a grade of at least C.

312L (TCCN: ITAL 2312). Second-Year Italian II. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced second-year level. Italian 612 and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 312K with a grade of at least C.

118K. Practice in Spoken Italian I. Designed to be taken concurrently with Italian 312K. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Italian 604 or 507 with a grade of at least C.

118L. Practice in Spoken Italian II. Designed to be taken concurrently with Italian 312L. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Italian 312K with a grade of at least C.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Italian. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

321. Introduction to Italian Literature. Reading and analysis of literature, literary criticism, textual analysis. Prerequisite: Italian 312L or the equivalent.

322L. Tradition and Change in Contemporary Italy. An analysis of Italy's trends and of conflicting values in its political, economic, and social development. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Italian.

326K. Introduction to Italian Literature I: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century. Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Italian 321 and 326K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Italian 328.

326L. Introduction to Italian Literature II: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Italian 321 and 326L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Italian 328.

328. Composition and Conversation. Focuses on idioms, grammar, syntax, and style. Prerequisite: Italian 612 or 312L with a grade of at least C.

329. Advanced Composition and Conversation. Advanced work in writing and speech, based on current events and contemporary readings. Prerequisite: Italian 328.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Italian. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

330K. Studies in Italian Language. Study in specific areas of Italian language. Topics may include history of the Italian language, applied Italian linguistics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Italian 328.

348. Italian Drama Workshop. Intensive analysis of one or several plays or short literary texts, with emphasis on diction, delivery of lines, and acting and staging. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional rehearsal hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Italian 312L with a grade of at least C.

365. Conference Course in Italian Language and Literature. Course content varies according to needs of students; designed to fill in gaps and give students a good overall picture of the development of Italian literature. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the undergraduate adviser or the chair. Italian majors may take conference courses only in exceptional cases.

375. Studies in Italian Literature. Intensive examination of a period or a major writer. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Italian.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course. Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic, and writing and defense of a thesis under the direction of a committee of two faculty members. Prerequisite: Admission to the Italian Honors Program.

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ITC | Italian Civilization

Lower-Division Course

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Italian Civilization. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Italian Civilization. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

349. Italian Literature in Translation. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be counted toward a major or minor in Italian. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Italian Cinema. Same as English 322 (Topic 22: Italian Cinema).

Topic 2: Dante. Same as English 322 (Topic 23: Dante).

Topic 3: Great Italian Novels and Plays. English 322 (Topic 24: Great Italian Novels and Plays) and Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

Topic 5: Italian Women Writers. Same as English 322 (Topic 38: Italian Women Writers) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 17: Italian Women Writers).

360. Italian Civilization. Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 7: Italian Civilization). Survey of the social, political, and cultural history of Italy. Taught in English. May be counted toward a major in Italian. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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