Fall 2023 Courses

Fall 2023 Courses

    Language Courses

    FRE 001-003: Elementary French
    FRE 021-02: Intermediate French

    See Placement Guide or Catalog Descriptions

    Undergraduate Courses

    FRE 100: Composition in French

    FRE 107B: Making of Modern France
    Prof. Claire Goldstein

    Course Description:  Read real historical documents, analyze painting and architecture, and re-enact philosophical debates about important social issues in this quarter’s exploration of the political and cultural history of France from the beginning of the seventeenth century through the middle of the nineteenth century. Highlights of our survey will include: Henri IV’s edict of Nantes, which ended the French Religious Wars; Versailles and Louis XIV’s cultural and political project of French absolutism; Enlightenment polemics about economic inequality and religious toleration; the revolution of 1789; the rise of Napoleon; and the industrial transformation of Paris in the nineteenth century. We will engage topics such as the role of women and minorities in society and France’s relationship with the broader world as students hone reading, writing, and speaking skills in French.

    General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE)
    Prerequisite: French 23 or consent of the instructor 
    Course Meetings:  Tues + Thurs 10:30-11:50 (Olson 227)
    Professor Contact: cbgoldstein@ucdavis.edu
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    FRE 160: French Language in Context
    Prof. Eric Russell

    Graduate Courses

    FRE 200: Intro to Graduate Studies
    Prof. Jeff Fort

    FRE 212: Study/Theater
    Prof. Noah Guynn

    FRE 390A: Teaching French