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FREN 101. Elementary French I

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Basic vocabulary and grammatical structures to prepare students for developing proficiency in the language. Listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural skills building emphasized. An increased understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the various French-speaking countries. Must be taken in sequence. Intended for students with little or no previous study of French. (Recommended companion course for students considering a major or minor in French: FREN 110).
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


FREN 102. Elementary French II

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Vocabulary, grammatical structures and an introduction to the cultures of the French-speaking world. Emphasis on the spoken language, some reading and writing. Promotes understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the various French-speaking countries. Required lab/library assignments. Must be taken in sequence. A recommended companion course for students considering a major or minor in French is FREN 110. Intended for students with little or no previous study of French.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


FREN 110. Introduction to French Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Recommended companion course to 101 and 102. Taught mainly in English. Explores the history of language and diverse cultural, historical and socio-political features of the French and Francophone cultures. Recommended for students who want more contact with modern culture and language. Can be taken concurrently with 101 or 102.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


FREN 201. Intermediate French I

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Review and extend the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing for purposes of communication using a variety of technological learning aids. Directed towards linguistic and cultural awareness. Special emphasis on extension and application of listening and reading skills strategies using various authentic sources.
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent for FREN 201. FREN 201 or equivalent for FREN 202.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


FREN 202. Intermediate French II

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Review and extend the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing for purposes of communication using a variety of technological learning aids. Directed towards linguistic and cultural awareness. Special emphasis on extension and application of listening and reading skills strategies using various authentic sources.
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent for FREN 201. FREN 201 or equivalent for FREN 202.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


FREN 220. Oral and Written Proficiency in French

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Practice in speaking and writing skills needed in the second and third year. Required for admission to the major or minor and exit from CPIA. Must be taken before or concurrently with first 300-level course.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


FREN 301. Conversation and Composition I

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Oral and written practice based on themes drawn from the contemporary culture of French-speaking countries; review and practice of grammar. Directed toward increasing fluency and correct expression. Must be taken before or concurrently with 331 and before any 400-level course.
Prerequisites: FREN 202, FREN 220
Semester Offered: Fall


FREN 302. Conversation and Composition II

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Oral and written practice based on themes drawn from the contemporary culture of French-speaking countries; review and practice of grammar. Directed toward correct expression of a more sophisticated nature. Must be taken before or concurrently with 331 and before any 400-level course.
Prerequisites: FREN 220, FREN 301
Semester Offered: Spring


FREN 331. Francophone Poetry and Film

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of selected poems and films by major French/Francophone authors.
Prerequisites: FREN 202 with a grade of C or better.
Semester Offered: Fall


FREN 411. Advanced Studies in French Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Stylistic, philosophical and cultural analysis of a particular work, author or period. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302
Semester Offered: Spring


FREN 421. Advanced Studies in French Civilization

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Intensive study of an aspect of the historical, sociological, artistic, political and intellectual development of the French-speaking peoples. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
Prerequisites: FREN 302, FREN 331
Semester Offered: Spring


FREN 431. Prose

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Reading and analysis of prose fiction. Evolution, stylistic and philosophical implications of French prose, through a selection of major texts.
Prerequisites: FREN 302, FREN 331
Semester Offered: DEMAND


FREN 432. Drama

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: How to read, decipher and analyze drama. Historical evolution, stylistic and philosophical implications of French drama, through a selection of major texts.
Prerequisites: FREN 302, FREN 331
Semester Offered: DEMAND


FREN 444. Internship

Credits: 1-16 View Details
Description: Internships are offered at the discretion of departments. Course number and number of credits are determined by the departments. Contact departmental offices for further information. 16 credits maximum in any one program.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FREN 450. Applied Linguistics in French

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introductory contrastive analysis of French and English phonological and grammatical features. Understanding and appreciation of the subtleties of written and spoken French.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361 (B.S. majors only), FREN 302
Semester Offered: Spring


FREN 454. Teaching French in the Secondary School

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Taken concurrently with student teaching. Application of language learning principles in secondary schools. Selection and presentation of daily and unit lessons. Critique based on the theories discussed in FORL 453 BS Capstone course; cannot be used as an elective in BA program.
Prerequisites: FORL 453
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


FREN 456. Teaching French in the Elementary School

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Application of language learning principles to elementary school instruction. Development/selection of materials and practice in presenting them. BS capstone course: cannot be used as an elective in BA program.
Prerequisites: FORL 455/555
Semester Offered: DEMAND


FREN 457. Senior Project (BA)

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Research-based thesis on selected topics in French literature, linguistics, or culture under the guidance of instructor. Capstone course in transition to graduate studies or career. Taken during last academic year of undergraduate studies.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


FREN 460. Study Abroad

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Capstone required course for participants in the study abroad program. On-site study of selected aspects of language and/or culture in the host country. Final oral and written report presented in French. Topics determined in consultation with study abroad director.
Semester Offered: Spring


FREN 461. Internship

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Use of linguistic ability in a work setting in the US or in a French-speaking country. Combines learning with an apprenticeship experience. Completion of an internship report under the guidance of instructor. May substitute for 457.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


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