2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


French

For information on studying in French-speaking countries, see Study Abroad; on placement tests, see Course Placement.


FREN 101      5 Credits
FREN 102      5 Credits
Elementary French I and II (h)
Introduction to the French language and culture. Development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 1, 000 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language, and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials. (5 + 0) FREN 101 Offered Fall, FREN 102 Offered Spring


FREN 103      3 Credits
Conversational French I (h)
Oral skills improvement. Includes group work, presentations, skits, discussions and vocabulary to improve speaking on specific topics. (Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


FREN 201      3 Credits
FREN 202      3 Credits
Intermediate French I and II (h)
Continuation of FREN 102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in French. (Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent.) (3 + 0) FREN 201 Offered Fall, FREN 202 Offered Spring


FREN 203      3 Credits
Conversational French II (h)
Oral skills improvement. Includes group work, presentations, skits, discussions and vocabulary to improve speaking on specific topics. (Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


FREN 301O     3 Credits
FREN 302O     3 Credits
Advanced French (h)
Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in French. (Prerequisite: COMM 131X or 141X; FREN 202; or equivalent or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) FREN 301O Offered Fall, FREN 302O Offered Spring


FREN 431W     3 Credits
Studies in the Culture of the French Speaking World (h)
Intensive study of selected aspects of the culture of the French-speaking world. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor; FREN 302 or equivalent; junior standing or permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


FREN 432W     3 Credits
Studies of French Literature (h)
Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; FREN 302 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


FREN 434W     3 Credits
La Litterature Quebecoise (h)
In-depth study of a variety of French language literature from Quebec as well as from other Canadian provinces. Examination of the historical and cultural events which have influenced this literature. Taught entirely in French. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; FREN 302 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


FREN 488      3 Credits
Individual Study: Senior Project (h)
The student will demonstrate the ability to work with the language and the culture through the analysis and presentation, in the language, of a problem chosen by the student in consultation with the department. The student must apply for senior project and submit a project outline by the end of the 6th week of the semester preceding the semester of graduation. Conducted in French. (Prerequisites: At least 10 credits in upper-division French or permission of instructor.) Offered As Demand Warrants


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