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French


FREN F101 Elementary French I (h)

5 Credits     Offered Fall

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 F102 Elementary French II (h)

5 Credits     Offered Spring

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 F103 Conversational French I (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Oral skills improvement. Includes group work, presentations, skits, discussions and vocabulary to improve speaking on specific topics. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: FREN F102 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. (3+0)


FREN F201 Intermediate French I (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Continuation of FREN F102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in French. Prerequisites: FREN F102 or equivalent. (3+0)


FREN F202 Intermediate French II (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Continuation of FREN F102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in French. Prerequisites: FREN F102 or equivalent. (3+0)


FREN F203 Conversational French II (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Oral skills improvement. Includes group work, presentations, skits, discussions and vocabulary to improve speaking on specific topics. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: FREN F102 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. (3+0)


FREN F301O Advanced French (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in French. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; FREN F202 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


FREN F302O Advanced French (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in French. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; FREN F202 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


FREN F431W Studies in the Culture of the French Speaking World (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Intensive study of selected aspects of the culture of the French-speaking world. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; FREN F302 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


FREN F432W Studies of French Literature (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; FREN F302 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


FREN F434W La Litterature Quebecoise (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; FREN F302 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


FREN F488 Individual Study: Senior Project (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 ten credits in upper-division French or permission of instructor. (3+0)


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