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French

For information on studying in French-speaking countries, see Study Abroad; on compulsory placement tests, see Course Placement; on "bonus credit", see Alternative Ways to Earn Credit.


FREN 101 (5 Credits) Fall
FREN 102

Elementary French I and II (5+0) h
Introduction to the 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. Laboratory fee: $25.00.


FREN 201 (3 Credits) Fall
FREN 202

Intermediate French I and II (3+0) h
Continuation of FREN 102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in French. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent.)


FREN 301O (3 Credits) Fall
FREN 302O

Advanced French (3+0) h
Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises, and special grammatical problems. Conducted in French. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent or permission of instructor.)


FREN 431W (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Studies in the Culture of the French Speaking World (3+0) h
Intensive study of selected aspects of the culture of the French speaking world. Conducted in French. Students may repeat course for credit if topic varies. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: FREN 302 or equivalent; junior standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


FREN 432W (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Studies of Literature in French (3+0) h
Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. Conducted in French. Student may repeat course for credit when topics vary. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: FREN 302 or equivalent and at least junior standing, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2000-01.)


FREN 434W (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
La Litterature Quebecoise (3+0) 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. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: FREN 302 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.)


FREN 482W (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Selected Topics in French (3+0) h
Intensive course focusing on topics not covered in FREN 431 or FREN 432. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: FREN 302 or equivalent; junior standing, or permission of instructor.)


FREN 488 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Individual Study: Senior Project h
Designed for the student to demonstrate 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. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: At least 10 credits in upper division French or permission of instructor.)


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