French (FREN)

FREN 1080 Culture And Commerce In The French-Speaking World

[3 credit hours]

A study of the French-speaking world with emphasis on the relationship between its culture and its business and economic institutions and practices. Taught in English. (Not for major credit.)

Term Offered: Fall

Core Arts & Humanities

FREN 1090 French & Francophone Culture In The Modern World

[3 credit hours]

This course focuses on modern French and Francophone culture and their historical and geographical sources. Taught in English. (Not for major credit.)

Term Offered: Spring

Core Arts & Humanities

FREN 1110 Elementary French I

[4 credit hours]

A comprehensive introductory course in French language and culture through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, reading, speaking and writing. Laboratory practice required. (not for major credit)

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

FREN 1120 Elementary French II

[4 credit hours]

A comprehensive introductory course in French language and culture through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, reading, speaking and writing. Laboratory practice required. (not for major credit)

Prerequisites: FREN 1110 with a minimum grade of D- or French Language Placement with a score of 1120

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

Core Arts & Humanities

FREN 1500 Review Of Elementary French

[4 credit hours]

Review of first-year college French for students who studied the language in high school and who need to strengthen communication skills, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation before study at the 2000 level. (not for major credit)

FREN 2140 Intermediate French I

[3 credit hours]

Review and further development of command of the French language and culture through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, reading, speaking and writing. Laboratory practice required. (not for major credit)

Prerequisites: FREN 1120 with a minimum grade of D- or FREN 1500 with a minimum grade of D- or French Language Placement with a score of 2140

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Arts & Humanities

FREN 2150 Intermediate French II

[3 credit hours]

Further review and development of command of the French language and culture through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, reading, speaking and writing. Laboratory practice required. (not for major credit)

Prerequisites: FREN 2140 with a minimum grade of D- or French Language Placement with a score of 2150

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Arts & Humanities

FREN 2190 Study Abroad

[1-3 credit hours]

This course is designed to permit and encourage non-majors to spend time in a country where French is spoken. Credit granted in accordance with established departmental procedures. (Not for major credit.)

Prerequisites: FREN 2150 with a minimum grade of D-

FREN 3010 Conversation And Composition I

[3 credit hours]

Idiomatic conversation practice, dictation and pronunciation drill as well as development of practical writing skills.

Prerequisites: FREN 2150 with a minimum grade of D- or French Language Placement with a score of 3000

Term Offered: Fall

FREN 3020 Conversation And Composition II

[3 credit hours]

Further aural/oral development with emphasis on the mechanics of writing in French and the organization of ideas. A writing-intensive course.

Prerequisites: FREN 3010 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

FREN 3170 Business French

[3 credit hours]

An introduction to the language of the French-speaking world, with emphasis on business and commerce.

Prerequisites: FREN 2150 with a minimum grade of D-

FREN 3210 Selected French and Francophone Readings I

[3 credit hours]

Selected French and Francophone short stories and novels.

Prerequisites: FREN 2150 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

FREN 3220 Selected French and Francophone Prose and Poetry, Readings II

[3 credit hours]

French and Francophone readings taken from drama, poetry, and prose of 19th and 20th centuries.

Prerequisites: FREN 2150 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

FREN 3400 Cross-Cultural Understanding

[3 credit hours]

An examination of the notions of culture, multiculturalism and Francophone cultures. Course content emphasizes issues of race, class and gender in U.S. and Francophone contexts.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

FREN 3410 Survey Of French Civilization I

[3 credit hours]

A study of the many ways in which France has contributed to world culture through architecture, painting, sculpture, music, literature, folklore, science, philosophy and education.

Prerequisites: FREN 2150 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

FREN 3420 Survey Of French And Francophone Civilization II

[3 credit hours]

An introductory study of selected sociological, political, cultural and economic issues of contemporary France and Francophone areas.

Prerequisites: FREN 2150 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

FREN 3980 Special Topics in French Studies

[0-6 credit hours]

Study of a selected topic in French language, literature or culture. May be repeated when topic varies.

Term Offered: Spring

FREN 4010 Advanced Study of French Language I

[3 credit hours]

A thorough study of syntax, morphology, grammar, and stylistics of French. Emphasizes various writing activities and styles.

Prerequisites: FREN 3020 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

FREN 4020 Advanced Study of French Language II

[3 credit hours]

Continuing advanced study of syntax, morphology, grammar, and stylistics of French. Emphasizes various writing activities and styles.

Prerequisites: FREN 3010 with a minimum grade of D- and FREN 3020 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

FREN 4050 Advanced Conversation

[3 credit hours]

Advanced practice in speaking idiomatic French. Special attention to problems of pronunciation and oral proficiency.

Prerequisites: FREN 3020 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

FREN 4070 French Translation

[3 credit hours]

Practice in translation of texts from French into English and English into French. Subject matter area will include commerce, natural, physical, and social sciences and the humanities.

FREN 4160 Teaching Colloquia

[3 credit hours]

A course in the theory of second language acquisition and practice of teaching foreign/second languages in general.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

FREN 4190 Study Abroad

[1-12 credit hours]

Designed to permit and encourage the French major to pursue study in a country where French is spoken. Credit granted in accordance with established departmental procedures.

Prerequisites: FREN 3020 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

FREN 4200 Contemporary French And Francophone Civilization

[3 credit hours]

A study of contemporary France and/or Francophone cultures including discussion of economics, daily life, the family, social groups, industry, politics and education.

Term Offered: Spring

FREN 4810 French & Francophone Literature Of The 20th Century I

[3 credit hours]

Literature of all genres from the period before World War I to the present.

Prerequisites: (FREN 3210 with a minimum grade of D- and FREN 3220 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Spring

FREN 4820 French & Francophone Literature Of The 20th Century II

[3 credit hours]

Literature of all genres from the period before World War I to the present.

Prerequisites: (FREN 3210 with a minimum grade of D- and FREN 3220 with a minimum grade of D-)

FREN 4850 Le Cinema Francais

[3 credit hours]

A study of the development of French film and its place in world cinema.

Prerequisites: (FREN 3210 with a minimum grade of D- and FREN 3220 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

FREN 4860 La Production Feminine

[3 credit hours]

A study of texts produced by women in the French language in various fields (for example, literary theory, film, literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, semiotics, post-colonial theory).

Prerequisites: (FREN 3210 with a minimum grade of D- and FREN 3220 with a minimum grade of D-)

FREN 4910 Honors Research In French

[3 credit hours]

Independent research in special topics. May be repeated once for additional credit.

FREN 4940 Internship in French

[0-12 credit hours]

Educational work experience, using French, in a pre-approved professional field.

FREN 4980 Special Topics In French Studies

[1-3 credit hours]

Study of a selected topic in French or Francophone language, literature, or culture. May be repeated when topic varies.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

FREN 4990 Independent Study In French

[1-3 credit hours]

Independent research in special topics. May be repeated once for additional credit.