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French: Curriculum

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Lower-division Courses

  • FREN 1001: Elementary French I
    Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions.

  • FREN 1002: Elementary French II
    Continued listening, speaking, reading and writing in French with further study of the culture of French-speaking regions. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1001 or equivalent.

  • FREN 1060: Accelerated Elementary French
    An accelerated introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions. Completes the elementary levels of French in one semester.

  • FREN 2001: Intermediate French I
    Building upon communication skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French) and cultural understanding, developed at the elementary level. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1001 and FREN 1002 or FREN 1060.

  • FREN 2002: Intermediate French II
    Continued focus on communication skills and cultural understanding. Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in FREN 2001 or equivalent.

  • FREN 2060: Accelerated Intermediate French
    Accelerated intermediate French with continued work on listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and the culture of French-speaking regions. Completes the intermediate levels of French in one semester. Prerequisite(s): Completion of FREN 1002 or equivalent.

Note: You may place out of 1001, 1002, 1060, 2001, 2002, or 2060 and still get credit for them. If you have taken a language previously, you should attempt to take the course that best fits your current abilities—you do not need to and should not start in 1001, if you don’t need to. If you take a higher course and receive a C or better, you may petition to get credit for the lower courses through Proficiency by Examination. Please talk to the Department of Foreign Languages staff for more information. Also read more about placement here.

Upper-division Courses

  • FREN 3030: Selected Topics in French
    Study of a topic in French literature, culture, society, thought or language not included in the regular offering. Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture). May be repeated for credit provided a new topic is studied. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3130: Conversational French
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) with a strong emphasis on conversational skills. Practice in the use of everyday French for functional vocabulary build-up and increased oral proficiency. Course work includes the study of authentic oral materials (such as excerpts from films, radio and TV programs, recordings of songs, skits, etc.), as well as situational communicative exercises. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s):FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3132: French Through Literature: The Short Story
    Continued development of all five language competencies through the study of selected short stories representative of the main periods and styles. Course work includes oral reading, writing, and grammar activities. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3134: French Through Writing
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) with strong emphasis on writing, such as: personal narratives, movie reviews and short research topics. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3136: French through Film
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) through an in-depth study of selected feature films. Course work includes oral comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar activities. Emphasis on everyday spoken French. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3195: French in France
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) with strong emphasis on everyday functions essential to living in France. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent and admission to the France Study Abroad program.

  • FREN 3230: French Through Literature: Introduction to the Study of Literary Texts
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) through the study and analysis of literary texts. Texts include representative samples of four literary genres: short story, poetry, theatre, and novel. Course work includes oral comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar activities. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3330: French Civilization
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) through the study of French civilization. Course work includes oral comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar activities. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3336: Francophone Cultures of Africa and the Caribbean
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) with a focus on an introduction to Africa and the Caribbean. Texts include fables, poems, newspaper articles, and film. Course work includes oral, reading, writing, and grammar activities. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3395: French Regional Culture
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) through the study of a geographic region in France based on residential study in the region. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 3530: French for Professions
    Continued development of all five language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) through the study of professional situations in areas such as business, law, health, and tourism. Course work includes oral, reading, writing, and grammar activities. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2002 or equivalent.

  • FREN 4030: Selected Topics in French
    Study of a topic in French literature, culture, society, thought, or language not included in regular offerings. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3230 and one other course at the 3000 level.

  • FREN 4130: Grammar and Phonetics
    Intensive review of major grammatical structures and contrastive analysis of French and English sound systems. Extensive oral and written activities, including grammar exercises, compositions, and pronunciation exercises. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): Two courses at the 3000 level.

  • FREN 4330: Contemporary France
    An in-depth study of present-day France, including its institutions, daily life, current events, and its place in Europe and on the international scene. Extensive use of authentic materials (newspapers, magazines, TV and radio materials, and the Internet). Conducted in French.

  • FREN 4431: Perspectives in Literature I
    Introduction to masterpieces of French literature representative of major movements and genres from the Middle Ages to the present. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3230 and one other course at the 3000 level.

  • FREN 4432: Perspectives in Literature II
    Same as FREN 4431 but focuses on different texts and/or authors. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3230 and one other course at the 3000 level.

  • FREN 4790: Internship in French
    Internship in one or more French-speaking countries. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and department chair.

  • FREN 4890: Directed Study in French
    Independent study under faculty supervision. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Last updated: 9/27/2013

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