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FREN 100    French Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An introduction to French and French-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 101    Elementary French I    3 Hours

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 102    Elementary French II    3 Hours

Continuation of the development of the four basic skills and cultural insights. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 101 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 2 or LPROF: FRENCH Composite with a score of 2)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

FREN 105    Introduction to French Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary culture of France, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of the French-speaking people. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 201    Intermediate French I    3 Hours

Expansion of grammatical knowledge and practice in oral and written expression. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 102 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

FREN 202    Intermediate French II    3 Hours

Continuation of oral and written practice, vocabulary building and introduction to the reading of literary or cultural texts. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 201 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 4)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2022

FREN 210    Intermediate French Conversation Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop the vocabulary and communication skills of a student with one year of college French or equivalent, with emphasis on contact with French native speakers. FREN 210 may not substitute for FREN 201 or FREN 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in French. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 102 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 211    French Culture Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop an appreciation for different aspects of France and its people and culture, for a student with one year of college French or equivalent. FREN 211 may not substitute for FREN 201 or FREN 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in French. FulfillsWorld Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 102 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 306    Experiencing French Abroad    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students who receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program will receive credit only for cultural study. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Enrollment in supervised language study while aboard required.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2022

FREN 314    Introduction to French Literature    3 Hours

This course is intended to develop adequate reading skills to enable the student to succeed in literature courses. Texts from the theatre, poetry, short stories and selections from novels will be read. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 320    French Grammar and Composition    3 Hours

A comprehensive study of French grammar based on classroom explanation and drill and written translation of texts especially prepared to illustrate grammar under discussion. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

FREN 321    French Conversation    3 Hours

Exercises in pronunciation, comprehension and composition. Thorough review of language usage. Ample opportunity for conversation. Entirely in French. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; summer 2022

FREN 322    Translation    3 Hours

A concentrated study of the intricacies and processes of translation work (both French to English and English to French) for literary and non-literary materials. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 323    French Civilization and Culture    3 Hours

Readings, discussion, lectures, films, oral and written reports on different aspects of France and its people and culture. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

FREN 325    Survey of French Literature I    3 Hours

Reading of French literary texts representing the masterpieces of this important branch of French civilization; lectures on literary history and criticism. The period covered is from 842 AD to the end of the 18th century. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 326    Survey of French Literature II    3 Hours

Reading of French literary texts representing the masterpieces of this important branch of French civilization; lectures on literary history and criticism. The period covered is the 19th and 20th centuries. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 328    French Diction and Pronunciation    3 Hours

Mastery of fluent French diction and pronunciation through intensive practice with sounds, stress, rhythm, linking, phrasing, and intonation. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

FREN 331    Business French    3 Hours

Introduction to business communication in the French speaking countries. Linguistic structures and vocabulary, forms of business communication, reading and discussion of business texts, social customs. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 389    Internship in French    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using French in a professional setting. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in French (365) or French (665)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 420    Advanced French Composition and Stylistics    3 Hours

Creative self-expression in written French, refinement of grammatical understanding, introduction to the art of translation and an examination of selected texts to study stylistic devices. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 421    Advanced French Conversation    3 Hours

Free classroom discussion on assigned topics and reports on newspaper and magazine articles of current interest. Special attention will be paid to idiomatic expressions. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

FREN 426    French Literature of the Twentieth Century    3 Hours

A study of the works of major French writers of the 20th century. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 314 or FREN 325 or FREN 326)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2022

FREN 427    Francophone Culture    3 Hours

Course will cover all francophone countries (including France) and deal with various aspects of their culture: oral literature. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 314 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

FREN 445    French Canadian Literature    3 Hours

A survey of the Quebecois novel, theatre and poetry through a selection of 19th and 20th century writers. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 314 or FREN 321 or FREN 325 or FREN 326 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 450    Topics in Francophone Cinema    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Course examines the way Francophone film directors and social scientists look at various aspects of the most recent cinema: narrative structure, recurring patterns, relation of form to content and ideology. Taught in French. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 314 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

FREN 499    Advanced Studies in French    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

For guided independent study in culture, language, or literature. May be used with consent of full-time program faculty members for work accomplished during study abroad. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021