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Humanities

French Course Descriptions

FREN 1001 - Elementary French I (3-0-3) Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions. Open to native speakers of French only by permission of the Department of Humanities.

FREN 1002 - Elementary French II (3-0-3) Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing French with further study of the culture of French-speaking regions. Open to native speakers of French only by permission of the Department of Language and Literature. Prerequisite: FREN 1001 or two years of high school French.

FREN 2001 - Intermediate French I (3-0-3) Grammar review and continued development of the student's reading, conversation and composition skills, with readings from Francophone literary sources. Open to native speakers of French only by permission of the Department of Humanities. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1002 or FREN 1999.

FREN 2002 - Intermediate French II (3-0-3) Grammar review and continued development of the student's reading, conversation, and composition skills, with readings of a more difficult nature than those previously encountered by the student. Open to native speakers of French only by permission of the Department of Humanities. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2001.

FREN 3000 - French Grammar and Composition (3-0-3) This course will improve the student’s command of the French language through an advanced study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary via the consideration of a variety of texts and styles, with refinement of writing skills through the composition of multiple drafts of essays ranging in subject and length from a descriptive paragraph to a literary research paper. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

FREN 3101 - French Conversation (3-0-3) This course will refine and develop students’ oral and comprehension skills. Acquiring a more precise vocabulary ranging from the colloquial to the most refined of discourses, students will be able to recognize and use words and expressions in the proper register for a variety of situations. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

FREN 3110 - French Culture and Civilization I (3-0-3) This course will introduce students to the historical, sociological, philosophical, literary, and artistic developments of France from the Revolution to modern times. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

FREN 3120 - French Culture and Civilization II (3-0-3) This course will introduce students to the historical, sociological, philosophical, literary, and artistic developments of France from the Revolution to modern times. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

FREN 4030 - Introduction to French and Francophone Literature (3-0-3) This course will introduce students to selected, thematic readings of French and Francophone texts in their social, historical, and linguistic context, with an emphasis in teaching students to read critically and develop their analytical writing ability. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

FREN 4200 - The Francophone World (3-0-3) Within a framework concerning the historical and conceptual aspects of “la Francophonie,” students will study the cultures and literatures of countries or regions where French is used either as an official language or is the language of a significant segment of the population. In the second part of the semester, the course will concentrate on one specific area (for instance, the Caribbean, or West Africa, or Quebec, etc., on a rotating basis). Conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

FREN 3999-4999 - Study-Abroad (up to 9 hours). An intensive study of French language and culture in the native environment. Designed for students who participate in University System-approved programs, in-house study-abroad programs, or in any other comparable program for which approval has been given prior to the study abroad. Prerequisite: French 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.