Courses in French

FREN 101: Elementary French (3)
Combination approach: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

FREN 102: Elementary French (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 101 or 111 or equivalent
Combination approach: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

FREN 103H: Accelerated Elementary French
Prerequisite: Advanced Placement
Combination approach: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

FREN 111: Elementary French (4)
Lecture component of FREN 101 plus language laboratory, or other assigned foreign language experience.

FREN 112: Elementary French (4)
Prerequisite: FREN 101 or 111 or equivalent
Lecture component of FREN 102 plus language laboratory, or other assigned foreign language experience.

FREN 195: Beginning Conversation (1)
Focus on speaking skills and basic discussion of contemporary culture.

FREN 201: Intermediate French (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent
For students who have had two years of French in secondary school or equivalent. Training n the speaking, understanding, reading and writing of French.

FREN 202: Intermediate French
Prerequisite: FREN 201 or equivalent
Training in the speaking, understanding, reading and writing of French.

FREN 300: Introduction to French Culture (1-3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 101, 102, or permission of instructor
Introduction to the background of French life and culture and to the outstanding contributions of France to world civilization from medieval times to the present.

FREN 307: Explication of Texts (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 202
A given literary text is studied to appreciate its form, meaning, and beauty. The French method of procedure is taught.

FREN 311: Phonetics and Linguistics (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 202
An introduction to linguistics, the French sound system, pronunciation drills, and use of laboratory material.

FREN 315: Advanced Conversation (1)
Prerequisite: FREN or permission of instructor
The focus is on speaking skills and basic discussion of contemporary French culture, including education, films, foods and politics.

FREN 321: Advanced French Composition (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 202
Designed to give students a command of spoken and written language. Recommended as a foundation for literature courses.

FREN 378, 379: Survey of French Literature (3,3)
Prerequisite: FREN 202
Divided, respectively, into Middle Ages, Renaissance and 17th century, and 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Characteristic movements with readings and selections of texts.

FREN 387, 388: Cooperative Education Project I (1-6, 1-6)
Students can obtain information from Department Chair.

FREN 389: Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 101-102, or 103H
An elective course with no knowledge of French required. Both texts and course are given in English. This course may not be taken in lieu of the departmental requirements for foreign language majors.

FREN 415: Foreign Language Teaching (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 202
Techniques and information useful to one planning to teach a foreign language.

FREN 421: French Literature of the 20th Century (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 202
Offered by announcement

FREN 451: French Literature of the Middle Ages (3)
Prerequisite: FREN 202
Offered by announcement