Academic Catalog

French (FREN)

FREN 101 Elementary French I3 cr

Introduces spoken and written French, emphasizing comprehension and communication. Classroom time devoted primarily to listening and speaking, with some reading. Vocabulary presented and illustrated in meaningful contexts. Lab assignments provide practice in writing as well as additional opportunities to hear and read French. First half of a one-year course; intended for those who have no prior experience with French. Conducted in French.

FREN 102 Elementary French II3 cr

Improves fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing French. Students will increase their command of the standard topics of French grammar. Short readings will enhance understanding and appreciation of French-speaking cultures and provide topics of conversation. Second half of a one-year course. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 101 or department approval  
Attributes: Language Arts (CLA)  
FREN 201 Intermediate French I3 cr

Reviews first-year college French (or high-school equivalent) with a view toward building competence and confidence in students who have been exposed to the basics of the language. Exploration of selected themes in the modern French-speaking world, as well as intensive exercises in the oral and written language. Readings, discussions and brief essays on topics related to French culture. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent  
FREN 202 Intermediate French II3 cr

Presents a selection of French literary works and cultivates skills necessary to read and discuss them with understanding and appreciation. Reviews and expands grammar and vocabulary. Provides opportunities to learn and apply fundamentals of literary analysis and criticism. Readings include the major genres and represent a range of French-speaking countries.

Prerequisite: FREN 201 or department approval  
FREN 390 Special Topics in Francophone Studies3 cr

Studies a specific aspect of the French language and/or a particular Francophone culture in depth. Designed to provide advanced work in selected areas of study. Course topic is identified by subtitle and may include areas such as French society and culture, Francophone groups outside of France, French linguistics and Francophone literature or film. Taught in French unless otherwise noted. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

Prerequisite: FREN 201 or department approval  
Repeatable: Unlimited Credits