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French Courses (FRE)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses with all instruction, readings, and assignments in English

 

222 Explorations in French Literature: English Versions (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

 

232 Images of France and the Francophone World (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

 

323 Albert Camus: English Versions (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

 

A full description of these courses will be found in numerical order in the French courses listed below. All remaining courses are taught in French.

 

Courses for Undergraduates

101 Beginning French I (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Students with previous knowledge of French are required to take the placement exam.

Introduction to French with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Supplementary instruction in the language laboratory.

102 Beginning French II (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. FRE 101

Continued introduction to French with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Supplementary instruction in the language laboratory.

203 Intermediate French I (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. 102 or equivalent

Review and further study of basic French structures. Emphasis on the active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading.

204 Intermediate French II (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. FRE 203 or equivalent

Students may not receive credit for both FRE 204 and FRE 241.

Further study of basic French focusing on an introduction to French and Francophone literature. Emphasis on reading, writing, and vocabulary.

210 Intermediate French Conversation (1:1)

Pr. FRE 204/241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

May be repeated for credit up to 2 s.h.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Designed for students who wish to improve their oral proficiency in French. Topics of current interest as presented by various French media (radio, TV, newspaper/magazine reports).

222 Explorations in French Literature: English Versions (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

May not be used for credit toward French major or minor.

The best of French literature read and discussed in English. Topics vary, each taking a broad perspective on an important theme, genre, or period.

232 Images of France and the Francophone World (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

May not be used for credit toward French major or minor.

A study in English of French and Francophone civilizations and cultures and their impact on modern Western culture. Emphasis on understanding present-day issues and evaluating stereotypical images. (Fall)

241 Intermediate French: Culture and Business (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. FRE 203 or equivalent

Students may not receive credit for both FRE 204 and FRE 241.

Further study of basic French focusing on topics and vocabulary pertaining to the culture and business practices of present-day France. Emphasis on speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

301 Advanced French (3:3)

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

May not be taken for credit by students who have successfully completed FRE 315 or above.

An opportunity to increase proficiency in oral and written language skills while extending knowledge of French literature and contemporary French culture. A bridge to advanced work in all areas.

311 French Conversation and Phonetics (3:3)

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

Training in spoken French and phonetics.

312 French Conversation and Culture (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

Training in spoken French in the context of French culture.

313 Conversation in France (3)

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

Intensive formal and informal training in French conversation in a living French setting. Offered only as a summer program in France.

315 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

Study of grammar and idiom. Formal and informal writing.

323 Albert Camus: English Versions (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

May not be used for credit toward French major or minor.

Reading and discussion of Camus’ novels, plays, and essays in English.

331 Culture and Civilization in France (3:3)

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

Offered only as a summer program in France. Special emphasis on a region of France and on Paris.

332 Introduction to French Civilization and Culture (3:3)

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

An introduction to French civilization and culture with a primary focus on modern institutions of the Fifth Republic.

341 Business French (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

French used in various types of business, with practice in writing and speaking. Readings on economic aspects of the French-speaking world.

353 Survey of French Literature (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

French literature from Middle Ages through the twentieth century.

415 Advanced French Composition (3:3)

Pr. 315 or departmental permission

Review of grammar and practice in informal and formal writing skills. Emphasis on the explication de texte and the dissertation littéraires.

453 Topics in French Literature: Ancien Régime (3:3)

Pr. 353 or departmental permission

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Advanced studies in French literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, or of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

454 Topics in Modern French Literature (3:3)

Pr. 353 or departmental permission

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Advanced studies in French literature of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, or of the twentieth century.

455 Topics in French & Francophone Literature and Film (3:3)

Pr. FRE 353 or departmental permission

May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Advanced-level studies of a theme in French and/or Francophone literature and/or film that transcends the traditional period divisions. Taught in French.

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

496 Directed Study in French and Francophone Civilization and Culture (3:3)

Pr. departmental permission required.

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Directed study and research in French and Francophone civilization and culture.

497 Directed Study in French Language (3:3)

Pr. departmental permission required.

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Directed study and research in French language.

498 Directed Study in French and Francophone Literature (3:3)

Pr. departmental permission required.

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Directed study and research in French and Francophone literature.