Academic Catalog

2018-2019

French (FREN)

FREN 111 - Beginning French I (4 Credit Hours)

A comprehensive introductory course in French through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Does not count as credit toward a major or minor. Conducted in French.

FREN 112 - Beginning French II (4 Credit Hours)

A continuation in the development of the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Does not count as credit toward a major or minor. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 111.

FREN 199 - Introductory Topics in French (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

FREN 211 - Intermediate French (4 Credit Hours)

A completion of an overview of the structure of French. Emphasis placed on developing skills in speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Does not count as credit toward a major or minor. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 112 or placement.

FREN 213 - Cinema for French Conversation and Pronunciation (4 Credit Hours)

Training and refining of all skills, with an emphasis on pronunciation and oral communication. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 211 or placement.

FREN 214 - What Makes the French French? (4 Credit Hours)

The course deals with the question: "What makes the French French?" by examining several aspects of French culture, such as child rearing and the process of socialization, the structure of the family and society, and symbolic behavior. The approach compares American and French cultures. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 213 or equivalent.

FREN 215 - Intermediate French Readings and Grammar (4 Credit Hours)

Students will read extensively from Francophone literary works and works of general culture while reviewing French grammar in detail. Conducted in French. May be taken concurrently with FREN 213 or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 213.

FREN 299 - Topics in Intermediate French (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

FREN 305 - Introduction to Francophone Texts (4 Credit Hours)

Approaches to comprehension and appreciation of literary texts through analysis and writing. Recommended as preparation for advanced work in French. Conducted in French. This course satisfies the upper level writing requirement.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 215 or equivalent.

FREN 311 - Survey of French Literature I: From the Middle Ages through the 18th Century (4 Credit Hours)

Introduction to major literary and cultural movements and figures with readings from representative authors. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 215 or FREN 305 or equivalent.

FREN 312 - Survey of Literature of French Expression: 19th-21st Centuries (4 Credit Hours)

Introduction to major literary and cultural movements and figures with readings from representative authors. Conducted in French. This course satisfies the upper-level writing requirement.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 215 or FREN 305 or equivalent.

FREN 330 - Texts in French: Themes (4 Credit Hours)

This course proposes the study of texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) through a theme such as Childhood Narratives in Francophone Caribbean Literature, Women Voices in Francophone Africa, Literary Children of the French Revolution, French Gastronomy, Maghrebi Immigration to France, Gide, etc. Conducted in French. This course satisfies the upper-level writing requirement.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 305 or FREN 311 or FREN 312.

FREN 331 - Texts in French: Genres (4 Credit Hours)

In this course, students will discuss and analyze texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) through the common thread of genre such as Novels, Theatre, Film, Short Stories. Conducted in French. This course satisfies the upper-level writing requirement.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 305 or FREN 311 or FREN 312.

FREN 361 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

FREN 362 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

FREN 363 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

FREN 364 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

FREN 399 - Advanced Topics in French (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

FREN 418 - Senior Seminar (4 Credit Hours)

Advanced study of special topics in language, literature or culture. Conducted in French. This course satisfies the upper-level writing requirement. Must be taken in senior year.

Prerequisite(s): One advanced course beyond FREN 311 - FREN 312.

FREN 451 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)

FREN 452 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)