French (FREN)

FREN 101  Elementary French I    3 sem. hrs.

Essentials of French enabling the student to achieve basic proficiency in the language. Emphasis on structure, vocabulary, and sociolinguistic elements in relation to function. For entrance into 101 students should have a 101 placement or should not have studied French previously. Offered every fall.

FREN 102  Elementary French II    3 sem. hrs.

Essentials of French enabling the student to achieve basic proficiency in the language. Emphasis on structure, vocabulary, and sociolinguistic elements in relation to function. For entrance into 102 students should have a 102 placement or have successfully completed 101. Offered every semester.

FREN 103  DV:French Thro Children's Lit    3 sem. hrs.

This course, designed primarily for students in elementary and middle-level education seeking to satisfy a foreign language requirement, approaches the language through the study of selected French literature for children. Language concepts and activities in listening, speaking, and writing evolve from and are embedded in the literature read. Thus this course seeks to increase students' functional abilities in the French language and to deepen their knowledge of and appreciation for children's literature of a different culture. Can substitute for FREN 102 for education majors with FREN 102 placement or successful completion of FREN 101. Next offered when interest warrants.

FREN 201  Intermediate French I    3 sem. hrs.

Thorough review of structure and syntax: study and analysis of graded literary material. Oral practice. This course can be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the core curriculum only by students who have had no more than three years of French at the high school level. Sequence offered every fall/spring unless interest warrants additional offerings.

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or placement.

FREN 202  Intermediate French II    3 sem. hrs.

Thorough review of structure and syntax: study and analysis of graded literary material. Oral practice. This course can be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the core curriculum only by students who have had no more than three years of French at the high school level. Sequence offered every fall/spring unless interest warrants additional interest.

Prerequisite: FREN 201 or placement.

FREN 301  Advanced French I    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the more advanced elements of phonology, morphology, syntax, and composition. This course can be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the core curriculum only by students who have had four years or more of French at the high school level. French 301 next offered F-17. French 302 next offered SP-18.

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or placement.

FREN 302  Advanced French II    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the more advanced elements of phonology, morphology, syntax, and composition. This course can be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the core curriculum only by students who have had four years or more of French at the high school level.

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or placement.

FREN 303  Survey of French Literature I    3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to the major currents and leading literary figures in French literature beginning with the feudal epics and ending with the 17th century Moralists. (Conducted in French). Offered as needed.

FREN 304  Survey of French Literature II    3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to the literary movements in French literature from the 18th century philosophical ideas to present-day Existentialism through selected readings. (Conducted in French). Offered as needed.

FREN 305  French for Business    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed for students seeking to acquire a knowledge of French for use in a practical business context. Emphasis is placed on skill-building in business writing, job-seeking and interviewing, participating in business conversations/transactions, and some central concepts of marketing.

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or placement.

FREN 307  Readings in French    3 sem. hrs.

Readings of short, Francophone literary selections with emphasis on reading strategies and vocabulary development. This course can be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the core curriculum only by students who have had four years or more of French at the high school level. Next offered F-17.

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or placement.

FREN 308  French Conversation & Composit    3 sem. hrs.

Practice is speaking and writing in French. Emphasis placed on conversational linguistic patterns and process in written composition. This course can be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the core curriculum only by students who have had four years or more of French at the high school level. Next offered SP-18.

FREN 321  DV:French Civilizat/Culture    3 sem. hrs.

A study of the cultural history of France from the time of the ancient Gauls up to the present day. All aspects of civilization and culture (history, art, music, literature) will be examined in order to provide insights into the rich heritage and world view of the French people. (Conducted in French). Next offering scheduled according to majors'/minors' interests.

FREN 411  19th Century French Literature    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the representative literary trends of the19th century with special emphasis on Romanticism, Symbolism, Realism, and Naturalism. (Conducted in French) Next offering scheduled according to majors' interest.

FREN 412  20th Century French Literature    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the representative literary trends of the the 20th century with special emphasis on Surrealism, Existentialism, and the latest productions of the Anti-theatre and the Noveau Roman. (Conducted in French) Next offering scheduled according to majors' interest.

FREN 413  Adv French Grammar/Stylistics    3 sem. hrs.

This course, specifically designed for English-speaking students of French, emphasizes advanced structures and the finer points of French grammar and stylistics, comparing French and English expression and idiom. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency in the written language. Next offering scheduled according to majors'/minors' interests.

FREN 480  French Internship    3 sem. hrs.

Supervised work experience which permits students to use their second language skills in an authentic setting outside the academic classroom by becoming involved in a business or non-profit organization's day-to-day operations that require use of the French language. An on-the-job supervisor and a faculty member monitor and assess intern performance. Students work at least three hours per week for each semester hour of academic credit. Offered every semester with permission from foreign language coordinator. No more than 6 hours will count for graduation.

Prerequisite: Junior status and advanced language competency.

FREN 491  Studies in French    3 sem. hrs.

Directed readings and discussions of specific literary or linguistic texts or topics. Permission of the Division Chair and Vice President for Academic Affairs is required. Offered every semester.

FREN 499  French Capstone Experience    3 sem. hrs.

The Capstone Experience completes the requirements for the French major. The Capstone Project will demonstrate advanced language proficiency through both a scholarly paper and an oral presentation. This project will be based on the student's research on French language, literature, civilization, or a selected topic approved by the instructor or the Division. Offered by arrangement to majors or with permission from the Division Chair.