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French

FREN101 French 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The fundamentals of pronunciation, vocabulary, and patterns of expression. Oral and written practice intended to develop the skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening to French.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN102 French 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The fundamentals of pronunciation, vocabulary, and patterns of expression. Oral and written practice intended to develop the skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening to French.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN201 French 3

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A review of fundamentals, together with continued vocabulary development, more complete construction, and more advanced oral and written exercises.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN202 French 4
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
A review of fundamentals, together with continued vocabulary development, more complete construction, and more advanced oral and written exercises.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN203 French Civilization 1
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
The first semester examines modern France, emphasizing cultural traits, patterns of daily living, and current issues. The second semester follows the development of France from its earliest beginnings to the present, and traces its outstanding achievements in art, literature, architecture, science, etc.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

FREN204 French Civilization 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The first semester examines modern France, emphasizing cultural traits, patterns of daily living, and current issues. The second semester follows the development of France from its earliest beginnings to the present, and traces its outstanding achievements in art, literature, architecture, science, etc.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN301 French Comp & Conversation 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

In the first semester, extensive vocabulary development by reading and discussion of situational materials.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN303 French Literature 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Readings from the main works of French literature from the early Middle Ages to the present. Discussion of the characteristics of each work and of each literary movement. Critical readings. In this and subsequent literature courses, it is assumed that the student has the ability to read French with considerable ease, to follow lectures in the language, and to participate freely in discussions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN304 French Literature 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Readings from the main works of French literature from the early Middle Ages to the present. Discussion of the characteristics of each work and of each literary movement. Critical readings. In this and subsequent literature courses, it is assumed that the student has the ability to read French with considerable ease, to follow lectures in the language, and to participate freely in discussions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN305 French Linguistics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduces general concepts of structural linguistics, with special emphasis on comparison of the sound systems of French and English. Intensive work on the development of authentic pronunciation of French, including phonetic transcription.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN306 Current French Periodicals

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Reading and discussion of the latest French newspapers and magazines, coupled with the study of contemporary France. Attention will be given to recent developments in French idiom and vocabulary, including "Franglais". Current tapes of French news broadcasts will help develop listening comprehension.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN310 Advanced French Grammar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An intensive study of French, providing review of basic grammar as well as presentation of more advanced topics not treated in French I-IV. Translation practice and structure drills will focus on problem areas arising from particular differences in English and French language structure.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

FREN320 Francophone Identities
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An exploration of diverse voices, social groups and societies in francophone literatures through works by francophone writers from all over the world. Designed as an introduction to the literatures and cultures of the francophone world, the course considers issues of social status, history, resistance, representation and identity. Taught in French.

Prerequisite: ( FREN202 )

Corequisite: None

FREN328 Humanities Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of major films produced by leading French directors since the 1960s. Films will be studied as expressions of French culture and related to the special circumstances of French life, society and history that they reflect. Films will be discussed both in general aesthetic terms and in terms of specifically French values and specifically French way of life. Special attention will also be devoted to the differences between French and American filmmaking. Films are presented with English substitutes; no knowledge of French is necessary.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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