Courses in French (FREN)
1301/FREN 1311 French I (3-0). Introduction to basic structures and usage of modern French. The emphasis is on development of basic French vocabulary and grammar, accuracy of pronunciation, the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and the introduction of cultural elements.
1302/FREN 1312 French II (3-0). A sequel to French 1301. Prerequisite: French 1301 or equivalent.
2311/FREN 2311 French III (3-0). An expansion of the language skills acquired in French 1301 and 1302. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. The course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing French, and promote knowledge of cultural background. Prerequisite: French 1302 or equivalent.
2312/FREN 2312 French IV (3-0). Fourth-semester capstone course organized around grammatical topics and cultural issues. Review and expansion of structural aspects, reading and discussion of selected French texts, and continued practice in composition and conversation. Prerequisite: French 2311 or equivalent.
2372 French and Francophone Literature in Translation (3-0). Survey of major trends in French and Francophone literature since 1600. Emphasis on comprehension and appreciation of important intellectual achievements. Readings and discussions in English. Course can be used to fulfill the Humanities requirement. Course does not fulfill the sophomore literature requirement of the core curriculum. Course does not fulfill the sophomore language requirement in French. Not applicable to the French major.
3311 Advanced French Grammar for Conversation (3-0). Grammar as related to conversation. Prerequisite: French 2312.
3312 Advanced French Grammar for Composition (3-0). Grammar as related to composition. Prerequisite: French 2312.
3332 French Civilization (3-0). A survey of the cultural institutions of France, its geography, industries, cities and provinces, government, education, and lifestyle. Designed to provide a better understanding of the French people and their culture. Prerequisite: French 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.
3333 Francophone Civilization (3-0). A survey of the history and culture of Francophone countries.
4321 French Literature to World War One (3-0). A survey of French literature through World War One. Prerequisite: French 2312.
4327 French Literature since World War One (3-0). A survey of French literature since World War One. Prerequisite: French 2312.
4328 French Cinema (3-0). Focusing on the history of French cinema, the course begins with films of the first filmmakers, the Lumière brothers, and ends with those of contemporary film directors. Students will be familiarized with film terminology and will learn how to analyze film critically. Students will be able to explore the role French film has played in shaping the discourse on national and cultural identity. Lectures and class discussions will be in English. French majors and minors are required to complete all written assignments in French.
4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in French. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.) Prerequisite: French 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.
4391 Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for superior students majoring in French.