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Courses in French (FREN)

1301 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 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.

3339 French, German and Russian Film in 1920’s (3-0). An overview of the different film genres that emerged in France, Germany and Russia during the 1920’s with particular emphasis on Russian documentary, German expressionist, and French impressionist and surrealist film. (Credit may not be earned for this course and German 3339 or Russian 3339.)

4071 Internship in French: Credit 1 to 6. An internship experience with advanced assignments in French. (French 4071 may be repeated with a limit of 6 hours total.)
Prerequisite: 60 hours - including current semester credit hours, a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA at the time of application, and department permission.

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 chair.

4391 Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or
research for superior students in French. (May be repeated once for credit.)