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100-Level Courses

101 Introductory French I, 3 credit hours (GE)
Four lectures. One one-hour laboratory. Emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation.

102 Introductory French II, 3 credit hours (GE)
Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: FRN 101 or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.

150 Accelerated Introductory French, 6 credit hours (GE)
This course covers the material for FRN 101 and 102 in one semester. Emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. May not be taken by students who have credit for either FRN 101 or FRN 102. Prerequisite: Placement by departmental exam.

200-Level Courses

201 Intermediate French I, 3 credit hours (GE)
Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills, stressing vocabulary, the idiom, and grammar, along with composition and conversation. Readings and discussions explore cross-cultural values. Prerequiste: FRN 102 or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.

202 Intermediate French II, 3 credit hours (GE)
Continuation of FRN 201. Prerequiste: FRN 201 or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.

250 Accelerated Intermediate French, 6 credit hours (GE)
Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills, stressing vocabulary, the idiom, and grammar, along with composition and conversation. Readings and discussions explore cross-cultural values. May not be taken by students who have credit for either FRN 201 or FRN 202. Prerequisite: FRN 102 or FRN 150 or placement by departmental exam.

300-Level Courses

300 Directed Independent Study, 1-3 credit hours
Investigation of assigned subjects, supervised reading, and independent study at the advanced intermediate level. Constent of instructor and chair required.

301 French Conversation, 3 credit hours
Emphasis on development of speaking fluency. Oral practice highly emphasized. Occasional written exercises. Prerequisite: FRN 202 or FRN 250 or placement test scores or consent of instructor.

302 Grammar and Composition, 3 credit hours
Emphasis on development of technical command of French through grammar review, vocabulary amplification, and writing exercises. Prerequisite: FRN 202 or FRN 250 or placement test scores or consent of instructor.

303 Phonetics and Phonology, 3 credit hours
Studies in phonetics and phonology of French. Emphasis on pronunciation of contemporary French. At the instructor’s discretion, the course may involve studies in linguistic analysis and transcription. Prerequisite: FRN 202 or FRN 250 or placement test scores or consent of instructor.

310 Business French, 3 credit hours
Emphasis on understanding commercial vocabulary and comprehending authentic texts, as well as the creation of dialogues and oral presentations. Study of aspects of other areas of professional French (social work, law) may be included. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

320 French Literature in Translation, 3 credit hours
Studies in French literature. Major works and authors of the French literary tradition. May be thematic or generic in approach or may concentrate on one author. Credit in English or French. (May be cross-listed with ENG 320.) Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

321 Francophone Literature in Translation, 3 credit hours
Studies in Francophone literature. Major works and authors writing in French outside France. May be thermatic or generic in approach or may concentrate on one author. (May be cross-listed with ENG 320.) Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

323 History of French Film, 3 credit hours
Traces the social and technological history of French film. All films subtitled in English. Readings and discussion in French and English. (Cross-listed with HIST432/532.) Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

331 Survey of French Literature, 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the literary genres and historical panorama of Francophone literature. Emphasis on the acquisition of reading skills and analytical tools in drama, poetry, narrative, and essay. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

332 Survey of Francophone Literature, 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the literary genres and historical panorama of Francophone literature. Emphasis on the acquisition of reading skills and analytical tools in drama, poetry, narrative, and essay. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

341 French Culture and Civilization, 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the main historical events, social movements, artistic currents, and philosophical vogues from the beginning of French civilization to the present. The cultural history of France will be considered within a national and international context. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

342 Francophone Culture and Civilization, 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the main historical events, social movements, artistic currents, and philosophical vogues in the French-speaking world, considered within a national and international context. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

344 Francophone Cultural Studies and Film, 3 credit hours
Study of currents events in the French-speaking world through use of print, electronic, and visual sources. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

345 The Francophone World Today, 3 credit hours
Study of contemporary events French culture. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

370 Special Topics, 3 credit hours
Investigation of selected topics or themes drawn from culture, history, literature, or the arts. Can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

395 Study Abroad, 6 credit hours
Immersion in the Spanish language to perfect linguistic and cultural skills. Prerequisite: FRN 301, 302, or 303, or consent of instructor.

400-Level Courses

400 Directed Independent Study, 3 credit hours
Investigation of assigned subjects, supervised reading, and independent study at the advanced level. Consent of instructor and chair required. Prerequisite: At least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.

405 History of the French Language, 3 credit hours
Study of the history of one or more aspects of the French language, including syntax, morphology, lexicon, and diffusion. Prerequisite: At least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.

430 French Medieval, Renaissance or Early Modern Literature, 3 credit hours
Studies in French literature from the Medieval and Renaissance periods to the beginning of the 18thcentury. At the instructor’s discretion, this course may involve a survey of major authors and tests, or may explore a special topic. Prerequisite: At least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.

431 Modern and Contemporary French Literature, 3 credit hours
Studies in French literature from the 18th century to today. At the instructor’s discretion, this course may involve a survey of major authors and texts, or may explore a special topic. Prerequisite: At least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.

440 Francophone French Literature, 3 credit hours
Studies in Francophone literature from its origins to today. At the instructor’s discretion, this course may involve a survey of major authors and texts, or may explorer a special topic. Prerequisite: At least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.

451 Studies in Drama, 3 credit hours
Study of the formal and generic features of drama. May emphasize the development of dramatic form and content, a group of writers, a period or a sub-genre. Prerequisite: At least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.

452 Studies in Prose, 3 credit hours
Study of the formal and generic features of the novel, novella, essay, autobiography and other prose forms. May emphasize origins and development of a particular prose genre, a group of writers, a period or culture, or a sub-genre. Prerequisite: At least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.

453 Studies in Poetry, 3 credit hours
Study of the forms and conventions of poetry. May emphasize a poetic genre, a group of writers, a period or culture, or recurrent theme. Prerequisite: At least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.

470 Special Topics in French Civilization and Literature, 3 credit hours
Advanced investigation of selected topics or themes drawn from culture, history, literature, or the arts. Can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisites: FRN 301, 302, 303, or consent of instructor, and at least two classes numbered at FRN 331 or above.