FREN - French


Course Descriptions

FREN 1070 Intensive Introduction to French: Level I (1-3)

A beginning-level course offered in a variety of formats. Teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The goal is to develop basic linguistic structures and vocabularies for specific needs: e.g., travel, business, medicine, law enforcement. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 1080 Intensive Introduction to French: Level II (1-3)

A continuation of FREN 1070. Prerequisite: FREN 1070 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 1090 Elementary French: Level I (1-4)

Teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with the emphasis on understanding and speaking. The goal is fluency in the basic French needed for expression in everyday situations. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 1091 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, with an emphasis on pronunciation. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FREN 1090. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 1100 Elementary French: Level II (1-4)

A continuation of FREN 1090. Teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with the emphasis on understanding and speaking. The goal is fluency in the basic French needed for expression in everyday situations. Prerequisite: FREN 1090 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 1101 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, with an emphasis on pronunciation. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FREN 1100 or FREN 1090. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 2090 Intermediate French: Level I (1-4)

Teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with the emphasis on understanding and speaking. Proceeds from the concrete basic language of everyday situations to expressions of ideas and opinions, with the goal of fluent, correct French. Prerequisite: FREN 1100 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 2091 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, with an emphasis on pronunciation. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FREN 2090. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 2100 Intermediate French: Level II (1-4)

This is a review of the basic grammatical structures of French, as well as a development of vocabulary and of written and oral fluency. Prerequisite: FREN 2090 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 2101 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, with an emphasis on pronunciation. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FREN 2100 or FREN 2090. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 2170 Intermediate Conversational French (1-6)

Develops mastery of vocabulary and structures needed for communications in everyday situations. Prerequisite: FREN 2090 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

FREN 2250 La Cuisine Française (1-3)

A basic course on French cooking, taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 2100 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

FREN 3090 Advanced French: Level I (1-3)

Develops advanced-level writing skills and presents different forms of writing through frequent practice. Also provides review of French grammar and introduces some advanced grammatical concepts. Prerequisite: FREN 2100 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit if content differs or with permission of department chair.

FREN 3091 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary development, and grammar review. Prerequisite: FREN 2100 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 3100 Advanced French: Level II (1-3)

A continuation of FREN 3090. Prerequisite: FREN 3090 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit if content differs.

FREN 3150 French Civilization (1-3)

An exploration of French culture as manifested by sociopolitical structures, contemporary controversies, and artistic expression. Although not a course on French history, themes will be historically contextualized. Films, advertisements, and newspaper articles will supplement the textbook. Prerequisite: FREN 2100 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

FREN 3151 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for vocabulary development, with a cultural focus. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FREN 3150. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

FREN 3250 Introduction to French Literature (1-3)

This course introduces students to the various literary genres such as poetry, short story, drama, etc. Students will explore a selection of texts in French and learn basic terms and strategies for literary analysis. Prerequisite: FREN 2100 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

FREN 4090 Topics in Advanced Language (1-3)

Develops skills in advanced composition, conversation, vocabulary, and grammar. May also focus on the history of the French language or contemporary linguistics. May be repeated for credit if content varies. Prerequisite: FREN 3090 or equivalent.

FREN 4170 Advanced Conversational French (1-3)

Designed to give students the opportunity to improve their skills in conversational French through vocabulary development and cultural contextualization. Prerequisite: FREN 2170 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

FREN 4250 Topics in Literature (1-3)

This course explores various topics through an in-depth study of literary texts written in French. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisite: FREN 3250 or equivalent.

FREN 4650 Advanced Topics (1-3)

Exploration of an interdisciplinary topic related to French or Francophone culture. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisites: advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in French and FREN 3090 or FREN 3250 or FREN 3150 or equivalent.

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