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Undergraduate French Course Offerings

 
Students pursuing the French major should refer to the French Major requirements for a list of all required courses.


FREN 1001 Intro French Lang & Culture I
Prerequisite: Cannot be taken for credit by students who had two years or more of French in high school. Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions. One hour of language laboratory per week is required. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.  3 hours.

FREN 1002 Intro Fren Lang & Culture II 
Prerequisite: FREN 1001, or equivalent. Continued listening, speaking, reading and writing in French with further study of the culture of French-speaking regions. One hour of language laboratory per week is required. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. 3 hours.

FREN 2001 Interm French Lang & Culture 
Prerequisite: FREN 1002, or equivalent. The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. One hour of language laboratory per week is required. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. 3 hours.

FREN 2002 Interm Fren Lang & Culture II 
Prerequisite: FREN 2001, or equivalent. Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Course will serve as a transition between intermediate and upper-level courses in French. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. 3 hours.

FREN 3010 French Structure & Composition 
Prerequisite: FREN 2002. General review of grammar through composition and other written activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms. Students are highly encouraged to take FREN 3010 and FREN 3020 concurrently. 3 hours.

FREN 3020 French Conversation & Diction 
Prerequisite: FREN 2002. Emphasis on the improvement of pronunciation and conversation skills while developing vocabulary and communicative structures. Conversation topics will include a wide range of situations, themes, and readings. Students are highly encouraged to take FREN 3010 and FREN 3020 concurrently. 3 hours.

FREN 3110 French Culture & Civ I 
Prerequisites: FREN 3010 and FREN 3020. A survey of the historical, sociological, philosophical, literary, and artistic developments of France up to the French Revolution. 3 hours.

FREN 3120 French Culture & Civ II 
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. A survey of the historical, sociological, philosophical, literary, and artistic developments of France and the Francophone world from the French Revolution to today. 3 hours.

FREN 3210 Survey of French Literature I 
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. Study of the development of French literature from the beginnings to Rousseau. Study of principal trends. Reading of representative authors. 3 hours.

FREN 3220 Survey of French Literature II 
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. Study of the development of French literature from Rousseau to the present time. Study of principal trends. Reading of representative authors. 3 hours.

FREN 4110 Adv Structure & Composition 
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. An advanced study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary with refinement of writing skills through composition. 3 hours.

FREN 4210 Business French 
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. An introduction to the economic and business practices of contemporary France and the Francophone world. 3 hours.

FREN 4220 Francophone Women Writers 
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. Survey of texts written by Francophone women across the centuries and the continents. 3 hours.

FREN 4999 La Francophonie
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn in greater detail the similarities and the differences between France and Francophone countries and constitutes their culminating experience leading to an understanding of their chosen discipline. (Capstone Experience course). 3 hours.

FREN 2950 Special Topics
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered, but for which there is a current need at the freshman/sophomore level. This course is repeatable for credit. 1 - 4 hours.

FREN 3940 Independent Study
Prerequisites: FREN 3010 and FREN 3020. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered but for which there is a current need. Subject matter varies. This course is repeatable for credit. 1 - 4 hours.

FREN 3950 Service Learning
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. This course will provide students with the opportunity to work on service projects, utilizing skills related to their major in non-profit and service organizations. This course is repeatable for credit. 1 - 3 hours.

FREN 4940 Independent Study
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered but for which there is a current need. Subject matter varies. This course is repeatable for credit. 1 - 4 hours.

FREN 4950 Special Topics
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered but for which there is a current need. Subject matter varies. This course is repeatable for credit. 1 - 4 hours.

FREN 4960 Internship and/or Cooperative
Prerequisites: Chairperson's approval, FREN 3010, and FREN 3020. Individually designed learning experience involving off-campus field experience and study in the private or public sector. This course is repeatable for credit. 1 - 15 hours.

FREN 4980 Study Abroad
Prerequisites: FREN 3010, FREN 3020, and Chairperson's approval. See the International Studies Section of the Catalog for details. 1 - 15 hours. 

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