Courses

Code Course Credits

FRN 131

Elementary French I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school French. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple par agraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.)

3

FRN 132

Elementary French II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of FRN 131 - Elementary French I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 131.

3

FRN 231

Intermediate French I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with 2-3 years of high school French. In the Intermediate courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 132 or equivalent.

3

FRN 232

Intermediate French II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of FRN 231 - Intermediate French I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 231 or equivalent.

3

FRN 331

Advanced French I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with three or more years of French. In the Advanced courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 232 or equivalent.

3

FRN 332

Advanced French II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of FRN 331 - Advanced French I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 331 or equivalent.

3

FRN 333

French Culture and Civilization I

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of contemporary French culture and its recent history, social issues, economy, attitudes and institutions.

Prerequisite(s): (Recommended 4 years of high school French) FRN 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Anthropology minor

3

FRN 334

French Culture and Civilization II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of FRN 333 - French Culture and Civilization I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 333 or equivalent. (Recommended 4 years of high school French)

3

FRN 335

Survey of French Literature I

Offered: Not Offered 2013-2014

Survey of writers representing major movements in French Literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school French)

3

FRN 336

Survey of French Literature II

Offered: Not Offered 2013-2014

This course is a continuation of FRN 335 - Survey of French Literature I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 335 or equivalent. (Recommended 4 years of high school French)

3

FRN 337

French Conversation and Composition

Offered: Not Offered 2013-2014

Builds fluency in both oral and written work. Students learn to express themselves with more ease and to write with advanced level of thought, organization and linguistic correction. Materials used will include newspapers, films and literary texts.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher.

3

FRN 340

French Cinema

Offered: Not Offered 2013-2014

Study of contemporary French cinema with an emphasis on conversation and language proficiency.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school French)

3

FRN 342

Gender Construction in Francophone Culture

Offered: Not Offered 2013-2014

The course examines how race, gender and sexuality are represented in literary works by French male and female authors and film directors and how they have used alterity as a mirror for self-reflection, as an example for social change, and as the locus of a threat to cultural homogeneity.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.

3

FRN 348

Nineteenth Century French Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2013-2014

Major aesthetic movements in French literature from the nineteenth century. Poems and novels associated with Romanticism, Realism and Symbolism will be studied with an attention to the dialogue between literature and fine arts.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher and ability to read prose in French.

3

FRN 475

Internship in French Studies

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Opportunity for qualified student to work with their foreign language skills in a variety of professional areas. Field placement depends on the student’s interests and abilities.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher.

3