Description of Courses
FRE FRENCH (Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)
101. Introduction I to French Language and Culture- 4-1-4
Acquisition of the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
102. Introduction II to French Language and Culture- 4-1-4
Further development of basic language skills introduced in French 101. PR: FRE 101 or departmental placement.
200. French in Review: Language, Culture and History (Intermediate) - 4-1-4
Completion of basic linguistic structures. Applied conversation, reading of literary and other texts and composition. PR: FRE 102 or departmental placement.
204FLA. Special Topics in Foreign Languages - 3-0-3
Special topics in languages not covered by the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit.
205-305. French Study Abroad - 3 to 9 hours
Taught in France. Intensive study of French language and culture through class work, conversation and travel. Credit is assigned at the 200 or 300 level, depending upon previous language experience. These courses may complete the B.A. foreign-language requirement. Honors, satisfactory or unsatisfactory. PR: FRE 101-102 or departmental placement.
301. Advanced French Conversation - 3-1-3
Review of grammar and improvement of speaking skills through discussion of French culture and civilization. PR: FRE 200 or departmental placement.
302. Advanced French Composition - 3-0-3
Review of grammar and improvement of writing skills. PR: FRE 200 or departmental placement.
303. Introduction to French and Francophone Literature - 3-0-3
Reading of excerpts from French authors, with emphasis on broadening vocabulary and appreciation of stylistic features. PR: FRE 200 or departmental placement.
304. French Phonetics - 3-1-3
Phonetic description of French, phonetic transcription and workshop sessions in corrective phonetics. PR: FRE 200 or departmental placement.
306. French for Other Disciplines - 1 to 3 hours
A component of the program in Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum, taught in conjunction with a course from another discipline. Selected materials in French and weekly meetings to discuss them in French with student's professor. Special authorization required. May be repeated for credit. PR: FRE 200 or equivalent proficiency.
323. French Culture - 3-0-3
French history, art, politics and social structures. PR: FRE 200 or departmental placement. Usually taught in France.
400FLA. Foreign-Language Education in the Elementary School - 3-0-3
Methods of classroom procedures, functional units, use of audiovisual aids/media and evaluation of pupil growth in grades K-6. Field experience required. Not counted in major or minor but required in professional-education sequence. PR: FRE, GER or SPA 301; or FRE, SPA 302.
401WI. French Literature Prior to 1800 - 3-0-3
Overview of important literary works prior to 1800, with reading of excerpts. PR: any 300-level FRE.
402WI. French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries - 3-0-3
Overview of important literary works from the nineteenth century to the present, with reading of excerpts. PR: any 300-level FRE.
403. Masterpieces in French and Francophone Literature - 3-0-3
Analysis of French literary masterpieces. PR: any 300-level FRE.
404. French Business Communication - 3-0-3
Development of oral and written skills in business and transactions, with discussion of France's economic and political role in Europe. PR: any 300-level FRE.
405. Topics in French - 3-0-3
An introduction to modern French intellectual movement as reflected in literature, philosophy and politics, including the reading and translation of appropriate texts. PR: any 300-level FRE.
406. Senior Project - 1 credit hour
Writing of an 8- to 10-page paper and oral defense of it during the student's last semester.
496FLA. Academic Internship - 3 to 12 hours
Problem-oriented experiences on specific academic projects related to the individual student's program of study and planned in consultation with the student's advisor. PR: See general provisions for academic internships in this catalog.
498. Directed Study - 1 to 3 hours
Research projects under the direction of the instructor. PR: JS or SS and approval of school dean; any 400-level FRE course and CI; for majors only.