French Course Descriptions

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FRN 1111 - Beg French Lang & Culture I ( III ) - 4 cr.
First semester sequence of French language study, focusing on the basic structures necessary for asking and answering simple but meaningful questions concerning directions, family life and school. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.


FRN 1112 - Beg French Lang and Culture I ( III ) - 4 cr.
Expands students’ ability to communicate through introduction of more complex linguistic structures. Completes beginning level sequence. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.


FRN 1777 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Topics.


FRN 1999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Independent Study.


FRN 2201 - Intermediate French - 4 cr.
Completes basic study of linguistic components necessary for participation in meaningful discussion and dialogue in the French language. Prerequisite: FRN 1104, placement test or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 1104, FRN 1111


FRN 2202 - French Civilization - 2 cr.
Study of French culture and society from the Gallic era to the 21st century. Focus on the evolution and development of social behaviors, cultural norms, and social institutions. Course also counts toward major/minor in LIS. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2201


FRN 2203 - Francophone Civilization - 2 cr.
Study of Francophone culture and society in Africa, Quebec, and the Caribbean. Focus on the influence of colonialism and decolonization on traditional social institutions, behaviors, and cultural norms. Course also counts toward major/minor in LIS. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.


FRN 2301 - Introduction to French Lit - 2 cr.
Study of short literary texts from different periods and regions. Emphasis on developing skills in reading comprehension and analysis. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2201


FRN 2302 - French Grammar Review - 2 cr.
Reinforces linguistic skills through practical review of basic grammar components. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2201


FRN 2777 - Topics - 0-4 cr.
Topics.


FRN 3101 - L'Histoire de la France - 2 cr.
Survey of major aspects in the development of France as a modern European nation. Course also counts toward major/minor in LIS. Prerequisite: FRN 2202 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2202


FRN 3201 - La Poesie Francaise - 2 cr.
Opportunity to read and discuss works of major French poets from medieval to modern times. Relationship of versification techniques to meaning is emphasized. Prerequisites: FRN 2301 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2301


FRN 3301 - Adv French & Francophone Lit - 2 cr.
Study of different genres of literature, such as novels, drama, and autobiography, through close reading and interpretation of significant literary works from various francophone countries. Prerequisite: FRN 2301 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2301


FRN 3303 - Advanced Conversation I - 2 cr.
Focus on greater fluency in speaking. Emphasis on expanded vocabulary and more complex structures. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2201


FRN 3304 - Advanced Conversation II - 2 cr.
Focus on greater fluency in speaking. Emphasis on expanded vocabulary and more complex structures. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2201


FRN 3305 - French Comp & Correspondence - 2 cr.
Students strengthen writing skills in French through applied grammar exercises which relate to narration, description, dialogue and personal and professional correspondence. Prerequisite: FRN 2302 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: FRN 2302


FRN 3378 - French Pronunciation - 1 cr.
Students have the opportunity to practice sounds, intonation and rhythm patterns that are specific to the French language.


FRN 3379 - French Cooking - 1 cr.
Students learn the vocabulary and cultural materials necessary to plan, prepare and serve a complete French meal.


FRN 3777 - Topics in French Civilization and Culture - 1-6 cr.
French language courses not part of the regular French curriculum. Topics will be based on relevance to both the French and the International Studies curriculum. Prerequisite: FRN 2202 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2301, FRN 3202


FRN 4777 - Topics - 1-4 cr.
Topics.


FRN 4999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Self-determined program of study under faculty direction for student whose interests extend beyond the curricular offerings of the department.