The College of St. Scholastica

Undergraduate Catalog 2007-2009

French

French

(School of Arts and Letters, Languages and International Studies Department)

FRN 1101-1102 Conversational French I and II (III)
2 cr. each
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 1103-1104 Conversational French III and IV (III)
2 cr. each.

Expands students' ability to communicate through introduction of more complex linguistic structures. Completes beginning level sequence. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.

FRN 2201 Intermediate French
2 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.

FRN 2202 La Vie Culturelle en France
2 cr.

Study of significant aspects of social and cultural realities of France.Course also counts towardmajor/minor in LIS. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

FRN 2301 Readings in French
2 cr.
Emphasis on current articles in French concerning the arts and sciences as well as longer texts such as short stories and plays. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

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

FRN 3101 L'Histoire de la France
2 cr.

Survey ofmajor 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.

FRN 3201 La Poésie Française
2 cr.

Opportunity to read and discussworks ofmajor French poets frommedieval tomodern times.Relationship of versification techniques to meaning is emphasized. Prerequisites: FRN 2301 or permission of instructor.

FRN 3301 Readings in French II
2 cr.

Expansion of FRN 2301. Students will read literary works in French from various francophone countries. Prerequisite: FRN 2301 or permission of instructor.

FRN 3303 -3304 Advanced Conversation I and II
2 cr. each.

Focus on greater fluency in speaking. Emphasis on expanded vocabulary and more complex structures. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

FRN 3305 French Composition and 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.

FRN 3378 French Pronunciation
1 cr.

Students have the opportunity to practice sounds, intonation and rhythmpatterns 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
2 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.

FRN 4999 Independent Study
1-4 credits

Self-determined programof study under faculty direction for student whose interests extend beyond the curricular offerings of the department.