(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
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
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
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
Reinforces linguistic skills through practical review of basic grammar components. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.
FRN 3101 L'Histoire de la France
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
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
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
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
Students have the opportunity to practice sounds, intonation and rhythmpatterns that are specific to the French language.
FRN 3379 French Cooking
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
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
Self-determined programof study under faculty direction for student whose interests extend beyond the curricular offerings of the department.