101, 102 Elementary French I and II (3 credits) The Elementary French I and II sequence is designed to help students develop basic communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing while introducing students to the culture of France and the francophone world. Prerequisite: consult with French staff except where student has had absolutely no prior French, in which case there is no prerequisite. (101 LN1, 102 LN2)
105 Intensive Elementary French (4 credits) This course is offered during January Term in France. It is designed to help students develop basic communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing while introducing students to the culture of France and the francophone world. Prerequisite: placement test, unless student has had absolutely no prior French. (LN3: this course alone fulfills the LAiP language requirement; no other course is required) (OCL, EL)
160 French Civilization (3 credits) An introduction to the civilization, history, culture, art, architecture and geography of France. Taught in English. (LNC)
201 Intermediate French I (3 credits) This course offers students the opportunity to reinforce and expand previous learning in vocabulary, grammar and comprehension. Unlike earlier courses, this one focuses upon giving the student an idiomatic grasp of French. Oral practice, language laboratory. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent. (LN3)
202 Intermediate French II (3 credits) This course continues the focus upon the fluency and idiomatic use of French. Selected readings will be used to study literary tenses and to increase vocabulary. The course will include conversations, discussions, compositions to improve language skills and comprehension. Prerequisite: FREN 201 is normally taken before 202.
205 Intensive Intermediate French (4 credits) This course is offered during January Term in France. Students learn to create ways through oral and written communication to handle a wide variety of topics in social, cultural, and historical contexts. Prerequisite: placement test. (LN3, OCL, EL)
210 Conversation and Composition (3 credits) A beginning conversation course to develop fluency, vocabulary and pronunciation. Where needed, occasional grammar review. Conversation topics will relate to French life and culture. Some use of language laboratory. A useful preparation for off-campus programs in French-speaking locations. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FREN 202 or permission of instructor.
235 French for Business (3 credits) A study of French business practices, commercial writing and terminology. Readings, videos and class discussion will address French commerce and business etiquette, France's role in the European Union and its attempts to face future economic challenges. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or permission of the instructor. Offered on an occasional basis.
305 Intensive Advanced French (4 credits) This course is offered during January Term in Tours, France. Students will develop skills in manipulating more sophisticated grammar and vocabulary to support opinions on a variety of cultural, social and historical issues. Prerequisite: placement test. (OCL, EL, LN3)
321, 322 Survey of French Literature (3 credits) A chronological introduction to the major authors, movements, genres and themes in French literature. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 202.
- 321 The Middle Ages, The Renaissance and the 17th and 18th Centuries (3 credits)
- 322 The 19th and 20th Centuries (3 credits)
341 Literary Movements (3 credits) An in-depth study of a particular movement, period or school in French literature. Possible topics: the classical theatre, realism and naturalism, the avant-garde, etc. May be repeated for credit. When repeated, this course bears the number 342, 343.
347 Themes or Genres (3 credits) A study of a recurrent theme or a specific genre, e.g. French Cinema. May be repeated for credit. When repeated, this course bears the numbers 348 or 349.
490 Senior Project (3 credits)Required of all majors. A thesis or other appropriate work which demonstrates the student's proficiency in French.