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Course Schedules and Descriptions


SPRING 2013

FRN 101-0001 Beginning French 1, MWF 8-8:50am (Celine Jacquenod-Garcia)
FRN 101-0002 Beginning French 1, MWF 9-9:50am (Celine Jacquenod-Garcia)
FRN 101-0003 Beginning French 1, MWF 1-1:50pm (Celine Jacquenod-Garcia)
Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation; exercises in reading, writing, and conversation. Pre: no prior French is required.

FRN 102-0001 Beginning French 2, MWF 11-11:50am (Karry Sarkissian)
FRN 102-0002 Beginning French 2, MWF 12-12:50pm (Dr. Karen De Bruin),
FRN 102-0003 Beginning French 2, MWF 1-1:50pm ((Odile Mattiauda)
FRN 102-0004 Beginning French 2, MWF 2-2:50pm (Gersende Chanfrau)
FRN 102-0005 Beginning French 2, MWF 10-10:50am (Odile Mattiauda)
Continuation of 101. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 101 or equivalent.

FRN 103-0001 Intermediate French 1, MWF 9-9:50am (Odile Mattiauda)
FRN 103-0002 Intermediate French 1, MWF 11-11:50pm (Odile Mattiauda)
Take the fast track to becoming fluent in French and have fun while doing it! As the continuation of the FRN 101 and FRN 102 sequence, FRN 103 will take you through the remaining basics of the French language. Emphasis will be placed on all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

FRN 104-0001 Intermediate French 2, MWF 2-2:50am (Dr. Karen De Bruin)
Take the fast track to becoming fluent in French and have fun while doing it! In this lively class, we review all of the grammar points that you learned in the FRN 101-103 sequence and we consolidate your understanding of the French language so that you may advance seamlessly to the 200-level courses. Contrary to the more textbook-centered FRN 101-103 sequence, in FRN 104 we take a more organic approach to learning the French language and culture. You will work on a French or Francophone blog project, do daily readings on French culture and present your work to the class in animated discussion groups. Come join us and discover French music, food, sports, politics, fashion, movies and much more!

FRN 204-0001 French Composition 1, MWF 2-2:50pm (Dr. JoAnn Hammadou-Sullivan)
FRN 204 is a continuation of the coursework you have already taken in French in that it will continue to develop your skills in speaking, listening and reading French while stressing development of your writing ability. Emphasis will be placed on reading (a novel plus texts from the popular press) as a basis for the writing you will do. There will also be some study of relevant grammar points. The specific functional objectives of the course are: • learn to write "in paragraphs" • learn to narrate in past, present and future time • learn to express opinions

FRN 207-001 French Oral Expression 1, MWF 10-10:50am (Celine Jacquenod-Garcia)
Course Goals
The goals of French 207 are as follows:

  1. to train you in the spontaneous use of oral French.
  2. to extend the quantity and quality of your spoken French.
  3. to examine and discuss current French cultural issues.
  4. to acquire the concepts and terminology necessary for communicating your ideas about French culture and literature.
  5. to familiarize yourself with the main French media (radios, newspapers, television) through the World Wide Web and other technologies.

FRN 307-001 French Oral Expression 2, MWF 1-1:50am (Gersende Chanfrau)

FRN 310-001 Modern French Culture & Literature, MW 4-5:15pm (Dr. Karen De Bruin) Through literature, this course introduces students to the major philosophical, aesthetic, and political debates of nineteenth and twentieth century France.

FRN 393-200 20th Century French Literature in Translation (Dr. Karen de Bruin) ONLINE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, NO KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH REQUIRED
This course counts toward the Literature, Letters, and Cross-Cultural Competence gen. ed. requirements, a 300+ graduation elective, and it counts as a diversity [D] course. This course may NOT count toward the French Major or Minor.
Discover some of the great French novels of the 20th century in this work-at-your-own-pace online course. All readings and papers will be in English. No prior knowledge of French is necessary.

FRN 412-002 Special Topics in French Culture and Literature, W 4-6:45pm (Dr. Lars Erickson)

FRN 480 Business French, MWF 10-10:50am (Dr. Lars Erickson)


SUMMER 2013

First Summer Session

FRN 101 Beginning French 1, MW 5-8:45pm, Kingston, Dr. Lars Erickson

FRN 393 Twentieth Century French Literature in Translation, ONLINE, Dr. Karen de Bruin TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, NO KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH REQUIRED
This course counts toward the Literature, Letters, and Cross-Cultural Competence gen. ed. requirements, a 300+ graduation elective, and it counts as a diversity [D] course. This course may NOT count toward the French Major or Minor.
This online course examines some of the most important French novels of the Twentieth Century through the theme of the search for identity. FRN 393 studies the different forms of this search and its evolution throughout the Twentieth Century.

Second Summer Session

FRN 101-2000 Beginning French 1, MW 5-8:45pm, Providence, Staff

FRN 102-2000 Beginning French 2, MTWR 8-9:45am, Kingston, Dr. JoAnn Hammadou

FRN 412 Identités et destinées dans le roman français du 20e siècle, (entirely ONLINE, no class meetings) TAUGHT IN FRENCH, Dr. Karen de Bruin
Ce séminaire enseigné en ligne explore les questions pertinentes à la recherche d’identité dans la prose française du vingtième siècle. L’objectif est d’étudier les différentes formes de cette recherche et son évolution chez quelques-uns des plus grands romanciers français du siècle dernier.
The BA in French requires a minimum of two FRN courses at the 400 level including at least one among the following: FRN 412, FRN 473, FRN 474. FRN 412 may be repeated with different topics.


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To schedule an appointment with an advisor below, contact them by email or phone.

Dr. Karen de Bruin
Office: 129 Swan Hall
Phone: 401-874-4697
Email: debruin@mail.uri.edu

Dr. Lars Erickson
Office: 131 Swan Hall
Phone: 401-874-4702
Email: lars@uri.edu

Dr. JoAnn Hammadou Sullivan
(French and Education only)
Office: 102 Swan Hall
Phone: 401-874-4712
Email: joannh@uri.edu