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French (FRN)

Section Head: Assistant Professor de Bruin

101 Beginning French I (3)

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation; exercises in reading, writing, and conversation. (Lec. 3) Pre: no prior French is required. Will not count toward the language requirement if the student has studied French for more than one year within the last six years. (FC) [D]

102 Beginning French II (3)

Continuation of 101. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 101 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

103 Intermediate French I (3)

Development of facility in reading texts of moderate difficulty; supplemented by further work in grammar, conversation, and composition. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 102 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D] )104 Intermediate French II (3)

Continuation of 103. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 103 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

201 French Pronunciation (1)

The sounds of French; relationship between spelling and pronunciation; regional variation. Practice in pronouncing French prose and poetry. (Lab. 2) Pre: 104 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

204 French Composition I (3)

Practice in writing French; topics selected from everyday events and readings in French; emphasis on vocabulary building; some grammar study, frequent compositions. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 104 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

207 French Oral Expression I (3)

Training in the spontaneous use of oral French. Students will extend the quantity and quality of spoken French that they are able to produce. Special focus on narration or storytelling in French. (Lec. 3) Pre: 104 or equivalent or permission of instructor. (FC) [D]

303 The French in North America (3)

Surveys the background and current status of the French diaspora in North America, including Acadians, Quebecers, French Canadians, and French Americans, with special emphasis on the literary, artistic, and other contributions of these groups to the civilization(s) of the continent. Taught in French. (Lec. 3) Pre: 204 or 207 or permission of instructor.

304 French Composition II (3)

Writing of literary French. Frequent compositions and critiques with emphasis on the stylistic devices. Recommended for those concentrating in French. (Lec. 3) Pre: 204.

307 Oral Expression II (3)

Discussion, short speech making, pronunciation, everyday vocabulary, and improvement of conversation. Matters of current interest in French selected by instructor and students. (Lec. 3) Pre: 207.

309 French Culture and Literature to 1789 (3)

Survey of the significant developments in the arts, society, and literature in France from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. (Lec. 3) Pre: 204 or permission of instructor. (A) (FC) [D]

310 Modern French Culture and Literature (3)

Survey of the significant developments in the arts, history, and literature in France from the French Revolution to the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 204 or permission of instructor. (A) (FC) [D]

315, 316 French Internship Abroad (3)

Supervised work experience in a French-speaking country for advanced language students. (Practicum) Pre: 200-level French course or equivalent or permission of instructor.

318 French Across the Curriculum (1)

Reading and discussion of original French texts in conjunction with courses throughout the university curriculum. Designed to maintain and improve French language skills and to enrich study through exposure to texts in the original language. (Lec. 1) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated.

320 Studies in French Cinema (3)

Study of major French/Francophone film genres and of prominent French/Francophone directors. Emphasis will vary. (Lec. 3/Online) Course taught in English. Students counting the course for a major or minor in French are required to do all written work in French and must have credit for FRN 204 and 207. Topics include: “Films of Luc Besson,” “Survey of French Cinema,” and “French Film Comedies.” Pre: 204 and 207 or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. (A) or (FC) [D]

391 Literature to 1789 in Translation (3)

Major developments in French literature from the Middle Ages through 1789. Reading in translation of selected literary works from representative authors. (Lec. 3) Not for major credit in French. (A) or (FC) or (L) [D]

392 Nineteenth-Century Literature in Translation /(3)

Reading in translation of selected literary works from representative 19th-century authors. (Lec. 3/Online) Not for major credit in French. (A) or (FC) or (L) [D]

393 Twentieth-Century Literature in Translation (3)

Reading in translation of selected literary works from representative 20th-century authors. (Lec. 3/Online) Not for major credit in French. (A) or (FC) or (L) [D]

408 The French Language: Past, Present, and Future (3)

Introduction to the history and present state of French. Study of standard and colloquial French, dialects, regional variations, language of youth and professions. Current tendencies; the Francophone movement. (Lec. 3) Pre: 304 or permission of instructor.

412 Topics in French Culture and Literature (3)

Topics in French literature and culture. (Lec. 3/Online) Pre: 309 or 310 or permission of instructor. May be taken more than once for credit on different topics.

473 French Canadian Literature (3)

Early historical and biographical works, but primarily the novel, poetry, and theatre of the 20th century. (Lec. 3) Pre: 309 or 310 or permission of instructor.

474 African Literature in French (3)

Authors of Africa and the diaspora; includes Camara, Cesaire, Dadie, Senghor. (Lec. 3) Pre: 309 or 310 or permission of instructor.

480 Business French (3)

Study of concepts and terminology relating to the French business world. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior standing, credit or concurrent enrollment in at least one 300-level French language course.

497, 498 Directed Study (3 each)

For the advanced student. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: acceptance of a project by a faculty member and approval of section head.


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