French (FRN)

FRN 1111 -  Beginning French Language and Culture I   - 4 cr.  

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 Courses: Placement test or permission of instructor.
Equivalent Course: FRN 1102
FRN 1112 -  Beginning French Language and Culture II (Foundations : VFWL - World Language)  - 4 cr.  

Expands students’ ability to communicate through introduction of more complex linguistic structures. Completes beginning level sequence.

Prerequisite Courses: C- or higher in FRN 1111, placement exam or consent of instructor.
Equivalent Course: FRN 1104
FRN 1777 -  Independent Study   - 0-4 cr.  

Topics.

FRN 1999 -  Independent Study   - 0-4 cr.  

Independent Study.

FRN 2201 -  Intermediate French   - 4 cr.  

Completes basic study of linguistic components necessary for participation in meaningful discussion and dialogue in the French language.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 1104, placement test or permission of instructor.
FRN 2202 -  French Civilization   - 2 cr.  

Studies French culture and society from the Gallic era to the 21st century. Focus on the evolution and development of social behaviors, cultural norms, and social institutions. Course also counts toward major/minor in LIS.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.
FRN 2203 -  Francophone Civilization   - 2 cr.  

Studies Francophone culture and society in Africa, Quebec, and the Caribbean. Focus on the influence of colonialism and decolonization on traditional social institutions, behaviors, and cultural norms. Course also counts toward major/minor in LIS.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.
FRN 2301 -  Introduction to French Literature   - 2 cr.  

Studies short literary texts from different periods and regions. Emphasis on developing skills in reading comprehension and analysis.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.
FRN 2302 -  French Grammar Review   - 2 cr.  

Reinforces linguistic skills through practical review of basic grammar components.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.
FRN 2777 -  Topics   - 0-4 cr.  

Topics.

FRN 3101 -  L'Histoire de la France   - 2 cr.  

Surveys major aspects in the development of France as a modern European nation. Course also counts toward major/minor in LIS.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2202 or permission of instructor.
FRN 3201 -  La Poesie Francaise   - 2 cr.  

Opportunity to read and discuss works of major French poets from medieval to modern times. Relationship of versification techniques to meaning is emphasized.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2301 or permission of instructor.
FRN 3301 -  Advanced French and Francophone Literature   - 2 cr.  

Studies different genres of literature, such as novels, drama, and autobiography, through close reading and interpretation of significant literary works from various francophone countries.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2301 or permission of instructor.
FRN 3303 -  Advanced Conversation I   - 2 cr.  

Focuses on greater fluency in speaking. Emphasis on expanded vocabulary and more complex structures.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.
FRN 3304 -  Advanced Conversation II   - 2 cr.  

Focuses on greater fluency in speaking. Emphasis on expanded vocabulary and more complex structures.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.
FRN 3305 -  French Composition and Correspondence   - 2 cr.  

Strengthens writing skills in French through applied grammar exercises which relate to narration, description, dialogue and personal and professional correspondence.

Prerequisite Courses: FRN 2302 or permission of instructor.
FRN 3378 -  French Pronunciation   - 1 cr.  

Students have the opportunity to practice sounds, intonation and rhythm patterns 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   - 1-6 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 Courses: FRN 2202 or permission of instructor.
FRN 4777 -  Topics   - 1-4 cr.  

Topics.

FRN 4999 -  Independent Study   - 0-4 cr.  

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