ACADEMICS

  • French Courses

    FR 101 Beginning French I
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture, Global Perspectives
    Fundamentals of pronunciation, patterns of speech, basic structures. Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    FR 102 Beginning French II
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture, Global Perspectives
    Prerequisite FR 101 or equivalent.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    FR 191 Special Topics in French
    An introductory level course in French on current or specialized topics.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    FR 210 Intermediate French I

    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Global Perspective
    Prerequisite: FR 102 or equivalent

    Review of fundamentals and presentation of more complex grammatical features; development of conversational skills; selected readings, written and oral composition.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    FR 211 Intermediate French II
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Global Perspective
    Prerequisite: FR 210 or equivalent

    Continuation of FR 210.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    FR 321 Advanced French Composition I
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent, EN 102

    Practice in diverse composition styles as well as review of grammar, and introduction to reading French texts. Conducted in French.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    FR 323 Advanced French Conversation
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent

    Development of fluency and accuracy, free discussions, prepared oral presentations, practical exercises in oral expression. Conducted in French.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    FR 331 General French Civilization
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent

    Significant aspects of French history, geography, and cultural achievements to World War I. Conducted in French.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    FR 341 Introduction to French Literature
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Global Perspective (GP); Diversity Across the Curriculum (DAC)
    Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent

    Major periods and genres of French literature. Conducted in French.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    FR 342 Survey of French Literature I
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent

    Selections from the epic, drama, lyric poetry, and the major prose writers to major authors of the classical period. Conducted in French.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     

    FR 344 Survey of French Literature II
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent

    Major authors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Conducted in French.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    FR 346 Twentieth Century French Literature
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent

    Major novelists, dramatists, and poets from the turn of the century to the present. Conducted in French.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    FR 401 Seminar in French Studies
    Prerequisite: For advanced students
    Special topics in French language, literature or civilization.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    FR 402 Independent Study in French
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    Study of a special topic. Both content and eligibility subject to departmental guidelines and approval.
    Offered every year. 1-6 credits.
     
    FR 403 Teaching Assistantship in French
    Prerequisite: FR 321 or instructor’s approval. Suggested for advanced students of French.
    Teaching Assistants in French will regularly attend the beginning or intermediate-level courses to which they are assigned to assist the professor.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    FR 408 Directed Study
    Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.
     
    Note: Courses in other foreign languages such as German, Italian, Chinese are offered when demand warrants and staffing permits.