FREN-1010 Beginning French I

4 Credits

Introduction to French language skills needed in order to visit or study in a French-speaking location. Concentrates on the study of functional French, with emphasis on providing and obtaining personal information, expressing feelings and emotions, and exchanging opinions. Includes basic French grammatical structures, vocabulary, and various cultural aspects of the French-speaking world.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: OFL001 and OFL005 (1 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

FREN-1020 Beginning French II

4 Credits

Continued study of French language skills needed in order to visit or study in a French-speaking location. Concentrates on the study of functional French, with emphasis on oral (listening-speaking) and written (reading-writing) communication situations and cultural contexts. Additional grammar review and vocabulary building. Discussion of various cultural aspects of the French-speaking world.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): FREN-1010 Beginning French I, or one year of high school French, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OFL002, and OFL005 (2 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

FREN-1040 Study Abroad in Quebec - Beginner Level

4 Credits

Introductory course focused on the study of functional French, with an emphasis on speaking, reading, writing, and understanding oral and written French in various situations and texts. Designed to enhance students' knowledge and appreciation of French Canadian language, culture, political issues, and business world. Five-week program begins with four orientation sessions followed by participation in a three-week French language immersion program in the province of Quebec.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): FREN-1010 Beginning French I or departmental approval.

FREN-1820 Independent Study/Research in French

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

FREN-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in French

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II and appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

FREN-2010 Intermediate French I

3 Credits

Continued study of functional French, with an emphasis on increased understanding and utilization of oral and written expression, as it relates to the situations encountered when traveling abroad. Review of basic French grammatical structures and vocabulary with additional study of more complex grammatical elements and lexical terms. Continued study of various cultural aspects of the French-speaking world.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): FREN-1020 Beginning French II, or two years of high school French, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OFL003.

FREN-2020 Intermediate French II

3 Credits

Second part of intermediate-level course focused on teaching language skills needed to visit or live in a French-speaking location for an extended time. Concentrated study of functional spoken and written French with emphasis on understanding and expression. Review of basic grammatical structures, vocabulary with additional use of complex grammatical elements and more detailed lexical terms and culture.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): FREN-2010 Intermediate French I, or three years of high school French, or departmental approval.

FREN-2040 Study Abroad in Quebec - Intermediate Level

4 Credits

Intermediate course concentrated on the continued study of functional French, with an emphasis on oral and written French in various situations and texts. Aimed at enhancing knowledge and appreciation of French Canadian culture, politics, and business. Includes orientation sessions in preparation for French language immersion program in the province of Quebec.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): FREN-1020 Beginning French I.

FREN-2410 French Conversation and Composition

3 Credits

Intermediate course based upon the first half of a French novel. Concentrates on the study of functional French, with an emphasis on speaking, writing, and understanding oral and written French in various situations and texts. Review of basic and complex French grammatical structures. Additional development of vocabulary skills in the French language and knowledge of cultural aspects related to the French-speaking world.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): FREN-2020 Intermediate French II, or three years of high school French, or departmental approval.

FREN-2420 French Civilization and Literature

3 Credits

Intermediate course based upon the second half of a French novel. Continued concentration on the study of functional French with an emphasis on speaking, writing, and understanding oral and written French in various situations and texts. Review of basic and complex French grammatical structures. Additional development of vocabulary skills in the French language as well as knowledge of cultural aspects related to the French-speaking world.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): FREN-2020 Intermediate French II, or three years of high school French, or departmental approval.

FREN-2820 Independent Advanced Study/Research in French

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

FREN-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in French

1-3 Credits

Advanced Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.