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FR 111 Elementary French I 3
Open only to students with one year or less of high school study. Foundations of the French sound system and structure are established through an aural-oral approach.CSUS Common Course. Skill Area III

FR 112 Elementary French II 3
Prereq.: FR 111 or equivalent (normally, two years high school study). No credit given to students with previous credit for more advanced course work in French except by permission of the department chair. Continuing the presentation of the elements of French language structure. Dictation and aural comprehension are stressed as well as conversation.CSUS Common Course. Skill Area III

FR 125 Intermediate French I 3
Prereq.: Three years of high school French or one year of college French or equivalent. Taught in French. French language structure is reviewed. Short stories and plays. Conversation and composition based on topics of general interest. No credit will be given to students with previous credit for more advanced course work in French except by permission of the department chair.CSUS Common Course. Skill Area I [I]

FR 126 Intermediate French II 3
Prereq.: FR 125 or equivalent. Continuation of FR 125. Taught in French. No credit will be given to students with previous credit for more advanced course work in French except by permission of the department chair.CSUS Common Course. Skill Area I [I]

200s

FR 225 Essential Skills in French I 3
Prereq.: FR 125 or 126 or French placement exam. Taught in French. Extensive use of technology and French language films, with emphasis on development of listening, speaking and writing skills. Fall. Skill Area I [I]

FR 226 Essential Skills in French II 3
Prereq.: FR 126 or FR 225 or French placement exam. Taught in French. Improvement of the reading and writing of French through the use of contemporary texts, narratives, plays, and poems. Spring. Skill Area I [I]

300s

FR 304 Introduction to French Literature 3
Prereq.: FR 225 or FR 226 (either may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor. Taught in French. Introduction to selected literary works and discussion of literary genres and important aspects of French literary history. Fall. Study Area I[I] [L]

FR 305 Introduction to Francophone Literature 3
Prereq.: FR 225 or 226 (either may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.Introduction to literature written in French from Francophone countries other thanFrance.Spring. Study Area I [I] [L]

FR 315 Aspects of French History & Culture 3
Prereq.: FR 225 or 226 or permission of instructor. Taught in English; majors/minors read and write in French. Topics include the most important features of French history, with emphasis on major artistic achievements and physical and political geography. Fall. (E) Study Area II [I]

FR 316 Contemporary France 3
Prereq.: FR 225 or FR 226 or FR 315. Taught in French. Politics, social structures, and cultural life of France today. France in relation to Western Europe and in a broader international framework. Spring. (O) Study Area II [I]

FR 335 Advanced French for Oral Expression 3
Prereq.: FR 225. Taught in French. Development of grammar and idiom for oral proficiency through discussion of readings, films, and other documents. Fall. (E) [I]

FR 336 Advanced French Composition 3
Prereq.: FR 226. Taught in French. Advanced training in the use of French based on readings, translation, and composition. Spring. (O) [I]

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

FR 441 Advanced Oral Practice 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Open only to non-native speakers of French. Taught in French. Development of fluency in oral self-expression. Speech analysis to improve pronunciation and intonation. Irregular. (O) [I]

500s

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