Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

French


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. 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. 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. Skill Area III [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. Skill Area III [I]


FR 151      French for Reading Knowledge  3

Acquisition of basic French reading skills using scientific texts, magazines, popular literature, and other sources. On demand. Skill Area III [I]

 

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 III [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 III [I]


FR 261      Business French   3

Prereq.:  FR 126 or permission of instructor. Taught in French. Development of the oral and written skills needed for bilingual work situations encountered in business firms, travel bureaus, and government agencies; study of the cultural attitudes of French business people. Fall. Skill Area III [I]

 

FR 301      Approaches to Reading French Texts  3

Prereq.:  FR 225 or FR 226  (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor. Taught in French. Introduction to various literary genres, with emphasis on reading comprehension, structure, theme, characterization, and literary techniques. Fall. [I] Study Area I [L]

 

FR 302      Masterpieces of French Literature   3

Prereq.:  FR 225 or, 226, or 301 or permission of instructor. Taught in French. Study of representative major works in French literature with emphasis on reading strategies, literary movements, themes, and historical settings. 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      French for Oral Expression    3

Prereq.:  FR 225 or FR 226. Taught in French. Development of grammar and idiom for oral proficiency through discussion of readings, films, and other documents. Fall. (E)

 

FR 336      French Composition & Translation    3

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


FR 350      Topics in French Literature, Culture, and Language    3

Prereq.:  FR 301 or permission of instructor. Taught in French. Aspects of French literature, culture, and language not covered in the standard curriculum. Specific topics as announced. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular. [I]


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] [GR]

 

FR 451      The Structure of Modern French      3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Taught in French. Assists in the improvement of all aspects of oral expression. Includes study of the sound system, description of word forms, and analysis of syntactic structures. Intensive practice in pronunciation. Irregular. [I] [GR]

 

FR 460      Advanced Grammar & Composition      3

Prereq.:  FR 336 or permission of instructor. Taught in French. Written expression of French, particularly in idiomatic-free composition, designed to develop the ability to express shades of meaning. Comprehensive study of French grammar and levels of style. Use of translation from English. Spring. (E) [I] [GR]


FR 472      Studies in French Culture     3

Prereq.:  FR 302, 336, and permission of instructor. Taught in French. Major cultural developments in post-war and contemporary France. Emergence of new forms of self-expression including the New Novel, dialogue between high and low culture, and minor genres. Emphasis on the mass media. Spring. (O) [I] [GR]

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