FRN: French

FRN 101: Intensive Elementary French

An intensive course covering the elementary French program (FRN 111, 112) in one semester. This course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of French in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take FRN 101 without written permission from the supervisor of the course. May not be taken for credit after any other course in French.

DEC:     S3
SBC:     LANG

6 credits

FRN 111: Elementary French I

An introduction to spoken and written French, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language Center supplements class work. FRN 111 is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of French in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take FRN 111 without written permission from the supervisor of the course. May not be taken for credit in addition to FRN 101.

SBCP:    This course provides partial credit for the following: LANG_PART

4 credits

FRN 112: Elementary French II

An introduction to spoken and written French, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language Center supplements class work. May not be taken for credit in addition to FRN 101.

Prerequisite: FRN 111

DEC:     S3
SBC:     LANG

4 credits

FRN 201: Intensive Intermediate French

Review of grammar and analysis of simple French texts through reading, writing, and discussion. Language Center supplements class work. May not be taken for credit in addition to FRN 211 or FRN 212.

Prerequisite: FRN 101 or 112

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

6 credits

FRN 211: Intermediate French I

Intermediate courses in conversation, composition, and the interpretation of French texts. May not be taken for credit in addition to FRN 201.

Prerequisite: FRN 101 or 112

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 212: Intermediate French II

Intermediate courses in conversation, composition, and the interpretation of French texts. May not be taken for credit in addition to FRN 201.

Prerequisite: FRN 211

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 311: Conversation

A course emphasizing the development of oral and aural proficiency in French. Class work, supplements, use of technologically-based materials.

Prerequisite: FRN 212 or 201

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 312: Composition

A course emphasizing writing proficiency in French. Class work, supplements, use of technologically-based materials.

Advisory Pre- or Corequisite: FRN 311

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+, WRTD

3 credits

FRN 313: French Vocabulary through Popular Culture

A course designed to increase vocabulary and oral comprehension of French through the study of realms from clothing and banking to love and music.

Prerequisite: FRN 212 or FRN 201

3 credits

FRN 395: Readings in French Literature I: Analysis and Interpretation

These courses teach literary analysis and its application to representative texts chosen from various periods of French literature. All readings are done in French. Discussions are in French.

Prerequisite: FRN 312

DEC:     G & 3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 396: Readings in French Literature II: Analysis and Interpretation

These courses teach literary analysis and its application to representative texts chosen from various periods of French literature. All readings are done in French. Discussions are in French.

Prerequisite: FRN 312

DEC:     G & 3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 410: Business French

A course designed for students who wish to become more proficient in reading, writing, and translating French. Students also are trained in the use of French in business, in administration, and in everyday professional life. Emphasis is placed on the idiomatic peculiarities of the French language and the relation of French to the structure of English.

Prerequisite: FRN 312

DEC:     S3
SBC:     SBS+

3 credits

FRN 411: Phonetics and Diction

A course designed to develop mastery of the spoken language. Students learn to express themselves in the current idiom with fluency and accuracy. At least one hour of laboratory is required weekly.

Prerequisite: FRN 312

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 412: Stylistics

A course designed to acquaint students with the subtleties of French grammar and style. Extensive practice in composition and in translation from English to French.

Prerequisite: FRN 312

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+, WRTD

3 credits

FRN 413: Advanced French Conversation

A course designed to develop and maintain complete fluency in the language.

Prerequisite: FRN 312

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 423: Africana Literature in French

An examination of a range of literature in French produced by writers throughout the African diaspora who claim affiliation with Africa. While the course is conducted in French, students will have the option to write papers in either French or English. Competence in reading and speaking French is a requirement for the course. This course is offered as both AFH 423 and FRN 423.

Prerequisite: A 200-level course in literature. For French majors, FRN 395, 396 or Permission of the Instructor.

DEC:     J
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 433: Studies in 17th-Century Literature

Semester Supplements to this Bulletin contain description when course is offered. May be repeated as topic changes.

Prerequisite: FRN 395 or 396

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 434: Studies in 18th-Century Literature

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: FRN 395 or 396

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 435: Studies in 19th-Century Literature

Semester Supplements to this Bulletin contain description when course is offered. May be repeated as topic changes.

Prerequisite: FRN 395 or 396

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 436: Studies in 20th-Century Literature

May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: FRN 395 or 396

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 438: Caribbean and African Literature in French

A study of representative texts (tales, novels, poems, plays, etc.) from the French-speaking world outside continental France, with special emphasis on the literature of the Caribbean and Africa.

Prerequisite: FRN 395 or 396

DEC:     J & 3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 441: French Civilization

A discussion of French civilization from the creation of the modern state to the present. The course is intended for those interested in studying the background and traditions of modern France. An anthology of historical texts and documents serves as a point of departure; the institutions and life in France are considered, along with the development of art, architecture, music, and literature. The emphasis is on discussion (in French) and individual projects. Visiting lecturers contribute to the variety of topics and points of view.

Prerequisite: FRN 395 or 396

DEC:     I & 3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 442: Free Seminar

A seminar built around themes like "Women in French Literature," "Self-Deception in the 17th- Century Moralistes and the 20th-Century Novel," and "The City in the French Novel." A detailed description of the seminar may be obtained from the department for each semester it is offered. May be repeated as topic changes.

Prerequisite: FRN 395 or 396

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

FRN 447: Directed Readings in French

Individually supervised readings in selected topics in French language and literature or, alternatively, for the purpose of developing French vocabulary in a secondary field, in selected topics in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: Permission of department

DEC:     S3
SBC:     EXP+

1-6 credits

FRN 475: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum in French I

Each student conducts a regular problem or tutorial section that supplements a regular language course under the guidance of a master teacher. Responsibilities may include preparing material for discussion and helping students with problems. Not for major or minor credit.

Prerequisites: Fluency in French; permission of instructor and department

DEC:     S3
SBC:     EXP+

3 credits, S/U grading

FRN 476: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum in French II

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. Students assume greater responsibility in such areas as leading discussions and analyzing results of tests that have already been graded. The course in which the student is permitted to work as a teaching assistant must be different from the course in which he or she previously served.

Prerequisites: Fluency in French; permission of instructor and department

DEC:     S3
SBC:     EXP+

3 credits, S/U grading

FRN 495: Senior Honors Project in French

A one-semester project for seniors. Arranged in consultation with the department, the project involves writing a paper, under the close supervision of an appropriate instructor, on a suitable topic. Students who are candidates for honors take this course.

Prerequisite: Permission of department

DEC:     S3
SBC:     EXP+

3 credits