French (FRE)

FRE-1101  Beginning Year French I  (3 Credits)  

The attainment of audio-lingual skills. For students who are beginning French and for those who have studied French for no more than two years in high school.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
FRE-1102  Beginning Year French II  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-1101  

Continuation of FRE 1101.

Typically offered: Spring Only  
FRE-2103  Lower Intermediate French  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-1102  

The control of elementary audio-lingual skills and their further development; emphasis on developing reading skills. This course is not for native or fluent speakers.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
FRE-2104  Upper Intermediate French  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-2103  

Continuation of FRE-2103.

Typically offered: Spring Only  
FRE-3201  Masterpieces of French Literature I  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-2104  

Reading and discussion of major works from the medieval period to the 20th century, these works are read in modern versions of the original language.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-3202  Masterpieces of French Literature II  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-3201  

Continuation of FRE-201.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-3300  Global French Cinema  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-1101  

This course explores French and Francophone cinema from several regions and countries including France, Belgium, North Africa, Senegal, the Caribbean, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Students are introduced to the social, historical, economic, and political issues confronting these diverse societies through the analysis and discussion of key cinematographic works and short essays and literary texts.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-3405  French Civilization and Culture  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FA-1402  

French culture and civilization topics are studied including geography, provinces, local traditions, linguistic development, music, art, architecture, cuisine, literature, and theater, as well as political, social, and economic conditions. Students work on individual topics, presenting the results of their research in oral and written reports. Use of lectures, field trips, slides, films, and videos.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-4100  Studies in French  (3 Credits)  

Liberal arts credit; does not fulfull a language requirement. Conducted entirely in English and dealing with an aspect of French literature or civilization. Specific topic to be announced each semester.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-4303  Advanced French Conversation  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-3202  

Designed to develop the technique and vocabulary of discussion as a supplement to expression in the areas of experience.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-4304  Nineteenth-Century French Literature  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-3202  

A study of the principal authors and literary movements of this period, exclusive of the poets.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-4403  Twentieth-Century French Literature  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-3202  

A study of the development of French literature from 1900 to the present.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-4408  Eighteenth-Century French Literature  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): FRE-3202  

A study of 18th-century literature as a reflection of the historical, social, and cultural development of France.

Typically offered: As Needed  
FRE-4995  Independent Study in French  (1-3 Credits)  

A research and reading project, agreed upon by professor and student, is carried out under the professor's supervision. The student's progress is monitored by regular meetings and reports. Evaluation by means of any of several methods--examinations, written assignments, term paper, oral reports.

Typically offered: On Demand