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FRENCH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

General Education Course *
Writing Intensive Course ** 

NOTE: FREN 101-202 constitute a sequence of courses. A student who has successfully completed a course in the sequence may not subsequently receive credit for any course that comes earlier in the sequence. A student who has successfully completed a course numbered 300 or higher may not take a 100 or 200 level course for credit. Students who have successfully completed more than two years of high-school French may not take FREN 101 for credit. 

French 101. Elementary I. Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Prerequisite: No previous formal instruction in French, or a limited amount of previous formal instruction in French. Followed by FREN 102. Three classes, one practical reinforcement session, and language lab work; 4 credits. 

French 102. Elementary II. The skills of speaking, listening and reading comprehension, and writing are further developed. Prerequisite: FREN 101 or an appropriate placement test score. Followed by FREN 201. Three classes, one practical reinforcement session and language lab work; 4 credits. 

French 201. Intermediate I. A course designed to help students develop skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in French, and apply these skills in a context that recognizes and explores the particularities of French and Francophone culture. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or an appropriate placement test score. Followed by FREN 202. 3 credits.* 

French 202. Intermediate II. Students will continue to develop the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing at a higher level, integrating a wide variety of topics and materials from the target culture. Prerequisite: FREN 201 or appropriate placement test score. Successful completion of this course satisfies the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree and is prerequisite for upper-level courses. 3 credits. 

FRENCH 292.  Internship in French.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of French.  1-18 credits. 

French 295. Special  Topics. Selected topics in French. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite FREN 202. 1-3 credits. Does not satisfy requirement for B.A. degree. 

French 311, 312. French Studies Abroad. Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in courses on French language, civilization, or culture. 1-16 credits per semester. 

French 320. Advanced French. Development of increased proficiency in all linguistic skills and a more extensive acquaintance with French and Francophone culture. This course will prepare students for more advanced culture and literature courses, but will also prepare students to use French to communicate effectively and to function in a foreign community. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or appropriate placement test score. Successful completion of this course is recommended before students take upper-level courses. 3 credits.

French 330. Civilization and Culture. A study of French civilization and culture with emphasis on social institutions of the current century. Prerequisite: FREN 202. 3 credits. 

French 341. A Survey of French Literature I: The Middle Ages Through the Enlightenment. A study of representative works and literary movements in French literature from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment. Students will learn to use the methods and language of literary analysis. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. 

French 342. Survey of French Literature II. Romanticism Through the New Novel. A study of representative works and literary movements in French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will learn to use the methods and language of literary analysis. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. 

FRENCH 390.  Directed or Independent Study.  Must be approved by the head of the department.  May be repeated as 391.  1-18 credits. 

FRENCH 392.  Internship in French.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of French.  1-18 credits. 

French 400. Approaches to Teaching French. A study of theories of second language acquisition and their application to the teaching of languages in a communicative, interactive approach at the primary, middle, and secondary levels. Attention will be given to the teaching and testing of listening, reading, writing, speaking, and cultural understanding. Students will develop lesson plans, engage in peer-teaching, and integrate technology into teaching. Students should take this course in the semester prior to student teaching. 3 credits. 

French 401. Advanced Grammar and Composition. Syntax and grammar through written work. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. ** 

French 402. Advanced Conversation and Phonetics.  Theory and practice in the spoken language. Current techniques and their uses in attaining mastery of oral French. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. 

French 411, 412. Studies in Literary Genre. Study of a particular genre in French literature, such as the Nouveau Roman, short story, romantic theater, symbolist poetry. Prerequisites: FREN 341 and 342. 3 credits. ** 

French 413, 414. French Literary Movements. Study of a particular movement or period in French literature, such as Realism, Neo-classicism, Naturalism, Surrealism, Existentialism. Prerequisites: FREN 341 and 342. 3 credits. ** 

French 415, 416. Major French Authors. Study of a particular author of French literature, such as Montaigne, Sartre, Hugo, Voltaire, Valery. Prerequisites: FREN 341 and 342. 3 credits. ** 

French 461. Senior Seminar: Literature in Cultural/Historical Context. A seminar for senior modern language majors concentrating in French, designed to integrate knowledge of French and Francophone history and culture as a background for literary analysis. Prerequisites: FREN 341 and 342. 3 credits. ** 

French 482. Directed Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary French Classroom. Required of all students seeking N,K-12 Teaching Licensure in French. Each student is assigned to work with qualified cooperating teachers in two selected school settings off campus, for five weeks in each setting. Settings will be chosen among elementary, middle and secondary levels. The student teacher follows the schedule of each cooperating teacher and will take over all duties under the supervision of the cooperating teacher. The schedule involves a minimum teaching day of five to six hours for five days each week for ten to eleven weeks (300 hours total). Prerequisite: completion of the Modern Language major (French concentration), the Study Abroad requirement, and a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.50. 11 credits. 

French 490. Directed  Study. Individualized study; recommended only when material cannot be covered in scheduled courses. By permission of department head. 6 credits maximum. 

French 492. Internship in French. Directed practicum in an applied setting that permits experiential learning. Students learn through performance in meaningful tasks in a variety of professional environments, such as foreign trade missions, government agencies, or the travel industry. It is intended for seniors not seeking teacher certification. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-16 credits. 

French 495. Special Topics.  Selected topics in French. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits. 

FRENCH 498.  Honors Research in French.  Students conduct research in French under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee.  May be repeated as 499.  3 credits.

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