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French Courses

FREN 101 Elementary French I
Elementary French I: Introduction to the French language with emphasis on vocabulary and listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.   3 hrs.

FREN 102 Elementary French II
Elementary French II: Introduction to the French language with emphasis on vocabulary and listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.   3 hrs.

FREN 220 Intermediate French I
Intermediate French Grammar and Composition: Review and more advanced study of the language with emphasis placed on structure and written expression.   3 hrs.

FREN 230 Intermediate French II
Intermediate French Reading and Conversation: Review and more advanced study of the language with emphasis placed on oral use and readings of various texts.   3 hrs.

FREN 310 Advanced Grammar and Translation
Advanced Grammar and Translation: A thorough review and expansion of French grammar with emphasis on translation. This course fulfills the writing-intensive course requirement.   3 hrs.

FREN 320 Advanced Composition
Advanced Composition: Application of the principles of French grammar through writing to increase fluency. This course fulfills the writing intensive course requirement.   3 hrs.

FREN 330 Reading for Comprehension
Reading for Comprehension and Vocabulary: Development of reading skills through the study of various journalistic, historical and literary texts in order to increase vocabulary and enhance comprehension.   3 hrs.

FREN 340 Advanced Conversation
Advanced Conversation: Advanced oral training through discussions, debates and presentations with emphasis on pronunciation, intonation and correct modes of expression.   3 hrs.

FREN 343 French Literary Classics
French Literary Classics: Consideration of major literary works from various periods of French literature chosen for their values as contribution to world literature.   3 hrs.

FREN 350 French Literature
French Literature: The study of major literary works with the goal of understanding some of the important cultural, socioeconomic and political ideas that have shaped French society.   3 hrs.

FREN 362 Francophone Civ. & Cultures
Francophone Civilization and Cultures: A course will give students a better understanding of the diverse nature of Francophone countries and increase their knowledge of the history and civilization of associated with those countries. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FREN 230 or permission of instructor.   3 hrs.

FREN 363 French Civilization & Culture
French Civilization and Culture: This course will give students a better understanding of the history, civilization and culture of France. Prerequisite: FREN 230 or permission of instructor.   3 hrs.

FREN 370 Topics in French Studies
Topics in French Studies: Course designed to address a specific topic or area of French studies. Topic will be announced the semester preceding the offering. May be repeated with different topics.  Repeatable for a total of 24 hrs. 3-6 hrs.

FREN 372 Elementary Translating
Elementary Translating: Comparative analysis of translated texts, questions of restructuring texts and adding or subtracting material, style/audience relationship, simple translations from source language to English, and sight translation.   3 hrs.

FREN 374 Advanced Translating
Advanced Translating: Study of professional journals in the field of translation, specific problems of source/target language equivalents, expansion of working dictionaries, oral reports on work in progress, and translating of substantial text(s) in field of specialization. Texts may be scientific, technical, commercial, scholarly or literary, depending on field of specialization.   3 hrs.

FREN 400 Directed Readings In French
Directed Readings in French: Directed study of a topic requiring the use of French-language sources. May be repeated with different topics.  Repeatable for a total of 36 hrs. 1-3 hrs.

FREN 401 Independent Practicum in French
Independent Practicum in French: An independent study of a topic of interest to a student or an internship. Projects must require the use of the target language (French). May be repeated with different topics.  Repeatable for a total of 36 hrs. 1-3 hrs.

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