French Course Descriptions
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FRN 141 Elementary French. [FREN 1411] For students who have had no previous instruction in French. The work includes
vocabulary acquisition, international cultural components, pronunciation, drills, sentence
formation, and everyday conversation leading to proficiency. Two one-hour
language laboratory periods weekly are required. Credit 4.
FRN 142 Elementary French. [FREN 1412] A continuation of FRN 141 with more speaking and writing toward advancing proficiency. Two one-hour language laboratory periods weekly are required. Prerequisite:
Grade of C or better in FRN 141 or equivalent. Credit 4.
FRN 263 French Reading and Composition. [FREN 2311]
A continuation of FRN 142 with emphasis on written and oral skills. Prerequisite:
Grade of C or better in FRN 142 or equivalent. Credit 3.
FRN 264 Comprehension and Communication. [FREN 2312] A continuing emphasis on fluent usage of oral and written French. Intensive study
of selected written work with the purpose of mastering mid-level proficiency skills.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 263 or equivalent. Credit 3.
FRN 364 Survey of French Literature. A detailed study of the various schools and periods of literature from the 19th century
to modern times. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FRN 264 or equivalent. Credit 3.
FRN 365 French Grammar And Stylistics. A review of the structure of the French language combined with detailed study of
the various tenses and moods. Emphasis is placed on writing and composition. The
objective is to acquire facility in writing about everyday topics. Prerequisite: French
364 or the equivalent. Credit 3.
FRN 367 French Phonetics and Conversation.
Basic theory of French pronunciation and intonation. With ample opportunity for drill,
students achieve an intermediate level of oral proficiency. Prerequisite: FRN 264 or
consent of instructor. Credit 3.
FRN 380 French Culture and Civilization.
A course to portray the overall picture of the role played by French culture and civilization
throughout the world. This course will provide cultural background for French
majors or minors. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FRN 264 or consent of instructor.
FRN 464 Modern French Usage and Conversation.
A useful course for all levels, including those seeking oral proficiency. Emphasis is
placed on extemporaneous speech and conversation dealing with modern topics.
Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FRN 264 or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
FRN 470 Seminar In Selected Topics in Literature, Language, or Civilization.
This course will be an in-depth study of a selected topic by which French majors
and minors, lacking specific skills, may acquire the necessary knowledge of francophone
culture and/or the ability to speak, read, and write the French language at
an advanced level. The topic to be explored will change from semester to semester.
The course may be repeated for credit as the content varies. Prerequisite: Advanced
standing in French or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
FRN 475 Individual French Readings. This course is designed for the individual student who may need study of a particular
era or genre or author. Enrollment in this course is restricted and approval for such
must be obtained from the Program Coordinator. The course may be repeated for
credit as content varies. Credit 3.
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