Courses in French

Courses in French

1000-level courses

FRE 1010: Elementary French (3)
Combination approach: listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture.

FRE 1020: Elementary French (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 1010 or 1110 or equivalent
Combination approach: listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture.

FRE 1030: Accelerated Elementary French (3)
Prerequisite: Advanced Placement
A rapid survey of the more basic elements of aural and oral training, reading and writing, and the essentials of grammar to be followed by a more extensive treatment of the remainder of the basic elements of the French language. There is a directed lab component for this course.

FRE 1110: Elementary French (4)
Lecture component of FRE 1010 plus language laboratory, or other assigned foreign language experience.

FRE 1120: Elementary French (4)
Prerequisite: FRE 1010 or 1110 or equivalent
Lecture component of FRE 1020 plus language laboratory, or other assigned foreign language experience.

FRE 1750: Beginning Conversation (1)
Focus on speaking skills and basic discussion of contemporary culture.

2000-level courses

FRE 2010: Intermediate French (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 1020 or equivalent
For students who have had two years of French in secondary school or equivalent. Training in the speaking, understanding, reading and writing of French.

FRE 2020: Intermediate French (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 1020 or equivalent
Training in the speaking, understanding, reading and writing of French.

3000-level courses

FRE 3000: Introduction to French Culture (1-3)
Prerequisites: ENG 1010, 1020 or permission of instructor
Introduction to French culture, including history, geography, daily life in France and francophone countries. The course is given in English. The course fulfills general education requirements in the humanities.

FRE 3010, 3020: Introduction to French Civilization (3, 3)
An introduction to the background of French life and culture and to the outstanding contributions of France to world civilization from medieval times to the present.

FRE 3070: Explication of Texts (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
A given literary text is studied to appreciate its form, meaning, and beauty. The French method of procedure is taught.

FRE 3110: Phonetics and Linguistics (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
An introduction to linguistics, the French sound system, pronunciation drills, and use of laboratory materials.

FRE 3150: Advanced Conversation (1-4)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020 or permission of instructor
The focus is on speaking skills and basic discussion of contemporary French culture, including education, films, foods and politics.

FRE 3210: Advanced French Composition (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
Designed to give students a command of spoken and written language. Recommended as a foundation for literature courses.

FRE 3780, 3790: Survey of French Literature (3, 3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
Divided, respectively, into Middle Ages, Renaissance and 17th century, and 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Characteristic movements with readings of selections of texts.

FRE 3870, 3880: Cooperative Education Project I (1-6, 1-6)
Students can obtain information from the Department Chair.

FRE 3890: Studies in French Culture and Literature in Translation (3)
Prerequisites: ENG 1020 or 1030
An elective course with no knowledge of French required. Texts and course will be in English. This course will deal with broad themes and their connections to world literature and cultures. This course may be accepted as part of the requirements for language majors with permission of the department.

4000-level courses

FRE 4180, 4190: Foreign Travel (1-3 each)
Approval of department required for credit.

FRE 4210: French Literature of the 20th Century (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
Offered by announcement.

FRE 4510: French Literature of the Middle Ages (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
Offered by announcement.

FRE 4550: French Theater (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
A study of selected French drama from the Middle Ages through the 20th century.

FRE 4560: French Novel (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
A study of selected pre courses for the novel and novels from the Middle Ages through the 20th century.

FRE 4570: French Poetry (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
A study of selected poems from the Middle Ages through the 20th century.

FRE 4610: French Literature of the Renaissance (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
Offered by announcement.

FRE 4710: French Literature of the 17th Century (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
Offered by announcement.

FRE 4810: French Literature of the 18th Century (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
Offered by announcement.

FRE 4870, 4880: Cooperative Education Project II (1-6, 1-6)
Students can obtain information from the Department Chair.

FRE 4910: French Literature of the 19th Century (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020
Offered by announcement.

FRE 4950, 4960: Special Topics in French (1-3, 1-3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020

FRE 4970: Independent Research (1-3)
Prerequisite: FRE 2020