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French Courses


FR 201 Intermediate French I (FL) (4.00 SH). A course designed for students who have a basic background in French. All four basic language skills — speaking, listening, reading, and writing— are addressed, with particular emphasis on developing oral proficiency. Prerequisite: FR 102 or consent of instructor.

FR 202 Intermediate French II (FL) (4.00 SH). A continuation of the skills and emphases stated for FR 201. Prerequisite: FR 201 or consent of instructor.

FR 301 French Adv Conversation/Comp I (4.00 SH). A course in oral and written practice at the advanced level, designed to develop fluency in speaking and writing French. The emphasis is on the reading of cultural and literary texts, as well as current periodicals, which serve as the basis for group discussion and for writing short essays. Prerequisite: FR 202 or consent of instructor.

FR 302 French Adv Conversation/Comp II (4.00 SH).

FR 303 Commercial French (4.00 SH). An introduction to the technical vocabulary of international business, including the writing of business letters and the translation of magazine articles using the computer. Authentic documents and videos are used. The course also studies advertising images, immigration, and business ethics in their cultural and historical context. A competency examination is given at the end of the course. Prerequisite: FR 302 or consent of instructor.

FR 351 French Culture (HC) (4.00 SH). An introduction to major French social institutions in their historical context. The course examines the various factors (historical, social, economic, artistic) that have shaped contemporary cultural identity. The arts and popular culture are included. Prerequisite: FR 302 or consent of instructor. Meets Humanity and Culture Intellectual Perspective requirement (HC).

FR 401 The Age Of Louis XIV (4.00 SH). An examination of the works of such Baroque and Neoclassical authors as De LaFayette, Racine, and Moliere. Prerequisite: FR 302 or consent of instructor.

FR 402 Studies in 19th Century France (4.00 SH). A study of 19th century French literature within its cultural and artistic context. Authors such as Balzac, Sand, and Flaubert are included. Prerequisite: FR 302 or consent of instructor.

FR 403 France In Modern Era (4.00 SH). An introduction to 20th century French literature that studies texts in their relationship to the society and artistic movements out of which they emerge. Authors such as Gide, Camus, and DeBeauvoir are included. Prerequisite: FR 302 or consent of instructor.

FR 408 Topics In French (4.00 SH). An in-depth study of the literature of a specific area, genre, or time period, as determined by the instructor. Topics often focus on gender and/or cultural issues. Prerequisite: FR 302 or consent of instructor.

FR 409 Topics in French (4.00 SH). An in-depth study of the literature of a specific area, genre, or time period, as determined by the instructor. Topics often focus on gender and/or cultural issues. Prerequisite: FR 302 or consent of instructor.

 

 

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