- 101 Elementary French I -- 3 credits. Introduction to
French culture and language. Culture, lifestyle and customs of
French-language speakers. Fundamentals of language (pronunciation,
intonation, grammatical structures), with development of
communicative skills in a cultural context. Includes open-hour
laboratory. [FS 2010: Non-Native Language]
- 102 Elementary French II -- 3 credits. Continuation of
French 101. Includes open-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: 101 or
equivalent. [FS 2010: Non-Native Language]
- 161 French for Reading Knowledge -- 3 credits. Designed to
develop reading skill only, emphasis on recognition of verb form and
structure, practice in translation. Open without credit to seniors,
graduate students, and faculty. Auditors not permitted.
- 199 Honors Summer Seminar for High School Students -- 2
Intensive conversational French.
- 201 Intermediate French I -- 3 credits. Review of grammar
and syntax, vocabulary building, and introduction to civilization.
Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent.
- 202 Intermediate French II -- 3 credits. Continuation of
French 201. Prerequisite: FREN 201 or equivalent.
- 301 Advanced French Grammar -- 3 credits. An overview of
the major points of French grammar. Includes vocabulary building
and communicative practice in both oral and written form.
- 303 Readings in French -- 3 credits. Introduction to
literary and cultural readings in French.
- 311 Introduction to French and Francophone Culture -- 3
credits. Historical survey of principal trends of French and
- 312A Introduction to French Literature -- 3 credits.
Selections of French writers from the Middle Ages to the present.
- 312B Introduction to Francophone Literature -- 3
Selections of Francophone writers with emphasis on Africa, Canada,
and the Caribbean.
- 317 Commercial French in Translation -- 3 credits. Study of
the various commercial terms in letters, business forms, orders, and
inquiries. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent.
- 321 Advanced French Conversation -- 3 credits. Advanced
work in oral French, with emphasis on developing pronunciation,
vocabulary, idioms, listening comprehension and general fluency.
This course may be taken twice for credit by approval of the
- 322 Advanced French Composition -- 3 credits. Advanced work
in written French with emphasis on writing for various purposes.
- 394 Studies in French -- 1-4 credits. Studies in
French language, literature, or culture with topics changing from
semester to semester according to the needs and interests of
students.(Taught in English)
- 400 French Stylistics -- 3 credits. Outstanding styles in
literature with criticism of selected texts, essay writing.
- 401 Linguistic Structure of French -- 3 credits. Study of
the principles of French linguistics. Prescriptive and descriptive
analysis of phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures in
- 404 French Phonetics -- 3 credits. Study of the formation
of speech sounds in the French language. Intensive practice of
pronunciation with emphasis on articulation, rhythm, and intonation.
Includes study of dialectal variation and application for language
- 405 French Conversation and Civilization -- 3 credits.
Practice in spoken French based on topics dealing with contemporary
France. Emphasis on current vocabulary.
- 406 Contemporary French Culture -- 3 credits. In-depth
analysis of contemporary cultural institutions and developments in
- 408 Advanced Translation in French -- 3 credits. Systematic
translation of contemporary literary, cultural, and technical texts
from French into English and from English into French, including
analysis of corresponding grammatical, stylistic, and semantic
- 440 French-Canadian Literature -- 3 credits. Survey of
French-Canadian literature, with an emphasis on nineteenth and
- 441 Francophone-African Literatures -- 3 credits. Survey of
Francophone-African literature, with an emphasis on
- 451 French Literature of the Seventeenth Century -- 3
Literary movements, genres, and styles. Corneille, Racine, Mme. de
La Fayette, Mme. de Sevigne, Bossuet, La Fontaine, and Boileau.
- 484 French Drama of the Twentieth Century -- 3 credits.
Study of representative plays of the twentieth century, including
works by the Symbolists, Existentialists, Genet, Ionesco, and
- 486 French Novel of the Twentieth Century -- 3 credits.
Development of the novel from Proust to the contemporary period.
- 488 French Poetry of the Twentieth Century -- 3
Development of poetry from Apollinaire to the contemporary period.
- 495 Undergraduate Studies in French -- 1-3 credits. Studies
in French language, literature, or culture with topics changing from
semester to semester according to the needs and interests of the