French

Courses

FRN 101. Basic Proficiency in French I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied French or have placed into this course by examination.

FRN 131. Intensive Fundamental French. 2 Hours

Intensive development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission restricted to those who have previous experience with the language and place into this course by examination. Credit granted for only ONE of the following: FRN 101 or FRN 131.

FRN 141. Basic Proficiency in French II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): (FRN 101 or FRN 131) or placement by examination.

FRN 201. Intermediate French I. 3 Hours

Development of reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. Language laboratory required. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): FRN 141.

FRN 202. Intermediate French II. 3 Hours

Development of reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite(s): FRN 201.

FRN 270. Intermediate Study Abroad. 1-7 Hours

Intermediate intensive study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is French. Instruction in language, culture and civilization. Conducted in French. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): FRN 141 or equivalent.

FRN 311. French Conversation I. 3 Hours

Intensive practice in speaking French to develop oral communication skills. Emphasis on vocabulary development, listening comprehension, simulation of life-like situations, and discussions on French life and culture. Prerequisite(s): FRN 202.

FRN 312. French Conversation II. 3 Hours

Intensive practice in speaking French to develop oral communication skills. Emphasis on vocabulary development, listening comprehension, simulation of life-like situations, and discussions on French life and culture. Prerequisite(s): FRN 202.

FRN 321. French Composition I. 3 Hours

Practice in composition on topics dealing with French life and culture. Systematic vocabulary enrichment, refinement of grammar, and assimilation of stylistic patterns. Emphasis on correct writing and creativity. Initiation into the concept of style in French prose. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 322. French Composition II. 3 Hours

Practice in composition on topics dealing with French life and culture. Systematic vocabulary enrichment, refinement of grammar, and assimilation of stylistic patterns. Emphasis on correct writing and creativity. Initiation into the concept of style in French prose. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 325. Introduction to Commercial French. 3 Hours

Introduction to French business and the French position in international trade. Basic vocabulary of the office and the world of trade, introduction to formal correspondence and transactions. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 331. Phonetics & Diction. 3 Hours

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FRN 341. French Culture & Civilization. 3 Hours

Introduction to the history of French civilization with emphasis on the arts and life in each major cultural period. Recommended for all French majors and minors. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 350. French Literature in Translation. 3 Hours

Course to acquaint students with major topics in French and Francophone literature. Conducted in English. Repeatable when subtitle and content change.

FRN 352. Old World Meets New (ENG). 3 Hours

Readings of (1) non-fictional narratives regarding French encounters with American Indians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and (2) literary and philosophical works on this topic. Conducted in English. Students receive credit for either FRN 352 or FRN 452, not both.

FRN 360. Explication De Textes. 3 Hours

Introduction to method of analyzing literary texts, both prose and poetry. Elements of French versification. Recommended for all French majors and prospective teachers. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 361. Survey of French Literature I. 3 Hours

Major texts, trends, authors from the Middle Ages to the present, showing influences and continuity. Lectures, discussions, oral and written reports. Recommended for all French majors and prospective teachers. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 362. Survey of French Literature II. 3 Hours

Major texts, trends, authors from the Middle Ages to the present, showing influences and continuity. Lectures, discussions, oral and written reports. Recommended for all French majors and prospective teachers. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 370. Advanced Study Abroad. 1-7 Hours

Advanced intensive study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is French, treating its language, culture, and civilization. Conducted in French. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): FRN 202 or equivalent.

FRN 381. History of French Cinema. 3 Hours

Survey of the trends, styles, and principal directors in the history of French cinema. Discussion of personal, social, and cultural values portrayed in films. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 450. French Literature. 3 Hours

Lectures and discussion concentrating on specialized genres, periods, or authors. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 452. Old World Meets New (FRN). 3 Hours

Readings of (1) non-fictional narratives regarding French encounters with American Indians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and (2) literary and philosophical works on this topic. Conducted in French. Students receive credit for either FRN 352 or FRN 452, not both. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 469. French Linguistics. 3 Hours

Synchronic analysis of modern French language, including a contrast of the French sound system, morphology, and syntax with English structures; the historical derivation of French, creolization, and approaches to teaching French to English-speaking persons. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): (FRN 311 or FRN 312); LNG 468.

FRN 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

FRN 477H. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

FRN 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation wit the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

FRN 478H. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation wit the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

FRN 491. Independent Study. 1-3 Hours

Independent research project under the guidance of an instructor. Admission to project and number of semester hours require approval of the chairperson. Prerequisite(s): FRN 202; permission of department chairperson.