French Courses

FRE 131 - Elementary French I
Hours: 3-4
(FREN 1311) Elementary French I. Three semester hours. Introduction to the four language skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading. Emphasis on the spoken language. Introduction to French and Francophone cultures.

FRE 132 - Elementary French II
Hours: 3-4
(FREN 1312) Elementary French II. Three semester hours. A continuation of FRE 131 with further emphasis on the spoken language. Prerequisite: French 131 or approved placement or CLEP or consent of department head.

FRE 231 - Intermediate French I
Hours: 3
(FREN 2311) Intermediate French I. Three semester hours. Review and expansion of the four language skills with emphasis on speaking and writing, and further exposure to French and Francophone cultures. Prerequisites: French 131 and 132 or approved placement or CLEP or consent of department head.

FRE 232 - Intermediate French II
Hours: 3
(FREN 2312) Intermediate French II. Three semester hours. A continuation of FRE 231 with emphasis on reading comprehension and writing skills. Introduction to French prose, poetry or drama. Prerequisite: French 231.

FRE 289 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4

FRE 331 - Advanced French I
Hours: 3
Advanced French I: Written Emphasis. Three semester hours. Improves composition skills by the implementation of three major components: grammar review and refinement; reading and analysis of various kinds of texts, both literary and journalistic; composition assignments involving such techniques as description, analysis, and persuasion. Prerequisite: French 232.

FRE 332 - Advanced French II
Hours: 3
Advanced French II: Oral Emphasis. Three semester hours. Improves oral comprehension and production. Listening skills will be enhanced through French and Francophone radio, television and film. Speaking skills will be honed by class discussions based on current events in the newspapers and magazines of the Francophone world. Prerequisite: French 232.

FRE 450 - Major Literary Figures
Hours: 3
Major Literary Figures. Three semester hours. A survey of the major literary figures of French or Francophone literatures. French authors treated may include Marie de France, Rabelais, Ronsard, Montaigne, Corneille, Racine, Moliére, Marivaux, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Balzac, Hugo, Camus, Sartre, Robbe-Grillet and Duras. Francophone authors treated may include Camara Laye, Nafissatou Diallo, Cheikh Sow, Calixthe Beyala, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Assia Djebar, Patrick Chamoiseau, Maryse Condé, Joseph Zobel, Gabrielle Roy and Roch Carrier.

FRE 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

FRE 490 - Honors Thesis
Hours: 3-6

FRE 491 - H Ind Honors Readings
Hours: 3

FRE 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.