FRENCH



FREN 1001  - Elementary French I .......................3.00 Credits Fundamental skills with emphasis on oral aspects of language learning  and intensive and extensive use of structural patterns, dialog, oral  drills and exercises.  Language Laboratory required.


FREN 1002  - Elementary French II......................3.00 Credits Fundamental skills with emphasis on oral aspects of language learning and intensive and extensive use of structural patterns, dialog, oral drills and exercises.  Language Laboratory required.


FREN 1136  - Applied French.................................3.00 Credits Applied French is a career-oriented course  designed  to  develop bilingual/bicultural competence needed  by  students  in  the  fields of business,  law,  medicine,  education  and  other  related  areas. Audio-lingual exercises, role play, lab  assignments  and  conversations with French informants.


FREN 1137  - Applied French.................................3.00 Credits Applied French is a career-oriented course  designed  to  develop bilingual/bicultural competence needed  by  students  in  the  fields of business,  law,  medicine,  education  and  other  related  areas. Audio-lingual exercises, role play, lab  assignments  and  conversations with French informants.


FREN 2001 Intermediate French I......................3.00 Credits

The student is guided tin achieving some proficiency in oral communication while developing a degree of skill in reading and  writing. Aspects  of French Life and culture are presented through  use  of selected  reading materials, real discussions.

Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or equivalent.


FREN 2002  - Intermediate French II ...................3.00 Credits The student is guided in achieving some proficiency in oral communication while developing a degree of skill in reading and  writing. Aspects  of French life  and  culture  presented  through  use  of  selected  reading materials, real discussions.

Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or FREN 1102.


FREN 2204  - French Phonetics .............................3.00 Credits

An analysis of  the  French  sound  system  and  fundamentals  of French pronunciation, with attention to syllabication, intonation, articulation, and  individual  difficulties.  A minimum  of  two  hours of  language laboratory per week.


FREN 2205  - Introduction to French Lit..............3.00 Credits Introduction to French Literature is designed to  introduce  and ex- amine the essential works in the literature of France from the Middle Ages to the latter part of the nineteenth century, the major  literary movements in French literature, and the elements involved in literary and  critical analysis.


FREN 3308  - Elementary French Conversation ..3.00 Credits Development of the student's vocabulary and fluency in  oral  expression. Designed to provide systematic practice in understanding and speaking grammatically sustained speech in the French language on topics taken from the text, the student's daily activities and from cross-cultural issues.


FREN 3309  - Advanced French Grammar ..........3.00 Credits Designed to address advanced problems  in  grammar  and  syntax, written exercises, free compositions, and translations.


FREN 3310  - French Composition and Reading..3.00 Credits Techniques in composition and literary analysis, using prose masterpieces in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3308 or its equivalent.


FREN 3311  - Intro Afro-French Lit & Culture ...3.00 Credits Study of the main contributions of Afro-French literature and culture through understanding  works  of  drama,  poetry,  and  prose of French-speaking  Black  authors.

Prerequisite:  FREN  1102  or  reading knowledge of French.


FREN 3312  - French Civilization ..........................3.00 Credits Study of the main contributions of the French from the view point of sociological, educational, political and cultural contributions to western civilization.

Prerequisite: FREN 2202 or consent of instructor.


FREN 3314  - 17th Century French Drama ..........3.00 Credits

A study of the representative plays of   Corneille,   Racine   and Moliere.

Prerequisite: FREN 2202 or consent of instructor.


FREN 4401  - French Literature ............................3.00 Credits Development of poetry, prose and drama, 17th century philosophical and religious prose and Fables of LaFontaine.

Prerequisite:  FREN  3312  or consent of instructor.


FREN 4404  - 18th Century French Literature ....3.00 Credits Philosophical ideas and literary conventions in the works of Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot and Rousseau and the theater of  Lesage, Marivaux  and Beaumarchais.

Prerequisite: FREN 3312 or consent of instructor.


FREN 4405  - 19th Century French Literature ....3.00 Credits Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism in the novel from Constant to Zola, the theater of Hugo and Musset and Romantic and symbolist poetry.

Prerequisite: FREN 4401 and 4404 or consent of instructor.


FREN 4406  - 20th Century French Literature ....3.00 Credits Study of the representative plays of Corneille, Racine and Moliere.

Prerequisite: FREN 2202 or consent of instructor.


FREN 4407  - The French Novel ............................3.00 Credits

A study of the origin  and  development  of  the  novel  in  France with attention given to significant novels from its beginning to  the present time.

FREN 4409  - French Seminar I ........................

.....1.00 Credits

A major project course in which French majors  research, develop and present their senior paper.  Required of all graduating seniors.


FREN 4410  - French Seminar II ...........................1.00 Credits

A capstone course designed to assist students  in  synthesizing  their knowledge and reinforcing the skills they have  acquired  in  the French major and culminating with  a  senior  comprehensive.   Required  of  all graduating seniors.


FREN 4495  - Study Abroad ...................................3.00 Credits Study of language and culture in a native (French speaking)  environment for students involved in a Study Abroad Program


FREN 4496  - Study Abroad ...................................3.00 Credits Study of language and culture in a native (French speaking)  environment. For students involved in a Study Abroad Program