French Courses

NumberNameUnitsDescription
FRE 115Beginning French I1An introduction to basic modes of communication in the target language. Emphasis is on everyday language while developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing as well as introducing cultures of the target language.
FRE 116Beginning French II1A continuation of French 115. Prerequisite: Fre 115 or placement into 116.
FRE 161Francophone Multiculturalism1An examination of historical, political, artistic, literary, religious and social issues resulting from the exchanges between French culture and the non-western cultures (e.g. West African, North African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Muslim, Buddhist) in its midst. May count toward major or minor if student has not taken Fre 222 or 311. Partially satisfies Modern Society LADR and satisfies Other Cultures LADR.
FRE 217Intermediate French1Reinforcement and expansion of grammatical and phonological patterns. Emphasis given to development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as well as to the study of cultures of the target language. Prerequisite: Fre 116 or placement into 217.
FRE 218Advanced Intermediate French1Advanced study involving expansion and synthesis of knowledge and understanding of the target language and its cultures. Prerequisite: Fre 217 or placement into 218.
FRE 222French Cinema1Taught in English, a survey course examining French cinema from its 19th century pioneers to the innovative New Wave directors of the 1950s to contemporary filmmakers. Students with French ability may choose to write papers in French. Does not count toward LADR sequence.
FRE 227Off-Campus French Conversation1Conducted in a French-speaking country. Intensive work in oral expression, focusing on practical situations and contemporary issues by means of a variety of texts. Prerequisite: successful completion of 218 and permission of instructor. After taking Fre 227, Fre 228 cannot be taken for credit. Fre 227 may be repeated once for credit.
FRE 228On-Campus French Conversation1Intensive work in oral expression, focusing on practical situations and contemporary issues, by means of a variety of texts. Prerequisite: successful completion of 218. Offered alternate years. May precede Fre 227, but may not be taken after Fre 227.
FRE 239French Civ. & Culture before 19001Examination of the social, geographic and political structures of early France, as well as general study of the country?s history and artistic expression from the Gallo-Roman era through the 19th century.
FRE 240Contemp. French Business & Culture1Examination of the political, economic, artistic and social structures of 20th and 21st-century France and their contribution to French business structure.
FRE 310Studies in French Lit & Culture1A study of selected topics related to the literature and culture of France.
FRE 311Studies in Francophone Lit & Cult1A study of selected topics related to the literatures and cultures of the Francophone world.
FRE 320Introduction to French Literature1An introductory course on the three principal genres of French and Francophone literature ? prose, theatre, and poetry ?with emphasis on comprehension and literary/stylistic analysis. This course will prepare students for more extensive readings in advanced French literature courses.
FRE 33217th and 18th Century French Lit.1A study of representative works of prose, poetry and theatre from the Baroque, Classical, Enlightenment and Pre-Romantic periods.
FRE 33519th Century French Literature1A study of representative major works of prose, poetry, and theatre from the Romantic, Realist, Naturalist, and Symbolist periods.
FRE 33620th Century French Literature1A study of representative major works of prose, poetry, and theatre from the Surrealist, Existentialist, and Absurdist movements. May also include representative works of non-European Francophone literatures.
FRE 423French Middle Ages & 16th Cent1Emphasis on the medieval epic and romance and on Rabelais, Montaigne and representative poets of the French Renaissance.

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