• Modern Languages & Literatures - French, German, Spanish




  • French Classes


    FRN 101-102

    ELEMENTARY FRENCH I & II is an intensive introduction to French language and culture with emphasis on comprehension and active use of the spoken language, leading to the ability to function at a basic level.
    Prerequisite for FRN 102 is FRN 101 or equivalent
    3 credit hours per semester


    FRN 201-202

    INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I & II is a continuation of FRN 101-102 with a review and expansion of grammar and vocabulary.
    Prerequisites: For FRN 201: FRN 102 or equivalent; For FRN 202: FRN 201 or equivalent
    3 credits hours per semester


    FRN 301

    INTENSIVE REVIEW OF FRENCH GRAMMAR consists of a systematic study of all aspects of French grammar, syntax, and morphology. Review and expansion of student’s knowledge of French vocabulary and idioms are stressed.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 302

    COMMERCIAL FRENCH TRANSLATION provides practical exercises in translating correspondence and documents from the world of commerce and international relations. The course emphasizes understanding and rendering key concepts, while developing skill and fluency in professional writing in both French and English.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 303-304

    ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I & II consist of structured practice in writing and speaking on selected topics, emphasizing specific grammatical problems. Special emphasis is placed on increasing the student’s active French vocabulary.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours per semester


    FRN 305

    THEME AND VERSION is an intensive study of French grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and idiomatic expression through written translations from English to French (theme) and from French to English (version).
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 306

    PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY consists of a detailed study of the French sound system (morphology, sound production, and intonation) through a variety of pronunciation exercises, as well as transcriptions of French texts using the international phonetic alphabet.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 322

    FRANCOPHONE WORLD CULTURES presents the history of French colonialism and the growth and development of unique cultures among a variety of francophone peoples of the world, especially North and West Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec. Lectures, readings, and discussions are conducted in French.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 326

    FRENCH CINEMA introduces some of the major themes, techniques, movements and directors of this most important art form of the 20th century. The course teaches the critical skills required for making informed judgments on the artistic merits and deficiencies of cinematic works. Open to all students, with lectures, discussions, and readings in English.
    Cross-listed with FLM 326
    3 credit hours


    FRN 400

    INTERNSHIP is a work-experience opportunity with the purpose of expanding education by applying accumulated knowledge in French. The availability of internships is limited to upper level students, normally juniors and seniors with a 3.0 quality point average. Students are approved individually by the academic department. A contract can be obtained from the Career Services Office in Starvaggi Hall. Internships count as general electives.
    Prerequisites: French Junior or Senior standing and permission of the department chair
    Internships must be preapproved.
    1-6 credit hours


    FRN 407

    FRENCH CIVILIZATION & LITERATURE I (Medieval/Renaissance) traces significant aspects of French civilization and literature from its origins to the end of the 16th century including history and society; evolution of culture and ideas; survey of literary genres and works; and artistic trends. Lectures, readings, and discussions are conducted in French.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 408

    FRENCH CIVILIZATION & LITERATURE II (17th & 18th Centuries) traces significant aspects of French civilization and literature of the Classical Age and the Enlightenment, including history and society; evolution of culture and ideas; survey of literary genres and works; and artistic trends. Lectures, readings, and discussions are conducted in French.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 409

    FRENCH CIVILIZATION & LITERATURE III (19th Century) traces significant aspects of French civilization and literature from the Napoleonic era to the onset of World War I including history and society; evolution of culture and ideas; survey of literary genres and works; and artistic trends. Lectures, readings, and discussions are conducted in French.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 410

    FRENCH CIVILIZATION & LITERATURE IV (20th & 21st Century) traces significant aspects of French civilization and literature from World War I to the present day including history and society; evolution of culture and ideas; survey of literary genres and works; and artistic trends. Lectures, readings and discussions are conducted in French.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent
    3 credit hours


    FRN 424

    READINGS IN FRANCOPHONE WORLD LITERATURE consists of the study of representative literary works by international francophone authors, especially those from North and West Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec. Lectures, readings, and discussions are conducted in French.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent plus one course above FRN 202 (other than FRN 306)
    3 credit hours


    FRN 431

    PERIODS AND GENRES OF FRENCH LITERATURE is a flexible course, the contents of which will vary from one semester to another. Study will focus on either a single literary period (Middle Ages, Renaissance, etc.) or a particular genre (lyric poetry, the novel, etc.). Lectures, readings, discussions, and a term paper in French are required. This course may be repeated for credit if the topic is different from when previously taken.
    Prerequisites: FRN 201-202 or equivalent plus one course above FRN 202 (other than FRN 306)
    3 credit hours


    FRN 432

    MODERN CATHOLIC WRITERS is a survey of the literature of significant Catholic authors (from the late 19th century through the present) whose works are significantly informed by their religious faith including Bloy, Péguy, Jammes, Claudel, Mauriac, Bernanos, Green, and Cesbron. Lectures and discussions will be conducted in English, with readings in French for French majors, in English for non-majors.
    Prerequisite: (applies to French Majors only): FRN 201-202 or equivalent plus one course above FRN 202 (other than FRN 306)
    3 credit hours


    FRN 434

    THESIS uses guided readings and research to result in a dissertation. Projects for independent study may be of a literary or linguistic nature or may deal with some aspect of French culture. To be selected in consultation with the head of the department.
    Prerequisite: Permission
    1 credit hour


    FRN 435

    COORDINATING SEMINAR uses selected readings, research, reports, and discussions of specific authors, genres, or trends in French literature. A recommended course for students planning to enter graduate school.
    Prerequisite: Permission
    1 credit hour



    OTHER MODERN LANGUAGES


    ML 201-202

    INTERMEDIATE MODERN LANGUAGES allows students with proficiency in a modern foreign language to receive credit by scoring on a special examination at a level consistent with Modern Language Department standards. (See Credit By Exam on page 57 for details.)
    6 credit hours

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