French (FREN)

FREN 101 —  Elementary French 1 Course count: 1 

This first half of an introduction to the fundamentals of the French language focuses on the acquisition of the basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and presents an introduction to the cultures of the French-speaking world. This course is restricted to students with no previous study of French. Five class hours weekly. Conducted in French.

Students who have taken any higher level FREN course may not register for FREN 101. No previous knowledge of language.

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Annually Fall

FREN 102 —  Elementary French 2 Course count: 1 

This second half of an introduction to the fundamentals of the French language reinforces and deepens basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French as well as knowledge of the cultures of the French-speaking world.

Prerequisite: Students must complete a language placement exam or FREN 101 in order to enroll in this course. Students who have taken any higher level FREN course may not register for FREN 102.

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 201 —  Intermediate French 1 Course count: 1 

The first half of a review of the fundamentals of French supplemented by reading of literary and cultural material and by practice in oral expression.

Prerequisite: Students must complete a language placement exam or FREN 102 in order to enroll in this course. Students who have taken any higher level FREN course may not register for FREN 201.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 202 —  Intermediate French 2 Course count: 1 

The second half of a review of the fundamentals of French supplemented by reading of literary and cultural material and by practice in oral expression.

Prerequisite: Students must complete a language placement exam or FREN 201 in order to enroll in this course. Students who have taken any higher level FREN course may not register for FREN 202.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 301 —  French Composition & Conversatn Course count: 1 

Designed for gaining proficiency in oral and written French. Emphasis on developing correctness and fluency in everyday situations. Regular methods of instruction include discussions, web activities, skits, listening comprehension, grammar review. Required for French majors and minors. Recommended for first-year students with advanced placement. Four class hours weekly. French.

Prerequisite: Students must complete a language placement exam, FREN 202 or have French AP credit in order to enroll in this course. Students who have taken any higher level FREN course may not register for FREN 301.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 302 —  Approaches To Reading & Writing Course count: 1 

Designed to give students the tools to read and write critically in French. Students will examine texts representative of major genres and will acquire lexical flexibility, rhetorical skills and stylistic proficiency. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 301

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 305 —  Writing Around the Arts Course count: 1 

Arts will be the thematic focus of the course and will encompass readings on urbanism and architecture, film, advertising, comic books, choreography, equestrian theater, political songs, painting, and photography. Designed to give students the tools to read and write critically in French. Students will examine texts representative of major genres and will acquire lexical flexibility, rhetorical skills and stylistic proficiency. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: FREN 301

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 306 —  Paris Through the Looking Glass Course count: 1 

Paris will be the thematic focus of the course and will encompass a variety of readings on the City of Lights' history, urban design and landscape, landmarks and symbols, cultural institutions, artistic and intellectual neighborhoods. We will also examine how poets, novelists, playwrights, and filmmakers have represented Paris by studying sample(s) of their respective art form. Designed to give students the tools to read and write critically in French. Students will examine texts representative of major genres (poetry, theater, novel) and will acquire lexical flexibility, rhetorical skills and stylistic proficiency. Conducted in French.

Prerequiste: FREN 301

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 307 —  The Fantastic Course count: 1 

The Fantastic

Prerequisite: FREN 301

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 308 —  Francophone Journeys Course count: 1 

Prerequisite: French 301

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 401 —  Advanced French Course count: 1 

Designed for students who seek to reach an advanced level of proficiency in French. The four skills are stressed. Particular emphasis on exercises that focus on complex language structures.

Prerequisite: Two French courses at the 300 Level.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 402 —  Translation Course count: 1 

Through the translation of selected passages, seeks to teach students to write with precision and clarity in both French and English. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: Two 300-level FREN courses or equivalent.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 406 —  Fiction Writing Course count: 1 

Prerequisite: Two 300 level FREN Courses

GPA units: 1

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 427 —  20Th -21st Century Novel Course count: 1 

The major trends and theories by prominent 20th-21st Century novelists are considered. Selected works by authors such as Gide, Proust, Mauriac, Sartre, Colette, Camus, Breton, De Beauvoir, Beckett, Bernanos, Giono, Vian, Queneau, Perec, Pagnol, Tournier, Robbe-Grillet, Sarraute, Duras, Hyvrard, Modiano, Sollers, Lainé, Wittig, Roche, Yourcenar, Leduc, Ernaux, Angot, Germain and others. This course fulfills the literature requirement for the major. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite:Two 300-level French courses or the equivalent.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Literature

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 471 —  Masterpieces of French Cinema Course count: 1 

Prerequisite: Two 300-level FREN courses

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Arts

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 472 —  Race & Gender in French Cinema Course count: 1 

Prerequisite: Two 300-Level French courses

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Arts

Typically Offered: Every Third Year

FREN 491 —  Tutorial Course count: 1 

Eligible students may elect one or both of these courses with the permission of the section coordinator. Tutorials are normally offered only to students who have previously taken all other advanced courses offered in a given semester.

GPA units: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 492 —  Tutorial Course count: 1 

Eligible students may elect one or both of these courses with the permission of the section coordinator. Tutorials are normally offered only to students who have previously taken all other advanced courses offered in a given semester.

GPA units: 1