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Course Descriptions

FRN 101   French Language and Culture I ...   4

Beginning French course that presents basic language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, with emphasis on effective linguistic functioning in real situations. Includes culture unit on Paris. Opportunity provided for audio-lingual practice outside of class.

FRN 102   French Language and Culture II ...   4

Prerequisites: FRN 101 or 1 to 1 1/2 years minimum high school language study

Continuation of French 101, including culture unit on France.

FRN 190   Topics in French Language and Culture ...   39816

Prerequisites: Dependant on topic.

Exploration of special topics and/or activities in 100 level French language and culture. Prerequisite and corequisite dependant on topic.

Corequisites: Dependant on topic.

FRN 195   French Language and Civilization ...   1-9 hrs

Involves travel and/or study in Francophone or French culture area. May have prerequisites and may be repeated for credit. Will not satisfy General Education requirements.

FRN 201   French Language and Culture III ...   4

Prerequisites: FRN 102 or 1 1/2 to 2 years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended

Follow up to French 102. Provides expanded opportunities for listening to, speaking, reading, and writing French. Continues exploration of culture, with emphasis on Francophone world. Emphasis remains on linguistic functioning in real situations.

FRN 202   French Conversation and Composition ...   4

Prerequisites: FRN 201 or 2 years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Intensive one-semester course focusing on conversational skills, grammar review, and composition. Exploration of role of French in North America.

FRN 210   Introduction to French Cinema ...   3

Study of the history and artistic elements of French cinema through critical examination of directors, themes, and techniques. Lectures in English with films in French with English subtitles. French students must complete selected assignments in French. Credit for both FRN 210 and GLC 210 not allowed.

FRN 215   Reading in French ...   3

Prerequisites: FRN 201 or two years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Reading and discussion of various short selections and at least one complete work in the original French. Reading strategies specific to French language, including vocabulary building, reading for comprehension, and use of literary tenses.

FRN 220   French Culture and Civilization ...   3

Prerequisites: One of the following must be completed: FRN 201, FRN 202, FRN 215, or three to four years high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended

Survey of history of French civilization and influence throughout world, with emphasis on culture of present-day France and Quebec. Exercises and activities to practice and improve French language skills. (Taught in French.)

FRN 290   Topics in Intermediate French Language and Culture ...   1-6 hrs

Exploration of special topics in 200 level French language and culture. Prerequisite and corequisite dependant on topic.