FRE - French

FRE 101 Elementary French I

Beginning French with an emphasis on French culture, as well as understanding and speaking French in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.

4

Prerequisites

Not open to native speakers of French. Students who have successfully completed two or more years of French in secondary school within the previous eight years may not enroll in French 101 for credit.

FRE 102 Elementary French II

Beginning French with an emphasis on French culture, as well as understanding and speaking French in practical situations. Includes practice in reading and writing.

4

Prerequisites

Not open to native speakers of French. FRE 101 (or equivalent skills) is a prerequisite for FRE 102.

FRE 105 Elementary French Review

Review of French for students who have studied the language in high school for at least two years. Emphasis on accelerated grammar and on speaking. Listening comprehension, reading and writing are included.

4

Prerequisites

Not open to native speakers of French. May not be taken after FRE 101. Credit may not be earned for both French 102 and 105.

FRE 151-159 Topics in French

Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

1-4

Prerequisites

Consent of instructor.

FRE 201 Intermediate French I

Develops a greater understanding of French culture and everyday French, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.

4

Prerequisites

Not open to native speakers of French. FRE 102 or two or more years of high school French, or equivalent skills required for FRE 201.

FRE 202 Intermediate French II

Develops a greater understanding of French culture and everyday French, as well as speaking, reading and writing skills.

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Prerequisites

Not open to native speakers of French. FRE 201 or three or more years of high school French, or equivalent skills is required for FRE 202.

FRE 251-259 Topics in French

Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

1-4

Prerequisites

Consent of instructor.

FRE 300 Advanced French I

Emphases in Advanced French I are on oral expression, reading and vocabulary building.

4

Prerequisites

Not open to students who received their secondary education in the French language. FRE 202 or equivalent, or four or more years of high school French or equivalent skills.

FRE 301 Advanced French II

Emphases in Advanced French II are on writing, vocabulary building and grammar.

4

Prerequisites

Not open to students who received their secondary education in the French language. FRE 202 or equivalent, or four or more years of high school French or equivalent skills.

FRE 310 Diplomatic French

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of French in a diplomatic setting.  Emphasis is made on writing, as well as listening and speaking skills through the use of specialized vocabulary, simulations, and paired activities.
4

Prerequisites

FRE 202 or equivalent skills

FRE 311 Commercial French

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of French in a business setting. It provides a basis from which students will learn about culturally appropriate business practices in France and in the Francophone world.

4

Prerequisites

FRE 202 or equivalent skills.

FRE 320 French Cinema

A broad survey of French cinema from the silent era through the present covering the history and evolution of French filmmaking through the viewing and analysis of its masterworks.

4

Prerequisites

FRE 202 or equivalent, or four or more years of high school French, or equivalent skills.

FRE 331 Introduction to French Literature

A reading and discussion of selections by master writers of French literature.

4

Prerequisites

FRE 202 or equivalent skills.

FRE 351-359 Topics in French

Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

1-4

Prerequisites

Consent of instructor.

FRE 421 French Culture and Civilization

An integrated picture of the political, economic, social, geographical and cultural forces that have shaped France and the Francophone world.

4

Prerequisites

One 300-level French course or equivalent skills.

FRE 451-459 Topics in French

Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

1-4

Prerequisites

Consent of instructor.