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FREN 101 Beginning French I (3) Fundamentals of French; no previous French required. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of the French-speaking countries. In addition to regular class meetings, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. No prereq. Fall semester.

FREN 102 Beginning French II (3) Fundamentals of French; continuation of French 101. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of the French-speaking countries. In addition to regular class meetings, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: FREN 101 or consent of instructor. Spring semester.

FREN 203 Intermediate French I (3) Continuation of French 102. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of the French-speaking countries. In addition to the regular class meetings, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: FREN102 or consent of instructor. Fall semester.

FREN 204 Intermediate French II (3) Continuation of French 203. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of the French-speaking countries. In addition to regular class meeting, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: FREN 203 or consent of instructor. Spring semester.

FREN 205 Cultural Contexts for Conversation (3) Intensive oral practice of French on the intermediate level. May be taken concurrently with FREN 204 or 306. Topics include French popular culture, current events, work, and travel. Prereq: French 203 or consent of instructor. Spring semester.

FREN 308  Francophone Cultures (3) Study of Francophone civilization, emphasizing developments in language, literature, philosophy, the arts, politics, traditions, and institutions from the beginnings to the present. (course taught in English) Prereq: none. Spring semester. (Not offered every year)

FREN 365 Introduction to Applied Linguistics (3) Focuses on the development of language in human beings, first and second language acquisition in formal and informal settings, including computer-assisted language learning. (course taught in English) Prereq: none. Fall semester.

FREN 275 The French Film (3) Weekly showings and discussions of French films. Analysis of the thematic and artistic diversity from its beginnings in the early 20th century to the present. (course taught in English) Prereq: none. Fall semester.

FREN 306 Advanced French I (3) Continuation of French 204. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, in the cultural context of the French-speaking countries. In addition to the regular class meetings, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: French 204 or consent of instructor. Fall semester.

FREN 307 Advanced French II (3) Continuation of French 306. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, in the cultural context of the French-speaking countries. In addition to the regular class meetings, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: French 306 or consent of instructor. Spring semester.

FREN 325 Introduction to Francophone Literature (3) Critical readings and literary analysis of selected French texts from the Middle Ages to present in the major literary genres. Prereq: French 306 or consent of instructor. Fall semester.

FREN 344 Francophone Literature in Translation (3) Study and analysis of selected Francophone literary masterworks in English translation. Prereq: none.

FREN 390 Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools (2) Aims and methods of procedure in teaching modern foreign languages in secondary schools: materials and organization as preparation for student teaching. (Same as Spanish 390 and German 390) Prereq: consent of instructor.

FREN 400 Special Topics in French(changed to FREN 490)

FREN 415 French Civilization (3) Advanced study of French civilization, emphasizing developments in language, literature, philosophy, the arts, politics, and institutions from the early stages to the present. Prereq: FREN 306 or consent of instructor.

FREN 416 17th and 18th Centuries French Literature (3) An examination of the major literary movements from French Classicism to the Enlightenment through the critical reading of representative texts. Language of instruction: French. Prereq: French 311 or consent of instructor.

FREN 417 19th and 20th Centuries French Literature (3) An analysis of representative texts from Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Existentialism, and the Absurd. Language of instruction: French. Prereq: French 311 or consent of instructor.

FREN 460 Internship in French (1-6) An opportunity for job-related experience in the area of language studies. The course may be taken for a maximum of six credit hours. Prereq: consent of department chairperson.

FREN 490 Special Topics in French (3) Specialized topics in the field of French language study, teacher preparation, culture, and literature. Students may repeat the course without limits as the topic changes. Prereq: consent of instructor. (Special topic in Spring 2014: Contemporary French Film). Course taught in French.

FREN 499 Individual Study in French (1-3) Research or advanced study in a specific area of French literature, culture, education, or language, culminating in an analytical paper or comprehensive exam. May be taken up to 6 credit hours. Prereq: approval of the department chairperson.