FREN - French

FREN 1 First-Year French

Introduction to French language and culture with practice in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Intended for students with no previous study of French. (Formerly Instruction in the French Language.)

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

FREN 2 First-Year French

Further development of cultural competence and basic French language skills, both written and spoken. Students learn past tenses in this course. (Formerly Instruction in the French Language.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 1 or placement by interview.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FREN 3 First-Year French

Final quarter of first-year sequence. Students complete study of French language basics, including the future tense and the conditional and the subjunctive moods, while continuing to learn about French and Francophone cultures. (Formerly Instruction in the French Language.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 2 or placement by interview.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FREN 4 Second-Year French

First course in intermediate sequence. Students review and expand upon their previous study of the language through short literary readings, vocabulary building, grammar study, composition, and discussions. (Formerly Intermediate French.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 3 or placement by interview.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FREN 5 Second-Year French

Further development of intermediate-level oral and written skills through study of vocabulary and structures. Students also read and discuss a French or Francophone play.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 4 or placement by interview.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

FREN 6 Second-Year French

Final course of intermediate sequence includes grammar study, vocabulary building, extensive writing, and discussion. Reading of a French or Francophone novel is an integral part of course.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 5 or placement by interview.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

FREN 94 Group Tutorial

Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FREN 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FREN 99F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FREN 108 French Cinema

Investigation of a variety of topics (historical, cultural, and linguistic) in France and the French-speaking world. Topics are explored through film. Conducted in English. (Formerly couse 80.)

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

IM

FREN 111 Stylistics

Intensive work in French composition with the aim of attaining fluency and accuracy of expression while developing literary appreciation. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 6. Students interested in this course who have not taken the prerequisite should meet with the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

FREN 114 French Phonetics

Introduction to the French sound system and basic phonetics. Extensive practice of French pronunciation and phonetic transcriptions of both written and spoken language samples.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 6.

FREN 120 French Linguistics

Major topics in contemporary French linguistics, covering both formal and social properties of French. Descriptive and theoretical study of phonetics and phonology, lexicon, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistic variation, status of regional and minority languages, and language planning. Taught in French.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Bryan Donaldson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 6 or equivalent proficiency in French or by consent of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter

FREN 121 History of the French Language

Overview of the history and development of the French language from Latin to early modern French. Sound changes, grammatical and lexical changes, language policy (e.g., l'Academie francaise), external influences on the language. Taught in French.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Bryan Donaldson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 6 or equivalent proficiency in French, or by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

FREN 125A French Civilization: 19th Century

Survey of the important historical events, social changes, and artistic movements contributing to the development of French culture during the 19th century.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 6.

FREN 125B French Civilization: 20th Century

A survey of the important historical events, social changes, and artistic movements contributing to the development of French culture during the 20th century.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 6.

FREN 130 French for Professions

Students better understand administrative organization in France through preparation of their own professional dossier in French, and preparation to look for professional opportunities in France. Taught in French.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Renee Cailloux

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 6, or equivalent proficiency in French, or by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

FREN 136 La Francophonie

In-depth multidisciplinary study of one or more French-speaking regions of the world. Topics may include history, language, society, literature, and the arts. All coursework will be done in French.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FREN 6.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

FREN 194 Group Tutorial

Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FREN 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FREN 199F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring