French - FREN
1013 - Elementary French - 3 credit hours
Designed for students who have not had previous training
in French, features not only intensive work in conversation but
also French culture and grammar (acquiring the basic, active skills
of speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary building).
Students will use a multimedia program which employs only authentic
French in order to use the language colloquially
and creatively in a short amount of
time. Note: This
beginning course could be waived based on high school
transcripts or on CLEP test scores. The course will
neither be open nor will CLEP credit be given to native
speakers. Course rotation: Fall.
1023 - Intermediate French - 3 credit hours
Consists of an intensive review of basic
French grammar with emphases on conversation, on understanding
the language's structure and content, and on acquiring such
basic skills as speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary
building. Students will use a multimedia program which
employs authentic French in order to use more complex structures of
the language colloquially and creatively in a short amount of time
and meet three hours per week for explanation and
demonstration. Note: The course
will prepare students for French 2013.
Prerequisite: French 1013 or two years of
secondary school French. Course rotation:
2013 - French Language, Literature, and Culture - 3
Provides an introduction to the critical reading of
literary and utilitarian texts. Literary genres will introduce
French culture; current events, newspaper or magazine articles,
documentaries, and films will pinpoint differences in French
diction, syntax, content, structure, and style from its historical
origins to its contemporary expression. Supplementary
audio-visual materials such as CDs and DVDs will enhance
understanding of spoken and written French and review grammar.
The course will be conducted in
French. Note: Native
speakers of French will be allowed to enroll in the FREN 2013
if the literature and culture discussed are from a francophone
country different from the student's own.
Prerequisite: French 1023, three to four
years of secondary school French, or completion of AP French.
Course rotation: Fall and Spring semesters contingent
upon student enrollment.