Currently Offered Courses - Fall 2019

FR 101 - Elementary French I

Four-skill course leading toward elementary proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Online language laboratory and internet assignments required.

FR 102 - Elementary French II

Continuation of FR 101. Introduces cultural and supplementary enrichment materials; requires online laboratory sessions as in FR 101. Prerequisite: FR 101 or one year of high school French.

FR 103 - Intermediate French I

Continuation of FR 102. Introduces students to a full range of structures to complete their initial study of the grammatical system; emphasizes the development of all four skills and cultural understanding through readings and audiovisual enrichment materials. Online language laboratory and internet assignments required. Students planning to major or minor in French should take FR 133 in lieu of FR 103. Prerequisite: FR 102 or equivalent, or a placement score showing high school achievement equivalent to FR 102.

FR 104 - Intermediate French II

Continuation of FR 103. Comprehensive grammar review with emphasis on oral expression and the continued development of reading and written skills. Completion satisfies graduation requirement in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students planning to take advanced French courses should take FR 134 in lieu of FR 104. Prerequisite: FR 103 or equivalent, or a placement score showing high school achievement equivalent to FR 103.

FR 133 - Accel Intermediate French I

Similar to FR 103, but accelerated for those interested in pursuing French in advanced courses; includes comprehensive grammar review and readings in literature and culture. Prerequisite: FR 102, or two semesters of college French, or a placement score showing high school achievement equivalent to FR 102. Normally for students with a "B" average in French or with consent of instructor.

FR 134 - Accel Intermed French II

Continuation of FR 133. Comprehensive grammar review and readings in French literature and culture preparatory for continued work at the advanced level; emphasizes all four skills and culture. Prerequisite: FR 133, or FR 103 with department approval, or three semesters of college French, or a placement score showing high school achievement equivalent to FR 103.

FR 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

Credit: 1 to 5 hours. May be repeated.

FR 205 - Oral French

Developing oral facility and aural comprehension, focusing on everyday events. Prerequisite: FR 104 or FR 134 or equivalent.

FR 207 - Writing and Grammar Workshop

Practice-intensive grammar review and vocabulary-building, with an emphasis on strategies to improve accuracy of, and expressivity in, speaking and writing in French. Grammar textbook supplemented with readings and materials from French and Francophone culture (articles, social media, literary works, films). Prerequisite: Four years of high school French or equivalent, or FR 134 or, with departmental approval, FR 104.

FR 211 - Introduction to Literary Studies

Introduction to concepts of modernity and questions of representation, through French texts from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Analysis of diverse literary forms (poems, plays, narratives), and use of resources for literary, historical and cultural research. Strengthening of reading, writing and speaking skills in French through research projects, writing assignments and revisions, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: FR 207 or equivalent.

FR 212 - Introduction to Cultural Analysis: French Identities

Introduction to concepts of and debates on French national identity. Materials are drawn from a multiplicity of media and from many spheres of modern life in France: political, artistic, the everyday, etc. Identification of major resources for the study of culture and analysis of diverse cultural texts. Strengthening of reading, writing and speaking skills in French through a wide range of exercises and projects. Prerequisite: FR 207.

FR 213 - French Phonetics

Practical introduction to French phonetics, stressing pronunciation. Prerequisite: FR 104 or FR 134 or equivalent.

FR 299 - Study Abroad

Lectures, seminars, and practical work in French language, literature, civilization, and in other academic areas appropriate to the student's course of study. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 18 hours; may be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 36 hours; may be repeated in a summer session to a maximum of 8 hours; maximum of 34 hours per academic year. Prerequisite: FR 205; 2.75 overall average; 3.0 average in French courses.

FR 314 - Advanced Grammar in Context

Advanced practical study of present-day French, with an emphasis on grammar, free composition and a consideration of various cultural contexts of language use. Prerequisite: FR 207.

FR 324 - Literature and the Other Arts

Explores relationships between French literature and such fields as art, architecture, and music. Topics will vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: FR 207, FR 211, and FR 212; or equivalents.

FR 336 - French Cultural History 1789-1968

Survey of French cultural history from the French Revolution to 1968. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FR 211 and FR 212.

FR 385 - Politics of the European Union

Same as EURO 385, GER 385, and PS 385. See PS 385.

FR 390 - Indiv Study Major Tutorial

Tutorial taken by students during two of their last four terms of undergraduate study. Students read the works on a departmental reading list with the guidance of a tutor. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: FR 205, FR 207, or equivalent; a declared major in French; junior standing.

FR 419 - Techniques in Translation I

Practical course in the techniques of translating technical, commercial, scientific, and literary texts from English into French and vice versa. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FR 314 or consent of instructor.

FR 460 - Principles of Language Testing

Same as EIL 460, EPSY 487, GER 460, ITAL 460, PORT 460, SLS 460, and SPAN 460. See EIL 460.

FR 481 - Theoretical Foundations of SLA

Same as GER 489, ITAL 489, LING 489, PORT 489, and SPAN 489. See LING 489.

FR 492 - Senior Thesis

For candidates for honors in French and for other seniors. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

FR 505 - Teaching College and Secondary Foreign Language

Examination and discussion of classroom goals, procedures and techniques in teaching a foreign language (French, Italian) at the college and secondary level, associated with a demonstration class and supervision of teaching practice. Required of new teaching assistants in the Department of French and Italian. Same as ITAL 505. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

FR 529 - Studies in French Linguistics

Variable topics course dealing with both synchronic and diachronic aspects of the French language. May be repeated if topics vary.

FR 559 - Sem Romance Ling

Same as ITAL 559, LING 559, PORT 559, RMLG 559, and SPAN 557. See SPAN 557.

FR 572 - Seminar 17thC French Lit

Discussion and research on a specialized topic in seventeenth-century French literature. See Schedule for current topic. May be repeated.

FR 573 - Seminar 18thC French Lit

Discussion and research on a specialized topic in eighteenth-century French literature. See Schedule for current topic. May be repeated.

FR 584 - Theories in Second Language Acquisition

Same as CI 584, EALC 584, EPSY 563, GER 584, ITAL 584, LING 584, PORT 584, and SPAN 584. See SPAN 584.

FR 588 - Sem Second Lang Learn

Same as EALC 588, GER 588, ITAL 588, LING 588, PORT 588, and SPAN 588. See SPAN 588.

FR 591 - Individual Topics

Prerequisite: Graduate standing with a major or minor in French.

FR 599 - Thesis Research

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.