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FREN 101, 102. Elementary French. Beginning French with emphasis on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory work. Cannot receive credit for both 101-102 and 103.

FREN 103. Accelerated Elementary French. Intensive study of beginning French with emphasis on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory work. Required of students with two years of high school French and of those above level two who place by test score into first semester French.

FREN 201. Intermediate French. Intermediate French with emphasis on reading, writing, and conversation in the context of French-speaking culture. The general education foreign language competency requirement is met by passing the final exam of this course. Prerequisite to any further study in French.

FREN 209. Intermediate French in France. Conversation, composition, and grammar review, with on-site experience of history and culture of France. Offered in France only. The general education foreign language competency requirement is met by passing the final exam of this course. Su 2007 (Subject to department approval.)

FREN 331. French Conversation. Intensive practice in oral and written communication with emphasis on listening comprehension and natural spoken expression based on audio tapes, videos, and readings of authentic materials.

FREN 332. French Composition. Intensive practice in written expression with emphasis upon fluency, accuracy, style, and authenticity of expression.

FREN 334. Culture and Communication. Study of French history, art, architecture, film, geography, social and economic structures; acquisition of skills useful in business. Different emphasis each year; may be repeated for credit. (2)

FREN 335. French Civilization and Culture. On-site study of French history, architecture, art, politics, and society. Offered in France only. Su 2007.

FREN 338. Advanced French in France. Advanced grammar, conversation, and composition, taught by native speakers in a French university setting. Course content and level variable. Offered in France only. Su 2007

FREN 346. Masterpieces of French Literature to 1800. Overview of major writers and movements from La Chanson de Roland to pre-Romanticism, with selected readings from various literary works. Offered alternate years.

FREN 347. Masterpieces of French Literature 1800 to Present. Overview of major writers and movements from pre-Romanticism to present, with selected readings from various literary works. Offered alternate years.

FREN 371. Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages. The study of various methodologies, theories, and techniques of foreign language teaching. Practice in a variety of micro-teaching situations. Required for secondary education certification; otherwise, an elective toward major or minor.

FREN 431. Advanced Conversation. High level development of oral communication with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and expression approaching native speech. Offered alternate years. (2)

FREN 432. Advanced Grammar and Stylistics. General grammar review, and advanced study of lesser-taught structures and nuances of meaning in order to improve critical awareness of stylistics and vocabulary and to develop authenticity of expression. Offered alternate years. (2)

FREN 439. Topics in French Language and Literature. Varied subjects including genre and movement studies, culture, and advanced language. May be repeated for credit. (2 or 4)

FREN 489. Topics in France. Varied subjects including literary and cultural studies. Offered in France only. (2) Su 2007.

FREN 494. Senior Seminar. Intensive seminar integrating patterns of spiritual expression in primary works of French literature with literary theory and criticism of the twentieth century. Student will produce a major paper that integrates faith with the subject matter.

FREN 495. Independent Study. Reading and individual study of some aspect of French culture, literature, or language. Department approval required. (1-4)

FREN 496. Internship. Department approval required. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing with French major. (2 or 4)