French

FREN 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course focuses on grammar, pronunciation, aural-oral comprehension. Prerequisite: No previous French study or one year of French in high school.

FREN 102 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of FREN 101. Prerequisite: FREN 101 or one to two years of French in high school.

FREN 105 INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY FRENCH--Six hours; 6 credits. This is an intensive course covering the material of FREN 101-102 in one semester. Prerequisite: No previous French study or one year of French in high school.

FREN 203 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a review of grammar, pronunciation and composition, graded readings with further development of aural-oral proficiency. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or two to three years of French in high school.

FREN 204 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of FREN 203. Prerequisite: FREN 203 or three to four years of French in high school.

FREN 206 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE FRENCH--Six hours; 6 credits. This is an intensive course covering the material of FREN 203-204 in one semester. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or two to three years of French in high school.

FREN 307 BUSINESS FRENCH--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a course designed for students who wish to become acquainted with the language of business in French. Business Terminology, basic letter reading and writing are introduced and developed. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 311 ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course provides development of fluency and grammatical accuracy in speaking French. It requires writing of original compositions with stress on advanced grammar analysis and use of idiomatic expressions. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 312 ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of FREN 311. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 315 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE I--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a general survey of French literature from its beginning to 1700. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 316 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a general survey of French literature from 1700 to the present time. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 317 FRENCH CIVILIZATION I--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a comprehensive study of the origin and development of France as a great nation through the seventeenth century. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 318 FRENCH CIVILIZATION II--Three hours; 3 credits. This course traces the cultural development of France from the eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 320 BLACK WRITERS OF FRENCH EXPRESSION--Three hours; 3 credits. This course examines Black Francophone literature from its origins in Africa and the Caribbean. Among the writers studied are Senghor, Césaire, Camara Laye, Ousmane Sembene. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 401 SENIOR SEMINAR--Three hours; 3 credits. This course focuses on independent research problems and a detailed study of the principal phases of French literature, language and culture. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

FREN 403 CLASSICAL FRENCH LITERATURE--Three hours; 3 credits. This course examines the emergence and growth of the classical ideal in French literature during the seventeenth century. The works of Descartes, Pascal, Madame de Lafayette, Boileau, La Fontaine, and others are studied. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 404 CLASSICAL FRENCH THEATRE--Three hours; 3 credits. This course examines the plays of Corneille, Racine, and Molière. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 405 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course traces the development of the philosophical and scientific movements; including the study of Montesquieu, Voltaire, and others. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 406 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE II--Three hours; 3 credits. This course examines the further development of the fundamental attitudes and ideas of the eighteenth century as reflected in the works of Diderot, Rousseau, and others. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 407 FRENCH ROMANTICISM--Three hours; 3 credits. This course provides an analysis of the texts and literary theories of the great romanticists: Lamartine, Vigny, Hugo, Musset, Stendahl, Balzac. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 408 FRENCH REALISM, NATURALISM, AND SYMBOLISM--Three hours; 3 credits. This course provides an analysis of the texts and literary theories of Flaubert, Maupassant, Zola, Daudet, and the symbolists. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 409 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH THEATRE--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a critical study of representative plays from the end of the nineteenth century to the present, including the dramatic works of Rostand, Claudel, Cocteau, Giraudoux, Montherlant, Sartre, Anouilh, and others. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 410 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH NOVEL--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is an analysis of the texts and literary theories of Proust, Gide, Mauriac, Malraux, Camus, and others. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 411 ADVANCED FRENCH SYNTAX AND STYLISTICS I--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a systematic and thorough review of advanced French grammar, with stress on difficult points of syntax and analysis of stylistics and emphasis on spoken and written language. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 412 ADVANCED FRENCH SYNTAX AND STYLISTICS II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of FREN 411. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 420 TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING FRENCH I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is designed to develop advanced skills through training in translation and interpretation. Students translate French texts from different fields with emphasis on grammar and literary quality. They also practice translation from English into French. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 421 TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING FRENCH II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of French 420. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 450 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRENCH--Three hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: FREN 204.

FREN 498 SENIOR INTERNSHIP--Five hours; 3 credits. This course provides the opportunity for the student to obtain supervised work experience in the major at an off-campus site selected and approved by the Departmental Chairperson. Registration is limited to seniors with minimum 3.0 cumulative and major averages and requires approval of the Departmental Chairperson. Exceptions may be approved by the Dean.

FREN 499 SENIOR RESEARCH OR TEACHING/TUTORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP--Five hours; 3 credits. This course provides the opportunity for the student to attain firsthand research or teaching/tutorial experience under the supervision and mentorship of a tenure-track faculty member. Registration is limited to seniors with minimum 3.0 cumulative and major averages and requires the approval of the Departmental Chairperson. Exceptions may be approved by the Dean.