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FRE 131/132: French I and II
3 Credits
A course designed to acquaint beginning students with elements of pronunciation, comprehension, reading, and writing.


FRE 231/232: French I and II
3 Credits
A continuation of the objectives of French FRE 131 and FRE 132. In addition, selected topics of cultural interest are introduced and discussed.


FRE 311: Phonetics and Pronunciation*
3 Credits
Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Practical application through reading in poetry and prose. Introduction to basic principles of pronunciation of French: the obstacles encountered by American speakers, articulation, rhythm and pitch.
Prerequisite: FRE 232.

FRE 312: Intensive Readings in French Literature
3 Credits
Techniques in literary analysis using prose masterpieces in French. Selected readings to give students acquaintance with important personalities, movements, and ideas in French literature.
Prerequisite: FRE 232.

FRE 322: Conversation and Oral Grammar *
3 Credits
Development of conversational skills in French through a systematic study of grammar, usage and vocabulary. Readings related to issues in French speaking countries and USA.
Prerequisite: FRE 311.

FRE 323: Advanced French Grammar, Composition and Conversation*
3 Credits
This course is designed to enhance student proficiency in spoken, written French, oral exercises and translation from English into French. Concentration on writing, conversation, and structural difficulties. Reading and discussion of cultural material of an interdisciplinary nature.
Prerequisite: FRE 322.

FRE 331: French Literature I*
3 Credits
A study of French literature from its beginning through the French Revolution. Literary Analysis will take into account the political, social, and intellectual history of the Ancient régime. Topics discussed include education, and religion. Course conducted in French.
Prerequisite: FRE 312.

FRE 332: French Literature II
3 Credits
A study of French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis placed on the political and aesthetic movements which influenced literature in France. Along with a study of Romanticism, Realism, Symbolism, Surrealism, and other literary movements, topics of discussion will include women, race, and revolution. Course conducted in French.
Prerequisite: FRE 312.

FRE 333: French for Business*
3 Credits
Study of the commercial terminology in the cultural context of the Francophone business world. Understanding and writing French for business in international arena. Reading and oral estate, presentations of topics of current interest from marketing, finance, agriculture, communications, transport, real economics, and environment using technical vocabulary.
Prerequisite: FRE 331 or FRE 332.

FRE 431: French Civilization*
3 Credits
Introduction to French history and society from origins of France to the Fifth Republic; interrelation of socio-political developments to cultural movements in French art and thought.
Prerequisite: FRE 331.

FRE 432: Francophone Lit. and Culture*
3 Credits
Introduction through literature to nations and people whose indigenous cultures have been influenced by French language and civilization; readings in French.
Prerequisite: FRE 431.

FRE 433: Afro-French Novel*
3 Credits
The study of the evolution of novels written in French by writers native to Africa, Haiti and the Caribbean Islands.
Prerequisite: Senior status

FRE 434: Afro-French Literature*
3 Credits
Introduction to oral literature of spoken French outside France, e.g., Africa, Haiti and the Caribbean Islands through study of folktales, proverbs, novel, theater, essays, and short stories. Survey of 20th Century black writers in French.
Prerequisite: Senior status

FRE 435: Poetry of Negritude*
3 Credits
An introduction to the poetry of contemporary Francophone-Africa, Haiti and Caribbean Islands.
Prerequisite: Senior status

FRE 461: Methods and Materials for Teaching French, 7-12*
3 Credits
Introduction to the theories of foreign language acquisition, rationale for proficiency. Oriented instruction in grades 9-12; principles of language instruction in grades 7-12; principles of instruction in all four skill areas; guidelines for assessment classroom management, techniques for the development of cultural awareness as related to other disciplines and current issues; observation in French language classes.
Prerequisite: Senior status

FRE 471: Introduction to Linguistics*
3 Credits
Introduction to the scientific analysis: phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntactic unities, syntax, disciplinary and interdisciplinary topic in linguistics: topology and universals, communication systems, psycho linguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, anthropological linguistics.
Prerequisite: FRE 331

FRE 480: Senior Seminar*
3 Credits
An in-depth study of a subject selected according to the special interest(s) of the students and faculty.
Prerequisite: Senior status

FRE 481: Study Abroad*
3 Credits
A period of study in a French-speaking country is strongly encouraged for qualifying students. In co-operation with the committee on Studies Abroad, and under the guidance of a French language faculty member, students may travel and study in countries where French is the major or official language.
Prerequisite: A minimum of 12 credit hours of 300 or 400 level French courses.


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