Courses

French Language Courses (FRE)

FRE-101   French Language and Culture I4 credits

Semester-sequenced beginning course in speaking, understanding, reading and writing French, focused on cultural understanding and proficiency in communication.

FRE-101REV   French Grammar and Phonetics Review1 credit

Prerequisites: FRE-101 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results.

A systematic review of the most challenging elements of first-semester French using a different set of instructional materials and formats from those employed in FRE-101. This course provides students with an opportunity to preserve, reinforce, and enhance their mastery of newly acquired skills before beginning their second semester in the language.

FRE-102   French Language and Culture II credits

Prerequisites: FRE-101 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results.

Semester-sequenced beginning course in speaking, understanding, reading and writing French, focused on cultural understanding and proficiency in communication.

FRE-201   French Language and Culture III3 credits

Prerequisites: FRE-102 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results.

Using civilization, contemporary society and the cultural heritage for context, this course focuses on increasing fluency at the intermediate level while providing additional training in grammar.

FRE-202   French Language and Culture IV3 credits

Prerequisites: FRE-201 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results.

Using civilization, contemporary society and the cultural heritage for context, this course focuses on increasing fluency at the intermediate level while providing additional training in grammar.

FRE-299   Intermediate Readings in French1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

Special topics for intermediate students who want to improve their reading skills working in German, French, Spanish, or English as a Second Language. Students read fiction and non-fiction works. May be repeated for credit.

FRE-301   French Composition, Language, and Culture3 credits

Prerequisites: FRE-202 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results

This course develops essential writing skills through various written assignments, including academic essays, as well as a systematic grammar review. Topics may vary but will focus on cultural production from the French-speaking world.

FRE-302   French Conversation, Language, and Culture3 credits

Prerequisites: FRE-202 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results.

This course develops oral communication through class discussions and presentations, as well as a systematic grammar review. Topics may vary but will focus on cultural production from the French-speaking world.