French Language and Culture Courses

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-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.