French (FRE)

FRE-101 Elementary French I

The student with little or no previous training in French will become grounded in the language and gain some understanding of the culture. Successful completion of the course means that one will be able to understand and respond to common conversational situations, read straightforward prose, and write simple but correct French. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: none
Corequisites: FRE-101L
Credit: 1

FRE-102 Elementary French II

The student with little or no previous training in French will continue building in the language and grow in their understanding of the culture. Successful completion of the course means that one will be able to understand and respond to common conversational situations, read straightforward prose, and write simple but correct French. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: FRE-101
Corequisites: FRE-102L
Credit: 1

FRE-177 Special Topics

These courses treat topics in French literature and culture. Conducted in French.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-187 Independent Study

Enrollment through Instructor and Department Chair approval.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-188 Independent Study

Enrollment through Instructor and Department Chair approval.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-201 Intermediate French

A thorough review of the fundamentals of the language. Concentration will be on continued growth in the active use of the language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will read French texts that will reinforce the study of the language and the observation of the culture. Particular attention will be given to improving self-expression in French beyond the rudimentary level. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: FRE-102 or FRE-201 placement
Corequisites: FRE-201L
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

FRE-202 French Lang:Cultural

This course focuses on the active use of French. Its goals are to develop the student's command of French through guided practice in the use of the language and to increase his understanding of Francophone culture as reflected in the French language and life in the Francophone world. Required for majors. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: FRE-201
Corequisites: FRE-202L
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

FRE-277 Special Topics

These courses treat topics in French literature and culture. Conducted in French. Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for Topics and Descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-287 Independent Study

Topics in literature, language, and culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-288 Independent Study

Enrollment through Instructor and Department Chair approval.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-301 Conversation & Composition

This course focuses on the continued development of the student's command of the French language and his understanding of Francophone culture, with an emphasis on speaking and writing. The course may include materials both written and spoken from a variety of sources. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: FRE-202 or FRE-301 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

FRE-302 Intro to Literature

This first course in the study of literature examines the workings of literature: style, form, structure, genre, symbolism, allusion, and metaphor. It is an introduction to the lexicon of literary criticism and the principles of literary theory. Required for majors. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: FRE-301
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-311 Studies in French Language

Studies in French Language offers advanced study in the French language. Topics may vary and include, but not are limited to: linguistics, phonetics, grammar and syntax, and second language acquisition. Students will develop the analytical tools and language specific to the study of the French language and demonstrate those skills in interpretative essays and class discussion. This course may be retaken for credit if topic is different from previously taken course. This course counts toward Language Studies requirement.
Prerequisites: FRE-301
Credit: 1
Distribution: Language Studies

FRE-312 Studies in French Culture

Studies in French Culture offers advanced study of francophone culture. Topics may vary and include, but are not limited to: film, popular culture and arts, regional and ethnic identities, gender studies, politics, and religion. As they consider the connections among different disciplines and cultural contexts, students will develop the analytical tools and language specific to the interpretation of cultural moments and demonstrate those skills in interpretative essays and class discussion. May be retaken for credit if topic is different from previously taken course.
Prerequisites: FRE-301
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-313 Studies in French Literature

Studies in French Literature offers advanced interdisciplinary study of francophone literary genres, periods, and authors. Topics may vary. Students read and analyze texts to better understand the dialog between literature and historical, political, and social realities, as well as the connections between French and other literary traditions. Students will develop the analytical tools and language specific to the interpretation of a particular genre and demonstrate those skills in interpretative essays and class discussion. May be retaken for credit if topic is different from previously taken course.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-314 Special Topics in French

Special topics in French. Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for Topics and Descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: FRE-301
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-377 Special Topics

These courses treat topics in French literature and culture. Conducted in French.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-387 Independent Study

Topics in literature, language, and culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-388 Independent Study

Topics in literature, language, and culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-401 Senior Seminar in French

Special written and oral work for seniors returning from study in a French-speaking country and for those seniors with a comparable level of preparation. Vocabulary-building and refinement of oral and written expression. This course assumes a background in literary analysis and interpretation, as well as a good command of spoken and written French. Required for majors. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, Foreign Language

FRE-477 Special Topics

These courses treat topics in French literature and culture. Conducted in French.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-487 Independent Study

Enrollment through Instructor and Department Chair approval.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-488 Independent Study

Enrollment through Instructor and Department Chair approval.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

FRE-IND Independent Study

Students may enroll in independent study courses for 0.5 or 1 course credit(s), with the approval of a supervising faculty member, the appropriate department/program chair, and the student's advisor. Registration forms for independent study are available in the Registrar's Office.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1