Courses

Welcome to the French Program

Minor Requirements

The requirements for a minor in French are 12 semester hours beyond 2233. The requirements for an area of concentration are 18 hours beyond 2233.


COURSES IN FRENCH (FREN)

1134. Elementary French 4(4-0)

For students who have had no previous instruction in the language or have had one year of high school French. Emphasis is placed on patterns of French pronunciation and grammar as well as the acquisition of basic reading, writing, and conversational skills.

One hour of laboratory practice a week is required.

1234. Elementary French 4(4-0)

Prerequisite: French 1134.

Continuation of French 1134. One hour of laboratory practice a week is required.

2133. Intermediate French 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: French 1234.

Detailed study of French grammatical structures and practice in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing in French.

2233. Intermediate French 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: French 2133.

Continuation of French 2133.

3033.  French Civilization                                                                                           3(3-0)

Prerequisite:  French 2233.

Study of the history, geography, and culture of France from Gaul to the present.  In French.

3133. Survey of French Literature 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: French 2233.

An historical survey of French literature of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Classical period.

3233. Survey of French Literature 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: French 2233.

An historical survey of French literature of the period of the Encyclopedists and Philosophes, of Romanticism and Realism, and of modem trends in French literature.

3333. French Conversation and Composition 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: French 2233.

Intensive practice in conversation aimed at attaining fluency. Class discussion of compositions to improve grammar and style.

4013. Topics in French Literature 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: French 2233.

Topics will vary and may include such subjects as French Literature and Film, French-English Translation Studies, French Short Story, and French Civilization. This course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

4133.  Advanced Grammar and Composition                                                            3(3-0)

Prerequisite:  French 2233.

        Study of advanced grammar to further develop oral communication and compositional skills.

 

4233.  The Nineteenth Century in France                                                                3(3-0)

Prerequisite:  French 2233.

        This course ties the history of the century to its literary and painterly movements. It covers the literary movements of romanticism, realism, symbolism, and naturalism in the writings of Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Verlaine, and Zola.  It also focuses on painting and studies neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, and pointillism. In French.

  
4533. Selected Problems in French Literature 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: French 3133 or 3233.

For advanced students with consent of instructor. Special topics assigned for research and investigation.