Academic Catalog 2020-2021

French (FREN)

FREN-101  Introduction to French I  - (3 Credits)  

This course focuses equally on oral comprehension and speaking, reading, and written expression. Vocabulary is presented thematically in the context of everyday life in France. Students will develop writing skills and will enjoy French songs, poems, and readings on cultural topics. A feature-length French film will complete this introduction.

FREN-102  Introduction to French II  - (3 Credits)  

This course is a continuation of French 101. The course focuses equally on oral comprehension and speaking by mimicking, responding to questions and participating in brief conversations with one another. New vocabulary will be presented in the context of everyday life in France. Fluency in spoken and written French will progress from simple sentences to paragraphs and short compositions.

FREN-201  Intermediate French I  - (3 Credits)  

French 201 is the first of two courses which comprise Intermediate French. The class is conducted as much as possible in French, and focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing. We begin with a review of basic pronunciation, vocabulary,verbs and grammar. Each chapter features a relevant short French film. Using cultural themes that introduce new vocabulary, we then move on to more complex grammar. French literature is introduced in poems and short stories for reading, discussion and written reaction. We conclude with a feature-length French film.

FREN-202  Intermediate French II  - (3 Credits)  

French 202 is the second of two courses which comprise Intermediate French. The class is conducted as much as possible in French, and focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing. The thrust this semester is more advanced spoken and written French, and more challenging literature.