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French (Frnch)

200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses |

See World Languages and Cultures

There are three major options in French: French Studies, Languages and Cultures for Professions (Business or Engineering).

Option 1: The French Studies option requires a total of at least 30 credits beyond the 202 level.

Required Core (22 cr.)

Frnch 301 (Reading and Writing French, 3 cr.)
Frnch 310 (French Pronunciation and Phonetics, 1 cr.)
Frnch 314 (Textual Analysis, 3 cr.)
Frnch 333 (Modern French Literature, 3 cr.)
Frnch 334 (The French Literary Tradition, 3 cr.)
Frnch 440 (Seminar in French Studies, 3 cr.)
Frnch 471 (Foundations of French Civilization, 3 cr.)
Frnch 472 (Modern France and French Civiliation, 3 cr.)

Open Electives (8 cr.)

Eight additional credits at the 300- or 400-level

Curricular Notes: Frnch 440 and either Frnch 471 or Frnch 472 must be completed on campus and may not be fulfilled through transfer or study abroad.

Option 2: The Languages and Cultures for Professions (Business) option is available only as a second major for students with a primary major in the College of Business. This option requires a total of at least 30 credits beyond the 202 level.

LCP Core (19 cr.)

Frnch 301 (Reading and Writing French, 3 cr.)
Frnch 304 (French for Business and Professions, 3 cr.)
Frnch 310 (French Pronunciation and Phonetics, 1 cr.)
Frnch 314 (Textual Analysis, 3 cr.)
Frnch 320 (France Today, 3 cr.)
Frnch 440 (Seminar in French Studies, 3 cr.)
Frnch 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)

Literature and Culture Electives (6 cr.)

Frnch 333 and 471 OR Frnch 334 and 472

Open Electives (5 cr.)

One additional 300- or 400-level course in French, taken on campus.
Frnch 395 (Study Abroad, 1-8 cr.)

Option 3: The Language and Cultures for Professions (Engineering) option is available only as a second major for students with a primary major in the College of Engineering. This option requires a total of at least 30 credits beyond the 202 level.

Required Core (19 cr.)

Frnch 301 (Reading and Writing French, 3 cr.)
Frnch 304 (French for Business and Professions, 3 cr.)
Frnch 310 (French Pronunciation and Phonetics, 1 cr.)
Frnch 314 (Textual Analysis, 3 cr.)
Frnch 320 (France Today, 3 cr.)
Frnch 440 (Seminar in French Studies, 3 cr.)
Frnch 499 (Internship, 3 cr.) or Frnch 395 (Study Abroad, 3 cr.)

Literature and Culture Electives (6 cr.)

Frnch 333 and 471 OR Frnch 334 and 472

Open Electives (5 cr.)

One additional 300- or 400-level course in French, taken on campus
Frnch 395 (Study Abroad, 1-4 cr.)

The Minor: The French minor requires a total of at least 16 credits in French beyond the 102 level, 10 credits of which must be at the 300-level.

Option 1: 16 credits in French, at least 10 of which at the 300 level including 301, 310, 314, and either 333 or 334.

Option 2: 16 credits in French, at least 10 of which at the 300 level, including 395.

Curricular Notes: Frnch 395 (Study Abroad) counts toward the minor, but Frnch 370, 375, and 378 do not.

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Frnch 101. Elementary French I. (4-0) Cr. 4. F.SS. Beginning level development of reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking in French, within the context of French culture. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Frnch 102. Elementary French II. (4-0) Cr. 4. S.SS. Prereq: 101. Beginning level development of reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking in French, within the context of French culture. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Frnch 201. Intermediate French I. (4-0) Cr. 4. F. Prereq: 102. Intermediate level development of reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking in French within the context of French culture. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Frnch 202. Intermediate French II. (4-0) Cr. 4. S. Prereq: 201. Intermediate level development of reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking in French within the context of French culture. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Frnch 301. Reading and Writing French. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 202. Emphasis on developing functional language skills in reading and writing. Selective review of grammar within the context of cultural and literary prose. Concurrent enrollment in Frnch 320 and/or 310 is encouraged.

Frnch 304. French for Business and Professions. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 301 or permission of the instructor. Communication in business and professional contexts in French-speaking countries. Development of effective communication strategies and project management in the workplace. Preparation for the Paris Chamber of Commerce International Business Certification Exam. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Frnch 310. French Pronunciation and Phonetics. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in 301. Practice and theory of correct pronunciation of sounds in French. Techniques of teaching French pronunciation. Correlation between sound and spelling in French. Relationship between pronunciation and grammar.

Frnch 314. Introduction to Textual Analysis. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 301. Readings in French prose, theater and poetry. Introduction to literary analysis and stylistics. Development of reading and writing skills for upper-level culture and literature courses.

Frnch 320. France Today. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in 301. Intensive conversational and listening practice. Communicative study of contemporary French culture. Introduction to materials, resources, and forms of communication available on the Internet, and in other electronic and print media.

Frnch 333. Modern French Literature. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 314. Cultural approaches to nineteenth and twentieth-century French Literature. Emphasis on reading skills and textual analysis.

Frnch 334. The French Literary Tradition. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 314. Cultural approaches to French literature from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Emphasis on reading skills and textual analysis.

Frnch 370. French Studies in English. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study such as Francophone literature, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Readings, discussions, and papers in English.
F. French topics on women or feminism (cross listed to W S 370F)

Frnch 375. Contemporary France and the Francophone World in English. (3-0) Cr. 3. Readings, discussions, and papers in English on contemporary thought, politics, history, anthropology, arts, etc.

Frnch 378. French Film Studies in English. (3-0) Cr. 3. Analysis and interpretation of film in twentieth-century French society. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Film directors, genres, movements (e.g. The New Wave), historical survey, aesthetics, and cinematography. Readings, discussions and papers in English.

Frnch 395. Study Abroad. Cr. 1-10. Prereq: 2 years university-level French. Supervised instruction in language and culture of France; formal class instruction at level appropriate to student's training, augmented by practical living experience.

Frnch 440. Seminar in French Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: 333 or 334. Study of a selected topic in literature, literary criticism, or civilization. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Frnch 471. Foundations of French Civilization. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Study of French history and culture (e.g. art, architecture, music) from its origins through the French Revolution. Readings, discussions and papers in English. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Frnch 472. Modern France and French Civilization. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Study of French history and culture (e.g. art, architecture, music) from the Napoleonic era to the present. Readings, discussions and papers in English. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Frnch 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of French staff and department chair. Designed to meet the needs of students who wish to focus on areas other than those in which courses are offered. No more than 9 credits in Frnch 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Frnch 499. Internship in French. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 9 credits of French at the 300 level; permission of advisor and WLC Internship Coordinator. Work experience using French language skills in the public or private sector, combined with academic work under faculty supervision. Credits may be applied only to LCP major. No more than 3 credits of Frnch 499 may be applied to the major. Satisfactory-fail only.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

Frnch 590. Special Topics in French. Cr. 2-4. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor; 6 credtis of 400 level French.
A. Literature or Literary Criticism
B. Linguistics
C. Language Pedagogy
D. Civilization