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French (FRN) Course Descriptions

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal and Fine Arts


FRN 1014  Elementary French I [TCCN: FREN 1411.]
(3-2) 4 hours credit.
Fundamentals of French offering the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on listening and speaking. Introduction to French culture.

FRN 1024  Elementary French II [TCCN: FREN 1412.]
(3-2) 4 hours credit. Prerequisite: FRN 1014, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of French offering the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Further study of French culture.

FRN 2013  Intermediate French I [TCCN: FREN 2311.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FRN 1024, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Grammar review and further study of French culture.

FRN 2023  Intermediate French II [TCCN: FREN 2312.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FRN 2013, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Grammar review and further study of French culture.

FRN 2333  French Literature in English Translation [TCCN: FREN 2303.]
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Major works of French literature across time, genres, and movements. (Formerly FRN 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both FRN 2333 and FRN 3333.)

FRN 3023  Advanced Language Skills
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor.
Development of oral and written language skills using contemporary readings, media, and oral discourse. Emphasis on increasing fluency through vocabulary expansion activities and selective grammar review. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FRN 3053  Business French
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to the basic context of the French economy and business world, with emphasis on development of practical language skills to deal with matters such as commercial correspondence, documents, reports, telecommunications, and conferences. Attention to vocabulary and style specific to French business. Practice in translation on business-related topics.

FRN 3413  Survey of French Literature and Culture
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor.
Selections from French literature and culture studied as reflections and interpretations of central movements in French cultural history. Introduction to concepts of style, genre, and period. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FRN 4003  Topics in French Literature
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor.
Focus on a specific area of French literature, from the medieval period through the 21st century. Selected texts are studied as examples of representative movements, genres, or authors in French literary history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FRN 4213  Topics in French Culture and Linguistics
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor.
Selected topics of cultural history or linguistics from medieval period through the 21st century. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FRN 4913  Independent Study
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

FRN 4933  Internship in French
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.
Supervised experience in a setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in language usage. May be repeated once for credit.

FRN 4953  Special Studies in French
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

FRN 4993  Honors Research
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate advisor.
Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit, with approval.