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  • FRE 101 Elementary French I (3 credits) Basic principles; development of skills in reading, writing, pronunciation and conversation. A general education course (Culture and Creativity).

  • FRE 102 Elementary French II (3 credits) Continuation of FRE 101. PREREQ: For students who have completed FRE 101 or equivalent.

  • FRE 201 Intermediate French I (3 credits) Review and extension of basic language skills learned in FRE 101 and FRE 102; reading and discussion of cultural, linguistic, and literary subjects. PREREQ: For students who have completed FRE 102 or equivalent.

  • FRE 202 Intermediate French II (3 credits) Continuation of grammar review and enhancement of language skills begun in FRE 201; consideration of cultural and literary subjects. PREREQ: For students who have completed FRE 201 or equivalent.

  • FRE 304 French Composition and Conversation (3 credits) Advanced practice in writing French compositions and in oral conversation skills. PREREQ: FRE 202 or equivalent.

  • FRE 310 French Culture and Society Today (3 credits) Basic aspects of contemporary French culture and society; reading and discussion of articles from leading French magazines, newspapers, and representative texts; comparison of French and American behavior and attitudes. PREREQ: FRE 202 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

  • FRE 311 French Cultural History (3 credits) Eras, institutions, and issues in the history of France; readings primarily in French. PREREQ: FRE 202 or equivalent.

  • FRE 320 Survey of French Literature (3 credits) Overview of major authors and movements from Old French to the 20th century. PREREQ: FRE 202 or equivalent and 3 semester hours of literature.

  • FRE 322 French Drama (3 credits) Study of major authors and texts in the history of French theater, including representative 20th century playwrights; readings in French. May be repeated when topics vary. PREREQ: FRE 202 or equivalent.

  • FRE 323 French Prose Fiction (3 credits) Study of representative masters of the French novel and short fiction from the 18th century to the present; readings in French. May be repeated when topics vary. PREREQ: FRE 202 or equivalent.

  • FRE 330 Studies in French Language Cinema (3 credits) Survey of films produced in the French language. Emphasizes both the aesthetic aspects of the films as well as their historical, political, social and cultural content. May be repeated as topics vary. PREREQ FRE 202 or equivalent.

  • FRE 340 Business French (3 credits) A study of language for broad commercial purposes; cultural awareness in both social and professional situations; historic and contemporary views of government, labor, media and industrial organization in Francophonic countries; business correspondence; Franco-American relations. PREREQ: FRE 202.

  • FRE 350 Methods of Teaching French (3 credits) Theoretical and practical considerations of teaching French in secondary schools. Required of all students seeking teaching certification in French. PREREQ: 6 semester hours of French at the 300 level or above.

  • FRE 401 French Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 credits)  Study of French sound system, how sounds are produced, which ones are used in French, and in what contexts they occur.  Satisfies the linguistics requirement for French Education majors.

  • FRE 402 Advanced French Grammar and Syntax (3 credits) Study of French grammar through analysis of key linguistic structures and applied practice.  Analysis of word formation, sentence structure, and semantics.  Satisfies the linguistics requirement for French Education majors.

  • FRE 480 Topics in French Culture (3 credits) Topics in culture and language of French speaking countries. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. PREREQ: 6 semester hours of French at the 300 level or above or consent of instructor.

  • FRE 481 Topics in French Literature (3 credits) Topics in literature, literary history, and literary theory. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. PREREQ: 6 semester hours of French at the 300 level or above or consent of instructor.

  • FRE 499 Independent Study (1-3 credits) Readings in language and literature; readings in scientific literature. PREREQ: consent of instructor.

  • FRE 520 Readings in French (3 credits) Various literary, linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical topics. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. PREREQ: 300-level French course.