French (FREN)

FREN 101 FRENCH ELEMENTS I (3)

Principles of French grammar; drills in pronunciation; elementary conversation; composition; readings. Prerequisite: placement exam score. Core: Arts & Humanities or GenEd II.C.1.

FREN 102 FRENCH ELEMENTS II (3)

Review and further study of grammar principles; pronunciation; conversation; composition; readings. Prerequisite: FREN 101 or the equivalent as indicated by placement exam score. Core: Global Perspectives or GenEd II.C.1.

FREN 201 FRENCH INTERMEDIATE I (3)

Review of grammar; conversation; composition; reading of cultural texts; oral and written exercises in language lab. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or the equivalent as indicated by placement exam score. Core: Arts & Humanities or GenEd II.C.3.

FREN 202 FRENCH INTERMEDIATE II (3)

Advanced grammar structures; conversation; composition; readings of cultural texts; oral and written exercises in language labs. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 201 or the equivalent as indicated by placement exam score. Core: Global Perspectives or GenEd II.C.3.

FREN 301 ADVANCED CONVERSATION (3)

Spoken French beyond the intermediate level with focus on pronunciation, phonetics, oral presentations, listening comprehension and conversation. Prerequisites: FREN 201 and FREN 202 or equivalent. GenEd II.C.3. or Core: Arts & Humanities.

FREN 302 ADVANCED COMPOSITION (3)

Development of written French beyond the intermediate level. Introduction to different forms of textual analysis with readings from both literary and non-literary sources. Prerequisite: FREN 201 and FREN 202 or equivalent. GenEd II.C.3 or Core: Global Perspectives.

FREN 305 CONVERSATION IN FRENCH (3)

Open to non-native speakers of French who have a basic knowledge of French but need to develop oral fluency.

FREN 310 FRENCH PHONETICS (3)

Correction of French pronunciation and analysis of spoken French through intensive oral/aural practice. Prerequisites: FREN 201 and FREN 202.

FREN 325 EARLY FRENCH LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION: MIDDLE AGES TO 17TH CENTURY (3)

Survey of literature of France from the Middle Ages to the end of the 17th century in its cultural context. Conducted in French.

FREN 326 18TH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION (3)

Survey of 18th century French literature in its cultural context. Conducted in French.

FREN 327 19TH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION (3)

Survey of 19th century French literature in its cultural context. Conducted in French.

FREN 328 20TH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION (3)

Survey of the literature of the first half of the 20th century in its cultural context. Conducted in French.

FREN 329 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION: 1945 TO PRESENT (3)

Survey of literature of the second half of the 20th century and its cultural context with an emphasis on works dealing with issues in contemporary France and the Francophone world. Conducted in French.

FREN 330 FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION (3)

Survey of Francophone literature of 20th and 21st century in its cultural context with an emphasis on themes such as colonialism, decolonization, the role of women in society, encounters between Islamic and Western traditions, and linguistic choice in non-European French-speaking countries. Prerequisites: FREN 301 and FREN 302 or the equivalent.

FREN 331 FRENCH FOR BUSINESS (3)

Introduction to French business and economy, with practice in functional spoken and written transactions in French.

FREN 351 INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION: FRENCH TO ENGLISH (3)

Training in translation, principally French to English, from magazines and books from a wide variety of disciplines.

FREN 370 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRENCH (3)

Specialized topics in language and culture. Content varies. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits provided a different topic is covered.

FREN 391 ADVANCED FRENCH GRAMMAR (3)

French syntax, idiomatic construction, word formation. Conversation, oral and written drill. Conducted in French.

FREN 402 APPLIED FRENCH LINGUISTICS (3)

Phonetics, morphology, syntax, points of interference. Linguistic study relating to methodology for French teachers.

FREN 410 WRITING ABOUT FRENCH LITERATURE (3)

Expository writing about French literature read in translation with emphasis on textual analysis and literary theory. Course conducted in English. Prerequisite: ENGL 102. GenEd I.D.

FREN 411 THE FRENCH NOVEL (3)

Study of the French novel and narrative techniques from the 17th century to the present. Conducted in French.

FREN 420 FRANCE TODAY THROUGH THE MEDIA (3)

Study of contemporary French society with a focus on major issues as portrayed in the press, on television and in film. Prerequisite: FREN 301 and FREN 302 or equivalent.

FREN 421 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 17TH CENTURY (3)

Selected works from France's major classical writers. Conducted in French.

FREN 425 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 18TH CENTURY (3)

Principal works of the major writers presented in their literary, sociological and philosophical context. Conducted in French.

FREN 431 FREN LIT/19TH C (3)

Selected works of major writers and literary movements: Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism and Symbolism. Conducted in French.

FREN 441 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY (3)

The evolution from fin de siecle to the present day of the novel, the theatre, and poetry as reflections of the artistic and philosophical developments leading to the modern age. Shifting emphasis from term to term. Conducted in French.

FREN 470 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRENCH (3)

Discussion of a central topic with changing emphasis from year to year. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits provided a different topic is covered.

FREN 471 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRENCH (3)

Discussion of a central topic with changing emphasis from year to year. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits provided a different topic is covered.

FREN 491 DIRECTED READING IN FRENCH LITERATURE (1-3)

Reserved for superior students under the guidance of a departmental adviser. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. Conducted in French.

FREN 492 DIRECTED READINGS IN FRENCH (1-3)

Similar to FREN 491 with concentration on a different subject matter. Conducted in French.

FREN 493 HONORS DIRECTED READINGS (3)

Individual readings and background research under direction of a faculty member in preparation for writing an honors thesis.

FREN 494 TRAVEL AND STUDY ABROAD (3-16)

French language, culture, civilization and literature at approved study abroad sites in France. Prerequisite: Approval of department chair.

FREN 495 INTERNSHIP FOR PROFICIENCY IN FRENCH (3)

Supervised experience in a work setting providing students the opportunity to apply classroom learning and skills outside the academic world. Students receive 3 units for 8 hours of work per week. Junior or senior undergraduate students in good academic standing and who meet the requirements established for Proficiency in French should apply for membership during the month of November for the spring semester and during the month of April for the fall semester.

FREN 497 INTERNSHIP IN FRENCH (3)

Designed to give training and experience using French in working with government, business, and industry in Maryland or Washington, D.C. under professional supervision.

FREN 499 HONORS THESIS IN FRENCH (3-6)

Writing of an honors thesis based on individual research. Open only to advanced honors candidates.