Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

French Minor

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Degree Type Offered: Minor

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete French
201–202 in order to begin the 21 hours of advanced work required. The French minor consists of 21–27
credit hours depending on placement and consists of:

Both of the following :

FREN-310 Advanced Grammar and Composition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Study and analysis of advanced grammatical structures, translation exercises and composition work. Prerequisites: FREN-202 or permission of instructor

-and-

FREN-315 Special Topics in Writing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Provides the tools to develop and enhance students' writing skills. Focuses on the skills involved in writing in a second language. Through a variety of writing techniques and reading material, such as newspaper and magazine articles, essays, among others, students broaden their vocabulary and learn how to write creatively and critically. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Prerequisites: FREN-202 or permission of the instructor

One of the following :

FREN-320 Advanced Conversation & Diction

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Expansion of listening and speaking skills. A study of French phonetics to improve pronunciation skills. Emphasis on development of oral communication skills sufficient to discuss complex issues and express abstract ideas. Prerequisite: FREN-202 or permission of instructor

-or-

FREN-325 Art of Conversation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository, persuasive, argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite: FREN-202 or permission of instructor

One of the following :

FREN-340 French Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to French culture and its Revolution. Emphasis is on the intellectual, artistic, political, social, economic, and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and FREN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

-or-

FREN-345 Modern French Cultures

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to French culture and its historical development after the Fall of the Ancient Regime and a study of modern-day France, including geography, and consideration of intellectual, artistic, political, social, economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350; and FREN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

One of the following :

FREN-401W Survey of French Literature I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Representative French authors from the Middle through the 18th-century including social and historical background. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

-or-

FREN-402W Survey of French Literature II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Representative French authors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Social and historical background is included. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350; ENG-110 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

And 6 credits in electives from FREN courses numbered 300 or above.