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IHFR100 Basic French Language and Culture

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics and exploration of cultural diversity within the contemporary French-speaking world. For students with no prior knowledge of French. Does satisfy the Arts and Humanities language requirement. Fall, Spring, Summer.

IHFR101 Elementary French I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring the contemporary French-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of French.

IHFR102 Elementary French II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in the French-speaking world. Students should have prior knowledge of basic French.

IHFR103 Elementary French III

Development of skills to converse with native speakers, explore contemporary issues in the French-speaking world, narrate events in present and past tenses, and read newspapers, websites, and short fiction with a dictionary. Students should have prior knowledge of elementary French. Fall, Spring.

IHFR200 Intermediate Readings in French

Selected readings in French from literary texts, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and websites. Class discussions are mainly in English. This course meets the Arts and Humanities language requirement and does not count for the French major. Students should have an elementary knowledge of French. Fall, Spring.

FR201 Intermediate French

Continuation of the development of the four basic language skills. Fall, Spring.

FR290 Intermediate Special Topics

Study of a selected topic in French. May be repeated as topics change. Occasionally.

FR298 Independent Study

An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study and the appropriate divisional dean. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

FR315 Conversation & Composition I

To maintain and perfect written and spoken French through intensive classroom work, as well as individual and group work. Discussions and frequent papers in French based on cultural and literary readings and videos given in French. Emphasis on oral communication. Prerequisite: FR 201 or permission of instructor. Fall.

FR316 Conversation & Composition II

To maintain and perfect written and spoken French through intensive classroom work, as well as individual and group work. Discussion and frequent papers in French based on cultural and literary readings and videos. Given in French. Writing intensive. Prerequisite: FR 315 or permission of instructor. Spring.

FR325 Introduction to French Literature

A study of various critical approaches to French literature conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 315 or permission of instructor. Fall, alternate years.

FR350 Study in Africa, France or Quebec

Study away, for a full semester, in a Modern Language department-approved program that meets Global Education Office guidelines. Students will take a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Students must meet with Modern Language faculty for preapproval and additional proficiency requirements. May be used to meet the Arts and Humanities language requirement. All majors must take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, and complete a reflective essay in the target language, within 30 days after their study abroad experience. Permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

FR405 Contemporary French Usage

Advanced study of syntax, semantics, and lexicon based on actual usage in the contemporary Francophone world. Prerequisite: FR 315 or permission of instructor. Fall alternating years.

FR410 Advanced French Grammar

A study of contemporary French grammar and a treatment of the typical pitfalls for nonnative users of French. Prerequisite: FR 405 or permission of instructor. Fall alternating years.

FR490 Advanced Special Topics

Study of a selected topic in French at an advanced level. May be repeated as topics change.

FR495 Seminar

The capstone experience for French majors. Topics based on needs and interests of the group. Prerequisites: FR 405 and senior status. Spring.

FR498 Independent Study

Intensive study of some aspect of French language, literature, or culture adapted to the student's needs. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.