French

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.