French

We offer a variety of courses to encourage competency in written and oral French. Examine the language, culture, literature and films of the French-speaking world. 

French 101

Beginning French I

(HAL)

Fall. Credit, four hours. No prerequisite. Maximum of one year of high school French. This beginning-level course focuses on all aspects of communicating in French: in-class and group activities, reading, writing short compositions, listening, and speaking.

French 102

Beginning French II

(HAL)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: French 101 or a maximum of two years of high school French. This beginning-level course focuses on all aspects of communicating in French: in-class and group activities, reading, writing short compositions, listening, and speaking. Particular attention will be given to reading stories in French.

French 201

Intermediate French

(HAL)

Fall. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: French 102 or three years of high school French. Emphasis is on developing proficiency in oral and written communication. Assignments include a thorough review of French grammar, short readings, French movies, and frequent compositions.

French 203

Advanced French

(HAL)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: French 201 or four years of high school French. Emphasis on oral and written communication skills. Assignments include a thorough review of the finer points of French grammar, cultural and literary readings, French movies, and frequent compositions.

French 310

Writing Skills in French

(HAL)

Fall (alternate years). Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: French 203, a score of 4 or 5 on the French AP exam, or consent of instructor. Third-year-level course given in French. Intensive study of written French based on syntactic and lexical analysis of a variety of texts. Work on clear expression and control of the fine points of French grammar. Bi-weekly compositions with extensive revisions and concern for the process of writing in a foreign language.

French 314

What is Interpretation? Literary Perspectives

(HAL)

Fall (alternate years). Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: French 203, a score of 4 or 5 on the French AP exam, or consent of instructor. An introduction to the reading and interpretation of a variety of cultural media, including poetry, drama, prose fiction, political writings, films, painting, and architecture. Course conducted in French.

French 342

Studies in the Classical Period

(HAL)

Spring (alternate years). Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: French 310, French 314, or instructor permission. A survey of literary and artistic creations of the 17th and 18th centuries, with special attention paid to the cultural and historical context in which they were produced. Course conducted in French.

French 351

Studies in the Modern Period

(HAL)

Spring (alternate years). Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: French 310, French 314 or instructor permission. A survey of literary and artistic creations of the 19th and 20th centuries with special attention paid to the cultural and historical context in which they were produced. Course conducted in French.

French 388R

Topics in French Literature and Culture

(HAL)

Spring. Credit, variable: one to four hours. Course in selected topics of French studies. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: vary according to topic.

French 397R

Individual Directed Research

On demand. Credit, two to four hours. Independent reading and research in French literature and culture under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and at least one 300-level French course.