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FREN-1010 Beginning French I
04 Semester Credits
Introduction to French through multiple approaches with emphasis on speaking and understanding. Practice in conversational French and aural comprehension of topics of daily interest. Some practice in writing basic sentences and small simple paragraphs on relevant topics, and reading short paragraphs.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

FREN-1020 Beginning French II
04 Semester Credits
Development of proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing. Emphasis on strengthening conversational skills through discussions of selected readings and cultural topics.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): FREN-1010 Beginning French I, or one year of high school French; or departmental approval. 

FREN-1100 French Intercultural Perspectives
03 Semester Credits
French contributions to world culture and various nation-shaping events throughout history, with particular emphasis on the shaping of the United States of America. Cultural presence of France in the United States.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

FREN-2010 Intermediate French I
03 Semester Credits
Discussion of topics of everyday life, colloquialisms, vocabulary augmentation, and improvement of speech patterns. Grammar review. Practice in writing compositions. Introduction to civilization and literature of France.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): FREN-1020 Beginning French II, or two years of high school French; or departmental approval.

FREN-2020 Intermediate French II
03 Semester Credits
Intensive exercises in written and oral expression. Additional grammar review and vocabulary building. Further exploration of French literature.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): FREN-2010 Intermediate French I, or three years of high school French; or departmental approval. 

FREN-2410 French Conversation and Composition
03 Semester Credits
Discussion of topics of everyday life, colloquialisms, vocabulary augmentation, and improvement of speech patterns. Practice in writing compositions. Discussion of French history and French culture.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): FREN-2020 Intermediate French II, or three years of high school French; or departmental approval.  

FREN-2420 French Civilization and Literature
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to French civilization and literature. Emphasis on the interrelationship between history and geography of France and its culture. Readings in French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Highlights of representative authors and their works. Emphasis on oral discussion.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): FREN-2020 Intermediate French II, or three years of high school French; or departmental approval.

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