French Courses

Typical courses for each spring semester are French 2, French 4 and French 5 (minor course). Each fall, typical courses offered are French 1 and French 3. To see each semester's courses, visit the Registrar's Office page

FRE 1013 (FREN1013)
French 1

A beginning course designed for the student having little or no knowledge of French. Emphasis on basic oral and aural skills necessary to participate in simple conversations about one's immediate environment. Development of reading and writing skills needed for basic functioning in a French-speaking situation. In the context of the development of language skills, students are introduced to contemporary culture and customs of the French-speaking world. Stress is placed on vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation and command of elementary structure.

FRE 1023 (FREN1023)
French 2

A continuation of FRE 1013. Continued vocabulary acquisition, development of conversational and comprehension skills. Further development of reading and writing skills. Students learn to express a sequence of events and deal with the expression of more abstract ideas. Cultural emphasis is on the modern world with readings from contemporary sources. Prerequisite: FRE 1013 or equivalent.

FRE 1146
Intensive Elementary French

Similar to FRE 1013, 1023. Offered only as part of special programs.

FRE 2033 (FREN2013)
French 3

A course designed for those having command of the basic structures of French. Further development of conversational, aural comprehension, reading and writing skills. Cultural emphasis is primarily on the modern world; however, materials selected provide insight into the roots of modern culture. Prerequisite: FRE 1023 or equivalent. (FRE 2033 is considered upper-level credit in computing the required number of hours of senior college work.)

FRE 2043 (FREN2023)
French 4

A continuation of FRE 2033 designed to increase the student's conversational, comprehension, reading and writing skills. Materials are selected to provide a wide range of linguistic experience and cultural insight. Prerequisite: FRE 2033 or equivalent. (FRE 2043 is considered upper-level credit in computing the required number of hours of senior college work.)

FRE 2156
Intensive Intermediate French

Similar to French 2033, 2043. Offered only as part of special programs.

FRE 3093
Advanced French Conversation and Composition

A course designed specifically to increase the student's conversational fluency and writing proficiency on a wide variety of topics. Opportunity for individualized projects designed to meet the needs of the individual student for specialized or technical language. Prerequisite: FRE 2033 or equivalent.

FRE 3201-3
Independent Study

A course designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Prerequisite: FRE 2043. Permission to enroll must be granted by the foreign language coordinator and the instructor.

FRE 3223
French Culture and Civilization

A course of readings and lectures exploring the historical development of France emphasizing the contributions made to the arts, sciences, philosophy, and political thought. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FRE 2033 or equivalent.

FRE 3243
Introduction to French Literature

An overview of the major periods of French literature. Provides an introduction to the ''explication du texte,'' a writing technique commonly used in literary criticism and analysis. Reading selections include short works and excerpts in modern French. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FRE 2033 or equivalent.