Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
FREN125 French for Conversation and Travel I Y
This beginning-level course is designed to meet the conversational and cultural needs of students traveling for business or pleasure to French-speaking countries. Topics and proficiencies focus on "real world" situations. Students practice language skills in the present, past, and future. Cultural orientation focuses on French-speaking populations in Europe and Canada. This course is conducted in French.
FREN130 French for Conversation and Travel II Y
Prerequisite: French placement exam, FREN 125, or permission of the instructor This continuation of the beginning-level course develops oral proficiency in French to meet conversational, social, and cultural needs. The students practice communication skills in "real world" French-speaking settings. Writing skills are developed for personal needs. This course is conducted in French.
FREN215 Intermediate French Y
Prerequisite: French placement exam, FREN 130, or permission of the instructor This course offers a review of basic structural patterns in an interactive context. Grammar and vocabulary are developed in diverse French-speaking settings. Comprehension and analysis of authentic listening and reading materials for intermediate-level students. This course is conducted in French.
FREN245 French Conv. & Pronunciation Y
Prerequisite: FREN 215 or permission of the instructor Designed to improve listening and speaking skills for a wide range of intermediate students, this course introduces listening and speaking strategies to enable students to follow authentic French. Grammar review and principles of French pronunciation are incorporated into listening and speaking tasks. This course is conducted in French.
FREN310 Contemporary Readings of the French-Speaking World Y
Prerequisite: FREN 215 or permission of the instructor A transition from listening and speaking, this course integrates strategies to develop effective reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on 20th-century readings (e.g. short stories, magazines, and newspaper articles). Goals include grammar review and vocabulary development. The literary tenses (passe simple and imparfait du subjonctif) are introduced. This course is conducted in French.
FREN499 Studies In French-Speaking Country Y
Prerequisite: FREN 130 or permission of the instructor This course allows students with proficiency in the French language to earn course credit through traveling, studying, or working in a French-speaking region or country. Travel-study tours organized by an instructor include instruction and immersion experiences in French.