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FR 1014: Beginning French I

ACTS Common Course - FREN1013

Training in the elements of French communication and comprehension.

Note: Advanced placement and credit by examination are available to students who have previously studied French.

Four hours of applied class work. One hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

FR 1024: Beginning French II

ACTS Common Course - FREN1023

Prerequisite: FR 1014 or equivalent

Training in basic French communication and comprehension skills to satisfy minimum survival needs in French- speaking countries.

Four hours of applied class work. One hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

FR 2014: Intermediate French I

ACTS Common Course - FREN2013

Prerequisite: FR 1024 or equivalent

Development of the skills necessary to understand and communicate in everyday situations in French speaking countries.

Four hours of applied class work. One hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

FR 2024: Intermediate French II

ACTS Common Course - FREN2023

Prerequisite: FR 2014 or equivalent

Further development of the skills necessary to understand and communicate in everyday situations in French-speaking countries.

Four hours of applied class work. One hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

FR 3003: Conversation and Composition I

Prerequisite: FR 2024 or permission of instructor.

Development of advanced control of French communication and comprehension through the study of French language media (radio broadcasts, television newscasts and commercials, prose texts, periodical articles) and through classroom debates and simulations.

Laboratory work by arrangement.

FR 3013: Conversation and Composition II

Prerequisite: FR 3003 or permission of instructor.

Continuation of FR 3003.

FR 3023: Introduction to Linguistics

Cross-listed: ENGL 3023, GER 3023, SPAN 3023, SPH 3023

Prerequisites: ENGL 1023 or equivalent and FR 2024 or equivalent.

A study of basic concepts in language, comparative characteristics of different languages, and the principles of linguistic investigation.

FR 3113: Culture and Civilization

Prerequisite: FR 3013 or permission of instructor.

Development of an understanding of French life through study and analysis of French history and geography texts, film, advertising, and mass media.

FR 3143: Study Abroad

Prerequisite: Enrollment in a Tech-sanctioned study program in a French-speaking country, completion of FR 2024 or equivalent, and permission of the Study Abroad supervisor.

Study of the contemporary language and culture in a French speaking country.

Note: May substitute for FR 3003 or FR 3013, depending on the student's proficiency level.

FR 3163: Community Internship Experience

Prerequisite: Completion of FR 2024 or equivalent.

Study of contemporary language and culture in a French-speaking community or setting.

Note: May be taken instead of FR 3143 to meet degree requirements.

FR 3213: Advanced Grammar and Usage

Prerequisite: FR 3013 or permission of instructor.

The course is designed to build writing competence and strengthen grammatical competence. Grammar will be studied within the context of writing assignments. The course will deepen the knowledge of the language through the usage of applied linguistics, syntax, grammar, and semantics.

FR 3223: Short Story

Prerequisite: FR 3013 or permission of instructor.

The course is designed to build writing competence and strengthen grammatical competence. Grammar will be studied within the context of writing assignments. The course will deepen the knowledge of the language through the usage of applied linguistics, syntax, grammar, and semantics.

FR 4003: Oral Communication

Prerequisite: FR 3013 or permission of instructor.

This course is designed to strengthen students' oral communication skills by enabling them to converse easily with native speakers on everyday topics in preparation for the oral proficiency interview (OPI).

$134 interview fee.

FR 4213: French Literature to 1800

Prerequisite: FR 3223 or permission of instructor.

Careful study of selected French texts to introduce students to various literary genres and general literary trends.

FR 4223: French Literature since 1800

Prerequisite: FR 3223 or permission of instructor.

A study of representative texts from the period for understanding of genres, styles, and language.

FR 4283: Seminar in French

Prerequisite: FR 3013

Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit if course content varies.

FR 4701: Foreign Language Pedagogy

Cross-listed: GER 4701, SPAN 4701

Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching phase of the teacher education program.

Co-requisite: SEED 4909

Intensive on-campus exploration of the principles of curriculum construction, applied methods, professional collaboration, and evaluation as related to teaching French, German, or Spanish, followed by professional internship application of these principles under the supervision of a qualified departmental instructor.

FR 4703: Foreign Language Teaching Methods

Cross-listed: GER 4703, SPAN 4703

Prerequisites: FR 3013 and FR 3113 or equivalent; admission to Stage II of the Secondary Education sequence or equivalent.

Survey of instructional methods with discussions and demonstrations of practical techniques for the teaching of foreign language.

FR 4801: Cultural Immersion and Research

Prerequisites: Enrollment in French Immersion Weekend and permission of instructor.

Intensive study of French cultural topics followed by individual research projects. May be repeated for credit if content varies.

FR 4901,4902,4903: Foreign Language Internship

Prerequisites: Advanced foreign language proficiency; permission of the instructor and the department head.

The Foreign Language Internship is intended primarily for majors in foreign languages or international studies. It is designed to provide outstanding students the opportunity to perfect their language proficiency and to acquire specific training and skills overseas. The overseas sponsor and the foreign language instructor of record will supervise the intern. Performance evaluations and a research paper will be required.

FR 4951,4952,4953,4954: Undergraduate Research in French

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

FR 4991,4992,4993,4994: Special Problems in French

Prerequisites: FR 2024 and consent of the instructor and the department head.

Designed to provide advanced students with a course of study in an area not covered by departmental course offerings.