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FR 1013: Beginning French I

Training in the elements of French communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

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

FR 1023: Beginning French II

Prerequisite: FR 1013 or equivalent

Continued training in basic French communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to increase proficiency in the language within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

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

FR 2013: Intermediate French I

ACTS Common Course- FREN 2013

Prerequisite: FR 1023 or equivalent

Development of the language skills necessary for communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to increase proficiency in the language at the intermediate level within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

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

FR 2023: Intermediate French II

ACTS Common Course - FREN 2023

Prerequisite: FR 2013 or equivalent

Further development of the language skills necessary for communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to provide mastery of the fundamental tools in a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

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

FR 3003: Conversation and Composition I

Prerequisite: FR 2024 or permission of instructor

Development of advanced control of French communication and comprehension through conversation and composition based on analysis of authentic short texts and media.

Three hours of applied course work.

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

FR 3013: Conversation and Composition II

Prerequisite: FR 3003 or permission of instructor

Continuation of FR 3003. Further development of advanced proficiency of French communication and comprehension through conversation and composition based on analysis of authentic short texts and media.

Three hours of applied course work.

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

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 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 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 4993: 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.