FRE Courses

FRE111 - Elementary French I (0 to 3 cr.)

Beginning study of French with emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, writing, and the cultures of the French-speaking world. Open to students without previous knowledge of French or to those who have had no more than two years of French in high school. (Fall, Winter & Spring). Liberal arts.

FRE112 - Elementary French II (0 to 3 cr.)

Continuation of French I. (Spring, Summer & Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FRE111 or 85 or higher on the Regents Exam or placement by examination.

FRE150 - Intensive French Review (3 cr.)

For students who have successfully completed 2-3 years of French in high school or have placed in this course by examination. A review and expansion of French linguistic structures and cultural studies. French 150 is the equivalent of French 111-112. (Fall - Spring - Summer). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: 2-3 years of high-school French, or 85 or higher on the Regents Exam, or placement by exam.

FRE199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Summer).

FRE213 - Intermediate French I (0 to 3 cr.)

Sequel to FRE112 or FRE150. Systematic review and practice of French language skills as well as expansion of cultural studies. (Fall - Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FRE112, or FRE150 or placement by exam.

FRE214 - Intermediate French II (0 to 3 cr.)

Continuation of FRE213 and preparation for French composition and conversation. (Fall - Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FRE213, or placement by exam.

FRE299 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Summer).

FRE316 - Conversation avancee (3 cr.)

Expansion and improvement of oral expression through readings and discussions on specialized issues. Not for native speakers. (Annually). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FRE214, or POI.

FRE319 - Composition et grammaire avancees (3 cr.)

Extensive practice of writing in French, with readings and assignments involving a variety of genres, topics, and styles. Practical analysis of French grammatical structures to develop greater skill in written expression. Approved AWR. (Annually). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: ENG101, FRE214 and one of the following courses: FRE316, FRE333, FRE334, FRE335.

FRE322 - Lecture et interpretation (3 cr.)

An introduction to literature in French. Emphasis will be on improving reading speed and proficiency and on developing skills for textual analysis involving a variety of forms and genres. (Annually). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FRE214.

FRE333 - La France: Themes Varies (3 cr.)

An introduction to French culture and literature from the earliest times to the present. (May be taken more than once different content). (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FRE214.

FRE334 - La Francophonie: Themes Varies (3 cr.)

A survey of interdisciplinary issues in the French-speaking world exploring political and monetary institutions, literary, and socio-cultural aesthetics. Focused on such regions as the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Antilles, Europe, Southeast Asia, and North America rather than France and Quebec. (May be taken more than once with different content). (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FRE214.

FRE335 - Le Quebec (3 cr.)

An overview of the history, culture, and literature of Quebec, involving issues in contemporary art, politics, and the French language in Canada. (Fall/Spring).Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FRE214.

FRE341 - French Literature (in English) (3 cr.)

Works of French literature, selected from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century, viewed through both French cultural and international perspectives. (Fall/Spring).Liberal arts. Prerequisites: ENG101, any literature course.

FRE346 - French Canadian Cultures (3 cr.)

An intensive study of the various French-Canadian cultures with special emphasis on Quebec through an examination of literature in translation and other artistic and aesthetic expressions. Taught in English. Students with sufficient knowledge of French may complete assignments in French. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: ENG101.

FRE348 - French Civilization (in English) (3 cr.)

An introduction to France through its history, culture, and aspects of its literature. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

FRE399 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

FRE441 - Etudes Francaises (3 cr.)

The examination of selected topics in advanced French studies. Topics may include historical periods, literary genres; or social, literary or intellectual movements. May be taken more than once with different content. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: FRE322; FRE333 or FRE334 or FRE335 or equivalent competency.

FRE448 - Etudes Francophones (3 cr.)

An examination of selected topics involving film, literary, socio-cultural, and intellectual movements from the diverse cultures that comprise the French-speaking world. (May be taken more than once with different content). (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: FRE322, FRE333, FRE334, FRE335, or equivalent competency.

FRE470 - French and Francophone Interdisciplinary Studies (3 cr.)

An examination of selected topics in French and Francophone Studies, viewed through an interdisciplinary perspective. (May be taken more than once with different content). (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: FRE322; FRE333 or FRE334 or FRE335.

FRE496 - French Foreign Language Methodology (3 cr.)

This course, conducted in a seminar setting, is designed to provide future foreign language teachers with communicative and proficiency-based pedagogical strategies pertaining to middle and high school foreign language classrooms. Although intended primarily for students completing adolescence education programs in French (or the BA/MST Adolescence Education program) French majors and minors meeting the prerequisite requirements may enroll. (Fall - Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: FRE316, FRE319, and two of the following: FRE333, FRE334, FRE335; or 12 credits of upper-division French courses, or by advisement.

FRE497 - French Practicum (3 cr.)

For advanced students in French who will work under faculty supervision. In addition to conducting conversation sessions, students will gain experience in planning classroom activities, preparing materials for classroom use and working with various methodologies. A contract specifying the student's responsibilities will be filed with the department chairperson. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: by faculty invitation only; ACTFL rating of intermediate-high oral skills, minimum; 3.3 GPA (B+ average) in FRE courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

FRE498 - Internship (3 cr.)

For advanced students of French with background in education or business. Involves faculty-supervised field experiences, both on- and off-campus. Contract specifying student's responsibilities, developed in consultation with the student, supervisor, and appropriate faculty advisor(s) will be filed with the department chairperson. (Fall - Spring).

FRE499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

FRE596 - French Methodology Practicum (3 cr.)

Students will learn communicative and proficiency-based pedagogical strategies in a seminar setting and by conducting conversation sessions as part of regular beginning-level French courses under the close supervision of a faculty member. This course is designed for students in the MST program in French and French teachers seeking experience with new methodologies. Advanced undergraduates may enroll by faculty invitation only. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: advanced proficiencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

FRE599 - Graduate Independent Study Course in French (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

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A

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  • Art = ART
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  • Astronomy = AST

B

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C

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  • Education - Administration = EDA
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  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
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F

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  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX

G

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H

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I

  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA

J

  • Journalism = JOU

L

  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN

M

  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS

N

  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI

P

  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY

R

  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS

S

  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK

T

  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR