All Language Courses

FREN 1001 - Basic French I (1st Year)
Handling the immediate context of daily experience in spoken and written French: identifying, describing, and characterizing people, objects, places, and events; giving information and instructions; issuing simple commands and requests.
Course is taught in French
Additional info: **Detailed course description
Prerequisite: French Placement Exam score: 0-250
This course may not be audited or taken pass/fail.

FREN 1002 - Basic French II (1st Year)
Speaking and writing in French about past and future events; telling a story (narrating and describing the past), promising, predicting, and proposing simple hypotheses and conjectures.
Course is taught in French
Additional info: **Detailed course description
Prerequisite: FREN1001 or French Placement Exam score: 251-350
This course may not be audited or taken pass/fail.

FREN 1003 - Intermediate French I (2nd Year)
Increasing active vocabulary, reinforcing mastery of basic grammar, dealing with more complex structures (verbal phrases, subordinate clauses), and using some patterns of indirect speech (e.g., repeating or relaying messages, giving reports, summarizing).
Course is taught in French
Additional info: **Detailed course description
Prerequisite: FREN1002 or French Placement Exam score: 351-400
This course may not be audited or taken pass/fail.

FREN 1004 - Intermediate French II (2nd Year)
Consolidation and further expansion of the ability to understand as well as produce a more complex level of oral and written discourse emphasizing subjective expression: issuing indirect commands and requests; giving opinions; making proposals; building arguments; defending and criticizing ideas.
Course is taught in French
Additional info: **Detailed course description
Prerequisite: FREN1003 or French Placement Exam score: 401-500
This course may not be audited or taken pass/fail.

FREN 2005 - Language, Culture, and Society I (3rd Year)
This is the first course in a two-course sequence designed for students at the advanced-intermediate level. Through an introduction to French history, 2005 promotes conversational skills and helps students develop the ability to write and comprehend somewhat complex texts on a broad range of topics. An extensive grammar review is included.
Course is taught in French
Additional info: **Detailed course description
"This course satisfies G-PAC requirements      
Prerequisite: FREN1004 or French Placement Exam score: 501-550
This course may not be audited or taken pass/fail.

FREN 2006 - Language, Culture, and Society II (3rd Year)
This course expands the range and complexity of oral communication skills via a variety of discussion formats as well as formal oral presentations and debates. 2006 also aims to develop the student's ability to analyze and comprehend more elaborate, expository prose and to write critically on a broad range of contemporary political, social and cultural topics. French 2006 continues the intensive grammar review begun in 2005.
Course is taught in French
Additional info: **Detailed course description
This course satisfies G-PAC requirements
Prerequisite: FREN2005 or French Placement Exam score: 551-601
This course may not be audited or taken pass/fail.

FREN 3010W - Advanced French Grammar and Style (4th Year)
Compositions, drills, dictations. Translations into French. Study of vocabulary and syntax, with emphasis on stylistic devices.
Course is taught in French
Prerequisite: FREN 2006
Additional info: Detailed course description  ;  Sample syllabus

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