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FR 101-102. Elementary French (4, 1). 4 credits each semester.

The fundamentals of French through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour's work a week in the language laboratory.

FR 109. Accelerated Review of Elementary French (3, 1). 3 credits.

Reviews: elementary French grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in French. One hour's work a week in the language laboratory. For students who have had no more than two or three years of French in high school and qualify through the placement exam. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

FR 111-212. Intensive French (6, 1). 6 credits each semester.

This intensive course covers two years of French in one. The first semester is equivalent to Elementary French and the second semester to Intermediate French. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour's work a week in the language laboratory.

FR 231-232. Intermediate French. 3 credits each semester.

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college French or equivalent.

*FR 265-266. French Literature in Translation. 3 credits each semester.

First semester: French literature to 1800; second semester: 1800 to the present. All lectures and readings are in English. Does not count toward a major, minor or licensure in French.

FR 300. French Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of modern, everyday French with emphasis on conversation and composition to give students confidence to express themselves in idiomatic French. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 232 or equivalent.

FR 307. History of French Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of the social, economic, political and artistic development of France from the Middle Ages to the present. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 300.

FR 308. Contemporary French Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of French life and culture with emphasis on contemporary France. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 300.

FR 315. French Phonetics. 3 credits.

Intensive drill in French sounds and intonation patterns. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 232 or equivalent.

FR 320. Advanced French Grammar. 3 credits.

Advanced course in morphology and syntax with extensive practice in composition. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

FR 330. Business French. 3 credits.

A study of commercial and technical vocabulary and trade customs in conjunction with practice in the art of commercial communication including interviews, letter writing and simultaneous interpretation. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 300.

FR 335. Introduction to French Literature. 3 credits.

A study of the main literary schools from Classicism to the Nouveau Roman. Textual analysis of sample writings representative of the most important literary movements. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 300. Required for majors.

FR 337. French Literature of the Middle Ages and the 16th Century. 3 credits.

A thorough analysis of selected passages from important French authors of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period, giving the student a sufficient background for understanding the evolution of French literary thought. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

FR 338. French Literature of the 17th Century. 3 credits.

A thorough analysis of selected passages from important French authors of the Classical period, giving the student a sufficient background for understanding the evolution of French literary thought. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

FR 339. French Literature of the Age of Enlightenment. 3 credits.

A thorough analysis of selected passages from important French authors of the Age of Enlightenment, giving the student a sufficient background for understanding the evolution of French literary thought. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

FR 400. Advanced Conversation. 3 credits.

Discussions deal with topics of current interest. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

FR 405. The French Romantic Movement. 3 credits.

Follows the main current of French literature during the first half of the 19th century with special emphasis on Victor Hugo, Alphonse de Lamartine, Alfred de Vigny, Alfred de Musset and others. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or equivalent.

FR 406. The French Realistic Movement. 3 credits.

Follows the main current of French literature during the second half of the 19th century with special emphasis on the works of Balzac, Stendhal, Flaubert, Zola and others. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or equivalent.

FR 420. The French Theater. 3 credits.

A study of the evolution of the dramatic genre, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, through an analysis of the most representative plays of each period. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or equivalent.

FR 425. Modern French Literature. 3 credits.

A study of the works of major French writers of the first half of the 20th century. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or equivalent.

FR 440. Stylistics and Translation. 3 credits.

An intensive course in writing and translation from and into English and French. Contemporary topics taken from various fields. Comparative terminology. Prerequisite: FR 300 or equivalent.

FR 460. Contemporary French Novel. 3 credits.

A study of contemporary French novels written since 1950 with the emphasis on current fiction. Instruction is in French. Prerequisite: Three years of college French or equivalent.

FR 465. French Cinema 1930-1980. 3 credits.

A study of the evolution of French cinematography from 1930 to 1980. Emphasis given on the following directors: Renoir, Pagnol, Carne'-Prˇvert, Cocteau, Vadim, Chabrol, Resnais, Godard, Rohmer, Lelouch, Truffaut, Malle. Instruction in French. Prerequisite: FR 300 and 320.


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