King's College - French

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

FREN 141 — Beginning French I (3)
Pronunciation, fundamentals of grammar, exercises in speaking, understanding and writing French. Readings introduce the student to the cultures of France and other francophone countries. Cross-listed as CORE 141.
                          
FREN 142 — Beginning French II (3)
Essentials of grammar and pronunciation, and practice in speaking and writing French. Readings increase the student’s knowledge of the cultures of France and other francophone countries. Prerequisite: CORE/FREN 141 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 142.

FREN 143 — Intermediate French I (3)
Review and further study of the fundamentals of French to increase comprehension, speaking and writing skills. Readings increase knowledge and understanding of the cultures of France and other francophone countries. Prerequisite: CORE/FREN 142 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 143.

FREN 144 — Intermediate French II (3)
Development of proficiency in reading French through the study of cultural texts. Emphasis is on vocabulary building and oral and written communication. Readings broaden the student’s knowledge and understanding of the cultures of France and other francophone countries. Prerequisite: CORE/FREN 143 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 144.

FREN 145 — French Conversation and Composition I (3)
Development of proficiency in the active use of French, both spoken and written. Study of the cultures of France and other francophone countries acquaints the student with the contemporary lifestyle, values, and attitudes of French-speaking peoples and increases cultural awareness. Prerequisite: CORE/FREN 144 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 145.

FREN 146 — French Conversation and Composition II (3)
Development of greater fluency in French. Emphasis on extemporaneous conversation encourages the student to think in the language. Study of the cultures of France and other francophone countries expands knowledge and understanding of the contemporary lifestyle, values, and attitudes of French-speaking peoples and heightens awareness of cultural differences. Prerequisite: CORE/FREN 145 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 146.

FREN 146 (CORE 146) is a prerequisite for the following courses. Exception is by permission of the Foreign Language Department Chairperson on the basis of individual qualifications. All major courses are taught in French.

FREN 331 — Advanced Grammar and Phonetics (3)
Study of the more complex problems of French grammar and pronunciation to develop precision and good style in writing and phonetic accuracy in speaking. Alternate year course.

FREN 332 — Translation (3)
Introduction to problems and techniques of translation. Students translate selected texts to improve idiomatic usage, accuracy of expression, and correct use of grammar. Alternate year course.

FREN 336 — Business French (3)
Introduction to French economic and commercial terminology and institutions. Alternate year course.

FREN 338 — French Language Media (3)
Study of representative articles and programs from the media of the French-speaking world to develop a contemporary vocabulary and improve comprehension. Emphasis is on current events including politics, economics, and social trends. Alternate year course.

FREN 441 — French Civilization I (3)
Study of events, ideas, institutions and major figures from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Alternate year course.

FREN 442 — French Civilization II (3)
Study of events, ideas, institutions and major figures from the nineteenth century to the present. Alternate year course.

FREN 451 — Survey of French Literature I (3)
A survey of French literature from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Discussion and analysis of selections from various genres and movements. Alternate year course.

FREN 452 — Survey of French Literature II (3)
A survey of literary works in French by authors from France and other francophone countries from the nineteenth century to the present. Discussion and analysis of selections from various genres and movements. Alternate year course.

FREN 491 — Selected Topics in French Studies (3)
Study of selected topics in the language, literature, or culture of France and/or other francophone countries. Topic is announced at preregistration. Offered as required.

FREN 499 — French Internship (3)
An internship in a French-speaking environment may be taken as an elective in addition to the eight required major courses with the approval of the Department Chairperson. A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.50 is required and the student must have a G.P.A. of at least 3.00 in French.

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