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French

All courses conducted in French except FR 110.

 

FR 101, 102, 103 First Year French (4 each)
This sequence of courses is open to any student who wishes to begin the study of French or has had less than one year of high school French or its equivalent. Focuses on real-life language use, the integration of culture and language, and the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The acquired language skills are reinforced through active participation in group and pair work as well as the use of videos, audio tapes and computer assisted learning. Prerequisite: FR 101 is a prerequiste for FR 102; FR 102 is a prerequisite for FR 103

 

FR 110 Introduction to French Literature in Translation (4)
A survey of French literary genres involving works in English translations from a variety of periods.

 

FR 201, 202, 203 Second Year French (4 each)
This sequence focuses on deepening and broadening students’ abilities to understand written and spoken French and to speak and write French, and provides students the opportunity to round out their knowledge of the basics of the French language. Grammar review and exercises are supplemented by situational dialogues, oral presentations, written essays and readings of authentic texts to provide comprehensive preparation in French language skills. By the end of this sequence, students will have acquired sufficient knowledge in reading, writing, speaking and understanding French to move on to the third-year level at WOU or participate in a study abroad program in France. Prerequisite: FR 103 is prerequisite for FR 201; FR 201 is prerequisite for FR 202; FR 202 is prerequisite for FR 203

 

FR 299 Special Studies (1-12)
Topics and hours to be arranged.

 

FR 300 French Table (1)
Conversation practice in the French language; emphasis on everyday use of language and current events. Can be repeated; a maximum of three credits can apply to the French minor. Prerequisite: FR 103 or higher

 

FR 301, 302, 303 Intermediate French Composition and Phonetics (4 each)
This sequence of courses will help students refine writing and speaking skills. A study of the French sound system will address individual students difficulties. Written assignments and oral presentations provide opportunities to actively apply the concepts and vocabulary learned in class. Prerequisite: FR 203 prerequisite for FR 301; FR 301 prerequisite for FR 302; FR 302 prerequisite for FR 303

 

FR 310 Introduction to French Literature (3)
Provides grounding in the basic concepts and development of a variety of French literary styles, periods, and genres. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in or completion of FR 302 or higher

 

FR 340 Topics in French Arts and Culture (3)
Focused study of a topic related to the arts and culture in France; may include study of a particular artist, medium, period, or movement, in a theme that crosses periods or media. Specific focus will be identified in schedule of classes. Can be taken up to three times if content is not repeated. Prerequisite: FR 203 or higher

 

FR 399 Special Studies (1-12)
Topics and hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: FR 203 or higher

 

FR 405 Reading and Conference (1-3)
Topics and hours to be arranged. Up to three credits can apply to French minor.

 

FR 407/507 Seminar (3-4)
Topics and hours to be identified in schedule of classes. Can be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisite: FR 301 or higher

 

FR 410/510 Topics in French Language and Literature (3)
In-depth study of an author, period, genre, or movement in French or Francophone literature or language study. May be taken more than once if content is not repeated; focus will be identified in schedule of classes. Prerequisite: FR 302 or higher

 

FR 416/516 French Teaching Practicum (1)
Practice in applying language teaching techniques as an assistant in first-year courses; study of language pedagogy. May repeat for 1-3 credits total.

 

FR 440/540 Topics in French Civilization and Culture (3)
In-depth study of a particular period, or an issue that crosses historical periods. May be repeated if topic is different; focus will be identified in schedule of classes. Prerequisite: FR 302 or higher

 

FR 499 Special Studies (1-12)
Topics and hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: FR 301 or higher

 

 

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