Columbus State University
1999-2000 Academic Catalog

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FREN - French

FREN 1001. Elementary French 1 (3-0-3) Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions.

FREN 1002. Elementary French 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FREN 1001. Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French with further study of the culture of French-speaking regions.

FREN 2001. Intermediate French 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FREN 1002. First course of a two-semester sequence which provides grammar review, vocabulary building, listening comprehension, composition writing, group discussions, and reading of literary and cultural texts, short stories, and news articles for a better understanding of the francophone world.

FREN 2002. Intermediate French 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FREN 2001. Second course of a two-semester sequence which includes review of more complex grammar structures, readings of cultural and literary nature. Students improve fluency through listening comprehension, discussions, and writing in the target language.

FREN 3101. French Reading and Composition (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FREN 2002. Emphasis on accuracy of expression in written French. Promotes students’ ability to express themselves accurately in writing on a given topic. Through the writing process method, students will learn different levels of written French, both literary and non-literary. Reading of texts in the target language will intensify and build up additional vocabulary. Conducted in French. Not open to native speakers.

FREN 3102. Advanced French Conversation (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FREN 3101. Emphasis on strengthening skills in spoken French. Through situational dialogues, videos, guided and unguided conversations, students will gain the skills necessary to speak at a level comprehensible to native speakers and to participate in class discussions in upper-level courses. Not open to native speakers.

FREN 3115. Introduction to the Francophone World (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FREN 3102. An introduction to the critical reading and interpretation of the Francophone literary world and its cultures. Discussion and analysis centered on a selection of authors including excerpts from journals and/or magazines from the entire range of the French-speaking world. This course is conducted in French and is open to native speakers.

FREN 3116. Contemporary France (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FREN 3102. This course focuses on the cultural influences which have shaped modern France. Readings will be drawn from literary texts and primary documents such as newspapers and magazines. One of the primary goals of this class is communication with the content of the course being the contemporary culture of France.

FREN 4000. French for Proficiency (0-0-0) Prerequisites: FREN 3115, FREN 3116, and FREN 4555. This course is intended as a preparation for the final oral evaluation of students minoring in French. Students meet with the instructor at least once per week to participate in individualized guided and unguided conversation. (S/U grading.)

FREN 4555. Selected Topics in French (3-0-3) Prerequisites: FREN 3101 and FREN 3102. Emphasis on one aspect of the culture of the French-speaking world. Topics may include but are not limited to literature, history, politics, film and/or the press. May be taken twice for credit.

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