French (FREN)

Vertically-related courses in this subject field are:  FREN 101 - FREN 102 - FREN 201 - FREN 202.  Any one of the following courses may be considered the terminal course for the related vertical sequence above:  FREN 301 or FREN 302.  A maximum of 16 credits may be earned for vertical credit in any language in the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures.

FREN 101 Elementary French I

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, spoken French, and functional grammar. Students with French experience who place higher than FREN 101 on the placement exam may not enroll in FREN 101, but may earn credit for FREN 101 by successfully completing a higher vertically-related course.

FREN 102 Elementary French II

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, spoken French, and functional grammar.
Prereq: FREN 101 or placement exam .

FREN 105 Beginning French Conversation Lab

1 credit, max 2
Practice in listening comprehension and conversational skills at the beginning French level. Graded P/F.

FREN 200 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

FREN 201 Intermediate French I

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Reading, grammar review, speaking, and writing.
Prereq: FREN 102 or placement exam.

FREN 202 Intermediate French II

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Reading, grammar review, speaking, and writing.
Prereq:FREN 201 or placement exam.

FREN 204 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

FREN 205 Intermediate French Conversation Lab

1 credit, max 2
Practice in listening comprehension and conversational skills at the intermediate French level. Graded P/F.

FREN 299 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

FREN 301 Advanced French Grammar

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Comprehensive review of French grammar. Recommended for students who wish to continue in upper-division French courses and for prospective teachers of French. (Fall, alt/yrs.)
Prereq:FREN 202 or placement exam .

FREN 302 Advanced French Writing Skills

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Further development of writing skills in various kinds of writing. Recommended for students who wish to continue in upper-division French courses and for prospective teachers of French. Recommended Preparation: FREN 202. (Fall, alt/yrs.)

FREN 304 Connecting French Language and Culture

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Practice of linguistic proficiencies within simulated cultural frames. Recommended Preparation: FREN 202. (Spring, alt/yrs.)

FREN 307 French Phonetics

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Contrastive analysis; acquisition and corrective practice of sounds and intonation patterns; phonetic description and transcription. Recommended Preparation: FREN 202. (Spring, alt/yrs)

FREN 308 Advanced French Conversation

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Further development of speaking skills; discussion on topics of cultural interest and current events. Recommended Preparation: FREN 202. (Fall, alt/yrs.)

FREN 316 French-English Translation Skills

3 credits
Theory and practice of translation, French-English and English-French, using a variety of types of text. Recommended Preparation: FREN 202. (Fall, alt/yrs.)

FREN 398 (s) Internship

Credit arranged.

FREN 400 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged
Prereq: Permission.

FREN 404 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

FREN 407 (s) French & Francophone Literatures

3 credits, max 9
Gen Ed: International
For advanced students; representative works from various genres of French and Francophone literature. Recommended Preparation: Two 300-level French courses. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring, every three years)

FREN 408 (s) French and Francophone Culture and Institutions

3 credits, max 9
Gen Ed: International
For advanced students; contemporary social and political institutions in France and the Francophone world, with discussion on topics of current interest. Recommended Preparation: Two 300-level French courses. (Spring, every three years)

FREN 410 French and Francophone Arts

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
For advanced students; representative works, styles, and movements in visual arts, architecture, and music of France and the Francophone world. Recommended Preparation: Two 300-level French courses. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

FREN 419 French & Francophone Cinema

3 credits
For advanced students; representative works from French and Francophone cinema. Recommended Preparation: Two 300-level French courses. (Spring, every 3 years)

FREN 449 (s) Practicum in Tutoring

1 credit, max 2
Tutorial services performed by advanced students under faculty supervision. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission of department.

FREN 496 (s) Proseminar

1-3 credits, max 12
May be graded P/F when grading system is uniform for all students in the class.
Prereq: Permission.

FREN 498 (s) Internship

Credit arranged .

FREN 499 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged .