CEA Course: French Language & Literature

FRE101 BEGINNING FRENCH I

Designed for the student having had no prior contact with the French language, Beginning French I introduces the basic structure of the French language with a heavy emphasis on communicative structures all while stressing the four competencies of language acquisition (writing, speaking, reading, and listening). Credits: 3

FRE102 BEGINNING FRENCH II

Designed for the student having had minimal prior contact with the French language, Beginning French II builds on the basic structure of the French language learned in Beginning French I with a heavy emphasis on communicative structures all while stressing the four linguistic competencies (writing, speaking, reading, and listening). Prerequisite: Beginning French I or the equivalent of one semester of college-level French. Credits: 3

FRE 111 BEGINNING FRENCH CONVERSATION

This introductory course builds a foundation of phonetic control and listening comprehension as fundamental to building communication and intercultural skills in French. Prerequisites: Beginning French II (co-requisite) or higher. Language of instruction: French. Credits: 3.

FRE201 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

Designed for the student having had one year of university-level French language instruction, Intermediate French I builds on the basic structures learned at the beginner level with an increased emphasis on reading and written competencies. You will concentrate on all four language competencies (writing, speaking, reading, and listening). Prerequisite: Beginning French II or the equivalent of two semesters of college-level French. Credits: 3

FRE202 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

Designed for the student having had three semesters of university-level French language instruction, Intermediate French II builds on the basic structures learned at the Intermediate I level with an ever-increasing emphasis on reading and written competencies. All four language competencies are targeted (writing, speaking, reading, and listening). Prerequisite: Intermediate French I or the equivalent of three semesters of college-level French. Credits: 3

FRE203 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION

Designed for the student having had a minimum of 3 semesters of university-level French, Intermediate French Conversation refines and builds upon oral production skills acquired at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. Critical to this objective is the integration of an extended vocabulary of words, phrases, idioms and expressions into daily usage. Prerequisite: Intermediate French II (co-requisite) or higher. Credits: 3

FRE301 ADVANCED FRENCH

Designed for the student having had two or more years of university-level French language instruction, Advanced French refines the grammatical structures learned at the beginner and intermediate levels and emphasizes all four linguistic competencies (writing, speaking, reading, and listening). Prerequisite: Intermediate French II, or the equivalent of at least four semesters of college-level French. Credits: 3

FRE302 SPOKEN CONTEMPORARY FRENCH

Designed for the student having had a minimum of four semesters of university-level, French language instruction (CEFRL B1/B2), Spoken Contemporary French offers students a structured learning environment for a directed and intercultural study of France and its inhabitants by way of the numerous celebrations, holidays and festivals that punctuate the French calendar year. Prerequisites: Intermediate French II or equivalent. Language of instruction: French. Credits: 3.

FRE320 A SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE: 18TH - 20TH CENTURY

This course explores the meaning of “the other”, the search for identity and self-awareness through a chronological survey of French literature starting with Montesquieu (1720) and ending with Fanon (1952). Prerequisites: Intermediate French II, or successful completion of four semesters of college-level French language instruction. Language of instruction: French. Credits: 3.