French

Requirements & Courses

  • French courses, as designated by the three-letter prefix FRN, are taught in French.  World Languages and Cultures courses, as designated by the three-letter prefix WLC, are taught in English.  Courses taught internationally may have a different emphasis from those offered on campus.

  • Four credits from FRN 112 or higher, with the exception of practicum or independent study courses, count towards the Distributive Requirements in the Humanities.
  • Advanced Credit in a second language may be earned by:
    1. Scoring at the 4 level or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
    2. Successfully completing the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) or the National Foreign Language Examination.

Courses

  • FRN
    111
    .
    Beginning French I
    4 credits
    Introduction to French. Primary objective is to help students acquire necessary basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Secondary objective is to provide insight on French culture and society.
  • FRN
    150
    .
    Art and History and Culture
    4 Credits
    This course, taught in French at a novice-mid/high level, will use short novels, films and articles, related to French art and history, in addition to other cultural components from the Francophone world to continue developing language skills and cultural competencies. Prerequisite: Students must have novice-mid French proficiency background to be successful. Appropriate for students with 2 years of high school French or completion of 4 credits at the 111 level.
  • FRN
    153
    .
    Food, Health and Culture
    4 Credits
    This course, taught in French at a novice-mid/high level, will use short novels, films, documentaries and articles, related to French and Francophone culture, in addition to other reel events from the Francophone world to continue developing language skills and cultural competencies. Prerequisite: Students must have novice-mid French proficiency background to be successful. Appropriate for students with 2 years of high school French or completion of 4 credits at the 111 level.