French

Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number Course Name Semester Credit Hours Course Description Cross Listed Course Prerequisite
FRE 101 Elementary French I 3 An introductory French course with
emphasis on elementary grammar, vocabulary building,
reading and listening comprehension. Not for students
with prior background in French.
Not Applicable ENG 101 or an ACT English sub-score
of 18 and above.
FRE 102 Elementary French II 3 Continuation of FRE 101,
with emphasis on listening, speaking, and reading.
(Lab work)
Not Applicable FRE 101
FRE 201 Intermediate French I 3 Review of grammar with emphasis
on communicative skills and cultural literacy. (Laboratory work)
Not Applicable FRE 102
FRE 202 Intermediate French II 3 Continuation of FRE 201
increasing stress on communicative skills and cultural
literacy. (Laboratory work)
Not Applicable FRE 201
FRE 301 Survey of French Literature I 3 A survey of French literary
creation from the earliest documents to 1700 with
special emphasis on the classic drama of Corneille,
Racine, and Moliere.
Not Applicable FRE 202
FRE 302 Survey of French Literature II 3 Continuation of FRE 301.
French literature in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries
with special emphasis on Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire,
Balzac, Hugo, Vigny, Flaubert, and some 20th century writers.
Not Applicable FRE 202
FRE 311 Advanced French Composition 3 Writing on topics of contemporary
life, with analysis of style, sentence construction,
and study of idiomatic expressions and special problems of French grammar.
Not Applicable FRE 202
FRE 312 Advanced French Conversation 3 Intensive practice in the oral
use of French through conversations on topics of interest.
Not Applicable FRE 202
FRE 322 French Civilization 3 The study of modern French
civilization since 1700 with emphasis on the life, culture,
ideas, and institutions of the 20th century.
Not Applicable FRE 202
FRE 375 French for International Studies I 3 Intensive development of communicative skills
through the study of articles and audio-visual materials on current world affairs.
Not Applicable FRE 202 or equivalent or proficiency
test
FRE 376 French for International Studies II 3 Continuation of
intensive development of communicative skills
through the study of articles and audio-visual materials
on current world affairs.
Not Applicable FRE 375 or equivalent
FRE 413 Black Literature in French 3 A survey of the main literary
movements in French literature of some African and
Caribbean countries, and a study of selections in the works of prominent representatives.
Not Applicable FRE 202