French (FRNH)

FRNH 1101. Elementary French 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students with very little or no prior knowledge of French. Provides a lively introduction to basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. The audiolingual approach, using practical vocabulary drawn from realistic situations, aims at good pronunciation and ease in response. Each lesson incorporates helpful information about daily life in France and the varied cultures within the world of French speakers. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources.

FRNH 1102. Elementary French 2. 4 Hours.

Continues FRNH 1101. Reviews and continues the study of grammar and basic language skills. Offers progressively more intensive practice in oral and written communication. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources. Prereq. FRNH 1101, FRNH 1301, or placement test.

FRNH 1201. Elementary French 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of students majoring in international business and who have very little or no prior knowledge of French. Provides a lively introduction to basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. The audiolingual approach, using practical vocabulary drawn from realistic situations, aims at good pronunciation and ease in response. Each lesson incorporates helpful information about daily life in France and the varied cultures within the world of French speakers. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources. Prereq. International business majors only.

FRNH 1202. Elementary French 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues FRNH 1201. Designed for the special needs of international business students. Reviews and continues the study of grammar and basic language skills. Offers progressively more intensive practice in oral and written communication. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources. Prereq. FRNH 1201, FRNH 1301, or placement test; international business majors only.

FRNH 1301. Elementary French Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a French-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

FRNH 1302. Elementary French Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a French-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

FRNH 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

FRNH 2101. Intermediate French 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building and mastery of fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from current French periodicals. Prereq. FRNH 1102, FRNH 1302, or placement test.

FRNH 2102. Intermediate French 2. 4 Hours.

Continues FRNH 2101. Stresses the fundamentals of French to promote effective self-expression through speaking and writing and to explore the idiomatic aspects of the language. Through progressive class discussions and oral and written commentaries, students analyze a contemporary French novel or a French cultural reader, screenplay, or collection of short stories. Strives to help students read and comprehend modern French writing with confidence, and to be able to talk and write about it in good French. Provides preparation for advanced courses. Prereq. FRNH 2101, FRNH 2301, or placement test.

FRNH 2151. Intermediate French for Business Purposes. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes communicating in a business environment, tailoring grammar and sentence pattern coverage, vocabulary, and cultural topics to a business setting. Combines contemporary business topics and intermediate business French. Offers students an opportunity to be prepared to communicate in speaking and writing in a business setting in France and with a better understanding of the current business culture in France. Prereq. FRNH 2101, FRNH 2201, FRNH 2301, or permission of instructor.

FRNH 2201. Intermediate French 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Emphasizes further vocabulary building and mastery of fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from current French periodicals. Prereq. FRNH 1202, FRNH 1302, or placement test; international business majors only.

FRNH 2202. Intermediate French 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues FRNH 2201. Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Emphasizes further vocabulary building and mastery of fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from current French periodicals. Prereq. FRNH 2201, FRNH 2301, or placement test; international business majors only.

FRNH 2301. Intermediate French Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a French-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

FRNH 2302. Intermediate French Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a French-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

FRNH 2900. Specialized Instruction in French. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

FRNH 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

FRNH 3101. Advanced French 1. 4 Hours.

Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. FRNH 2102, FRNH 2302, or placement test.

FRNH 3102. Advanced French 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on FRNH 3101 and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. FRNH 3101 or FRNH 3301.

FRNH 3201. Advanced French 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Stresses the fundamentals of French to promote effective self-expression through speaking and writing and to explore the idiomatic aspects of the language. Through progressive class discussions and oral and written commentaries, students analyze a contemporary French novel or a French cultural reader, screenplay, or collection of short stories. Strives to help students read and comprehend modern French writing with confidence, and to be able to talk and write about it in good French. Provides preparation for advanced courses. Prereq. FRNH 2202, FRNH 2302, or placement test; international business majors only.

FRNH 3202. Advanced French 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues FRNH 3201. Focuses on advanced conversation and composition work for international business students. Is the final language course before students go abroad. Enhances and reinforces those practical language and communication skills that students will encounter when they are abroad. Prereq. FRNH 3201 or FRNH 3301; international business majors only.

FRNH 3301. Advanced French Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a French-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

FRNH 3302. Advanced French Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a French-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

FRNH 3800. Special Topics in French. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the French language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

FRNH 3900. Specialized Instruction in French. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

FRNH 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

FRNH 4201. Advanced Proficiency French 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Builds on FRNH 3202. Offers students an opportunity to continue building vocabulary and master fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion based on assigned material. Prereq. FRNH 3202 or FRNH 3302; international business majors only.

FRNH 4202. Advanced Proficiency French 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Builds on FRNH 4201. Offers students an opportunity to continue building vocabulary and master fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion based on assigned material. Prereq. FRNH 4201; international business majors only.

FRNH 4800. Special Topics in French. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the French language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

FRNH 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

FRNH 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

FRNH 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

FRNH 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

FRNH 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

FRNH 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

FRNH 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.