Courses

FRENCH 1001 French Language and Culture I: 5 semester hours

Students will develop communicative skills in French, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduction to Francophone culture through discussion of readings and visual media. Intended for students with no previous French experience. Students with previous French experience are expected to contact the department for placement advising.

FRENCH 1002 French Language and Culture II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 1001 or equivalent. Students will continue to develop communicative skills in French, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Continued exploration of Francophone culture through discussion of readings and visual media.

FRENCH 2101 Foreign Language and Culture III: 3 semester hours

Students will further develop the four language skills through meaningful communicative interaction. Students will advance their understanding of Francophone culture through discussion of readings and visual media. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2115A Intensive French: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special consent required. An intensive study of French language and culture. Students will develop communicative skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of the course with a grade of C- or better will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the B.A. degree. Students who have successfully completed FRENCH 2115A, FRENCH 2115B, and FRENCH 2115C may advance to FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2115B Intensive French: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special Consent Required. An intensive study of French language and culture. Students will develop communicative skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of the course with a grade of C- or better will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the B.A. degree. Students who have successfully completed FRENCH 2115A, FRENCH 2115B, and FRENCH 2115C may advance to FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2115C Intensive French: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special Consent Required. An intensive study of French language and culture. Students will develop communicative skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of the course with a grade of C- or better will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the B.A. degree. Students who have successfully completed FRENCH 2115A, FRENCH 2115B, and FRENCH 2115C may advance to FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2170 Intermediate French Language And Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2101 or equivalent. Students will continue to advance in their development of the four language skills through meaningful communicative interaction. Students will further advance their understanding of Francophone culture. This course should be taken concurrently with FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2180 Readings In French: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2101 or equivalent. This course will introduce students to a variety of literary and non-literary texts in French. This course should be taken concurrently with FRENCH 2170.

FRENCH 2190 Special Readings In French: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2101 and consent of the department. Independent study on mutually acceptable topics through readings, reports, and conferences.

FRENCH 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: French: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2101 or consent of instructor. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different.

FRENCH 3199 Special Topics: Language Immersion in French: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Study abroad experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different.

FRENCH 3200 French Grammar in Review: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. This course is designed to increase students' ability to communicate clearly and effectively through study and practice of forms and structures of the French language. Strong emphasis in writing.

FRENCH 3205 French in Commerce and Media: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Professional and practical applications of French in commerce and media, including conventions of correspondence, business etiquette, and travel.

FRENCH 3210 Introduction to French and Francophone Studies: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. This course studies a selection of texts from French and Francophone cultures. Students will acquire essential terms and strategies for academic oral and written communication. Topics may vary, and course may be repeated for credit if topics are different.

FRENCH 3211 Contemporary French Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Aspects of contemporary French culture, including history, geography, education, politics, and gastronomy, studied through a variety of authentic cultural materials.

FRENCH 3271 Intermediate French Conversation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2170 or consent of the instructor. Emphasis will be placed upon the further development of communicative skills in French.

FRENCH 3280 Introduction to French Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. This course is designed to acquaint students with French literature from the Middle Ages through the present.

FRENCH 3290 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

FRENCH 3311 Introduction to Special Topics in French Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Selected topics in French or francophone culture taught in French. This course may be repeated once for credit provided that the topic is different.

FRENCH 4300 Advanced Grammar & Stylistics: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 3200 or equivalent. This course is designed to improve students' writing skills through advanced study of modern French prose style.

FRENCH 4301 Methods of Translation in French and English: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 3200 or equivalent. In this course students will study comparative French/English syntax and stylistics, investigate translation techniques, and develop skills in translation. Students will also be responsible for a project and a product useful for a community partner.

FRENCH 4310 Advanced French and Francophone Studies: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 3200. This course studies a selection of texts from French and Francophone cultures. Students further improve their academic communication skills and learn how to conduct research in French cultural studies. Topics may vary, and course may be repeated for credit if topics are different.

FRENCH 4311 Special Topics In French Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Three French courses at the 3000 level or above. Selected topics in French/Francophone culture and literature. This course may be repeated for credit provided the topic is different each time.

FRENCH 4390 Advanced Independent Study: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports and discussions.

FRENCH 4394 Advanced Internship in French: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FGN LANG 2100, completion of at least two 3000-level classes in French, and consent of the Internship Coordinator in French. This internship course gives students of French the opportunity to use their unique and advanced language skills at an appropriate agency, organization, or business in the St. Louis region and beyond. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

FRENCH 5311 Advanced Topics in French Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Selected topics in French/Francophone culture and literature. This course may be repeated for credit provided the topic is different each time. Students will be expected to conduct an independent research project.