Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)
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French Courses

French (FRN) courses

  • FRN 101 Elementary French I

    Essentials of French language emphasizing the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing within a culturally relevant context. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 102 Elementary French II

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 101.

    Continuation of FRN 101. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 201 Intermediate French I

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 102.

    Francophone culture through discussion of readings, films and music. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 202 Intermediate French II

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 201.

    A focus on literacy through compositions and readings in francophone culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 297 Special Topics in French

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in French studies, including travel-courses to French-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or inter-national component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 300 Service Learning in French

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a French course at the 202 level or above.

    This service learning component for the existing French curriculum incorporates community service with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service providing instruction or other community service in the Springfield-area schools and other community groups. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 302 Topics in French Culture

    Prerequisite: FRN 102.

    Topics may cover history or culture of France. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 311 French Conversation

    Prerequisite: FRN 201.

    Oral practice in short speeches, group discussion and free conversation. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 312 French Grammar and Composition

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    Review of French grammar with writing practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 313 Francais Langue Globale

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    This course enhances students' cultural and linguistic appreciation of the Francophone world. Using a variety of approaches, students analyze the geographies, peoples, customs, literature, and other topics pertaining to several countries and regions where French is the official language or has a significant cultural influence (e.g., various African nations, the French Caribbean, Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.).

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 324 Topics in Francophone Linguistics

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    This course develops students' understanding of issues in Francophone linguistics by exploring such topics as phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics, history of the language, and regional and social language variation. The emphasis will most often be on the area of phonetics and phonology. May be repeated once with different content. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 326 Culture Populaire

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    History and culture of France and francophone countries; includes geography, philosophy and arts. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 335 L'Esprit francais

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    Through the study of artistic works, including fine arts, cinema, and literature, students will become more familiar with the origins, lives and influences of the most prominent Francophone figures and symbolic icons. Students will learn how to read, analyze, interpret, and discuss a wide selection of works and concepts in French; and to synthesize the material into an accurate and coherent picture of French literary and cultural developments. Variable content course. Repeatable up to 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 381 French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    A survey of authors, movements, ideas, and styles, e.g., Villon, Montaigne, Rabelais, Pascal, Rousseau.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 382 French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    A survey of representative work, e.g., Hugo, Flaubert, Camus.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    Activities and exercises on oral and written translation focusing on career fields.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 412 Le Cinema francophone

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    A study of culture, language, and literature through francophone film. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 414 Le Francais Vivant

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    A course designed to increase French fluency and comprehension, emphasizing modern, useful French as it is spoken today by natives. Students will explore the French language in a broad range of real everyday situations. Topics include idiomatic expressions, slang, spoken contractions, French non-verbal communication, and the language of the Internet. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 415 Vivre et Travailler en francais

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    Social and business interactions in the francophone world. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 495 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in French

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 and FRN 326 or permission of instructor.

    Study of advanced topics relating to language and proficiency development or literary and cultural themes in French or Francophone cultures. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 498 Seminar Course in French

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in literature, linguistics or other restricted topics. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 725 Seminar in Francophone Literature and Culture

    This course will enhance students' language proficiency and cultural competence through the interpretation and analysis of selected literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from the Francophone tradition. Variable content course. May be repeated once with changed content.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 735 Advanced French Proficiency

    After an assessment of global language proficiency, students receive personalized guidance and selected periodic assessments to help them to strengthen their interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in the target language.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings