FREN 1001-2003 

This sequence is focused on giving students a firm foundation in French language and culture. Courses teach grammar, syntax, oral skills in order to study French literature and culture.  

FREN 2400 Conversation et composition (4 Credits)

Intensive practice in spoken and written French. All aspects of the course, including vocabulary acquisition, phonetics, structural review, compositions, readings, oral presentations and comprehension exercises are presented through a topical approach to everyday French and Francophone life, literature, and contemporary issues. Prerequisites: FREN 2003 or FREN 2100. 

FREN 2701 Sujets spéciaux (4 Credits)

Selected topics in French or Francophone literature and/or culture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: FREN 2400 or equivalent. 

FREN 3110 La Grammaire à l'oeuvre (4 Credits)

Our most advanced language course, students perfect their knowledge of French grammar in all of its intricacies. Written and oral practice. Prerequisites: FREN 2500, FREN 2501, FREN 2503 or FREN 2701. 

FREN 3150 L’Art de la traduction: français-anglais et vice versa (4 Credits)

In this course you will study techniques of translation from French to English and from English to French. There will be lots of practice which will allow a thorough review of French grammar. In addition, by translating texts we become more aware of the complexities of both English and French, and attuned to the working of literary or other styles of language. The course includes some study of theories of translation or commentaries on its cultural implications or its history. There will be time for reflection on the broader implications of translation such as intercultural understanding, differences, the question of what is a “faithful” translation, or the experience of living bilingually or in cultural translation Prerequisites: FREN 2500, FREN 2501, FREN 2503 or FREN 2701. 

FREN 3701 Séminaire (4 Credits)

Selected authors, literary movements and genres in French-speaking world. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: FREN 2500.