French (FREN)

FREN F101X      Elementary French I      (h)
5 Credits

Offered Fall

Introduction to the French language and culture. Development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 1,000 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language, and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 5 + 0 + 0

FREN F102X      Elementary French II      (h)
5 Credits

Offered Spring

Introduction to the French language and culture. Development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 1,000 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language, and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials.

Prerequisites: FREN F101 or equivalent.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 5 + 0 + 0

FREN F201      Revision/Early Intermediate French      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Revision of fundamental French skills via French-language films. Designed for students with previous exposure to French.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

FREN F202      Intermediate French II      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in French.

Prerequisites: FREN F201 or equivalent.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

FREN F203      Conversational French II      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Oral skills improvement. Includes group work, presentations, skits, discussions and vocabulary to improve speaking on specific topics. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements.

Prerequisites: FREN F102X or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

FREN F301      Advanced French      (O, h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in French.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; FREN F202 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

FREN F302      Advanced French      (O, h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in French.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; FREN F301 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

FREN F431      Studies in the Culture of the French Speaking World      (W, h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Intensive study of selected aspects of the culture of the French-speaking world. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies.

Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; FREN F302 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

FREN F432      Studies of French Literature      (W, h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies.

Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; FREN F302 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

FREN F433      Studies in French and European Cinema      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring or Summer Odd-Numbered Years

The course discusses the evolution of French and European cinema in historical and artistic contents.

Prerequisites: ENGL/FLPA F217X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; FREN F301 or FREN F302; or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with FLPA F433.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 2 + 0