French

Teaching Faculty

Associate Professor Jellenik
Instructor Cottrant-Estell

Description

The Department of Languages offers a major and a minor in French. The program is designed to develop written and oral communication skills, to promote global awareness through the study of culture and peoples, and to encourage aesthetic appreciation through the study of literature.

Major in French

9 courses above the first-year sequence, distributed as follows:

  • FREN 210 Intermediate French Composition and Conversation I
  • FREN 215 Intermediate French Composition and Conversation II
  • FREN 340 Survey of French Literature and Civilization I (to 1789)
            or
    FREN 350 Survey of French Literature and Civilization II (since 1789)
  • 6 other French courses at or above the 200-level 

 

Note(s):

  • For students certifying to teach, it is strongly recommended that one of these be FREN 320 Practical Phonetics.  
  • Students majoring in French are also strongly encouraged to take at least the first-year sequence in Spanish, German, Latin, or Greek.

 

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience can be completed in either of two ways: by passing FREN 480  Senior Capstone/Advanced Research in French and Francophone Literature and Civilization   with a C or better, or by passing a capstone written and oral exam (based on coursework in the major and courses taken abroad, if applicable) with a C or better.

Minor in French

  • FREN 210 Intermediate French Composition and Conversation I
  • FREN 215 Intermediate French Composition and Conversation II
  • 3 additional courses at or above the 200 level

Program Course Listings

The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

Elementary French Courses

The basic sequence courses are prerequisite for all other courses in French. However, if a student has taken two or more years of French in high school, he or she may be eligible to bypass some or all of the first-year sequence. Students who place out of the 100-level language sequence must complete a 200-level course with a C or better in order to earn one course credit for the 100-level sequence. Placement into higher level courses is based on an evaluation of the incoming student's high school record, entrance exam scores, and results of the Hendrix placement test.

FREN 110

FREN 120

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Intermediate French Courses

FREN 202

FREN 210

FREN 215

FREN 225

FREN 261

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Advanced French Courses

The prerequisite to all advanced French courses is FREN 210 Intermediate French Composition and Conversation I.

FREN 310

FREN 320

FREN 340

FREN 350

FREN 360

FREN 361

FREN M31

FREN 401

FREN 402

FREN 460

FREN 480

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