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French Course Offerings - Fall 2020

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FREN 105 French I - Elementary

Introduction to the French language and development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the use of basic texts.

4 credit hours

Note: All sections of FREN105 are for students who have never studied French or who have taken 2 years or less of French in high school.  For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at cristaj@udel.edu.

FREN 106 French II - Elementary/Intermediate

Completion of basic French. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. PREREQ: FREN105 RESTRICTIONS: Two to three years of high school French acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.

4 credit hours

Note: All sections of FREN 106 are for students who have taken 2 or 3 years of French in high school.  For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at cristaj@udel.edu.

FREN 107 French III - Intermediate

Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty. 

4 credit hours

PREREQ: FREN106 RESTRICTIONS: Four years of high school French acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.

Note: All sections of FREN 107 are for students who have taken 4 years or more of French in high school. For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at cristaj@udel.edu.

FREN 200-010/080 Grammar and Composition

Intensive grammar review of all major verb tenses and grammatical concepts (such as object pronouns). Emphasis is on grammar improvement through reading and writing. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: FREN107 or FREN112

FREN 209-010/080 French Conversation Through Film

Development of oral proficiency in French through discussion and analysis of major French films. Some written work and grammar review where appropriate. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: FREN 107 or FREN 200 with a minimum grade of C. 

RESTRICTIONS: Not intended for native speakers of French.

FREN 211-010/081 French Reading and Composition

Reading and discussion of French literature. Frequent compositions. Grammar review where appropriate.

3 credit hours 

PREREQ: FREN200 with a minimum grade of C or FREN107 with a minimum grade of A-

Note: This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement.

FREN 301-010/080 Self and Society

A thematic and historical approach to French narrative from the Renaissance to the present day, focusing on the conflict between individual behavior and societal norms. Fosters understanding of French culture, history, and institutions. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: FREN211 and any 200-level course taught in the French language.

Notes: This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group B: History & Cultural Change Breadth Requirement.

FREN 326-010/080 French Civilization II

A study of French cultural history from the French Revolution to 1945. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: Any two 200-level French courses

Note: This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group B: History & Cultural Change Breadth Requirement.

FREN 350-010/080 Advanced Business French

Development of strategies to initiate and maintain oral and written communication in the world of business. Acquisition of commercial vocabulary, practice in speaking French in business situations, letter writing and article reading. Functional and cultural approach. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: Any two 200-level French courses, one preferably being FREN250

FREN 455 Selected Authors, Works and Themes

Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: Two 300-level French courses, including at least ONE of: FREN 301, 302, or 303 

RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Note: A 400 level section meets with a 600 level section.

FREN 458-010/080 Francophone African Cinema

The cinemas of Francophone Africa from the 1960s to the present. Analysis of how African filmmakers have challenged and refocused prior and degrading images by creating new depictions of their societies, and offering Africa through African eyes. Exploration of the social, historical, and political contexts of these films as well as examination of each of them closely to better understand their aesthetic and narrative characteristics. Appreciation of local frameworks of knowledge and of recent theoretical developments in film studies. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: Two 300-level French courses, including at least ONE of: FREN 301, 302, or 303

Notes: Section satisfies the University multicultural requirement.


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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591
  • dllc-academics@udel.edu