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French Course Offerings - Spring 2021

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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. 

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. 

4 credit hours

PREREQ: FREN105 

RESTRICTIONS: Two to three years of high school French acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.

Notes:  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 200-010/81 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 205-010/080 French Conversation

Practical use of French by means of oral reports and discussions. Emphasis on improvement of basic conversational skills. Grammar review where appropriate, and/or some written work. 

3 credit hours

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

RESTRICTIONS: Not intended for native speakers of French.

FREN 211-010/080 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-

FREN 302-010/080 Love, Passion, Faith and Death

An approach to French literature from the Renaissance to the contemporary era focusing on the themes of love, passion, faith and death, with particular attention to the historical context of the works studied. Through the exploration of poems and theater by major authors including Ronsard, Corneille, Hugo, and Baudelaire, the course fosters understanding of French culture, history, and institutions. 

3 credit hours

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

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

FREN 314-010/080 French Phonetics

Studies the sounds of the French language (both individual phonemes and items of connected speech, such as liaison, linking, intonation, etc.). Helps improve pronunciation of the language. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: Any two 200-level French courses 

RESTRICTIONS: Not intended for native speakers of French.

FREN 405 Translation and Stylistics

Focuses on vocabulary and translation skills (from French into English and vice-versa). 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: ONE of FREN 301, 302, or 303, plus one other 3XX.

Notes: Section satisfies the University discovery learning requirement.

FREN 451 Twentieth Century French Literature: The Age of Anxiety and the Absurd

Main trends from Gide, Celine and Malraux to Camus, Sartre and Beckett, including Surrealism, Existentialism and the Theatre of the Absurd. 

3 credit hours

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


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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
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