French Course Description

FREN171 (3)
Elementary French I
Grammar with reading and writing of simple French in the context of significant aspects of culture - oral and listening work stressed. Designed for students who have no French or less than 2 years of high-school French or its equivalent. A one-hour lab per week is required.

FREN172 (3)
Elementary French II
Grammar and reading continued in the context of significant aspects of culture; oral and listening work progressively increased. Designed for students with 2-3 years of high-school French. A one-hour lab per week is required. Prerequisite: FREN171 with a minimum grade of C or permission of the instructor.

FRENC235 (3)
Intercultural Influences Between France and the United States 
An interdisciplinary overview of the culture influences and historical relationships between France and the United States of America. The class will touch on History, Politics, Business, Arts, Languages, and Cuisine through lectures and readings. Students will enjoy field trips and guest lecturers as part of the class. (Conducted entierly in English)

FREN255(3)
French Culture and Cuisine
Food provides a unique window on culture. Get acquainted with the rich culture of the French speaking countries of the world, their interesting customs and etiquette, holidays and feasts, through their culinary traditions. Discover their particular lifestyle, social behaviors, family rituals and shared values. Discover what makes French cuisine so appealing, and France the culinary capital of the world. Learn about the different regions of France gastronomy, the history of some famous dishes, the essential French vocabulary related to food and how to prepare your own French specialties! Course taught in both English and French. One hour of lab per week is required.

FREN275(4)
Intermediate French
Grammar, reading, composition, and oral and aural exercises in the context of significant aspects of French culture. 

FREN280 (3)
French COnversation and Composition
Training in oral and writing self-expression, with emphasis on fluency and accuracy. Acquisition of idioms and review of different speaking writing levels that exist among all Francophone countries when speaking and writing. Reading comprehension and study of grammatical structures are important components of this course.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 275 with a minium grade of C or instructor premission

FREN401 (3)
Fundamentals of Translation
Techniques of translation processes in rendering into French and English materials ranging from official documents to technical essays and literary texts. Conducted entirely in French. An arranged lab is required.

FREN402 (3)
French for Interpreters
Intensive study and practice in the art of consecutive and simultaneous oral translation. Conducted entirely in French. An arranged lab is required.

FREN405 (1)
French Grammar Review
A review of all basic grammar rules that are required to elaborate written documents and to help in the process of achieving fluency. Special emphasis is given to conjugation, orthography, and syntax.

FREN415 (3)
Advanced French Communication
A comprehensive study of French grammar for written and oral communication. A review of techniques and strategies to improve communication through creative writing, speech preparation and class presentations. Emphasis on language fluency and accuracy. Conducted entirely in French.

FREN429 (3)
French for International Travel and Tourism
Spoken and written French common to the French-speaking world of tourism, hotel business and catering, emphasizing on practices and cultural tools required to communicate in a French-speaking professional environment. This course provides an intensive preparation to the Diplome de Francais Professionel Tourisme et Hotellerie conferred by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris. Conducted entirely in French. An arranged lab is required.

FREN430 (3)
Contemporary French Culture and Society
Analysis and comparison of French and American value orientations, family structures, and educational, political, economic, and cultural institutions. Course offered only during summer study tour to France. Conducted entirely in French.

FREN434 (3)
French for Medical Professions
Spoken and written French used by medical professions in the French-speaking world. Strong emphasis on vocabulary, phrases, terminology and specific language used in a doctor's office and hospital settings. This course provides an intensive preparation to the Diplome de Francais Professionel Medical conferred by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris. Conducted entirely in French. An arranged lab is required.

FREN445 (3)
French Literature and Film
Analysis and comparison of artistic differences between selected pieces of French literature and their film adaptation. Conducted entirely in French.

FREN460 (3)
French for International Trade
Spoken and written French common to the French-speaking world of business and industry, emphasizing business practices and cultural tools required to communicate in the French-speaking economic environment: business operations and socio-economics in France; the economy of France. This course provides an intensive preparation of the Diplome Francais des Affaires I conferred by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris. Conducted entirely in French. An aranged lab is rqeuired.

FREN505 (5)
Reading French
For students without a working knowledge in French; an introduction to the grammar and syntax of French for the purpose of translating written French into English. May count toward a general elective only.