2015-2016 French Courses

FREN 110 French I (4)
A novice introduction to the written and spoken structures of the language. Cultural appreciation also emphasized.
FREN 111 French II (4)
Continued development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as cultural appreciation.
FREN 220 French III (4)
An intermediate conversation/composition course with some emphasis on grammar. Prerequisite: FREN 111 or consent of instructor.
FREN 221 French IV (4)
Students will view various French movies which have been chosen because of their historical, cultural, or linguistic importance. All of these movies will have English or French subtitles and will become the subject of “intermediate” conversations and short written compositions in French. Assignments will integrate grammar review, vocabulary, and the study of idiomatic expressions. Prerequisite: FREN 220 or consent of instructor.
FREN 300 Special Topics in French (1–4)
This changing-topics course provides a variety of on-campus special interest French language courses, as well as May Term travel courses. Recent courses have included Conversational French, Cinéma en Classe de Français, and French Gastronomy.
FREN 320 Advanced French I (4)
Continuation of advanced conversation/composition with emphasis on French literature and culture. Some review of intermediate and advanced grammar. Prerequisite: FREN 221 or consent of instructor.
FREN 321 Advanced French II (4)
Building on previous courses, students will use critical thinking skills and actively participate in the process of improving speaking  and writing abilities. Emphasis will be placed on studying complex points of French grammar, vocabulary, and culture of the French language. Prerequisite: FREN 320 or consent of instructor.
FREN 370 Survey of Literature (4)
The reading of representative French masterpieces to provide an understanding of the major literary and intellectual developments in French civilization. Analyses of the works enlighten problems of translation, critical approaches, and aesthetic principles. Offered only on as-needed basis. Prerequisites: FREN 320 or equivalent.
FREN 387 Undergraduate Teaching (1–2)
Advanced students work as teaching assistants in FREN 110–111. A maximum of two credit hours of FREN 387 may be applied toward the major or minor. Prerequisite: FREN 320, consent of instructor or language program director.
FREN 401 Directed Studies (1–4)
A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the French Program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean. Recommended for advanced students only.
FREN 440 Internship (1–8)
Offers students the opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with practical experience. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing (for transfer students, at least 15 hours completed at Westminster or permission of instructor), minimum 2.5 GPA, and consent of program director and Career Center internship coordinator.
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