French Course Descriptions

Description

FRE 150 Elementary French I                               3 hours

Term 1 and 2. General Education option

Introduction to the French language and culture using the four skills approach – understanding, speaking, reading, and writing – with an emphasis on communi­cation.

FRE 151 Elementary French II                              3 hours

Prerequisites: FRE 150 or placement. Term 2. General

Education option

Continued development of basic grammar as well as oral and written communicative skills. Further explora­tion of French and Francophone cultures.

FRE 250 Intermediate French I                               4 hours

Prerequisites: FRE 151 or placement. Term 1

Continued development of language skills, especially of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions for oral use. Further practice with reading and writing. Greater ap­preciation for Francophone culture.

FRE 251 Intermediate French II                           4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 250 or placement. Term 2

Continued development of language skills and multicultural competence. More advanced grammar, conversation, and composition. Reading of a variety of short texts.

FRE 310 Business French - online                                    4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 251 or equivalent. Term varies

Practical guide to acquiring oral and written linguistic competence in French in a variety of business and work situations. Conducted in French.

FRE 320 Conversational French                           4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 251 or equivalent. Term varies

Development of oral language skills at the intermedi­ate/advanced level. Conducted in French.

FRE 325 Francophone Culture & Civilization - online      4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term varies

European literature, expressive arts, and cultural values. Cultural impact of European colonialism. Conducted in French.

FRE 335 Caribbean Humanities                            3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term varies. Expressive arts and cultural values of the Carib­bean, focusing on the African Diaspora. Conducted in French.

FRE 347 Methods in Foreign Language Teaching and   Language Acquisition- online                                                                                   3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or placement. Term Varies.

Strategies for developing and implementing detailed lesson plans based on a diagnostic-instruction model for both developmental skills in language acquisition. First half of the course will prepare the student for field-based experi­ence. Peer, instructor, and self-evaluation of lessons. Student must take Oral Proficiency Interview after this course.

FRE 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition - online            4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 251 or placement. Term 1.

Advanced grammar, composition, and conversation based on a variety of cultural and literary selections from the Francophone world. Conducted in French.

FRE 351 Introduction to Francophone Literature- online      4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2

Representative readings of Francophone literature, with an emphasis on twentieth-century authors. Conversation and composition, and advanced grammar review, conducted in French.

FRE 400 Principles of Translation - online                          3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 1

Introduction to the Translation Certificate programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. Survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation; methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer; professional component including an overview of career opportunities and current practices. Course taught in English. Taught online

FRE 401        Translation Workshop I - online                                                                                     3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 1

Translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from French into English. Includes an overview of the French language and a contrastive analysis of the two linguistic systems. Also introduces the interpretation process.

Taught online.

FRE 402                          Translation Workshop II - online                                                                              3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2

Continuation of Translation Workshop I. Also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts from French into English and practice tests from the American Translators Association. Taught online.

FRE 403                          Business Translation Workshop    - online                                                                                       3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2

Translation of French business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions. Taught online.

FRE 488                          Cooperative Field Experience                                                                                                         4 hours

Prerequisites: For translation, FRE 400, 401, 402, and 403; for other bilingual field experience, FRE 350. Term varies

Opportunity for supervised field experience and preparation of a professional portfolio.

FRE 491                          Independent Study - online                                                                                              1-4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350. Term varies

Enrichment of a regular course or research project.

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