French I - FRE-101-001 - Paschal Kyoore
French I - FRE-101-002 - Laurent Dechery
French II - FRE-102-001/002 - Anne-Marie Gronhovd
A sequential two-semester program designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the language, will enable them to acquire basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in French. Elementary French patterns are based on culturally oriented materials.
Interm French II - FRE-202-001 - Anne-Marie Gronhovd
This sequential two-semester program is intended for students who have completed the study of begenning level French language. These courses continue to develop reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking skills. Emphasis is placed on using the language. Even the reading assignments and the grammar review serve to help the student to learn to communicate in French.
Composition and Conversation - FRE-252-001 - Paschal Kyoore
Theses courses are designed to give students the opportunity to further develop their skills in listenning, speaking, reading and writing French. The first semester, the focus is on intensive practice in writing, and grammatical and compositionnal principles are reviewed. Students work towards coherent discourse, vocabulary build-up and refinement of style by the process of writing weekly compositions. The second semester, active writing practice continues, but the course focus is on intensive practice in speaking. Guided discussions, readingsm and viewing of French television broadcasts help students to think in French and to express their thoughts clearly, analytically and creatively.
Commercial French - FRE-351-001
This course aims to help students understand the cultural norms that determine how business is done in France. The course encourages students to analyze the differences and similarities between these French norms and those of their own society. Understanding business pracices in France requires a good grasp of the political, social, and economic institutions that drive commercial practices in that country. The course will focus on these factors, among others, while enabling students to learn basic business terms and practices. A background in business is not essential for this course.
Advanced Grammar, Translation, and Phonetics - FRE-354-001
This course is designed to provide an in-depth review of the main points of French grammar and an intensive study of French phonetics. Practice in class will provide the opportunity for perfecting pronunciation. This course will also include translations from French into English and English into French as a way to apply newly studied grammatical points.
Francophone Women Writers and Artists - FRE-363-001
This course analyzes literary works written by Francophone women writers, mostly contemporary. Students will analyze their texts in their personal, political, and social contexts. We will also study women painters and sculptors such as Berthe Morisot, Suzanne Valadon, or Camille Claudel, as well as women directors. We will focus on the values and points of views that we will find in these portrayals of women by women, in the particular society and family in which they were working.
Francophone cultures - FRE-366-001 - Laurent Dechery
This course will focus on one or several themes related to France and/or some francophone country. Subjects of focus will include issues such as poiltical, social, and economic institutions in France and/or a francophone country (e.g Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, African countries), immigration in France, France's role in the European Union, the relationship between France and francophone countries (francophonie). Students will discuss, research topics to write on, and do oral presentations.