French Minor

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COURSE OPTIONS

REQUIRED COURSES:

FREN 201: Intermediate French I (3) 

An intermediate course that continues the study of the language in a communicative context with considerable emphasis upon precision and expansion of linguistic skills. Emphasis on the development of cultural understanding and sensitivity with a study of the people’s values and beliefs as expressed in their economic, political, and religious systems. Comparison of this culture with our culture in the light of the cultural mandate. Prerequisite: two years of high school French or French 102.

FREN 202: Intermediate French II (3)

Continuation of French 201. Passing this class with a good grade will enable students to be successful at the DELF A2 proficiency exam. Prerequisite: French 201 or its equivalent.

FREN 206: French Culture (3) 

Designed to cover many aspects of the French way of life. Listening and speaking skills will be developed through the classroom activities. Prerequisite: French 202 or its equivalent. This course will be taken in an off-campus program; consult the Department of Language Studies for a list of possibilities.

LING 201: Introduction to Linguistics (3)

An introduction to the basic principles of linguistics, including phonetics (the sounds of language), morphology (the words of language), syntax (the sentence patterns of language), and sociolinguistics (how language functions in society). Data from different dialects of English and a variety of other languages will be used. Special attention will be given to a biblical view on language. No previous knowledge of linguistics is required.

 

MUST CHOOSE:

one course from French 102, 341-348

FREN 102: Elementary French II (3)

Continuation of French 101. Passing this class with a good grade will enable students to be successful at the DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) A1 proficiency exam. Prerequisite: one year of high school French or French 101.

FREN 341-348: Special Topics (3)

The topics for these courses will be chosen from the areas of literature, advanced language studies, culture, or teaching methods. The offering of the courses as well as the content will reflect student interest and need. Prerequisite: department approval.

French 204 or 208

FREN 204: Literary and Cultural Readings (3)

This course continues the development of French language skills, and an understanding and appreciation of Francophone cultures through literary readings with an emphasis on contemporary literature. Prerequisite: French 202 or its equivalent. This course will be taken in an off-campus program; consult the Department of Language Studies for a list of possibilities.

FREN 208: World Literature II (3)

See English 318 for course information. [Cross-listed: Dutch 208, English 318, Spanish 208]

three semesters of French conversation 251-258
Study-abroad courses are required