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Courses with the FRENCH Subject

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French (FRENCH)

Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 


101 First Semester 4 Fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Credit not granted for FRENCH 101/102, and 104. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

102 Second Semester 4 Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 101 with a grade of C or better. Continued development of basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Credit not granted for FRENCH 101/102, and 104. Required preparation must include FRENCH 101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent proficiency. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

104 Intensive French: Foundations of Language and Culture 4 Intensive first-year French, emphasizing reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension, cultural awareness. Serves as a prerequisite for FRENCH 203. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Credit not granted for FRENCH 101/102 and 104. Typically offered Summer Session.

105 Elementary Conversation 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 101 or concurrent enrollment, or FRENCH 102 or concurrent enrollment. Elementary-level conversation practice in small groups with a native/near-native speaker. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

110 [HUM] French/Francophone Film 3 French and Francophone Film. Taught in English. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

120 [HUM] French Culture 3 Cultural history of France from beginnings to present; comparison of French and American cultures. Taught in English. Typically offered Spring and Summer.

180 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. S, F grading.

203 Third Semester 4 (3-2) Grammar review and further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Required preparation must include FRENCH 102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent proficiency. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

204 Fourth Semester 4 (3-2) Continued practice in spoken and written language; selected texts in a cultural context. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Required preparation must include FRENCH 203 with a grade of C or better or equivalent proficiency. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

205 Intermediate Conversation I 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 203 or concurrent enrollment, or FRENCH 204 or concurrent enrollment. Intermediate-level conversation practice in small groups with a native/near-native speaker. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

261 French for the Professions 3 Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 203 with a grade of C or better. Profession-specific language skills training - healthcare, law enforcement, business - with emphasis on speaking and listening. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

280 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. S, F grading.

305 Intermediate Conversation II 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 204, or a 300-level FRENCH course or concurrent enrollment. Conversation practice in small groups with native/near-native speakers. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

305 (Effective through Summer 2017) Intermediate Conversation II 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 204, or a 300-level FRENCH course or concurrent enrollment. Conversation practice in small groups with native/near-native speakers. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

306 Intermediate Reading and Translation 3 Vocabulary building, contrastive English-French expressions, development of skills to increase reading speed and fluency. Required preparation must include FRENCH 204 with a grade of C or better or equivalent proficiency. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

307 Intermediate Speaking and Listening 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Systematic development of speaking and listening proficiency; emphasis on pronunciation and phonetics. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Required preparation must include FRENCH 204 with a grade of C or better or equivalent proficiency. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

308 [M] Intermediate Grammar and Writing 3 Writing practice in the language and active review of grammar. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Required preparation must include FRENCH 204 with a grade of C or better or equivalent proficiency. Typically offered Fall.

310 French and Francophone Film 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 306, 307, or 308. Taught in French. View and discuss French and Francophone films from the 1930's to present. Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

320 [HUM] [M] French/Francophone Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 306, 307, or 308. Contemporary French and Francophone culture studied through history, arts, and current events. Taught in French. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

350 Introduction to French Literature 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 306, 307, or 308. Taught in French. French and Francophone novels, short stories and plays. Typically offered Spring.

361 [COMM] Advanced French for the Professions 3 Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 204 with a C or better. Communication in French for professional purposes; telephone and meeting role-plays, letter- and resume-writing, discussions of current events in the Francophone world. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

362 French for Design and Merchandising 3 Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 204 with a C or better or FRENCH 261 with a C or better or equivalent proficiency. Exploration of the world of French fashion with emphasis on the development of applicable language skills and cultural knowledge; taught in French. Typically offered Fall.

380 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. S, F grading.

405 Advanced Conversation 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 408 or concurrent enrollment. Advanced-level conversation practice in small groups with a native speaker. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

408 [M] Advanced French 3 Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 308 with a C or better. Systematic development of language skills at the advanced level. Typically offered Spring.

410 [CAPS] French Film in Translation 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. In depth study of French cinema integrating its history, techniques, methods, and global impact. Taught in English. French majors will complete academic work requirements in the target language. Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

420 [CAPS] French Culture Through Wine 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. French societal and cultural heritage through the geography, history, production, legislation, and consumption of wine. Taught in English. Typically offered Fall and Summer.

430 [CAPS] Topics in French/Francophone Literature in Translation 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Taught in English. In-depth reading and discussion of a select group of French literary works of a particular theme, genre, or author. Typically offered Fall.

450 [M] Seminar in French Studies - Themes 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Two 300-level FRENCH courses, excluding FRENCH 305. Seminar on important themes in French studies. Taught in French. Typically offered Spring.

480 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

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