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French (Fren)

Undergraduate Courses

    100-Level Courses
    FREN 101 : First-Year French, Part 1.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Development of the four language skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 102 : First-Year French, Part 2.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 101 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Continuation of French 101.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 121 : Intensive Reading in French.
    DESCRIPTION: Reading for research purposes, including reading skills in area of student's specialization or interest. Conducted in English.
    NOTE: For students with little or no French. Graduate students will be graded pass/fail. Undergraduates will receive letter grades.
    Course Outcomes
    200-Level Courses
    FREN 201 : Intermediate French, Part 1.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 102 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Reading, writing, conversation, vocabulary building, and review of grammar.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 202 : Intermediate French, Part 2.
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 201 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Final course for GE Languages of Learning requirement (except for returned missionaries); extensive reading in French literature and culture.
    NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 211R : Second-Year Conversation.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 102 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with Fren 201.
    Course Outcomes
    300-Level Courses
    FREN 311R : Third-Year Conversation.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 211R or instructor's consent.
    NOTE: May be taken concurrently with Fren 340.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 317 : (Fren-Ital) French and Italian Cinema.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Background for understanding and appreciating the best of motion picture art in France and Italy. Includes components of critical theory essential for analyzing film. Language of instruction is English; no knowledge of French or Italian required.
    NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 321 : Advanced French Part 1.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 202 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Grammar and composition, listening and speaking skills.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 322 : Advanced French Part 2.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: FREN 321
    DESCRIPTION: Grammar and composition, listening and speaking skills.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 340 : Introduction to Literary Analysis.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 321 or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: How to read French prose, drama, and poetry and apply methods of literary criticism.
    NOTE: Capstone course for GE Languages of Learning requirement for returned missionaries
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 345 : Francophone Culture.
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 102 or equivalent.
    NOTE: Study Abroad only.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 346R : French Choir.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: French choir practice.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 361 : French Civilization from the Beginning to 1715.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 321.
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 322.
    DESCRIPTION: Historical survey of institutions, fine arts, and social conditions to the death of Louis XIV.
    NOTE: Fulfills GE Arts or Letters elective.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 362 : French Civilization from 1715 to the Present.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 321.
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 322.
    DESCRIPTION: Historical survey of institutions, fine arts, and social conditions.
    NOTE: Fulfills GE Arts or Letters elective.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 363 : Contemporary French Civilization.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 321.
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 322.
    DESCRIPTION: Current cultural, political, and social trends and issues in France as well as the francophone world.
    NOTE: Fulfills GE Global and Cultural Awareness requirement. This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 377 : Introduction to French Language Teaching.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 321; FLang 276 (if a French teaching major)
    DESCRIPTION: Language acquisition theories and instructional practices specific to French language classrooms. Includes teaching phonological features and pronunciation. Lectures, demonstrations, and microteaching.
    NOTE: Taught in French and English.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 378 : French Language Teaching Procedures and Practicum.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 377; 491 with minimum rating of advanced--low on the French oral proficiency exam; fingerprinting and FBI clearance for students planning to do an internship or student teach in the public schools.
    DESCRIPTION: Designing and practicing instruction for French classes in secondary schools. Developing teaching, critical thinking, and assessment skills.
    NOTE: Taught in French and English.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 399R : Academic Internship: French Language Field Experience.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Program coordinator's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: On-the-job experience in French.
    Course Outcomes
    400-Level Courses
    FREN 411R : Fourth-Year Conversation.
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 311R or equivalent.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 431 : Introduction to French Linguistics.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 321.
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 322, 340, 361, 362.
    DESCRIPTION: Subfields (phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexicology, semantics) and approaches (socio-linguistics, semiology, and pragmatics).
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 432 : History of French.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 431 or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the diachronic study of French beginning with its roots in Latin.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 433 : Studies in French Linguistics.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 431 or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: Advanced study of linguistic features such as phonetics and phonology, semantization, lexical development, morphology, and contrastive syntax.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 445 : Advanced Francophone Culture.
    OFFERED: Study Abroad only.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 321.
    NOTE: Research paper required.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 452R : Studies in Period, Movement, and Theme.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 340.
    DESCRIPTION: Various periods and movements (e.g., medieval, classicism, romanticism) or themes (e.g., Arthur, Faust). Topics vary.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 453R : Studies in Genre.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 340.
    DESCRIPTION: In-depth study of various genres (e.g., epic, novel, lyric, film) and problems of genre in French.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 454R : Studies in Author.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 340.
    DESCRIPTION: In-depth study of major French or Francophone authors (e.g., Rabelais, Moliere, Diderot, Balzac).
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 455R : Studies in Literary Theory.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 340.
    DESCRIPTION: In-depth study of primary texts by contemporary literary theorists (e.g., Barthes, Genette, structuralism, etc.).
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 456R : Francophone Studies.
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 340.
    DESCRIPTION: Readings from major French-speaking writers from countries outside France, such as Canada, Africa, and the Caribbean.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 457R : Studies in French Culture.
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 361, 362, or 363.
    DESCRIPTION: In-depth study of French historical, political, and social issues or artistic trends.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 490R : Individual Study in French.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Faculty-supervised instruction/research to fit the individual needs of the advanced student. Terms must be established by contract and approved by chair.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 491R : Senior Oral Proficiency Evaluation.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Evaluation required of all French majors during the senior year and all French-teaching majors and minors before enrolling in Fren 378.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 495 : Senior Portfolio Seminar.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's consent.
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 321, 322, 340.
    DESCRIPTION: Capstone experience for French studies majors, including revision and assessment of writing.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 499R : Honors Thesis.
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    500-Level Graduate Courses (available to advanced undergraduates)

    FREN 510 : MA Practicum 1.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Graduate status.
    DESCRIPTION: Critical strategies and interpretative skills necessary for MA examinations.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 511 : MA Practicum 2.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Graduate status.
    DESCRIPTION: Critical strategies and interpretative skills necessary for MA examinations.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 512 : MA Practicum 3.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Graduate status.
    DESCRIPTION: Research tools and methods, the process of selecting a thesis topic, compiling a bibliography, and writing a prospectus.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 533 : Advanced Studies in French Linguistics.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Advanced study of linguistic features such as phonetics and phonology, semantization, lexical development, morphology, and contrastive syntax.
    Course Outcomes
    FREN 599R : Academic Internship: French Language Field Experience.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Program coordinator's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: On-the-job experience in French; research paper analyzing the experience and other requirements as graduate coordinator sees fit.
    Course Outcomes

Graduate Courses

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