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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.
    FREN 102 : First-Year French, Part 2.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 101 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Continuation of French 101.
    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.
    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.
    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 full-time French speaking 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.
    FREN 211R : Second-Year Conversation.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 102 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with Fren 201.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    FREN 322 : Advanced French Part 2.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: FREN 321
    DESCRIPTION: Grammar and composition, listening and speaking skills.
    FREN 325R : Individual French Language Review.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: FREN 202
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 211.
    DESCRIPTION: Guided individual online language practice.
    NOTE: May be taken as supplemental bridge between Fren 202 and Fren 321 or for extra practice while taking any 300- or 400-level French course.
    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
    FREN 345 : Francophone Culture.
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 102 or equivalent.
    NOTE: Study Abroad only.
    FREN 346R : French Choir.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: French choir practice.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    400-Level Courses
    FREN 411R : Fourth-Year Conversation.
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 311R or equivalent.
    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).
    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.
    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.
    FREN 445 : Advanced Francophone Culture.
    OFFERED: Study Abroad only.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Fren 321.
    NOTE: Research paper required.
    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.
    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.
    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).
    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.). Language of instruction is English.
    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.
    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.
    FREN 470R : Direct Enrollment in French University.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department. Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: FREN 321 & FREN 322
    RECOMMENDED: Fren 340.
    DESCRIPTION: Register for this course in consultation with department internship coordinator.  To be taken only when enrolled directly in French university as part of BYU professional program in France.  Only enroll when curriculum of other BYU courses do not correspond to the course enrolled in French university.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    FREN 499R : Honors Thesis.

    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.
    FREN 511 : MA Practicum 2.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Graduate status.
    DESCRIPTION: Critical strategies and interpretative skills necessary for MA examinations.
    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.
    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.
    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.

Graduate Courses

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