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FRE101 : Elementary French I

An introduction to the four language skills of speaking, listening, writing, and reading French. In addition, students become familiar with aspects of the culture of the French-speaking countries. Intended for students who are new to the language or who have less than two years of high school French.

Credit Hour(s)

3

FRE102 : Elementary French II

Development of the four language skills of speaking, listening, writing, and reading French. In addition, students become familiar with aspects of the culture of the French-speaking countries.

Credit Hour(s)

3

FRE115 : Intensive Elementary French

Intensive review of the fundamentals of French designed for students who have already developed a basic command of the language but are not fully prepared for FRE102. Communicative skills will be emphasized through the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and culture. ACTFL level of Novice-High.

Credit Hour(s)

3

FRE201 : Intermediate French

A course designed to bring students up to the required proficiency level at Georgetown College. ACTFL level Intermediate-Mid.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

FRE115, FRE102, or by instructor placement.

FRE230 : Intermediate French II Through Film

Continued development of listening and speaking skills. Increased emphasis on reading and writing skills and with concomitant study of more complex grammatical structures. Discussions of Francophone cultures and social issues presented in films. ACTFL level Intermediate- High.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

FRE201 or equivalent.

FRE301 : Francophone Cultures

This course will focus on the development of reading strategies. Through an exploration of a variety of modern and historical texts students will review complex grammar, build vocabulary, study complex sentence structure, and examine cultural questions pertaining to various parts of the francophone world.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

FRE230 or FRE235

FRE308 : French Civilization

A study of the major influences on and expressions of French civilization in the different periods through the examination of works of art, key figures, social institutions, and political, intellectual, literary, and artistic movements. Readings explore the historical and cultural complexities of France and the Francophone countries.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

FRE230 or FRE235

FRE312 : La Francophonie

In this journey to the Francophone world, students will explore various cultural issues, historical events, and literary texts to better understand the contemporary concerns of the French-speaking world. Key concepts in post-colonial studies will also be introduced.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

FRE230 or FRE235

FRE321 : Introduction to French Literature

An examination of a selection of outstanding literary works. Writing skills will also be developed through practice of the explication method of analyzing texts.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

FRE230 or FRE301