Academic Catalog 2021-2022

French (FR)

FR 131  Elementary French I  (3 Credits)  

Elementary French I (3) Fundamentals of French pronunciation and grammar with drills in spoken and written French. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as FREN 1311 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 132  Elementary French II  (3 Credits)  

Elementary French II (3) Continuation of FR 131. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: FR 131. Listed as FREN 1312 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 131)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 141  Elementary Business Fr I  (3 Credits)  

Elementary Business French I (3) Fundamental language skills with emphasis on introduction to business French in order to set up base for further comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Focus on correct habits of pronunciation and oral presentation emphasizing on the vocabulary, cultural knowledge, and linguistic tools that a student needs in order to work and succeed in an international French-speaking environment. Preparation of the DFP Affaires (Business French Certificate), level A2 or B1 (Elementary / Intermediate) granted by the Paris International Chamber of Commerce (CCIP). Three hours of lecture per week. Practical alternative to FR 131 (Elementary French I).

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 231  Intermediate French I  (3 Credits)  

Intermediate French I (3) Review of French pronunciation and grammar using a reader and more advanced classroom and laboratory materials. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: FR 132. Listed as FREN 2311 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 132)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 232  Intermediate French II  (3 Credits)  

Intermediate French II (3) Continuation of FR 231. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: FR 231. Listed as FREN 2312 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 231)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 331  Review Grammar & Composition  (3 Credits)  

Review of French Grammar and Composition (3) Review of French grammar with emphasis on the more difficult structures and idioms. Concurrent practice in conversation and diction provided. Conducted in both English and French. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: FR 231 and FR 232.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 232 and FR 231)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 335  Scientific French  (3 Credits)  

Scientific French (3) Individualized readings in the physical, natural, and social sciences to familiarize students with the specialized vocabulary of their field in translating from French to English. Graduate students may substitute the passing of this course with a grade of "B" or better for the graduate foreign language reading examination. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: FR 231 and FR 232 or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 231 and FR 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 336  African Franchophone Literature  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the Literary movements and writers in Francophone Literature Africa from the French Colonization to the Independence. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 347  Contemporary France I  (3 Credits)  

Contemporary France I (3) Study of French institutions and movements since the beginning of the twentieth century, including transportation, politics, education, geography, industrialization, social classes, world wars, and fine arts. Conducted in both English and French. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: FR 231 and FR 232 or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 231 and FR 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 348  Contemporary Francophone Film  (3 Credits)  

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 432  Business French  (3 Credits)  

Business French (3) Designed to present specialized vocabulary, methods, and techniques pertaining to how to conduct French business, to enable students to prepare business documents and letters. Conducted in both English and French. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: FR 231 and FR 232 or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 231 and FR 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 438  Directed Study  (3 Credits)  

Directed Study (3) Study of a single topic, particular work, or author under the direction of a faculty member. Prior approval for enrollment needed from the Faculty Chair. May be retaken for credit. Prerequisites: Senior standing as a French major and consent of both the Faculty Chair and instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 231 and FR 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages

FR 439  French Influence in Africa  (3 Credits)  

French Influence in Africa (3) Study of the importance of the French presence in French-speaking African countries utilizing critical and analytical approaches that will allow students to acquire an understanding of the language and culture of contemporary French Africa. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Senior standing as a French major and consent of both the Faculty Chair and instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (FR 231 and FR 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Foreign Languages