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French Courses

FREN 1311 Elementary French I
A course designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write the French language.
Lec 3, Cr 3

FREN 1312 Elementary French II
A continuation of FREN 1311.
Prerequisite: FREN 1311 or consent of instructor; Lec 2, Cr 3

FREN 2311 Intermediate French I
A review of the grammar. Emphasis on reading and writing.
Prerequisite: FREN 1312 or equivalent skills; Lec 3, Cr 3

FREN 2312 Intermediate French II
A continuation of FREN 2311.
Prerequisite: FREN 2311 or equivalent skills; Lec 3, Cr 3

FREN 2612 Intensive Intermediate French
This is an intensive course covering all contents of FREN 2311 and FREN 2312 in one semester.
Prerequisite: FREN 1312 or equivalent skills. Lec 6, Cr 6

FREN 3000 Cultura Franco-Hispana
Inter-disciplinary in scope, this class weaves together threads from both French and Spanish history and culture to make a tapestry, which includes art, architecture, literature, religion, and history.  While examining the hybridity or cultural grafting of these two nations, this class underlines also divisions and differences between the two.

FREN 3330 Direct French Translation (French to English)
This course is a basic orientation in the theory and practice of translating a text from French into English (direct translation), including consideration of both cultural and morpho-syntactical problems. Software programs used by professional translators and interpreters will be used.
Prerequisite: FREN 2312 or FREN 2612 and ENGL 1301. Lec 3, Cr 3

FREN 3337 French Grammar and Composition
This course is a review of advanced grammar issues with emphasis on composition.
Prerequisite: FREN 2312 or FREN 2612 and ENGL 1301. Lec 3, Cr 3

FREN 4330 Inverse French Translation (English to French)
This course is a basic orientation in the theory and practice of translating a text from English into French (inverse translation), including consideration of both cultural and morpho-syntactical problems as well as a review of advanced grammar issues and composition.
Prerequisite: FREN 3330, FREN 3337, and ENGL 1301. Lec 3, Cr 3

FREN 4335 Topics in French Language, Culture, and Translation
This course consists of topics including but not limited to French language, literature, and culture. It may be taken three times for a total of nine hours when the topic varies.  (“French Culture and Creative Thinking in Art”;  “The 20th Century French Novel and Existentialism”; “French Intimate Literature”)
Prerequisite: FREN 3330, FREN 3337, and ENGL 1301. Lec 3, Cr

Study abroad opportunities available—Paris, Summer and Semester at the Sorbonne:
www.utb.edu/vpaa/cla/studyabroad

For further information about Study Abroad opportunities, contact:
Dr. Suzanne LaLonde, Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages
and Director of UTB’s Study Abroad Program--S251 (882-8891).
Suzanne.Lalonde@utb.edu

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