FRE (French)

FRE 101, FRE 102 Elementary French I, II  (4 hours each)

This course is beginning college French, designed to present a sound foundation in understanding, speaking, reading and writing contemporary French. Prerequisite: None for FRE 101; FRE 101 or placement by testing (Sec. 6.4.4.) required for FRE 102.

FRE 200  Independent Study in French  (4 hours)

This course will be conducted as supervised research on a selected topic. Prerequisites: Submission of an application which contains a proposed, detailed outline of study approved by the instructor, the division chair, the student’s advisor and the provost or associate provost. The completed application must be submitted to the office of enrollment services no later than the final day of the drop/add period of the semester of study. For additional criteria, see Independent Study Policy (Sec. 6.15.).

FRE 201, 202  Intermediate French I, II  (4 hours each)

This courses involve further practice in developing oral and written skills. Introduction to a variety of unedited French texts will be included. Prerequisite: FRE 102 or placement by testing (Sec. 6.4.4.) for FRE 201; FRE 201 or placement by testing (Sec. 6.4.4.) for FRE 202.

FRE 290  Special Topics in French Language, Literature and Culture  (4 hours)

Topical aspects of the literature and cultural phenomena associated with the French language are explored in this course. Offerings will vary according to faculty and student interest. Prerequisite: FRE 301.

FRE 301  French Conversation and Composition  (4 hours)

This course focuses on the development of oral skills through practice in group settings and individual class presentations combined with weekly writing assignments in French to be revised on a regular basis. A study of style and grammatical forms used exclusively in the written language completes the course work. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or placement by testing (Sec. 6.4.4.).

FRE 302  French Lyric and Literary Prose  (4 hours)

Selected texts from French literature are studied as examples of prose, poetry and drama. Students will read original works from the French classical and modern periods. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRE 301 or placement by testing (Sec. 6.4.4.).

FRE 400  Advanced Independent Study in French  (1-4 hours)

Supervised research on a selected topic. Prerequisite: Submission of a proposed outline of study that includes a schedule of meetings and assignments approved by the instructor, the division chair and the provost or associate provost no later than the final day of the drop/add period of the semester of study. For additional criteria, see Independent Study Policy (Sec. 6.15.).

FRE 402  The Modern French Republics and Their Institutions  (4 hours)

A study of both political and cultural institutions in France from 1870 to the present with emphasis on the traditions established by the new republican government in the 1880s and the creation in 1958 of the Fifth Republic under which France is currently governed. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRE 302.

FRE 403  Franco-American Relations in Trade and Culture  (4 hours)

This course is an orientation to French business and cultural communities and considerations of existing connections with their American counterparts. The course includes an introduction to business French. Guest lecturers are invited from the diplomatic and business community in the wider Atlanta area. Field trips are also organized to consulates, trade offices and businesses. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRE 302.

FRE 404  Great French Actresses and Their Film Roles  (4 hours)

This course will study French film actresses and their roles in an attempt to understand the situation of women in France during the last half of the 20th century. Readings from The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, written at the outset of the period in question, provide a counterpoint to the cinematic fiction. Actresses studied may include Isabelle Adjani, Arletty, Fanny Ardant, Brigitte Bardot, Juliette Binoche, Sandrine Bonaire, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert and Irène Jacob. The course is conducted in English. Students may take the course as part of a French major or minor and complete readings, tests and written work in French. Prerequisite: None for work in English; FRE 302 for work in French.

FRE 405  The 19th Century French Realist Novel  (4 hours)

This course studies the 19th-century French realist novel by concentrating on three “giants” of the tradition. The course includes Balzac’s Père Goriot, Flaubert’s Education Sentimentale and Zola’s Germinal. The study of one novel of each of these writers, in complete or excerpted form, gives an overview of the major literary moments in the century following the French Revolution. The principal characters in each novel confront the particular challenges of each historical and social moment in 19th century France. The course thus allows students to obtain a complex notion of realism in a historical context along with greatly enhanced vocabulary and language skills in French. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRE 302.

FRE 406  French and Spanish Crossroads in the Caribbean and Africa  (4 hours)

This course uses Spanish- and French-speaking countries in proximity to each other in the Caribbean or Africa as a point of departure for literary, cultural, social and service learning exploration. Offerings may focus upon Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Martinique and Cuba, Equatorial Guinea in relation to Senegal or other appropriate pairings. The course is taught in English and students without advanced skills in French or Spanish may register. Cross-listed as SPN 406. Prerequisite: FRE 301 for French major or minor credit; SPN 301 for Spanish major or minor credit.

FRE 425  Internship in French  (1-4 hours)

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to: obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study; submit an application which addresses both the on-site and the academic components of the internship; and satisfy all internship requirements developed by the academic program which oversees the internship. The career development office maintains an extensive list of internships, all of which are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: These are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course, but typically include: permission of the faculty supervisor; meeting the qualifications for the internship program; obtaining permission of an internship site supervisor; and development of an internship plan which is acceptable to relevant parties including the faculty supervisor and others, as required by the relevant academic program.

FRE 490  Advanced Special Topics in French Language, Literature and Culture  (4 hours)

This course will be an advanced study of topical aspects of the literature and cultural phenomena associated with the French language. Offerings will vary according to faculty and student interest. Prerequisite: FRE 302.