University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: French

FREN 001 - Elementary I

Fundamentals of French composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in French and students engage in active use of the language. No prior knowledge expected.

FREN 002 - Elementary II

Further development of French composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in French and students engage in active use of the language. Prerequisite: FREN 001 or equivalent.

FREN 051 - Intermediate I

Review of grammar, moving toward increased proficiency in composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural context. Compositions, oral practice, reading. Prerequisite: FREN 002, FREN 009, or equivalent.

FREN 052 - Intermediate II

Continues building on skills from FREN 051. Cultural context, grammar review, moving toward increased proficiency in comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing. More extensive and sophisticated readings and compositions than in FREN 051. Prerequisite: FREN 051 or equivalent.

FREN 101 - Writing Workshop

Improvement of functional skills: writing, listening, and speaking. Development of techniques to explain, elaborate, support opinions, convince, and persuade in both writing and speaking. Prerequisite: FREN 052 or equivalent.

FREN 109 - French Grammar in Review

Grammar review and practice using a communicative approach to reinforce oral expression skills. Prerequisite: FREN 052.

FREN 131 - French Civilization

Study of the fundamentals of French culture from historical and structural perspectives, including a review of sociopolitical institutions. Prerequisite: FREN 101.

FREN 141 - French Lit in Context I

A study of significant texts in the history of French literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, in their historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: FREN 101.

FREN 201 - Adv Composition & Conversation

Course activities (discussions, exposes, written work, etc.) designed to lead to mastery of French oral and written expression. Prerequisite: FREN 101.

FREN 237 - Early French Women Writers

Exploration of how women from the Middle Ages through the Revolution spoke of love, education, the place of women, the power of writing and more. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.

FREN 280 - Francophone Crossings

Study of works in French that demonstrate multiple cultural influences. Topics may include: exile writings, cultural/linguistic mixing, colonialism and independence movements, human rights, immigration. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.