University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

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 107 - Focus on Oral Expression

Guided practice of oral-aural skills through vocabulary and pronunciation exercises, readings, and oral presentations. Writing exercises reinforce oral work. Prerequisite: FREN 052 or equivalent.

FREN 132 - Contemporary France

Study of selected aspects of France today. Improvement of language skills; emphasis on reading, writing, and analysis of a variety of materials (literature, journalism, images). Pre/co-requisite: FREN 101.

FREN 142 - French Lit in Context II

A study of significant texts in the history of French literature from the French Revolution to the present, in their historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: FREN 101.

FREN 209 - Advanced Grammar

Comparative grammatical study centered on the specific problems encountered by Anglophones in written and spoken French. Prerequisite: FREN 101.

FREN 279 - Women's Autobiographies

Study of several autobiographies written by contemporary French/Francophone women. Representative authors include Colette, de Beauvoir, Sarraute, Duras, Ernaux, Martin. Prerequisites: FREN 141 or FREN 142.

FREN 295 - Advanced Special Topics

Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.