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Departmental Requirements for the B.A. in French  (Word files  .rtf)  

Approved Ancillary Electives for the French Major

French Major:  Advising Form / Curriculum Guide, including General Education requirements
Please note instructions on which Guide (year) to use.

French Education Major:  Advising Form / Curriculum Guide, including General Education requirements
Please note instructions on which Guide (year) to use.

Capstone in French: Syllabus & Guidelines

Departmental Requirements for a Minor in French   (Word files  .rtf)

Students also have the option of a French Studies Minor at NDSU.  Curriculum guide for the French Studies Minor; scroll down to the section for "Minors" on this page.

Please note Placement Guidelines, in menu on the left, for new students who have prior study in French.

Course Descriptions

101, 102 First-Year French I, II   4 credits each

Basic structures and vocabulary of French. Practice in the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. No previous knowledge of French required for FREN101. Prereq for FREN 102: FREN 101.


201, 202 Second-Year French I, II   3 credits each
Emphasis on developing proficiency in the four language skills. Review of grammar, practice in composition, and cultural and literary readings. Prereq: For FREN 201:FREN 102. For FREN 202: FREN 201. 


311, 312 French Conversation and Composition I, II    3 credits each
Advanced practice to develop greater proficiency in oral and written skills through the study of cultural and literary readings. Prereq: FREN 202.


315 Contemporary France    3 credits
An interdisciplinary study of present-day France; discussion of the political, social, and cultural context, including a brief historical overview and the role of France within the global community. Taught in French. Prereq: FREN 312.


340 The French-Speaking World     3 credits
Study of works by Francophone writers and the history and cultures that influence their writings. Taught in English and French.

 

345 Women in French Literature   3 credits
Study of works by French and Francophone women writers of different literary periods; portrayals of women by French male and female authors. Taught in English and French.


350 Introduction to French Linguistics and Pronunciation   3 credits
Study of the basic nature and function of languages as applied to French. Application of principles of phonetics to the pronunciation of the French language, plus extended practice in diction and intonation. Prereq: FREN 312.


360 Studies in Language and Style     3 credits
Focus on the theory and practice of writing in multiple genres in French. Taught in French. Prereq: FREN 312,
ENGL 120, Junior standing.


365 Advanced Conversation Through Contemporary Culture  3 credits
Advanced practice oral skills in the context of contemporary current events in France and the Francophone world; may be repeated for credit. Taught in French. Prereq: FREN 312.


370 Translation: Practice and Theory    3 credits
Introduction to basic concepts, strategies, and issues in translation; practice and development of skills and techniques for translation of a wide variety of texts. Taught in French and English. Prereq: FREN 312.


381 Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation  3 credits
Designed for those with no background in French. Introduction to important writers of several periods. Taught in English. Does not count toward a French major or minor.

 

401 Approaches to Literature    3 credits
Introduction to a variety of critical approaches to literature; how to read, understand, and write about French and Francophone texts from various genres and periods. Taught in French. Prereq: FREN 312.


410 French Literature and Culture before 1800     3 credits
Overview of the cultural and political history of France before the Revolution and an introduction to important writers and artists through representative works. Taught in French. Prereq: FREN 312.


412 French Literature and Culture since 1800     3 credits
Overview if the cultural and political history of France since the Revolution and an introduction to important authors and artists through representative works. Taught in French. Prereq: FREN 312. (alternate years)


420 Themes and Topics in French Literature and Culture    3 credits
Exploration of a significant theme or topic in French or Francophone literature and culture (e.g. the comic; philosophy and literature) not routinely included in the curriculum. May be repeated for credit with change in topic or theme.  Taught in French.  Prereq: FREN 312.


422 Genres in French Literature     3 credits
In-depth study of works in French on a specific genre. Course may be repeated for credit with change in genre.    Taught in French. Prereq: FREN 312.

489 Senior Thesis   1 credit
Integrative capstone experience for seniors majoring in French; faculty- guided research within the context of a 400-level literature or culture course leading to a substantive written project in French and its oral presentation to faculty and departmental majors.  Prereq: Senior standing; study abroad.


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Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012 11:52:08 AM