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FRE 110 - Introductory French I
Introductory French I
Prerequisite: None

Communication-oriented multimedia course that includes elements of grammar, reading for comprehension, and introduction to the culture of the French-speaking world.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Language

FRE 111 - Introductory French II
Introductory French II
Prerequisite: FRE 110

Continuation of FRE 110: Introductory French I.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Language

FRE 116 - Intro-The French Spking World
Introduction To The French-Speaking World
Prerequisite: None

Through the study of articles, paintings, songs, and a short novel or play, and the viewing of (excerpts of) films, you will learn about the various countries and cultures that compose the French-speaking world. We will discuss how these works illustrate political, social, and cultural issues. We will address issues such as colonialism, post-colonialism, racism, and feminism. You will sharpen your analytical skills (both in textual and filmic analysis), while gaining a global perspective of historical, cultural, and religious issues that reach beyond the Francophone world. Taught in English; films with English subtitles.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, LAC T1H-Historicl Perspective

FRE 1XX - French Elective
French Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FRE 210 - Intermediate French I
Intermediate French I
Prerequisite: 2 Years of HS French or FRE 110, FRE 111

Development of the four basic skills, grammar review, and reading of selected materials of cultural and literary interest.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Language

FRE 211 - Intermediate French II
Intermediate French II
Prerequisite: FRE 210

Continuation of FRE 210: Intermediate French I.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Language

FRE 213 - Business French
French for Business

Prerequisite: FRE 210 or Permission of Instructor

Intermediate level course designed to develop business-oriented French language skills and cultural competency required to work in a French- speaking environment, while reviewing essential grammatical tools. Recommended for students interested in international business and global economy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 223 - French Cinema
French Cinema
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

Overview of French cinema, from Limiere to Jeunet and Ozon, from New Wave to Varda and Jaoui. We will examine various genres (and their French specificity) and aspects of film-making. Critical discussion and analysis of French films. Taught in English, films with English subtitles.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

FRE 231 - Women Wrtrs-French-spkng Cntry
Women Writers From French-speaking Countries
Prerequisite: None

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the works of major writers from Francophone areas, namely North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and Canada, and the cultures of these regions. A careful reading of the works at home will lead to an in-class discussion and analysis of themes, characters, setting, and style that will shed light on topics and issues particular to these areas including: religions and beliefs, polygamy, women's conditions, feminism, exile, colonialism, traditions, corruption, and violence.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

FRE 2XX - French Elective
French Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FRE 310 - Advanced French I
Advanced French I
Prerequisite: FRE 210-211 or Consent of Instructor

Development of speaking and writing skills, consolidation of grammatical knowledge, and enrichment of vocabulary through the study of a selection of cultural and literary readings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Language

FRE 311 - Advanced French II
Advanced French II
Prerequisite: FRE 310 or Consent of Instructor

Continuation of FRE 310: Advanced French I.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Language

FRE 313 - Lang/Style I: Conv And Comp
Language And Style I: Conversation And Composition
Prerequisite: FRE 210-211 or Consent of Instructor

Intense study of conversational French. Learning of oral techniques of communication in conjunction with bi-weekly topics of conversation and composition.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 314 - Lang/Style II: Stylistics
Language And Styles II: Stylistics
Prerequisite: FRE 210-211 or Consent of Instructor

Intense study of language and style in texts of different genres and periods. Includes written exercises such as pastiches, and occasional translation exercises.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 316 - Cultures French-Speaking World
Cultures Of The French-Speaking World
Prerequisite: FRE 210-211 or Consent of Instructor

Aims to introduce students to French civilization and to familiarize students with today's cultures of French-speaking countries from an historical, political, social, and artistic perspective.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 320 - Literature I: France
Literature I: France
Prerequisite: FRE 210-211 or Consent of Instructor

French literature in a historical-cultural perspective, from the Middle Ages to the present, with a particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 321 - Literature II: Fre-Speak World
Literature II: French-Speaking World
Prerequisite: FRE 210-211 or Consent of Instructor

Literature of French Canada, the Caribbean, and North and Sub-Saharan Africa, in a historical-cultural perspective.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 331 - Perspectives On Women's Issues
Global and French Perspectives On Women's Issues
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS or GER student

Through films, novels, and texts, this course explores a vast range of topics in the lives of Francophone women, both Western and non-Western. After a brief examination of women's role in history, culture, and politics, the course focuses on contemporary issues, including social advancement, political violence, religion, microfinancing, traditions vs. modernity, forced marriages, polygamy, excision, incest, sexual identity, and abortion rights. The course encompasses several geographical areas : Europe, Canada, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, and the Caribbean - and will emphasize the global aspect of most of these topics, using the French-speaking world merely as a starting point for discussion. Taught in English, films with English subtitles.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

FRE 365 - Topics French Studies
Topics In French And Francophone Studies
Prerequisite: FRE 210-211 or Consent of Instructor

Note: May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.
Selected topics in French literature, language or culture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 3XX - French Elective
French Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

FRE 430 - Methd Tchng Foreign Lang K-12
Methods Of Teaching Foreign Language K-12
Prerequisite: None

Course designed to introduce student to current methodologies (K-12) with special emphasis given to the proficiency-oriented classroom. Emphasis placed on rapidly changing contemporary pedagogy. Course includes readings, awareness of professional journals and organizations, observations of FL classes, and a class project. Cross-listed with MCL 430 and Spanish 430. Taught in English.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor Required

Independent study in literature, culture or linguistics.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 490 - Internship
Internship
Prerequisite:

Note: Open only to advanced students with Dept approval.
Students serve as aides, usually in first and second year classes. Objective is to give students practical experience in a classroom setting.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 492 - Directed Study
Directed Study
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor Required.



1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 495 - Field Experience
Field Experience
Prerequisite: Approval of Department

Note: Open only to advanced students with Dept approval.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

World Language and Cultures Department

FRE 4XX - French Elective
French Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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