French (FREN)

FREN 101 Beginning French (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Placement test required.

A foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultures of the French-speaking world for the acquisition of basic communicative skills.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 102 Beginning French (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 101 or suitable placement score on the French Placement Exam.

A continued foundation in language and culture for the strengthening of basic communicative skills in preparation for the intermediate sequence.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 201 Intermediate French (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or suitable placement score on the French Placement Exam.

A development in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultures of the French-speaking world for the acquisition of expanded communicative skills.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 202 Intermediate French (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 201 or suitable placement score on French Placement Exam.

A continued development in language and culture for the acquisition of expanded communicative skills in preparation for upper division classes.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 315 Advanced Grammar in Context (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or suitable placement score on French Placement Exam.

A comprehensive review of the whole of French grammar, with practical application in speech and writing.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 325 Pronunciation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or suitable score on French Placement exam

A study of the spelling-to-sound system through the interpretation of original authentic resources to increase listening and speaking accuracy.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, LE-S3 Creativity

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 335 Written and Oral Expression (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315. No credit if taken after FREN 301 and FREN 310.

Intensive practice in oral and written French.

Attributes: Foreign Culture

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 340 Professional Communication (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315. No credit if taken after FREN 395 when offered as French for Business in the Spring of 2008.

A focus on specialized language and practices in the French-speaking professional world for increased communicative and cultural competence.

Attributes: Foreign Culture

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 345 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340,or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Reading of selected poems, plays, and prose fiction; practice in writing critical analyses.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 354 History of French Civilization (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

French history and civilization from pre-history to the Third Republic; the course focuses on the links between political, social, intellectual, and artistic developments.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 355 Contemporary French Civilization (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

France from 1870 to the present: the country, its people, institutions, art, and culture.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 361 Survey of French Literature I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 345, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Masterpieces of literature prior to the French Revolution.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 362 Survey of French Literature II (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 345, or 300 level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Masterpieces of literature since the French Revolution.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 395 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Study of a problem or special area in French language, culture, or literature.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated

FREN 399 Independent Study - Juniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

FREN 401 Discussions on Contemporary Societal Issues (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315, FREN 325

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Prerequisite: FREN 315; FREN 325; or consent of instructor.A development of advanced oral proficiency via conversations and debates on societal issues and roles of French-speaking institutions and individuals.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 430 Environmental and Linguistic Diversity (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315; FREN 325

A cross-continental exploration of Francophone cultures with a focus on language, history, geography, and challenges to manage and conserve resources.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 450 Francophone Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 361 or FREN 362.

• No credit if taken after FREN 491 when offered as the same topic, Francophone Literature.

French-language literature by writers of countries and territories outside the European continent, such as Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 491 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315; FREN 325; or consent of instructor

• Only nine credits may count toward the major or minor. See current Class Schedule for specific topic.

In-depth study of a theme relevant to the French-speaking world.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

FREN 499 Independent Study - Seniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum senior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

FREN 555 Contemporary French Civilization (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with FREN 355.

France from 1870 to the present: the country, its people, institutions, art, and culture.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 561 Survey of French Literature I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 345, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with FREN 361. Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Masterpieces of literature prior to the French Revolution.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 562 Survey of French Literature II (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 345, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with FREN 362. Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Masterpieces of literature since the French Revolution.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 595 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with FREN 395.

Study of a problem or special area in French language, culture, or literature.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

FREN 601 Discussions on Contemporary Societal Issues (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315, FREN 325. Instructor consent required

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Cross-listed with FREN 401. Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Prerequisite: FREN 315; FREN 325; or consent of instructor.A development of advanced oral proficiency via conversations and debates on societal issues and roles of French-speaking institutions and individuals.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 630 Environmental and Linguistics Diversity (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315; FREN 325

• Cross-listed with FREN 430.

A cross-continental exploration of Francophone cultures with a focus on language, history, geography, and challenges to manage and conserve resources.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 650 Francophone Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 361/FREN 561 or FREN 362/FREN 562.

• Cross-listed with FREN 450. Credit may not be earned in both courses. No credit if taken after FREN 491/FREN 691 when offered as the same topic, Francophone Literature.

French-language literature by writers of countries and territories outside the European continent, such as Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 691 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315; FREN 325; or consent of instructor

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Cross-listed with FREN 491. See current Class Schedule for specific topic.

In-depth study of a theme relevant to the French-speaking world.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

FREN 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

Independent study projects under direction of faculty members.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option