FRN 101 - 102 - Beginning French
Two four-hour elementary courses stressing conversation as well as pronunciation, reading and grammar.
FRN 201 - Intermediate French
A review of grammar, idioms and vocabulary; practice in speaking and writing French; reading of modern French prose.
FRN 300 - Introduction to Literary Texts
Reading and discussion of representative works of French literature, with special attention to compositional skills. Prerequisite: minimum grade of “B-” in 201 or permission of the instructor.
FRN 301 - French Civilization and Culture I
A study of French life and culture from the Middle Ages to the Revolution of 1789. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of “B-” in FRN 201 or permission of the instructor.
FRN 302 - French Civilization and Culture II
A study of French life and culture from the Revolution of 1789 to the 20th century. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: minimum grade of “B-” in 201 or permission of the instructor.
FRN 350 - Travel in a French-Speaking Country
Travel during summer, spring break or January interterm in a French-speaking country. Supervised and evaluated by a member of the Hillsdale College French faculty.
FRN 410 - Speaking and Writing French
A course designed to increase the student’s range of self-expression in the speaking and writing of French. Grammar study is included. Prerequisite: FRN 302 or permission of the instructor. Fall.
FRN 411 - Conversation and Composition
Practice in oral and written expression, with study of grammar to develop an acceptable prose style. Prerequisite: FRN 302 or permission of the instructor. Spring.
FRN 412 - French for International Business
French using international business usage and terminology as points of departure. Conducted in French. Offered on demand.
FRN 414 - 415 - 416 - 417 - French Discussion I, II, III, IV
A weekly discussion class in French with topics drawn from current events in France, relationships between the French and American cultures, the French film and television media, l ‘informatique, etc. Offered on demand.
FRN 421 - Survey of French Literature From the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century
The major themes and movements of each period are examined through representative works from the chanson de geste to the conte philosophique of Voltaire.
FRN 422 - The Modern Novel
A study of novels representing the literary currents of Realism, Naturalism and Existentialism in the 19th and 20th centuries.
FRN 423 - Classical French Literature
A close reading of major works of the 17th-century Golden Age. Special attention is given to the plays of Corneille, Racine and Moliere.
FRN 424 - The Age of Enlightenment
Major concerns and themes of 18th-century literature will be studied through representative works. Special attention will be paid to the theatre, the philosophers and the beginnings of Romanticism.
FRN 425 - Nineteenth-Century French Literature
A survey of the principal writers and literary movements of the 19th century from Romanticism to Symbolism, focusing primarily on the novel, short story and poetry.
FRN 426 - Contemporary Drama
A study of representative plays from the French theatre of the 20th century.
FRN 452 - French Masterworks in English Translation
A study of complete versions of French masterpieces in English translation. This course will not count toward any of the requirements of the French major or minor.
FRN 460 - Foreign Internship
Work in a foreign country outside the borders of the United States.
FRN 465 - The Teaching of Modern Languages
A methods and materials course for the teaching of French, German and Spanish at the elementary and secondary levels. Taught in English. Offered spring semester of even-numbered years.
FRN 493 - Seminar
A seminar dealing with a major theme, literary movement, genre, author or comparison of two or more authors. This course may be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Offered on demand.
FRN 597 - Special Problems
Supervised independent study of a limited field, with a summarization in French of the results of the study. Prerequisite: a field of concentration in French, with three years of college French or permission of the instructor. Offered on demand.
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