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1401 Elementary French TCCNS: FREN 1411
Prerequisite(s): Results of placement exam if student has taken French before, or departmental approval if student has not taken French before.
Introduction to French language and culture; pronunciation, grammar, reading of simple texts and conversation.

1402 Elementary French TCCNS: FREN 1412
Prerequisite(s): FRE 1401.
Continuation of FRE 1401.

1412 Accelerated Elementary French
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate score on departmental placement exam or departmental approval.
Review of basic French language and culture: pronunciation, grammar, reading of simple texts, and conversation. Intended for the experienced beginner who needs some review before beginning Intermediate French courses. Student may complete language requirement by combining FRE 1403 with FRE 2310 and FRE 2320.

2310 Intermediate French
Prerequisite(s): FRE 1402 or 1403, or appropriate score on departmental placement exam, or departmental approval.
Conversation, composition, cultural readings, and grammar review.

2312 Intermediate French for Business
Prerequisite(s): FRE 1402 or FRE 1403, or appropriate score on departmental placement exam.
Introduction to French business publications and development of communication skills within a business context. This course is designed primarily for students seeking a B.B.A. degree, but may be substituted for FRE 2310 and used in fulfillment of the foreign language requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences.

2320 Intermediate French
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2310 or 2312 or appropriate score on departmental placement exam or departmental approval.
Continuation of FRE 2310.

3301 Advanced French Grammar
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320.
Problems in French syntax.

3302 Conversational French
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320.
Conversation, original composition.

3305 Introduction to Commercial French
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
Study of the essential vocabulary and style specific to French business, the basic workings of the French economy, the services which support the system. Discussions and oral reports in French, translations, writing business correspondence.

3306 French Phonetics
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320
A review of the French sound system through practice in pronunciation.

3308 French & Francophone Pop Culture
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320
Popular culture in France and the Francophone world as respresented in film, music, popular literature, mass media, gastronomy, and fashion.

3310 Introduction to French Literature
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320
Introduction to French literature through the study of selected major works.

3315 Panorama of French Theater
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320
A study of French theater involving the reading, discussion, viewing, and performance of representative plays from the middle ages to the twentieth century.

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3320 Conversation and Composition in Paris
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320 or consent of division director.
Further development of communication skills through discussions, projects, and original composition. Geared to the intensive environment of the Baylor-in-Paris program.

3325 Advanced Conversation and Composition
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320
Advanced oral and written communication.

3330 Introduction to French Cinema
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320
An introduction to French cinema through the study of selected French movies.

3335 Theater in Paris
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320
Study of selected French plays and attendance at their performances. Offered as part of the Baylor in Paris Summer Program.

3337 French Civilization
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320.
The social, cultural, historical and intellectual aspects of French civilization from its origins to the twentieth century.

3338 Contemporary France
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
Contemporary French Culture from the beginning of the Fifth Republic in 1958 to the present.

3340 Paris: A Cultural Overview
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320.
The culture, history and urban make-up of Paris as well as its place in French literature, cinema and the ôchanson.ö Use of texts, music, film and the Internet.

3341 Tour de France: Regions and Provinces
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320.
The cultural, economic, geographical and historical aspects of FranceÆs regions and former provinces.

3351 Introduction to French Linguistics
Prerequisite(s): FRE 2320 or division approval.
The systematic study of the sounds, structures, and meanings of the French language and its dialects.

3V70 Special Problems 1 to 3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of division director.
With content changed, this course may be repeated once for credit.

4301 Topics in French Grammar
Prerequisite(s): FRE 3301 or consent of instructor.
Continued study of French grammar focusing on problematic structures.

4315 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching (Cross-listed as GER 4315 and SPA 4315)
Theoretical and historical bases with practical applications in communication methodology. Introduction to professional activities and materials. Although this course cannot be counted toward the first or second teaching field, it will be counted toward a major in Spanish.

4328 Francophone Culture and Literature
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
Selected readings, films and music from Francophone Africa, Caribbean, America and Asia.

4330 Survey of French Cinema
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
French literature from its beginning through the eighteenth century. Taught in French.

4331 Survey of French Literature I
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
French literature from its beginning through the eighteenth century.

4332 Survey of French Literature II
Prerequisite(s): FRE 4331 or consent of division director.
French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

4337 Seventeenth-Century Literature
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level. French course or consent of division director.
Selected readings with emphasis on Corneille, Moliere, and Racine.

4338 Eighteenth-Century Literature
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
Selected readings with emphasis on Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Diderot.

4339 Nineteenth-Century Literature
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
Selected readings with emphasis on Hugo, Balzac, Flaubert, and Baudelaire.

4340 Twentieth-Century Literature
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
Selected readings with emphasis on Proust, Sartre, Camus, and Beckett.

4341 French Media
Prerequisite(s): One 3000 level French course or consent of division director.
Current newspaper and magazine articles, recordings of radio broadcasts, and video cassettes are used to increase language skills and understanding of contemporary French culture.

43C0 French Senior Capstone
Prerequisite(s): Three French courses at the 3000/4000 level and upper-level standing
The study of a general theme from both a literary and cultural perspective. Topic varies from year to year.

4V90 Independent Study 1 to 3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of division director.
Independent study in French language or literature in consultation with a professor. Examination and term paper. With content changed, this course may be repeated once for credit.

**5370 French for Grad Students I**
Reading of intermediate-level French texts. No previous language experience required. Limited to graduate students or to undergraduates by petition. Does not count toward foreign language requirement for undergraduate students.

**5371 French for Grad Students II**
Prerequisite(s): FRE 5370 or consent of instructor.
Continuation of FRE 5370. Reading of intermediate-level French texts. No previous language experience required. Limited to graduate students or to undergraduates by petition. Does not count toward foreign language requirement for undergraduate students.

**Course description: 5370/71 are two-semester summer intensive courses that will be offered during the first and second summer sessions—two sections of FRE, one each in Summer I and again in II. Students will learn the essentials of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar to enable them to read and comprehend scholarly writings in French that are specific to their areas of specialization. Completion of both courses (taught concurrently) and a grade of “B,” or higher, in the second class (FRE 5371) will satisfy the requirement for reading knowledge in a foreign language for most of those degree programs at Baylor University that have a foreign language proficiency requirement. (Note: Check your degree program to determine if this method is valid for you. If taking an Oral and a Reading Examination as required by your degree program, you may still take the courses as preparation for the reading portion of the exam.)