Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Admission to FREN 109 restricted to those who have never studied French, who have not studied French in the previous five years, or who have a score of F-1 on the placement test.
Carolina Core: GFL
Readings in French; grammar, basic writing, and composition.
Practice in conversation involving authentic listening materials; vocabulary building.
Readings and discussion in English, with consideration of the cultural context.
Carolina Core: AIU
Current issues and events presented in French-language media. Discussion and presentations in French provide practice with advanced structures and idiomatic speech.
Intensive language practice with special attention to oral skills. Classroom instruction by native speakers.
An introduction to the history of the French film, with special emphasis on the aesthetic appreciation of the films in their artistic and cultural context. Films in French, with English subtitles. Taught in English. To be counted towards FREN major or minor.
Intensive study of selected topics of the French-speaking world. May be repeated for credit under a different title. May not be counted for major or minor credit. Note: Taught in English. To be counted towards FREN major or minor.
Commercial organizations and businesses in France. Practical business correspondence. Terminology and techniques in commercial transactions with the Certificat Pratique of the Paris Chamber of Commerce in view. Taught in French.
Study and discussion of works from French-speaking societies outside France, with attention to their cultural contexts and historical contexts.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
The sound system and its functioning in the morphological system of French from the point of view of current phonological theory.
Cross-listed course: LING 512
The structure, morphology, and syntax of modern French.
Cross-listed course: LING 502
Graduate students fulfill their foreign-language reading requirement with successful completion of the course. Undergraduates may take the course as an elective only. Grades S/U for graduates and undergraduates.