Stephen F. Austin State University

French

BA in Modern Languages - French Concentration

French Concentration: 34 semester hours

FRE 232, 235, 303, 304, 335, 330, 340, ILA 215, plus 12 advanced-level hours (300- and 400-level), 6 of which must be at the 400-level; may include 6 hours outside department with approval.

French Second Major: 27 semester hours

231, 232, 235, 303, plus 15 advanced-level hours (300- and 400-level), at least 3 of which must be at the 400-level

French Minor: 21 semester hours

231, 232, plus 15 advanced-level hours (300- and 400-level), 3 of which must be at the 400-level. Students may take only one conversation course (FRE 235 or 335) for the minor.

French as First Teaching Field: 31 semester hours

232, 235, 303, 304, 335, 330, 340, 475 LOTE Preparation, plus 12 advanced-level hours (300 - 400 level), 6 of which must be at the 400-level; may include 6 hours outside department with approval.

French as Second Teaching Field: 28 semester hours

231, 232, 235, 303, 304, 420, one-hour 475 ExCet Preparation, plus9 more advanced-level hours (300- and 400-level)

BA in Modern Languages - French Curriculum

ILA 215. Introduction to Language Studies - An overview of the various components of the study of foreign languages, including study abroad, and an introduction to professional and other possibilities for language majors.

131. Elementary French I - 4 semester hours, 3 hours lecture, two 1-hour laboratory periods each week. Lab fee $10. Introductory study of French language and Francophone culture, with speaking, listening, reading and writing practice.

132. Elementary French II - 4 semester hours, 3 hours lecture, two 1-hour laboratory periods per week. A continuation of FRE 131. Prerequisite: C or better in FRE 131 or equivalent. Lab fee $10.

231. Intermediate French I - Continued development of oral expression and listening comprehension with increased emphasis on reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: C or better in FRE 132 or equivalent.

232. Intermediate French II - Continuation of French 231. Prerequisite: C or better in FRE 231 or equivalent.

235. Intermediate French Conversation - Development of conversational skills, including vocabulary enrichment. Prerequisite: French 231 or equivalent.

303. Advanced Grammar and Composition - Development of the reading and composition skills necessary for advanced course work in French. Prerequisite: FRE 232 or equivalent.

304. Introduction to French Literature - Readings from each of the major literary genres including lyric poetry, theater, and narrative fiction. Prerequisite: FRE 232 or equivalent.

315. Topics in French Film and Culture - Exploration of cultural themes such as childhood, family life, social marginality, crime and punishment, and war using French and Francophone film. May be repeated once for credit with change of topic. Prerequisite: FRE 232 or equivalent.

330. French Civilization - Study of contemporary French culture and of the historical origins of the institutions of modern French life, such as family, religion, government and education. Prerequisite: FRE 232 of equivalent.

335. Advanced French Conversation
- Development of speaking and listening skills aimed a a high level of oral proficiency, with emphasis on topics pertaining to French or Francophone culture. Prerequisites: FRE 235 or equivalent.

435. Special studies in French Language and Civilization - Variable topics including women and French society, Francophone Africa, the Enlightenment, the history of French cinema, French for teachers, business French, and translation. May be repeated once for credit with change of topic. Prerequisite: Six hours of advanced French.

436. Special Studies in French Literature - Seminar for advanced studies in French literature. Variable topics including Francophone literature of Africa and the Caribbean, women writers, the contemporary novel, issues in theater, as well as studies in specific periods. May be repeated once for credit with change of topic. Prerequisite: Six hours of advanced French.

475. Advanced Independent Studies in French - Individual instruction, conference and research for advanced students. May be repeated for credit when topics change. With 3.0 GPA and permission of department chair.
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