• French
    French is one of twelve languages you can study at MTSU
  • French
    High school French can help you earn as much as 12 credit hours through a placement test
  • French
    Students can study during the school year at one of two universities in France or can spend the summer term in Cherbourg
  • French
    Studying abroad
    expands your view of the world

French

The ability to speak and understand French opens countless doors and expands one's view of the world. With the news of what's happening around the globe only minutes away, the understanding of different cultures that comes from being bi- or multi-lingual is invaluable. Dynamic faculty members, committed to helping students become citizens of the global community, engage in teaching, research, publication, and other professional activities.

Shayna Breanne Taylor, French and International Relations graduate

Getting the tools to pursue professional goals

Since graduating from MTSU in Fall 2010 with double majors in French and International Relations, Shayna Breanne Taylor has been working in Washington, D.C., with Medical Service Corporation International, an organization specializing in international health development of women and children as well as aiding victims of human trafficking. “I've used my French on several projects in Haiti, as well as on research on human trafficking in francophone speaking Africa,” says Shayna. She has completed work on a master's degree in European Studies at Indiana University. In the near future, Shayna will join the Army Reserves as a military intelligence officer and use her French as an intelligence analyst.

Meet Eleanor Frances Nelson Jordan

This alumna believes in giving back

In the late forties, a young woman from Bedford County came to what was then called Middle Tennessee State College. She lived in Rutledge Hall, played clarinet in the Band of Blue, met her future husband in the cafeteria, and majored in Spanish. In 1953, she was the first recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages. In 2011, Eleanor Frances Nelson Jordan, the former Spanish major, teacher, and guidance counselor established an endowment to provide scholarships for students majoring in Foreign Language at MTSU.

Fluency in French expands your career opportunities. Whether you're interested in the fields of  teaching,  translating, editing, traveling, or foreign service, your awareness of connections between language and culture serves you well.


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Medical Service Corporation International
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Peace Corps
  • Rutherford County School System
  • Stanford Medical School
  • Webb School

 

Dr. Nancy Goldberg
Professor, Graduate Director
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The major in Foreign Languages has three concentrations—French, German, and Spanish—and leads to either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Minors are offered in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Courses in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Kurdish, Latin, Portuguese, and Russian are available.

Interdisciplinary minors coordinated through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures include Classical Studies, Early Modern European Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistic Studies, and Portuguese Studies.

Students in French can study abroad for a semester or a full year at one of two universities in France or for a four-week summer term in Cherbourg, France. Living with a host family allows immersion in the culture and improvement in communication skills.

Students wishing to teach in elementary and secondary schools need to seek licensure in a foreign language. This requires the equivalent of a major in that language (Spanish, French, or German); FL4500 Introduction to Teaching a Foreign Language; and a minor in Education.

Graduate students may pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T).

French B.A. French B.A. Abroad French B.S. French B.S. Abroad French Teacher Licensure

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. 

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

Foreign Language–French (B.A.) Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
FREN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
FREN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART  Minor course3 
Minor course3  General elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
FREN 30103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 30803Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
FREN 3050, 3060, 3070, or 31103  FREN 30403
Minor course3  Minor course3 
General elective3  General elective33000–4000 level
General elective3  General Elective33000–4000 level
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
FREN 4000–level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 4000–level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
FREN 3000–4000 level elective3  FREN 3000–4000 level elective3 
FREN 3000–4000 level elective2  Minor course33000–4000 level
Minor course33000–4000 level General elective33000–4000 level
General elective33000–4000 level General elective1PHED recommended
General elective1PHED recommended    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
FREN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or 1710 rec. ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
FREN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
FREN 3000–4000 elective in France3  FREN 3000–4000 elective in France3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
FREN 30103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 30803Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
FREN 3050, 3060, 3070, or 31103  FREN 30403
Minor course3  Minor course33000–4000 level
General elective3  General elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART General elective33000–4000 level
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
FREN 4000-level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 4000-level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
FREN 3000–4000 level elective2  General elective3 
Minor course33000–4000 level General elective33000–4000 level
General elective3  Minor course33000–4000 level
General elective33000–4000 level General elective1PHED recommended
General elective1PHED recommended    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



French (B.A.) (Study Abroad) Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
FREN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
FREN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor course3 
Minor course3  General elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Entire fall semester is abroad in France. FREN 30803Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
FREN 30403Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 3000–4000 elective2
FREN 30103  Minor course3 
FREN 3000–4000 elective3  General elective3 
FREN 3000–4000 elective3  General elective3 
General elective3  General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
FREN 4000–level elective3  FREN 4000–level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
FREN 3050, 3060, 3070, or 31103  Minor course33000–4000 level
General elective33000–4000 level Minor course33000–4000 level
Minor course33000–4000 level General elective33000–4000 level
General elective33000–4000 level General elective1PHED recommended.
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

In addition to the courses listed on this map, students must meet specific GPA and residency requirements. Graduation information may be accessed here.



French (B.S.) Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
FREN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
FREN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor A course (2)3 
Minor A course (1)3  Minor B course (1)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
FREN 30103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 30803Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
FREN 3050, 3060, 3070, or 31103  FREN 30403
Minor A course (3)3  Minor A course (4)33000–4000 level
Minor B course (2)3  Minor B course (3)33000–4000 level
General elective3  General elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
FREN 4000–level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 4000–level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
FREN 3000–4000 level elective3  FREN 3000–4000 level elective3 
FREN 3000–4000 level elective2  Minor A course (6)33000–4000 level
General elective1PHED recommended Minor B course (5)33000–4000 level
Minor A course (5)33000–4000 level General elective1PHED recommended
Minor B course (4)33000–4000 level    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
FREN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or 1710 rec. ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
FREN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Minor A course (1)3  
Minor A course (2)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
French 3000–4000 elective in France3  French 3000–4000 elective in France3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
FREN 3010 3Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 30803Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
FREN 3050, 3060, 3070, 31103  FREN 30403
Minor A course (3)3  Minor A course (4)33000–4000 level
Minor B course (1)3  Minor B course (2)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor B course (3)33000–4000 level
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
FREN 4000–level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 4000–level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
FREN 3000–4000 level elective2  General elective3 
Minor A course (5)33000–4000 level Minor A course (6)33000–4000 level
Minor B course (4)33000–4000 level Minor B course (5)33000–4000 level
General elective3  General elective1PHED recommended
General elective1PHED recommended   General Education test
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



French (B.S.) (Study Abroad) Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
FREN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
FREN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor A course (2)3 
Minor A course (1)3  Minor B course (1)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Entire fall term is abroad in France.  FREN 30803Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
FREN 30403Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 3000–4000 level elective2
FREN 30103  Minor A course (3)3 
FREN 3000–4000 level elective3  Minor B course (2)3 
FREN 3000–4000 level elective3  Minor B course (3)33000–4000 level
General elective3  General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
FREN 4000-level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 4000-level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
FREN 3050, 3060, 3070, or 31103  Minor A course (5)33000–4000 level
General elective3  Minor A course (6)33000–4000 level
Minor A course (4)33000–4000 level Minor B course (5)33000–4000 level
Minor B course (4)33000–4000 level General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

In addition to the courses listed on this map, students must meet specific GPA and residency requirements. Graduation information may be accessed here.



French Teacher Licensure Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
FREN 2010 (FLL placement exam/AP)*3Grade of 2.75 or higher FREN 20203Grade of 2.75 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
*NOTE: 6 FREN credits upon completion of FREN 2010.    
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
FREN 30103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 30803Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor course3 
Minor course3Apply for admission to licensure YOED 25003Must be admitted to licensure program
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
FREN 4000-level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 30403Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
FREN 3050, 3060, 3070, or 31103  FREN 4000-level elective3
FREN 3000–4000 elective3  FREN 3000–4000 elective3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course 3  Minor course3 
YOED 30003  YOED 33003 
SUBTOTAL18  SUBTOTAL18 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
FL 45003Take FLL proficiency exam YOED 4400 12Take General Education exam; final check with graduation
coordinator
YOED 40309Consult with advisor    
FREN 3000–4000 elective2     
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL12 
NOTE: The minimum number of hours for graduation is 120; however, the number of hours required of this program may exceed this depending on the minor chosen and the number of hours awarded through AP or FL placement exam.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 124 (15-hour minor) or 127 (18-hour minor)

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
FREN 2010 (FLL placement exam/AP)*3Grade of 2.75 or higher FREN 20203Grade of 2.75 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
*NOTE: 6 FREN credits upon completion of FREN 2010.    
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
FREN 30103Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 30803Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor course3 
Minor course3Apply for admission to licensure YOED 25003Must be admitted to licensure program
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
FREN 3000–4000 elective in France3  FREN 3000–4000 elective in France3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
FREN 4000-level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher FREN 30403Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
FREN 3050, 3060, 3070, or 31103  FREN 4000-level elective3
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course 3  Minor course3 
YOED 30003  YOED 33003 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
FL 45003Take FLL proficiency exam YOED 4400 12Take General Education exam; final check with graduation
coordinator
YOED 40309Consult with advisor    
FREN 3000–4000 elective2     
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL12 
NOTE: The minimum number of hours for graduation is 120; however, the number of hours required for this program may exceed this depending on the minor chosen and the number of hours awarded through AP or FL placement exam.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 124 (15-hour minor) or 127 (18-hour minor)

In addition to the courses listed on this map, students must meet specific GPA and residency requirements. Graduation information may be accessed here.

French

FREN 1010 - Elementary French I
3 credit hours
Foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension.

FREN 1020 - Elementary French II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 1010 or advanced placement. Continuation of FREN 1010.

FREN 1030 - Elementary Business French
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 1010 or equivalent. Embarks students on a mastery of the linguistic and cultural skills necessary for effective communication in francophone professional contexts. May substitute for FREN 1020.

FREN 1040 - Intensive Elementary French
6 credit hours
A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. FREN 1040 counts as combined credit for FREN 1010 and FREN 1020.

FREN 2010 - Intermediate French I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 1020 or advanced placement.

FREN 2020 - Intermediate French II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 2010 or advanced placement. Continuation of FREN 2010.

FREN 2910 - Study Abroad
1 to 6 credit hours
Two semesters of French or equivalent and/or approval of French faculty. For students in any major or minor.

FREN 3010 - Advanced Composition
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Intermediate French or advanced placement.

FREN 3030 - Business French
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3010 or equivalent. The linguistic and cultural skills necessary to conduct business in France or any other francophone setting.

FREN 3040 - Intensive Conversational French
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Two years of French.

FREN 3050 - Survey of French Literature and Culture (Middle Ages-18
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3010 or equivalent.

FREN 3060 - Survey of French Literature (1800-Present)
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3010 or equivalent.

FREN 3070 - Topics in French and Francophone Film
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3010 or equivalent. History, aesthetics, and analysis of French and francophone film. Course conducted in French.

FREN 3080 - Topics in French Studies
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3010. Concepts and vocabulary fundamental to the study of French literature; general view of the main currents of French literary history; introduction to French versification; techniques of literary analysis; practice in literary analysis and in writing about literature; preparation for 4000-level courses.

FREN 3110 - French and Francophone Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or equivalent. History of French/Francophone culture from the beginning to present.

FREN 3130 - Twentieth-Century Women Writers in French
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 2020 or equivalent for French majors and minors; ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 or equivalent for all others. The literary works of twentieth-century women writers of French-speaking countries including Algeria, Canada, France, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Morocco, Senegal, and Vietnam. Class conducted in English.

FREN 3910 - Study Abroad
3 to 12 credit hours
Prerequisites: 12 credits; two years study of French or equivalent with B average or better; and approval of Foreign Languages and Literatures Department. Majors and minors only. Students will spend one or two semesters abroad studying French language, literature, and culture. Students may earn three to twelve credit hours in other study abroad programs approved by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. May be repeated.

FREN 3970 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours
Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Requirements of the department must be completed to receive credit.

FREN 3980 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours
Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Requirements of the department must be completed to receive credit.

FREN 4010 - Topics in Twentieth-Century French Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3080 or permission of instructor.

FREN 4020 - Topics in French Film
3 credit hours
Class conducted in English. No language prerequisite. However, students taking course for French major or minor credit will be required to do some written assignments in French.

FREN 4030 - Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3080 or permission of instructor.

FREN 4040 - Topics in Eighteenth-Century French Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3080 or permission of the instructor.

FREN 4050 - Topics in Medieval and Renaissance French Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3080 or permission of instructor.

FREN 4060 - Topics in Neoclassical French Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3080 or permission of instructor.

FREN 4070 - Topics in Sixteenth-Century French Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: FREN 3080 or permission of instructor.

FREN 4080 - Topics in Medieval French Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: FREN 3080 or permission of instructor.

FREN 4110 - French Press and Politics
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: FREN 3010 and FREN 3040 or permission of instructor. Focuses on contemporary France and current events, emphasizing the role of media as well as relevant political and social issues. Stresses cultural knowledge and competency in oral and written expression.

FREN 4120 - La Cuisine francaise: le gout et la gourmandise
3 credit hours
 Prerequisite: FREN 3010 or permission of instructor. Focuses on the culinary history of France and its role in the social, economic, and political identity of France.

FREN 4900 - Directed Study in French Literature and Culture
1 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisites: FREN 3010 or permission of instructor. Individualized intensive reading in primary and secondary sources relating to a specific topic in French literature or culture. Arrangements must be made with instructor prior to registration. Proposals must be approved by the French section one month prior to the end of the preceding semester.

FREN 4990 - French for Reading Knowledge
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Graduate Studies or permission of the instructor. For graduate students seeking proficiency in reading French for research purposes. Open to undergraduates seeking to prepare for graduate study. Will not count toward a major or minor in French.