Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

French (FREN)

FREN 101 -  French Language and Culture I  

This course is the first in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the French language.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Global Citizenship, Food, Wellness & Environment Across Cultures, International Business, Transfer Thread Completion Course

FREN 102 -  French Language and Culture II  

This course is the second in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the French language.

Prerequisites: minimum score of 15 in 'Placement in FREN102' or FREN 101D or minimum score of 233 in 'Placement in FREN102'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Global Citizenship, Food, Wellness & Environment Across Cultures, International Business, Transfer Thread Completion Course

FREN 103 -  French Language and Culture III  

This course is the third in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the French language.

Prerequisites: (minimum score of 25 in 'French - SRU Placement Exam' or minimum score of 25 in 'Placement in FREN103') or FREN 102D or minimum score of 318 in 'Placement in FREN103'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Global Citizenship, Food, Wellness & Environment Across Cultures, International Business, Transfer Thread Completion Course

FREN 139 -  Univeristy Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

FREN 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FREN 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FREN 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FREN 201 -  French Conversation 1  

A functional course in speaking and writing French, stressing everyday vocabulary and sentence structure. Some grammar review.

Prerequisites: FREN 103D or minimum score of 35 in 'Placement in FREN200 level' or minimum score of 386 in 'Placement in FREN200 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

FREN 215 -  Topics in French and Francophone Culture  

This course provides deeper knowledge of French and Francophone culture by examining selected topics in French and Francophone culture. This course is taught in English.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FREN 220 -  Reading in French  

An introduction to reading in French at the intermediate level.

Prerequisites: FREN 103D or minimum score of 35 in 'Placement in FREN200 level' or minimum score of 386 in 'Placement in FREN200 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

FREN 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FREN 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FREN 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FREN 300 -  French Grammar and Composition 1  

An intermediate grammar review course emphasizing the basic structure of French.

Prerequisites: minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in FREN300 level' or FREN 201D or FREN 220D or minimum score of 447 in 'Placement in FREN300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 301 -  French Conversation 2  

Development of French vocabulary and conversation skills through intensive study of selected theme areas.

Prerequisites: FREN 201D or FREN 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in FREN300 level' or minimum score of 447 in 'Placement in FREN300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 303 -  Professional French  

Designed to acquaint the student with formal registers and formulas of communication used in all professional communication in the French-speaking world.

Prerequisites: FREN 220D or FREN 201D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in FREN300 level' or minimum score of 447 in 'Placement in FREN300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 305 -  France through the Ages  

An advanced course in the study of the development of French civilization from the earliest times to the end of the 19th century.

Prerequisites: FREN 201D or FREN 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in FREN300 level' or minimum score of 447 in 'Placement in FREN300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 306 -  France and Francophone Identities Today  

An exploration of diverse voices, social groups and societies in francophone literatures through works by francophone writers from all over the world. Designed as an introduction to the literatures and cultures of the francophone world, this course considers issues of social status, history, resistance, representation and identity. Taught in French.

Prerequisites: FREN 220D or FREN 201D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in FREN300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Thematic Thread(s): Transfer Thread Completion Course, Transnational Culture

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 315 -  French Study Abroad  

This course is designed for students who wish to study French/Francophone society firsthand. Students will study the culture, literature, history, art, and other issues concerning the country where the program is offered.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 320 -  Main Currents in French Literature  

An introduction to the study of French literature through prose, drama and poetry.

Prerequisites: FREN 201D or FREN 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in FREN300 level' or minimum score of 447 in 'Placement in FREN300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 330 -  French Literature from the 18th Century to the Present  

Representative works and literary movements in French literature from the eighteenth century to the present will be studied.

Prerequisites: FREN 201D or FREN 220D or minimum score of 447 in 'Placement in FREN300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 350 -  French Linguistics and Phonetics  

An introduction to general linguistics and the practical application of phonetics to the study of French. Analysis and practice of the sound system of the foreign language.

Prerequisites: FREN 201D or FREN 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in FREN300 level' or minimum score of 447 in 'Placement in FREN300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 395 -  Workshop  

Special topics of interest to undergraduates and selected community members. A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 400 -  French Grammar and Composition 2  

An advanced course in the study of French grammar and usage.

Prerequisite: FREN 300D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 401 -  French Conversation 3  

This course will provide the opportunity for advanced students to improve their aural comprehension and their conversation abilities in French.

Prerequisites: FREN 301D and FREN 300D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 402 -  Eighteenth-Century Novel  

A study of the Age of Enlightenment as reflected in the novel.

Prerequisites: FREN 301D and (FREN 300D or FREN 303D or FREN 305D or FREN 306D or FREN 320D or FREN 330D or FREN 350D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 403 -  Nineteenth-Century French Literature  

Readings from the romantic, realistic and naturalistic movements.

Prerequisites: FREN 301D and (FREN 300D or FREN 303D or FREN 305D or FREN 306D or FREN 320D or FREN 330D or FREN 350D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 404 -  Exploring French Culture through Media  

A study of various aspects of modern French literature.

Prerequisites: FREN 301D and (FREN 300D or FREN 303D or FREN 305D or FREN 306D or FREN 320D or FREN 330D or FREN 350D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 411 -  Literature of the Classical Period  

A study of French Classicism, emphasizing the plays of Corneille, Moliere and Racine.

Prerequisites: and (FREN 300D or FREN 303D or FREN 305D or FREN 306D or FREN 320D or FREN 330D or FREN 350D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 430 -  French Literature 12th to 17th Century  

Representative works and literary movements in French Literature from the 12th through the 17th centuries will be studied.

Prerequisite: FREN 300D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 490 -  Independent Study  

Students have an opportunity to study selected areas in greater concentration. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FREN 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.