Texas A&M University-Kingsville

French (FREN)

  • Le Club Francais offers social and cultural events throughout the year.
  • Students in French travel to French-speaking countries, such as Martinique and Paris.

Courses for Freshmen

Some majors ask their students to take a foreign language to gain insight into both culture and communication. French courses satisfy this requirement.

1311. Elementary French I. (FREN 1311) 3(3-0)

For students without previous knowledge of the language. An introductory course teaching the fundamentals of French in order to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities. Language laboratory required.

1312. Elementary French II. (FREN 1312) 3(3-0)

Continuation of FREN 1311. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: FREN 1311 or departmental approval.

 

Courses for Sophomores

For those majors that require two years of foreign language, the sophomore courses in French fulfill the requirement.

2311. Intermediate French. (FREN 2311) 3(3-0)

Continuation of FREN 1312. Emphasis on speaking and listening abilities. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: FREN 1312 or two or more years of high school French with departmental approval.

2312. Intermediate French. (FREN 2312) 3(3-0)

Continuation of FREN 2311. Emphasis on reading and writing abilities. Language laboratory available. Prerequisite: FREN 1312 or two or more years of high school French with departmental approval.

 

Upper-Division Courses

Upper-Division courses are for French minors and can also count as upper-division electives.

3301. Advanced Grammar and Composition. 3(3-0)

The basic principles and formal study of grammar. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of French.

3321. French Literature to 1800. 3(3-0)

History of French literature in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and classical period through the 18th century. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of French.

3322. French Literature from 1800. 3(3-0)

History of French literature from 1800 through contemporary literature. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of French.

4301. Advanced Written and Oral Composition. 3(3-0)

Written and oral presentations: expository, persuasive, narrative and descriptive. Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of advanced French.

4310. Selected Topics in French Civilization and Literature. 3(3-0)

Topics include aspects of French civilization such as art, music and cinema and themes presented through all literary genres such as changing roles in society, education, religion and justice. Conducted in French. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of advanced French.

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