2013–2014 French Courses


FREN 110 French I (4)
A novice introduction to the written and spoken structures of the language. Cultural appreciation also emphasized.
FREN 111 French II (4)
Continued development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as cultural appreciation.
FREN 220 French III (4)
An intermediate conversation/composition course with some emphasis on grammar. Prerequisite: FREN 111 or consent of instructor.
FREN 221 French IV (4)
Continuation of intermediate conversation/composition with introduction to French civilization and literature. Prerequisite: FREN 220 or consent of instructor.
FREN 300 Special Topics in French (1–4)
This changing-topics course provides a variety of on-campus special interest French language courses, as well as May Term travel courses.
FREN 320 Advanced French II (4)
Continuation of advanced conversation/composition with emphasis on French literature and culture. Some review of intermediate and advanced grammar. Prerequisite: FREN 221 or FREN 320, or consent of instructor.
FREN 370 Survey of Literature (4)
The reading of representative French masterpieces to provide an understanding of the major literary and intellectual developments in French civilization. Analyses of the works enlighten problems of translation, critical approaches, and aesthetic principles. Offered only on as-needed basis. Prerequisites: FREN 320 or equivalent.
FREN 387 Undergraduate Teaching (1–2)
Advanced students work as teaching assistants in FREN 110–111. A maximum of two credit hours of FREN 387 may be applied toward the major or minor. Prerequisite: FREN 320, consent of instructor and language program director.
FREN 401 Directed Studies (1–4)
A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the French Program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean. Recommended for advanced students only.
FREN 440 Internship (1–8)
Offers students the opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with practical experience. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing (for transfer students, at least 15 hours completed at Westminster or permission of instructor), minimum 2.5 GPA, and consent of program director and Career Center internship coordinator.