French

FRE 101: ELEMENTARY FRENCH I

Study of the sounds of French. Imitation and adaptation of structural models to make simple statements. Development of four skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading. Grammar is studied in the context of structural patterns; grammatical explanations are kept to a minimum. The emphasis of the course is on understanding French when it is spoken and speaking it in realistic everyday situations. Open only to students who have not studied French. Native speakers should contact the department to determine their level as well as the courses open to them for credit. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 102: ELEMENTARY FRENCH II

Direct continuation of FRE 101. Writing skills developed through exercises on a given topic. Grammatical explanations continue to be kept to a minimum. Basic patterns of communication and overall structures are stressed. The emphasis of the course remains on understanding and speaking French in realistic everyday situations. Note: Anyone unsure of his or her level should contact the department. Native speakers should also contact the department to determine their level as well as the courses open to them for credit. Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: FRE 101 or permission of department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 199: FRENCH REVIEW

A course designed for students with one or more years of high school French who do not feel ready for FRE 201. The course is a general review of basic French grammar and patterns of communication. The emphasis is on understanding and speaking French. Writing is used to consolidate learning. The content of FRE 101 and FRE 102 is covered in one semester. Note: Native speakers should contact the department to determine their level as well as the courses open to them for credit. Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 201: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

Direct continuation of FRE 102 and FRE 199. Consolidation of basic skills: understanding, reading, speaking and writing. Emphasis on accuracy in speaking and writing as well as understanding complex French. Emphasis is also placed on content of speaking or writing (critical analysis of foreign culture). Note: Native speakers should contact the department to determine their level as well as the courses open to them for credit. Prerequisite: FRE 102 or 199 or permission of department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 202: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

Direct continuation of FRE 201. Consolidation of basic skills: understanding, reading, speaking and writing. Emphasis on accuracy in speaking and writing as well as understanding complex French. Emphasis also on content of speaking or writing (critical analysis of foreign culture). Note: Native speakers should contact the department to determine their level as well as the courses open to them for credit. Prerequisite: FRE 201 or permission of department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 204: FRENCH CULTURE AND LANGUAGE I

An intensive course, three hours per day, five days per week, to be offered in France or in a French-speaking country. The duration of the course is approximately six weeks. It includes guided excursions to areas of cultural interest. Students are housed with local families whenever possible. Participation subject to approval of the department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 205: FRENCH CULTURE AND LANGUAGE II

An intensive course, three hours per day, five days per week, to be offered in France or in a French-speaking country. The duration of the course is approximately six weeks. It includes guided excursions to areas of cultural interest. Students are housed with local families whenever possible. Participation subject to approval of the department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 208: CLTRL APP-FOREIGN LANG SKILLS

A cultural project which offers students the opportunity to learn about language in a non-traditional set up, to be creative and innovative, to relate language to culture, and to test their skills in a communicative manner while rendering a service to the community. Since the course offering changes every year, students should inquire from the department as to what the focus is for that specific semester. Open to students of Spanish or Italian or French. Students to select one language. Prerequisite: FRE 102 or 199 or permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the French language. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to FRE 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to FRE 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 301: ADVANCED FRENCH I

Advanced French conversation and composition. Materials selected from current French newspapers and magazines as well as French and Francophone literature. Review of advanced French grammar. Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


FRE 302: ADVANCED FRENCH II

Continuation of FRE 301. Advanced French conversation and composition. Materials selected from current French newspapers and magazines as well as French and Francophone literature. Review of advanced French grammar. Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014