University of Maine at Farmington 2020-2021 Catalog

 
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  FRE 101H - Elementary French I

An introduction to French that emphasizes basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills within a matrix of general cultural studies. Intended for students with no previous background in the language, or not more than one year of high school French. Pass/Fail option. Every year.



Credit: 4

  FRE 102H - Elementary French II

A continuation of FRE 101H, emphasizing further development of basic communicative skills. Prerequisite(s): FRE 101H or placement exam. Pass/Fail option. Every year.



Credit: 4

  FRE 191 - Conversation at French Table

Students attend two French tables per week with French assistants. Conversations are conducted in French in order to increase fluency. Course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: FRE 102H or permission of instructor. (Pass/Fail only.) Every semester.



Credit: 1

  FRE 201H - Intermediate French

An intermediate course designed to build and expand upon the skills acquired in French 101H-102H. Conducted in French, this course includes grammar review and practice as well as vocabulary building. Emphasis is placed on the oral and written application of the French language through the study and discussion of authentic texts and cultural content. Prerequisite: FRE 102H or permission of instructor. (Pass/Fail only). Every year.



Credit: 4

  FRE 206H - Oral Communication and Culture

This course includes reading and writing but will emphasize oral communication through listening exercises, expository reports, and class discussions about Francophone culture.  It aims to develop linguistic fluency and an appreciation of Francophone culture. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201H or placement exam. Pass/Fail option. Every two years.



Credit: 4

  FRE 277 - Topics in French

The study of a specialized topic not offered in the usual curriculum. Varies. 



Credit: 2-4

  FRE 300 - Advanced French for Communication

In this course, students review and expand on the basic structures of French, with particular emphasis on difficult grammatical aspects. They also work toward developing a more extensive vocabulary. The class will include intensive practice to strengthen oral and written expression. Readings may include literary and cultural texts, and assignments may include oral presentations and both creative and academic writing assignments. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201 Course. (Pass/Fail Option) Every two years.



Credit: 4

  FRE 301 - French Film

This course offers a thematic and/or historic study of French culture from the perspective of film. The class will emphasize oral communication through discussion and presentation of assigned films. It will also strengthen expository and analytical writing in French. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201 or permission of instructor. Pass/Fail option. Every two years.



Credit: 4

  FRE 302 - People & Cultures of the Francophone World

This course will expose students to various aspects of the Francophone World by examining history, culture, customs and popular culture of people who have been in contact with the French colonial past. Students will learn how the Francophone identities have been shaped in different parts of the world including Québec, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and West Indies.  Students will engage with different approaches to cultural productions including films, texts, music, and images. Although, the focus of this course will be on people and cultures of the Francophone world, students will learn how France and the Francophone world engage with each other in the 21st century. Prerequisite: FRE 201H. Pass/Fail option. Every three years.



Credit: 4

  FRE 303 - People & Cultures of France

This course will focus on contemporary France. Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the production of French culture as well as various current artistic and intellectual movements through texts such as literature, film, digital media, and newspaper articles. In order to better understand contemporary debates in French society today, this course will examine essential historical events that have shaped modern France, such as the French Revolution, the colonial empire, WWII, the Indochina War, and the Algerian War. The course will also examine France in relationship to the United States, the Francophone world, and the European community. Prerequisite: FRE 201H. Pass/Fail option. Every three years.



Credit: 4

  FRE 377 - Topics in French & Francophone Studies

Intensive study of an individual topic, genre, period, literary movement, or author. This course can be taken more than once since the topic varies. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201H, or placement exam. (Pass/Fail option) Varies.



Credit: 4

  FRE 397 - Independent Study in French

Offers the student the possibility of advanced work in French, under the direction of a faculty member. Selected topics may include aspects of the language, literature, and civilization of France or of other French-speaking areas. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Pass/Fail option. Varies.



Credit: 1-4

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