FH101 First Semester French (4)
Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and the culture of France and Francophone countries. Prerequisite: None.
FH102 Second Semester French (4)
Continuation and development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Further exposure to the culture of the countries. Prerequisite: C- or higher in 101 or equivalent.
FH201 Third Semester French(4)
Expansion of the four language skills and cultural knowledge at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: C or higher in 102 or equivalent.
FH202 Fourth Semester French(4)
Further expansion of the four language skills and cultural knowledge at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: C or higher in FH201 or equivalent.
FH301 Advanced Composition and Grammar Review (3)
Strong emphasis on reading, writing, and grammar review. Students approach writing as a process. Different writing genres are explored, including description, narration, exposition, argumentation and literary analysis. Students study and critique model compositions, and practice the composition process in stages.
FH302: Advanced Oral Communication (3)
Emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension through discussion of current issues. Prerequisite: C or higher in FH202 or equivalent.
FH310 Special Topics (Variable)
Variable topics offered on an occasional basis. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
PH311 Phonetics: Theory and Practice (3) (Offered at CIDEF, Angers, France)
Introduction to theoretical aspects of French phonetics, with application to the correction of students' spoken French.
FH/HY320 Modern France (3)
Survey of French History focusing on the French Revolution, the Bourbon Restoration, the July Monarchy, the Second Republic and the Second Empire, the Third Republic, Occupied France, the Fourth Republic, the Gaullist Revolution, after De Gaulle: Pompidou and Giscard and from "La Grande Alternance" to "Normalisation". Particular emphasis will be given to the role of political memory, the contribution of women and the impact of colonialism and post- colonialism. Students taking the course for French credit will do reading and writing in French. Prerequisite: FH301 or equivalent.
FH325 Culture and Civilization of France (3)
Taught in French, dealing with the history, society, ideas and major works of literature from the Middle Ages through the Fourth Republic. Prerequisite: FH301 or equivalent.
FH327 Contemporary France (3)
Taught in French. Study of contemporary institutions, society, politics, and culture. Prerequisite: FH301 or equivalent.
FH/SY370: Service Learning (3)
This interdisciplinary course prepares students for their experience abroad. The academic preparation helps us understand concepts of service and social justice. We analyze art, socio-political movements, and history regarding the people we will encounter. Those students taking this course for language credit will write their journal entries and essays in that target language. Pre –rec for SH 370 is SH301 and SY370 is instructor approval. There is a mandatory travel component and student course fee to fulfill participation within this course.
FH398 Advanced Readings in French (Variable)
Individually negotiated program of readings on selected topics established by contract between instructor and student. Contracts are filed with the Registrar. Prerequisite: Approval of the chairperson.
FH399 Independent Project (Variable)
Individually negotiated project of defined nature that is established by contract between instructor and student. Contracts are filed with the Registrar. Prerequisite: Approval of the chairperson.
FH401: Seminar in French Studies (3)
Variable topics in French literature and culture, in seminar form for students with advanced skills in French reading and speaking. Credits may be earned under different seminar content. Prerequisites: FH 301 and 302 or equivalent
WL405 Theory and Business of Translation (3)
Students from various language interests will explore and discuss theoretical approaches to translation, practical problems translators encounter, and prepare themselves for careers in translation. In addition, the course will be supplemented with distinguished professionals in the field of translation to discuss their own translations and experiences in translation. Prerequisite: FH/GN/JE or SH202 or instructor approval.
LF411 Advanced French Translation (3) (Offered at CIDEF, Angers, France)
Translation from novels, newspapers, and magazines to Find French equivalents for English words and expressions. Prerequisites: Advanced students only.
FH413 French for Professions (3)
This content-based language course, taught in French, introduces economic, business and professional terminology through the study of the following topics: financial institutions (banking, stock market, and insurance); business practices (business letters and resumes); trade and advertising; the internal structure and legal forms of French companies. One of the other goals of this course is to also prepare the students to take one of the exams offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry: the Diplôme de Français Professionnel, Affaires, B2 (www.francais.CCIP.fr). This exam will be held on campus in December. Offered alternate years. Prerequisites: FH 301 or equivalent. No business background necessary.
FH415 French Translation: Concepts and Practice (3)
Introduction to methods, techniques, and problems involved in translating from French into English. Emphasis is on the practice of translating general materials with some consideration for the translation of specialized materials, such as subtitles. The course will also involve the discussion of translation problems, recognition of appropriate solutions, and the use of speciﬁc translation strategies in French to English translation. Prerequisite: FH301 or equivalent.
FH497 Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary School, 9–12 (3)
These courses do not count as credit hours toward the foreign language major, but rather as methodology courses for the Education Department. Offered every Spring. Prerequisite: FH301 and 302 or equivalent.
FH499 Study Abroad (Variable)
Prerequisite: A French major or minor.