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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to French language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003787)
Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of FREN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003792)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (003804)
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101 and FREN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003795)
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101, FREN 102, and FREN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003794)
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
Practice in the spoken language. Focus on comprehension, expression, and vocabulary-building. 3 hours discussion. (003800)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020837)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (003805)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (003806)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
FREN 301 - FREN 303: Practice in speaking, writing, and reading. Focus on the development and accurate use of complex language patterns. These courses are non-sequential. 3 hours discussion. (003807)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or three yeras of high school French or equivalent.
A survey of French business practices. Designed for students interested in international business or affairs, or who intend to travel for business in French-speaking countries. The course includes films, readings, and class discussion focusing on the economic, political, and social aspects of French culture. 3 hours discussion. (003809)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
An introduction to French history and geography as well as French art, literature, philosophy, education, economy, social classes, and politics. 3 hours discussion. (003812)
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
A survey of French literature with special emphasis on genres, literary techniques, and methods of analysis, early French literature to the French Revolution. 3 hours discussion. (003815)
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
A survey of French literature with special emphasis on genres, literary techniques, and methods of analysis, Romantic to Contemporary Period. 3 hours discussion. (003816)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (003824)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (003825)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
This course introduces students to the study of linguistics as it relates to French. Topics include the evolution of the language from Latin to modern French, as well as historical and contemporary states of the language as they relate to phonology, morphology, and semantics. Practical application of knowledge, and the improvement of students' pronunciation, are stressed. Taught in French. 3 hours lecture. (003834)
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
Varying content may emphasize the historical development of the theater or may choose the work of a single author. 3 hours discussion. (003826)
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
This course involves study of literature and society in Francophone Africa from the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria) through Senegal and West Africa to Madagascar and the Reunion Island, New France (Quebec), the French Caribbean, the South Pacific (Tahiti), and Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia). 3 hours seminar. (003828)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
Study of the baroque and classic periods, including the waning of the seventeenth century. Major focus on theater. 3 hours discussion. (003817)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
Study of the important trends of the period as seen through representative novels and plays. 3 hours discussion. (003818)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
Study of the various literary movements across the century (romanticism, Parnasse, realism, naturalism, symbolism) in both prose and poetry. 3 hours discussion. (003819)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
Varying content may include writers of prose, poetry, and theater and literary movements such as surrealism, existentialism, the New Novel, and feminism. 3 hours discussion. (003820)
An introduction to French cinema as a narrative form, with emphasis on key films and directors from various periods of French film history. The class is taught in English. All films have English subtitles. 3 hours discussion. (003813)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing
Corequisites: another upper-division French literature course.
Writing essays in English on French literature. Purpose is to ensure ability to write correct English in a style suitable to general essay writing. 1 hour discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003823)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (003844)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (003845)
Prerequisites: Six units in FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; 12 other upper-division French units; a grade-point average in the top 5% of French majors; an interview; faculty permission.
Intensive study of scholarly approaches to problems in French language, literature or culture and training in the use of secondary sources to back up original ideas, leading to the production and public presentation of a scholarly project involving substantial research and earning a grade of B or higher for the designation of Honors in the Major. To be taken under faculty supervision for a total of six units in consecutive semesters. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003847)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003853)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020932)
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