Ithaca College

School of Humanities and Sciences

French Courses

Unless otherwise specified, all courses will be taught in French.

FREN-10100 Elementary French I HU LA 3a, g

Beginning course. Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing simple idiomatic French in the context of French and francophone cultures. Emphasizes participation and self-expression. Open to students with no previous French, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FREN-10200 Elementary French II HU LA 3a, g

Continuation of FREN-10100. Limited to students who have successfully completed FREN-10100 with a grade of C- or better, or by placement examination. Prerequisites: FREN-10100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FREN-10400 Intensive Elementary French HU LA 3a, g

An accelerated introductory-level course for students who have previously studied French. The course prepares students for FREN-20100 by reviewing material covered in FREN-10100 and presenting FREN-10200 content. Students may not receive credit for both FREN-10400 and FREN-10100 or FREN-10200. By placement only. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FREN-20100 Intermediate French I HU LA 3a, g

Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing French. Special emphasis is given to French culture. Prerequisites: FREN-10200 or FREN-10400 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FREN-20200 Intermediate French II HU LA 3a, g

Continuation of FREN-20100. Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing French. Special emphasis is given to French culture. Prerequisites: FREN-20100 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FREN-20300 French Intermediate Conversation LA HU

An optional conversation course for students enrolled in FREN-20100 and FREN-20200 who want to maximize their conversational skills. May be repeated for a total of 2 credits. Does not count towards major or minor. Corequisites: FREN-20100 or FREN-20200. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

FREN-29900 Independent Study U LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-30100 Spoken and Written Communication HU LA 3a, g

Developing spoken and written communication skills at the third-year level. Reading and discussion of contemporary material. Also offered through the London Center (F,O). Prerequisites: FREN-20200 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FREN-31200 French Literature in Translation HU LA 3a, g

Study of the principal works of major French writers. Readings and all class activities are in English. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or fine arts. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-31300 Introduction to French Literature HU LA 3a, g

A study of representative texts in French literature in all genres. Prerequisites: FREN-30100 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-32200 Advanced French Grammar and Composition HU LA 3a, g

Advanced study of French grammar with an emphasis placed on composition, including register, genres, and style. Prerequisites: FREN-30100 (or equivalent with permission of instructor). 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-32300 French Phonetics HU LA

Intensive practical phonetics for American speakers of French. Emphasis is placed on correct pronunciation, orthography, and understanding of contemporary dialects. Prerequisites: FREN-30100. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-34200 Conversational French HU LA

An advanced course in conversation and discussion of contemporary events. Prerequisites: FREN-30100. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-34300 The Evolution of French Civilization HU LA 1, g, h

Study of how concrete elements of French civilization, key figures, government, society, ideas, literature, and the arts evolved from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FREN-30100. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-34400 Contemporary French Culture HU LA 1, g, h

Exploring modern France and francophone countries from a total culture point of view: geography, politics, and economy, as well as literature, sciences, music, cinema, gastronomy, and the arts. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FREN-30100 (or equivalent with permission of instructor). 3 credits. (F,E)

FREN-34500 Francophone Literature HU LA

An introduction to the literature of French expression originating outside France. Discussions will focus on colonization, postcolonization, religion (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, animism), gender, and ethnicity. Prerequisites: FREN-30100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-35700 Advanced Writing HU LA

Study of diverse literary models, composition, and translation, according to individual needs. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: FREN-32200 or equivalent with permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-37700 Selected Topics in French Literature and Culture HU LA

Study of a genre, time period, group of authors, or single major writer. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Taught in French. Prerequisites: FREN-30100 or equivalent with permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-39900 Independent Study U LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: FREN-30100; permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-40100 Seventeenth- and 18th-Century French Literature HU LA

Study of representative works. Prerequisites: FREN-30100 or equivalent with permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-40400 The French Medieval Experience HU LA

An introduction to the culture of medieval France, with a focus on literature. Most selections will be in modern French. Readings may include La Chanson de Roland, ChrŽtien de Troyes' legends of the Round Table; lais of Marie de France, and poems of Fran?ois Villon. Prerequisites: FREN-30100. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-41500 French Literature of the Renaissance HU LA

An introduction to the literature of 16th-century France in a historical and cultural context. Readings may include Montaigne, Marguerite de Navarre, Rabelais, and Pl?iade poets Ronsard and Du Bellay, among others. Prerequisites: FREN-30100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-45100 Nineteenth- and 20th-Century French Literature HU LA

Study of representative works. Prerequisites: FREN-30100 or equivalent with permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-47700 Seminar: Readings in French Literature HU LA

Selected themes or topics in French literature. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

FREN-49900 Independent Study U LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits. (IRR)