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French Courses 

Check out our classes for the upcoming Spring semester! We will be offering courses in a whole range of subjects, ranging from literature, grammar, and translation! 

French Courses for Spring 2023

Prerequisite French Classes

  FREN101 French 1. In this five credit introductory course students will learn the basic of the French Language, including grammar, simple senetences, and basic conversational French. No prior knowledge of French is needed in oder to take this course. FREN 102  French 2. In this five credit beginner's course, students will continue to build the foundation in their learning of the French Langauge. This course will help students better prepare for future courses.  prerequiste: FREN101 or equivalent

  French 300 French III In this five credit intermediate course, students will continue advancing their French language skills and cultural awareness. A focus of this course will be the study of fairytales and includes the study of multimedia content.  Prerequisites: FREN102, 103 or equivalent. FREN301 French 4. In this four credit intermediate course, students will continue to refine their language skills and cultural understanding. In addition to review of basic grammatical structures, this course focuses on Paris as a theme- its history, culture, and geography. Many materials studied include music, film, literature, and cultural materials. This course uses an open textbook  Perquisite: FREN 300 or equivalent

 

French Spring 2023 Courses

 

French 500- Level Courses

 

FREN 512 French/Francophone Cinema. Discover French and Francophone cinema through films of the French-speaking world from a variety of periods and genres. This class is appropriate for students who have completed French 4. It counts as an elective for the French major or minor. FREN 512 French/Francophone Cinema. Discover French and Francophone cinema through films of the French-speaking world from a variety of periods and genres. This class is appropriate for students who have completed French 4. It counts as an elective for the French major or minor.

FREN 530   Topics in French/Francophone Literature and Culture Special topics course: This course gives students the opportunity to study one topic in depth over the course of the entire semester.   This class is appropriate for students who have completed French 4. It counts as a required literature course for the French major or minor.

 French 700- Level Courses

 

FREN 713- 18th Century Literature: Imagination and Enterprise Eighteenth century France is a moment of incredible change, creation, and invention, including but not limited to the first flights with the Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon. This course explores the creative impulse, the way in which literary and cultural texts describe invention, capture creativity and contribute to revolutionary thought. Given in French. ​ This class is appropriate for students who have taken at least one 500-level course in French. It counts as a seminar requirement for the French major, or as a required literature course for the French minor.  FREN 720  Occupied France (Special Topic) Special topics course: In this course, students will discover the history and cultural productions of France during the WWII German occupation. This course gives students the opportunity to study one topic in depth over the course of the entire semester. ​ This class is appropriate for students who have taken at least one 500-level course in French. It counts as a seminar requirement for the French major, or as a required literature course for the French minor. ​ Instructor: Staff, contact Dr. Kathleen Antonioli (kantonioli@ksu.edu) with questions.