​Listed below are the course descriptions of the classes offered by the French Program in compliance with the 2016-17 CMU Bulletin.  Click here to view the CMU bulletins.

FRN 101     Elementary French I  4(4-0)
Designed for students who have had no French. Basic language skills. Introduction to the culture of the French-speaking countries. Students who have had previous preparation in French are required to take a placement exam. Students who have had more than two years of high school French may not enroll without permission of instructor. (University Program Group IV-B: Studies in Cultures Outside of the Anglo-American Tradition)

FRN 102     Elementary French II  4(4-0)
Basic language skills. Continuation of FRN 101. Recommended: FRN 101. (University Program Group IV-B: Studies in Cultures Outside of the Anglo-American Tradition)

FRN 105     Accelerated Elementary French   4(4-0)
Intended for students with high school or other preparation in French who are not ready to begin Intermediate French.  Combines FRN 101 and 102. Students with previous preparation in French are rerquired to take a placement exam. (University Program Group IV-B:  Studies in Cultures Outside of the Anglo-American Tradition)

FRN 110     Study Abroad  1-8(Spec)
Intended for beginning students studying abroad. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

FRN 201     Intermediate French I  4(4-0)
Review of grammar and further development of all language skills. May be offered as Writing Intensive.  Recommended: FRN 102. (University Program Group IV-B:  Studies in Cultures Outside of the Anglo-American Tradition)

FRN 202     Intermediate French II  4(4-0)
Review of grammar and further development of all language skills.  May be offered as Writing Intensive. Recommended: FRN 201. (University Program Group IV-B: Studies in Cultures Outside of the Anglo-American Tradition)

FRN 210     Study Abroad  1-18(Spec)
Intended for intermediate students studying abroad. Prerequisites: FRN 102.

FRN 310     Study Abroad  1-18(Spec)
Intended for advanced students studying abroad. Prerequisites: FRN 202; permission of instructor.

FRN 315     Advanced French I  3(3-0)
Building advanced communicative skills in French through practical composition and conversation. Refinement of grammar. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 316     Advanced French II  3(3-0)
Building advanced communicative skills in French through practical composition and conversation. Refinement of grammar.  Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 320     French Civilization  3(3-0)
A study of various aspects of French culture from its beginnings through the nineteenth century. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 321WI     France Today  3(3-0)
Various aspects of the political, social, economic, intellectual, artistic, and literary life of contemporary France. Writing Intensive. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 330     Survey of French Literature (Beginning to 1800)  3(3-0)
Develops acquaintance with the literature of France from the Middle Ages to 1800 through selections from representative authors. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 331     Survey of French Literature (1800 to Present)  3(3-0)
Develops acquaintance with the literature of France from the Middle Ages to the present. Selections from representative authors. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 333     Survey of Francophone Literature  3(3-0)
This course examines Francophone prose, poetry and film selectionsn. May be offered as Writing Intensive.  Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 335     French for Business  3(3-0)
Designed for students interested in acquiring vocabulary related to business and in developing fluency in writing and reading business letters and reports. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 340    Foreigners in France in the 20th and 21st Centuries 3(3-0)
An examination of 20th and 21st century immigration waves in France as depicted in historical and literary texts as well as in films.  May be offered as Writing Intensive.  Recommended: FRN 202

FRN 350    French and Francophone Film 3(3-0)
A study of French-language film within the context of French and francophone cultures.  Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 353    Youth Literature in French  3(3-0)
An examination of selected children's and young adult literature from France and the Francophone world. May be offered as Writing Intensive.  Recommended: FRN 202

FRN 370     French Pronunciation and Diction  3(3-0)
Study of phonetics and practice of intonation and pronunciation patterns. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 391   Topics in French and Francophone Cultures 1-12(Spec)
Topics of interest in French and francophone literature and civilization.  Students may repeat the course as long as the topic differs.

FRN 410     Study Abroad  1-12(Spec)
Intended for advanced students studying abroad. Prerequisites: 6 hours at the 300 level; permission of instructor.

FRN 411     Practicum in Teaching French  3(2-1 )
Techniques for teaching and testing foreign language skills, planning lessons and units, and selecting materials for secondary-level classrooms.  Practical experience through mini- teaching situations. Prerequisites: two 300-level courses; passing the competency test; departmental permission.

FRN 412     Practicum: Secondary Field Experience  1(Spec)
Pre-student teaching experience in middle or high school teaching situations. CR/NC only. Corequisite: FRN 411.

FRN 420     Literature and Culture of Quebec  3(3-0)
A study of various aspects of Quebec society and a few of Quebec's major writers. May be offered as Writing Intensive.  Recommended: two 300-level French courses.

FRN 421     Foreign Language in Elementary Schools  1(1-0)
Techniques for teaching and testing foreign language skills, planning lessons and units, and selecting materials for the elementary school classrooms. Practical experience through mini-teaching situations. Corequisite: FRN 411.

FRN 422     Practicum: Elementary Field Experience  1(Spec)
Pre-student teaching experience in elementary teaching situations. CR/NC only. Corequisite:  FRN 421.

FRN 423WI     France at War in the 20h Century  3(3-0)
From the late 19th-century roots of World War I through the aftermath of the Algerian War, this course examines representations of France's major 20th-century conflicts.  Writing Intensive.  Recommended: two 300-level French courses.

FRN 510     Study Abroad  1-12(Spec)
Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying abroad. Prerequisites: 6 hours of French at the 400 level; permission of instructor.

FRN 531     Practicum in French Stylistics  3(3-0)
Study and analysis of composition and style. Recommended: FRN 315, FRN 316; 6 additional FRN credit hours in courses 300 or above.

FRN 591     Studies in French Culture  1-6(Spec)
Advanced study of topics of interest in French and francophone literatures and civilizations. Credit hours vary; may be repeated for different topics.  Recommended: FRN 315 or 316.

FRN 597     Independent Study  1-6(Spec)
The in-depth study of a topic under the direction of a faculty member who together with a student designs the format of the study. Prerequisites: At least 6 FRN credit hours at the 300 level or above; permission of the instructor and department chairperson.