Listed below are the course descriptions of the classes offered by the French Program in compliance with the 2019-20 CMU Bulletin. To view the most current classes offered by CMU, 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 cultures of French-speaking countries. Students who have had previous preparation in French are required to take a placement test. Students who have had more than two years of high school French may not enroll without permission of instructor. This course may be offered in an online format. (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 Global Cultures)

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

FRN 316 Conversation & Composition 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 325 French Literature in Translation  3(3-0)
Interpretation and discussion of representative works of French-language literature from France and the Francophone world with a focus on their social and cultural context. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-A: Human Events and Ideas)

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)
General acquaintance with the literature of France from 1800 to the present. Selections from representative authors. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 333 Francophone Literature and Culture  3(3-0)
This course examines Francophone prose, poetry and film selections. 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 360 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: FRN 202 or the equivalent.

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

FRN 375 French/English Translation  3(3-0)
Introduction to the theory, practice and history of translating French to English. May be offered as Writing Intensive. 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. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Recommended: FRN 202.

FRN 410 Study Abroad  1-12(Spec)
Intended for advanced students studying abroad. Prerequisites: 6 hours of French 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 situation. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: FRN 411.

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 classroom. Practical experience through mini-teaching situations. Co-requisites: FRN 411.

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

FRN 423WI France at War in the 20th 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 Advanced Topics in French and Francophone Cultures  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.