French Undergraduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

FRE  101 FIRST YEAR FRENCH      (4)

Introduces the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  CU

 

FRE  102 FIRST YEAR FRENCH      (4)

Continuation of FRE 101.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: FRE 101 or International Exchange Student Group CU

 

FRE  199 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

Foundations of intellectual inquiry.  In-depth study of a substantive problem.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

FRE  201 SECOND YEAR FRENCH      (4)

Continuation of FRE 101 and 102.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: FRE 102 or International Exchange Student Group CU

 

FRE  202 SECOND YEAR FRENCH      (4)

Designed to consolidate and increase the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Expansion of vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading.  Course conducted entirely in French.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: FRE 201 or International Exchange Student Group CU

 

FRE  202H SECOND YEAR FRENCH - HONORS      (4)

Designed to consolidate and increase the basic skills:  comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Expansion of vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading.  Course conducted entirely in French.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite:  FRE 201 and Honors Student Group CU

 

FRE  223 FRENCH STUDY ABROAD       (3-6)

Involves spending time in a French-speaking country, possibly living with a local family, and attending intensive classes at an institute or working as an intern. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information.  Department consent required.  

 

FRE  299 SPECIAL TOPICS     (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

FRE  303 INTERMED STYLISTICS      (3)

 

FRE  303W INTERMEDIATE STYLISTICS AND ORAL EXPRESSION      (3)

Emphasizes written and spoken French, with a cultural component and an intensive review of grammar.  This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: FRE 202 or International Exchange Student Group JWRT

 

FRE  304W INTERMEDIATE STYLISTICS AND ORAL EXPRESSION      (3)

Continuation of FRE 303W.  This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: FRE 202 or International Exchange Student Group JWRT

 

FRE  321 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE:  MIDDLE AGES TO EIGHTEENTH CENTURY      (3)

Introduces masterpieces of French prose, poetry, and drama. Presentation of explication de texte method and overview of different periods of literature.  Prerequisite: (FRE 202 with a grade greater than or equal to B) or International Exchange Student Group

 

FRE  322 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE:  NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES      (3)

Introduces the masterpieces of French prose, poetry, and drama. Presentation of explication de texte method and overview of different periods of literature.  Prerequisite: FRE 321 or International Exchange Student Group

 

FRE  323 INTERMEDIATE STUDY ABROAD      (1-6)

Intermediate academic study in French language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.  Department consent required.

 

FRE  323H INTERMEDIATE STUDY ABROAD - HONORS      (1-6)

Intermediate academic study in French language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.  Department consent required.  Prerequisite: Honors Student Group

 

FRE  389 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION      (1-12)

Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only.  Fee required.  No repeat limit.  

 

FRE  399 SPECIAL TOPICS     (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

FRE  401 FRENCH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES      (1-3)

Preparation for special types of careers. Varies from commercial French to international relations, translation and interpretation, and other professionally specific topics.  May be taken more than once if content varies.  Prerequisite: FRE 303W or International Exchange Student Group

 

FRE  402 FRENCH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES      (1-3)

Continuation of FRE 401. May be taken more than once if content varies.  Prerequisite: FRE 303W or International Exchange Student Group

 

FRE  403C ADVANCED STYLISTICS AND ORAL EXPRESSION      (3)

Emphasizes refinement of oral expression and intensive advanced practice in writing French, with a cultural component.  Prerequisite: FRE 304W or International Exchange Student Group CAP

 

FRE  404C ADVANCED STYLISTICS AND ORAL EXPRESSION      (3)

Continuation of FRE 403C.  Prerequisite: FRE 304W or International Exchange Student Group CAP

 

FRE  405 FRENCH CIVILIZATION      (3)

French civilization to French Revolution. Cross-listed with WLLC 405.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: FRE 304W

 

FRE  406 FRENCH CIVILIZATION      (3)

French civilization from French Revolution to present. Cross-listed with WLLC 406.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: FRE 304W

 

FRE  408 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Pass-fail only.  Department consent required.

 

FRE  411 MASTERPIECES OF FRENCH PROSE      (3)

Novels, short stories, and/or essays from at least two centuries. Selections vary but may include such authors as Rabelais, Montaigne, Voltaire, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust, and others.  Prerequisite: FRE 321

 

FRE  412 MASTERPIECES OF FRENCH PROSE      (3)

Continuation of FRE 411.  Prerequisite: FRE 321

 

FRE  421 TOPICS IN FRENCH LITERATURE      (3)

Thematic approach to special topics in French and Francophone literature.  Prerequisite: FRE 322 with grade greater than or equal to B

 

FRE  421H TOPICS IN FRENCH LITERATURE - HONORS      (3)

Thematic approach to special topics in French and Francophone literature.  Prerequisite: FRE 322 with grade greater than or equal to B and Honors Student Group

 

FRE  422 TOPICS IN FRENCH LITERATURE      (3)

Continuation of FRE 421.  Prerequisite: FRE 322 with grade greater than or equal to B

 

FRE  423 ADVANCED STUDY ABROAD      (1-6)

Advanced academic study in French language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.  Department consent required.  

 

FRE  485 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Individualized original research under the supervision of a research adviser.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.  

 

FRE  485C UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Individualized original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.  CAP

 

FRE  497 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-6)

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.

 

FRE  499 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area.  Letter grade only.  No repeat limit.