111. Beginning French I. 5 semester hours.
Emphasis on elementary grammar, oral practice and required laboratory. Open to the beginner, except by permission or placement. Every year.
112F. Beginning French II. 5 semester hours.
Grammar review, composition, oral practice, reading and required laboratory. Prerequisite: French 111 or equivalent. Every semester.
140A. Themes of Francophone Literature. 2 - 4 semester hours.
The course introduces students to francophone literary traditions. Representative works are studied and discussed. Lectures, readings and discussions are in English. Some sections are writing intensive. Every year.
French 150F. Intermediate French. 5 semester hours
The course is designed to offer intermediate-level students an opportunity to acquire communications skills, improve their knowledge of how French works, and develop an awareness and appreciation of francophone culture. Prerequisites : Fren 112 or placement.
230. French Topics. 1-6 semester hours.
Topics, chosen by the instructor, designed to be of interest to the entire campus community. Taught in English or in French, as designated by the instructor. Some sections may be writing intensive. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit. Students may be awarded 5 or 6 semester hours for study abroad only.
241: Foreign Language Learning Center Tutor Training. 2 semester hours.
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train incoming and
potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign
Language Learning Center (FLLC). Students who complete the course will
receive a certificate from the College Reading and Learning Association
stating that they are certified level 2 tutors. This course is mandatory for
employment in the FLLC. Every year. There are no course prerequisites for this course, but students must be recommended by a language faculty member.
260: La Vie contemporaine des francophones (Contemporary
Francophone Culture). 2 semester hours
Consideration of topics in contemporary life in francophone cultures
with a focus on conversation, including study of practical vocabulary of daily life, and grammar
review. Taught in French. Prerequisite: French 112 or placement. Offered alternate years.
261: L’Environnement naturel du monde francophone (The Natural
Environment of the Francophone World): 2 semester hours.
This is a content-based reading and conversation course that focuses on
the role of the natural environment in the lives of Francophones; it explores some of the
distinctive ways in which French-speaking people around the world express their regard and
concern for the natural world. Prerequisite: successful completion of FREN 112 or placement.
Offered alternate years.
262: La Traduction : théorie et pratique ; (Translation : Theory and Practice). 2 semester hours
This course will examine the theory behind the approaches to translation as well as offering students practical experience in translating from English to French and from French to English. Prerequisite: French 112 or placement. Offered alternate years.
263: La Culture et le film francophones (Francophone culture and film): 2 semester hours
This is a content-based conversation course that uses the medium of film to explore various aspects of French culture and history. Prerequisite: successful completion of French 112 or placement. Offered alternate years.
264: Moments de l’histoire francophone (Highlights of francophone history): 2 semester hours
This is a content-based course that offers a general overview of French
history from the Roman conquest to the Fifth Republic and the end of the colonial empire.
Prerequisite: successful completion of French 112 or placement. Offered alternate years.
265: Qui sont les Français ? L’Identité nationale (Who are the French ? National Identity): 2 semester hours
Consideration of topics in contemporary French culture, including study of comparative cultures, national identity and educational institutions today. Taught in French. Prerequisite: French 112 or placement. Offered alternate years.
303: Panorama de la littérature française, 4 semester hours
Survey of major writers in French literature from the medieval period through the 20th century. Taught in French. Prerequisite: 4 semester hours at the 200-level. Taught every third semester.
304: Histoire française/philosophie européenne, 4 semester hours.
This is a content-based course that explores the relationship between European philosophy and continental French history. Prerequisite: 4 semester hours at the 200- level. Offered every third semester.
305: Traduction et stylistique, 4 semester hours.
This course focuses mainly on literary translation as a mechanism for examining principles of grammar and style in French and English. Prerequisite: 4 semester hours at the 200-level. Offered every third semester.
330. French Topics. 4 semester hours.
Study of special subjects, chosen by the instructor and described in the course schedule each term. Some sections writing intensive. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit.
380. Methods for Teaching Foreign Language (K-12). 4 semester hours.
Course to acquire an understanding of the history and rationale for foreign language instruction and of the relationship between theories of language learning and classroom practice. The student learns to plan, implement, and evaluate language instruction for students at the elementary and secondary school levels, and to enrich curriculum content to promote appreciation of the customs, values and history of other cultures. Field experience is included. Prerequisite: Completion of two 200-level courses in the target language or by permission of the instructor. Alternate years.
401: Thèmes dans la littérature française, 4 semester hours
Study of special subjects, chosen by the instructor and described in the course schedule each semester. Taught in French. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: 4 semester hours at the 300-level or permission of instructor.
402: Thèmes de la culture francophone : 4 semester hours
Themes in French culture. This course addresses various aspects of francophone culture using materials deriving from political science, geography, sociology and anthropology. Actual themes will vary from year to year, and will range from globalization to political wrangling, French style. Taught in French. Prerequisite: 4 semester hours at the 300- level. Offered alternate years.
403: Thèmes dans l’histoire intellectuelle française, 4 semester hours.
This is a content-based course that addresses various aspects of French intellectual history using materials drawn from a number of academic disciplines. Actual topics will vary from year to year, and can range from “Literature and the Plastic Arts in Nineteenth- Century France” to “Existentialism and Twentieth Century French Film.” Prerequisite: 4 semester hours at the 300-level. Offered alternate years.
450. Senior Seminar. 4 semester hours.
Review of major literary movements and genres. Required of majors. Writing intensive. Every spring.
490. Independent Study. Variable credit.
This course may be repeated for credit.
491. Internship. Variable credit.
This course may be repeated for credit.
499. Honors Thesis/Project. Variable credit.
Prerequisite: 3.50 GPA and permission of the Department Chair.