Department of Modern European Language

DEPARTMENT OF MODERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGE

 

100 LEVEL:    FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 012Oral Expression I2
2FRE 111Oral French Comprehension I2
3FRE 112Laboratory Exercises I2
4FRE 121Basic French Grammar I2
ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ONE)
5GER 101Elementary German I2
6SPA  101Elementary Spanish I2
7RUS 101Elementary Russian I2
                                                             REQUIRED COURSES
8GSS 101Use of English 11
9GSS104History and Philosophy of Science2
10GSS 108Basic Igbo Studies I1
  TOTAL14

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 022Oral Expression II2
2FRE 113Oral French Comprehension II2
3FRE 114Laboratory Exercises II2
4FRE 122French Grammar II2
ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ONE)
5GER 102Elementary German II2
6SPA 102Elementary Spanish II2
7RUS 102Elementary Russian II2
                                                             REQUIRED COURSES
8GSS 102Use of English II1
9GSS 103Introduction to Philosophy and Logic2
10GSS 109Basic Igbo Studies II1
  TOTAL14

 

200 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 211Oral Expression and Comprehension I2
2FRE 221Basic French Grammar2
3FRE 222Introduction to Phonetics2
4FRE 231Introduction to French Composition2
5FRE 241Readings in French I2
ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ONE)
6GER 201Intermediate German I2
7SPA   201Intermediate Spanish I2
8RUS  201Intermediate Russian I2
                                                            REQUIRED COURSES
9GSS 107Nigerian Peoples and Culture2
  TOTAL14

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 212Oral Expression and Comprehension II2
2FRE 223French Phonetics and Phonology2
3FRE 224Intermediate French Grammar2
4FRE 232French Composition I2
5FRE 242Readings in French II2
6FRE  245Introduction to African Literature in French2
                                                    ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ONE)
7GER 202Intermediate German II2
8SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II2
9RUS 202Intermediate Russian II2
  TOTAL14

 

 

300 LEVEL:FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 321French Grammatical Structures I3
2FRE 331French Composition2
3FRE 341Introduction to French Literature3
4FRE 351Culture and Civilisation of Francophone World2
5FRE 371Introduction to Research Methods2
  ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ONE)
6GER 301Advanced German I2
7SPA 301Advanced Spanish I2
8RUS 301Advanced Russian I2
  TOTAL14

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 323French Grammatical Structures II3
2FRE 332Stylistics and Composition2
3FRE 342French Literature: Middle Ages, 16th&17th Cent.4
4FRE 343Introduction to French Poetry and Drama2
5FRE 344Critical Appreciation of Literature2
  ELECTIVES (CHOOSE ONE)
6GER 302Advanced German II2
7SPA   302Advanced Spanish II2
8RUS  302Advanced Russian II2
  TOTAL14

 

 

 

400 LEVEL (YEAR ABROAD):     FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 411Communication Skills2
2FRE 421Advanced Studies in French Grammar Structure2
3FRE 431Composition and Stylistics2
4FRE 441Survey of African Literature in French3
5FRE 442French Prose2
6FRE 451Culture and Civilisation of France2
7FRE 461Introduction to Translation2
8FRE 471Phonetics and Phonology2
  TOTAL17

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 412Advanced Oral French2
2FRE 422Advanced Studies in French Grammar2
3FRE 432Composition and Stylistics2
4FRE 44318th Century French Literature3
5FRE 444Literature and Philosophy2
6FRE 462Intermediate Translation2
7FRE 472French Phonetics2
8FRE 473Linguistics and Stylistics2
  TOTAL17

 

 

500 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 511Advanced Oral French2
2FRE 521General Linguistics2
3FRE 531Essay Writing in French2
4FRE 542Caribbean Francophone Literature2
  REQUIRED COURSES
5CSC 101Computer Programming and Language I2
  TOTAL10

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 512Advanced Oral French II2
2FRE 522Linguistics Applied to the teaching of French2
3FRE 54119th Century French Literature3
4FRE 562World Literature in Translation2
  REQUIRED COURSES
5CSC 102Computer Programming and Language II2
  TOTAL11

 

 

600 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE        643African Literature in French(Poetry & Drama)2
2FRE        64420th Century French Literature3
3FRE        646Literary Criticism in French2
4FRE        661Advanced Translation I2
  TOTAL9

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NCOURSE CODESCOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
  COMPULSORY  COURSES 
1FRE 645African Literature in French (Prose)2
2FRE 663Advanced Translation II2
3FRE 671Project/Research4
  TOTAL8

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

FRE 012:   ORAL EXPRESSION I

This course aims at fixing and practising sentences to which the students are exposed in basic oral French

 

FRE O21:  BASIC FRENCH ORAL SKILLS II

This is a continuation of FRE 011 whereby activities requiring human communication are widened.

 

FRE 022:  ORAL EXPRESSION II

This course aims at perfecting the skills acquired in FRE 021 in order to enable the students work towards automatism in spoken French.

FRE 111:  ORAL FRENCH COMPREHENSION I

This course is aimed at helping the students acquire conversational fluency in the French language. Situational learning is encouraged through the use of CDs in the audio visual room.

 

FRE 112:  LABORATORY EXERCISES I

This is the study of French grammar and syntax and analysis of standard French structures in the language laboratory. Recommended CD: L’echo/Studio 100.

 

FRE 113:  ORAL FRENCH COMPREHENSION II

This course is a continuation of FRE 111. It aims at helping students acquire oral French fluency in conversational French. Everyday activities and real life situations are used in the audio visual laboratory to motivate students and ensure their participation.

 

FRE 114:  LABORATORY EXERCISES II

This is a continuation of FRE 112. This course involves practice of phonetics with drilling in listening and speaking skills in and outside the language laboratory aimed at equipping the students for second articulatory habits and speech automatism. Examples will be used on sentence patterns and on automatic responses in simple situations.

 

FRE 121:  BASIC FRENCH GRAMMAR I

This course exposes the students to the rudiments of the structure of French sentences. It emphasizes the acceptable order of meaningful elements in French language.

 

FRE 122:      BASIC FRENCH GRAMMAR II

This course is a continuation of FRE 121. It deepens the students’ knowledge of French grammar and syntax as standard French structures.

 

FRE 211:  ORAL EXPRESSION AND COMPREHENSION I

A comprehension of written French in form of exercises based on selected passages. Emphasis is laid on the use of French and Francophone documents (songs, short plays etc) to help students to communicate and express themselves freely. This will also enable them to increase their vocabulary.  

 

FRE 212:  ORAL EXPRESSION AND COMPREHENSION II

This is a continuation of FRE 212 in a more advanced form. The comprehension exercises are drawn from selected texts written by French and African Francophone authors.

 

FRE 221:  FRENCH GRAMMAR I

This is the study of French grammar and syntax with the aim of preparing students for composition and translation courses. The course emphasizes elementary grammar, conjugation of verbs (present indicative), accords, lexis, adjectives, gender of nouns and adjectives.

 

FRE 222:  INTRODUCTION TO PHONETICS

The emphasis in this course will be palced on the acquisition of good pronunciation of French sounds especially in the language laboratory. There should also be classroom work on sound structures through corrective phonetics. Lucile Chaliac et Anne- Claude Motron: Phonetique progressive du français.

 

FRE 223:      FRENCH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY

This course deals principally with practical application of French phonetics. Students are taught French sounds (vowels and consonants) which are then used in oral exercises and in the analysis of standard French production. It is a study of vocal aspects of speech from articulatory and acoustic point of view. Phonetic transcription, description and classification of French sounds will be taught as well as prosody and phonetic analysis. Texte; Chaliac L. et anne-Claude Motron. Phonetique progressive du français.

 

FRE 224:  FRENCH GRAMMAR II

This course is a continuation of FRE 221. It further deepens the student’s knowledge of French grammar and syntax as standard French structures.

 

FRE 231:  INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH COMPOSITION I

This course lays emphasis on the use of simple sentences, tenses and lexis. The students are taught how to write simple descriptive composition on topics like Mon pere, Ma mere, Mon ami etc.

 

FRE 232:  INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH COMPOSITION II

This is a continuation of FRE 231. Emphasis is laid on the use of simple and complex sentences, tenses and lexis. Emphasis should be laid on descriptive, narrative and expository writings through the use of detailed outlines.

 

FRE 241:  READINGS IN FRENCH I

The students in this course will be guided to read French texts in and outside the classroom. The audio-visual aspect involves their listening to French CDs which will facilitate their understanding and comprehension of written passages.

 

FRE 242:  READINGS IN FRENCH II

This course is a continuation of FRE 241. The students in this course will be guided to read French texts in and outside the classroom. The audio-visual aspect involves their listening to French CDs which will facilitate their understanding and comprehension of written passages.

 

FRE 245: INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN LITERATURE IN FRENCH

This is a study of African literature in French starting from the Oral tradition. It comprises poetry and drama and traces the oral nature of African literature, the nature, the style of dissemination and the public. It also traces the progress of the study of this literature from oral to written.

 

 

 

 

FRE 321:  FRENCH GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES I

In this course, emphasis is laid on the basic correct French grammatical structures through exercises and practice of structural forms and dictations. It involves exercises in grammar, study of different grammatical forms, sentence structures as well as principles of organisation of the French language.

 

FRE 323:  FRENCH GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES II

This is a continuation of FRE 321 in a more advanced form. Formal approach of French grammatical structures will be adopted and special emphasis will be laid on the identification of verbal forms, sentence structures and grammatical functions.

 

FRE 331:  FRENCH COMPOSITION

This is a continuation of FRE 231 and FRE 232 on a higher level. Emphasis is laid on the use of simple and complex sentences, tenses and lexis. Paragraphs will be based on given topics, dictation exercises etc. Formal and informal letter writings, short narrative and descriptive composition, guided writing through the use of detailed outlines and/ or pictures.

 

FRE 332:  INTRODUCTION TO STYLISTICS AND COMPOSITION

This deals with simple tenses and texts. It also deals with the composition of sentences and paragraphs based on given topics. It provides basic skills in the practice of writing essays in standard French. It involves basic techniques of composition in French and the study of syntax and usage of figures of speech, context and usage.

 

FRE 341:  INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE

This is a general introduction to French literature. It is a survey of French literature from the middle ages to the present day showing major literature trends in each century.

 

FRE 342:  FRENCH LITERATURE: MIDDLE AGES, 16TH & 17TH CENTURIES

The course is based on the detailed study of selected works of literature of Middle Ages, 16th and 17th centuries. For example Aucassin et Nicolette ou La Chanson de Roland pour the Middle Ages, Gargantua for the 16th century and Le bourgeois gentilhomme for the 17th century.

 

FRE 343:  INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH POETRY AND DRAMA

The course is based on the evolution and character of French drama from its inception to modern times. It also takes a comprehensive look at French poetry with a view to determining its development.

 

FRE 344:  CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF LITERATURE

The course is designed to expose students to the practice of literary appreciation and its written expressions such as ‘l’explication du texte’, ‘le resume de texte’, ‘l’analyse litteraire’ et ‘le commentaire de texte’ etc.

 

FRE 351:  CULTURE AND CIVILISATION OF FRANCOPHONE WORLD

This course aims at studying the various francophone entities in the world together with their relationship with France. It also looks at status and impact of the French language which is a binding force in these francophone entities. The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) receives an in-depth study here.

 

FRE 371:  INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS

This course is designed to provide students with the basic principles and methodology of research including researching on internet.

 

FRE 411:  COMMUNICATION SKILLS

This course introduces the students to communication skills in French. Both oral and written communication skills should be developed with the aid of laboratory work, films, slides, games and songs.

 

FRE 412:  ADVANCED ORAL FRENCH

This course includes compte rendu des texts, debates, interviews and expose. It is designed to encourage oral participation by students thereby enhancing their fluency in the language.

 

 

FRE 421:    ADVANCED STUDIES IN FRENCH GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES I                                    

The course aims at bringing students to a very good level of fluency and understanding of the French language through intensive exercises in the production and comprehension of complex sentence patterns. it involves reading at least one complete work (novel or play) of moderate length by a major French or African francophone writer. It also involves a review of the major points of French grammar and structures as well as an intensive study of French syntax including clause analysis.

 

FRE 422:   ADCANCED STUDIES IN FRENCH GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES II   

This course is a continuation of FRE 421. It is designed to introduce the students especially the direct entry students to an extensive reading of literature and other written texts in French and in their chosen second foreign language. Trends in French semantic structures from the traditional to the modern structural approaches are studied.

 

FRE 431:  COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS

This course is a continuation of FRE 332. The art of composing and developing themes is treated. Selection of subjects, introduction and conclusion, the setting and paragraphing and their logical arrangements are taught. Study of types of compositions; descriptive, narrative, argumentative and expository is emphasized.

 

FRE 432:  ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS

This is a continuation of FRE 431 in a more advanced form. Exercises on making outlines for composition and full scale written compositions of about three foolscap pages.

 

FRE 441:  SURVEY OF AFRICAN LITERATURE IN FRENCH

This course is a general introduction to major authors and works in Francophone African Literature, with illustrations taken from a wide variety of passages in various genres. It deals with the general definitions, nature and specificity of African Literature written in French.

 

FRE 442:  FRENCH PROSE

Based on selected French and francophone prose fiction, this course introduces the students to the anatomy of prose, its main features and its aesthetic elements.

 

FRE 443:  18TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE

Study of the outstanding works of 18th century French authors is taken into cognizance in this course. Cover-to-cover reading of three or four works by such authors as Voltaire, Rousseau, Prevost, Marivaux etc is emphasized.

 

FRE 444:  LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY

This course introduces students to basic philosophical concepts in French and African Francophone literature.

 

FRE 451:  CULTURE AND CIVILISATION OF FRANCE

A general survey of the cultural, political, economic and social history of France as a background to the themes dealt with in French Literature and by contemporary French media, especially from the period of the 1789 French Revolution to date.

 

FRE 461:  INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION

The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and techniques of translation from French to English and vice-versa. There will be exercises in correct translation of texts from the two languages including handling of words with identical spellings but with different meaning in the two languages.

 

FRE 462:  INTERMEDIATE TRANSLATION

This course is a continuation of FRE 461. The translation of theme et version from more complicated texts. Students will also be initiated into the basic principles of the theory of translation.

 

FRE 471:  INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS

The course is designed to provide students with the principles and methodology of research.

 

 

 

FRE 511:  ADVANCED ORAL FRENCH I

This course is a continuation of FRE 312 in a more advanced form. Students will make oral expositions on selected topics and selected literary works.      

 

FRE 512:  ADVANCED ORAL FRENCH II

This course is a continuation of FRE 511. There will be exercises involving presentations in group and individual project topics. The presentations will take the form of explication du texte and students will be encouraged to react and contribute after the presentations. Recommended texts are Sans famille de Hector Malot and Gouverneurs de la rose de Jacques Roumain.

 

FRE 521:  GENERAL LINGUISTICS

This course involves the study of rudiments of general linguistic theories and methods. It also covers areas such as the nature, functions and varieties of languages and types of communication. The scope, objective and branches of linguistics will be dealt with. The course will also impart the definition of key linguistic concepts and explain the usefulness of linguistics to language studies.

 

FRE 522:   LINGUISTICS APPLIED TO THE TEACHING OF FRENCH                      

In continuation of FRE 521, applied linguistics will be used to acquaint students with the psycho-pedagogical context of French teaching and learning methods, vocabulary and understanding the various problems raised by different methods. Students will be taught how to understand, identify and analyse problems related to sounds, signals, prosody, communication and grammatical functions of French language.

 

FRE 531:  ESSAY WRITING IN FRENCH

In this course, students are guided to write essays in the French language. Topics should reflect different types of essays namely narrative, descriptive, argumentative and expository. Students are led to imbibe the qualities of a good essay comprising clarity, precision, simplicity and intelligibility.

 

FRE 541:  19TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE

This is a study of the historical background of 19th century with particular reference to its literary history, then the study of various authors and of the literary trends (genres) of this century namely: Pre-romanticism, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism etc. Cover to cover reading of at least each of the literary trends and their respective authors ex. Chateaubriand for Pre-romanticism, Victor Hugo for Romanticism, Balzac for Realism, Emile Zola for naturalism and Baudelaire (Les fleurs du mal) for Symbolism.

 

FRE 542:  CARIBBEAN FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE

This deals in depth with the works of major Francophone authors of the Caribbean region such as Jacques Roumain, Aime Cesaire, Rene maran etc.

 

FRE 562:  WORLD LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

This course is designed to strike a balance between literature and translation by focusing on the role/ function of the translated literary texts into major languages of the world such as English. The students will be taught different theories of translation that they can apply to the exercises.

 

FRE 643:    AFRICAN LITERATURE IN FRENCH: POETRY AND DRAMA                  

This is an in-depth study of literary works representative of African Francophone world. We shall consider here, poems and drama in African literature.

 

FRE 644:  20TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE

This is a study of the historical background of the 20th century French literature with its influence on the literature of the period. The literary trends of the century: le dadaisme, le surrealism, l’existentialisme and l’absurdite are studied. Cover to cover reading of at least one literary work for each literary trend is emphasized.

 

FRE 645:  AFRICAN LITERATURE IN FRENCH: PROSE

This is an analytical study of works on African Francophone Literature. Students are expected to read books on male and female writers and be able to analyse them structurally and thematically.

 

FRE 646:  LITERARY CRITICISM IN FRENCH

In this course, students are guided to acquire a good knowledge of all approaches to literature and literary criticism.

 

FRE 661:  ADVANCED TRANSLATION I

This course involves translation from English into French and vice-versa at an advanced level. A continuation of FRE 461 (Introduction to Translation). The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and techniques of translation from French to English and vice-versa. There will be exercises in correct translation of texts from the two languages including handling words with identical spellings but with different meanings in the two languages. Students will be initiated into the basic principles of the theory of translation.

 

FRE 663:  ADVANCED TRANSLATION II

This course deals theoretically and practically with how a French/English bilingual person can approach the process of translation from one language to another. It is also designed to teach how the meaning of certain discourse can be expressed in different words in French language such as stylistic changes and summary writing.

 

FRE 671:  PROJECT/RESEARCH DEFENCE

Students are expected to write a long essay in MLA style on a topic in French studies such as translation, literature, linguistics and culture. The topic is chosen by the student and approved by the supervisor. The essay should be well researched and make a contribution to knowledge.

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

GER 101:             ELEMENTARY GERMAN I

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of German. It begins with an introduction to basic vocabulary, from numbers and greetings and introductions. The reading assignments will provide cultural information about the German speaking countries.

 

GER 102:             ELEMENTARY GERMAN II

This is a continuation of GER 101. It will expose the learners to a higher structure of the German language.

 

GER 201:             INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I

This first level of the intermediate course reviews the basic skills acquired in GER 101 and 102. The students will be introduced to more complex grammatical structures and patterns. There will be a selection of reading assignments which are appropriate for this level. The selected topics will deal with topics of German speaking culture and life. Real life situations such as dialogues in restaurants and in the supermarket or hotel are practised in the class.

 

GER 202:             INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II

GER 202 is a continuation of GER 201 and builds upon the skills practised in GER 201 including further work on passive voice, subjunctive and relative pronouns. Class work provides listening and speaking practice while homework affords the chance to sharpen writing skills.

 

GER 301:             ADVANCED GERMAN I

At this level, students are given more insights into the complexity of German grammar through short texts and essays. The knowledge acquired from the beginners and intermediate stages should make listening and comprehension of texts easier.

 

GER 302:             ADVANCED GERMAN II

This is a continuation of GER 301. Listening and comprehension exercises will be accompanied by active role playing. The objective of the exercises is to encourage free speech and correct pronunciation.

 

SPA 101:               ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

This course requires no previous knowledge of Spanish. The course covers the basics of the Spanish language beginning with the alphabets, introducing someone and describing daily routines. The grammatical aspect will involve pronunciations, simple Spanish verbs, the demonstrative pronouns, definite and indefinite articles etc. Students will also be introduced to the Spanish speaking world.

 

SPA 102:               ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

This course is a continuation of SPA 101. I t exposes the students to simple sentence constructions in Spanish. These include describing the family, discussing means of transport, describing the weather, days of the week etc. In terms of the Spanish grammar, the students will learn the use of irregular verbs, simple comparisons, the simple prepositions, the difference between hay and estar etc. Particular attention will also be drawn to stress rules and pronunciation. The course also gives an overview of Spanish history.

 

SPA 201:               INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

At this level, the students are expected to have acquired the basics of the Spanish language from SPA 101 and SPA 102. This course therefore, lays emphasis on correct speech, pronunciation, more complex sentence constructions and intonation in describing daily events. The grammar covers the use of reflexive verbs, the use of por and para, direct and indirect personal pronouns etc. The cultural aspect looks at Spanish based creoles in the ABC Islands.

 

SPA 202:               INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

This is a continuation of SPA 201.At this level, the students should be able to describe their immediate environment, explain how they use their free time etc. as part of deepening their communication skills. The use of the present imperative forms, the progressive, adverbs and some fixed verbal constructions in the grammar will be learnt at this level. The cultural focus introduces Spanish in the United States.

 

SPA 301:               ADVANCED SPANISH I

The course will focus on the development of conversational and writing skills. it is designed for students that have previous knowledge of Spanish grammar from the intermediate level and need to improve on comprehension and communication. as the class will be highly participative, the students shall be given short texts to read and enact roles. The intention is to achieve fluent speech and at the same time revise the beginners and intermediate levels. The cultural aspect will deal with the contribution of Africans to the enrichment of the Spanish language in Latin America.

 

SPA 302:               ADVANCED SPANISH II

In this final course, the students are exposed to the Spanish press. Short news articles will be read and attempts at translations undertaken. More listening comprehension exercises as well as dictations from part of the class. The grammatical aspect covers the conditional and the subjunctive. The students are also expected to revise cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking world.

 

SERVICES COURSES

 

FRE 101:              ELEMENTARY FRENCH I

This is a course requiring no previous knowledge of French. It is designed to satisfy the language requirement of students from other departments or students majoring in languages other than French. The course will enable students develop the basic skills involved in language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Most of the time will be devoted to practical exercises in elementary French phonetics, diction and patterns in the language laboratory.

 

FRE 102:              ELEMENTARY FRENCH II

This is a continuation of FRE 101 at a more advanced level. It emphasizes listening, understanding, reading and writing. Much time, however, will be devoted to practical oral work preferably in the use of the language.

 

FRE 201:              INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

In this course, emphasis is on the oral language skills as on French grammatical structures, lexis and syntax.

 

FRE 202:              INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

This is a continuation of FRE 201 in an advanced level. Students are to be introduced to selected texts in French and Francophone literature and culture.