Courses of Instruction in French

Number Title Credits Description
101, 102 Beginning French I, II 4,4 A study of functional tasks that permit students to use French in appropriate, "real-life" situations. Special emphasis is placed on speaking and listening, followed by exercises to promote skill in reading and writing.  This course is intended for students with fewer than two years of prior instruction in French.
201, 202 Intermediate French I, II 3,3 A review of basic grammar and a study of intermediate functional skills.  Special emphasis is placed on reading and writing followed by exercises to improve listening and speaking skills.  This course is intended for students who have successfully completed two or more years of prior instruction in French.  Prerequisite:  FR 102 or departmental placement.
211 Intermediate Spoken French  1 A course in the practice of speaking French for students enrolled in intermediate level courses.  It is especially helpful to students new to Averett.  Pass/Fail only, this course may be repeated once for credit.  Prerequisite:  FR 102 or equivalent.
220 Conversation and Listening 3 A course intended to help the intermediate level student progress to an advanced level in speaking and listening proficiency.  Video and audio materials, weekly discussions, and contact with speakers outside of class enable students to improve their comprehension and conversation.  Prerequisite:  FR 202 or departmental placement.
222 Advanced Writing and Grammar 3 A course intended to help the intermediate level student progress to an advanced level of proficiency in written French.  Various activities allow the student to explore stylistic elements which affect the form and tone of the written word.  The grammatical structures needed to perform particular written tasks are reviewed systematically. Students practice a range of writing assignments from academic to creative. Prerequisite:  FR 202 or departmental placement.
225 Introduction to French and Francophone Literature 3 This course introduces students to representative literary works from France and the French-speaking world. Activities and exercises based on the readings are designed to develop student awareness and appreciation of various styles, themes, and genres.  Prerequisite:  FR 202 or departmental placement.
317 French Civilization and Culture: Feudal Society through Absolute Monarchy 3 This course will introduce the student to French society, institutions, and literature from the Middle Ages to the Revolution of 1789. Period films, literary texts, and internet activities will supplement the study of historical events. Prerequisite or co-requisite: FR 222. Taught every third year.
318 French Civilization and Culture: Revolution through the Fourth Republic 3 This course will introduce the student to French society, institutions, and literature from the post-revolutionary era to the end of the Fourth Republic in 1958. Period films, literary texts, and internet activities will supplement the study of historical events. Prerequisite or co-requisite: FR 222. Taught every third year.
319 French Civilization and Culture: The Fifth Republic 3

This course will complete the study of French society, institutions, and literature begun in FR 317. Period films, literary texts, and internet activities will supplement the study of historical events. Prerequisite or co-requisite: FR 222. Taught every third year.