As the phrase lingua franca implies, French was the dominant language of international relations, commerce, and culture. It retains this status as one of the official languages of both the United Nations and the European Union. France is a major influence in the telecom and aerospace industries and is one of the core economic states of the European Union. The cultural life of France fuses the numerous international offerings in art, music, and literature and offers an amalgamation that serves as the international standard of refinement.
FRN 101-102: ELEMENTARY FRENCH
3-6 credits/ Patterns 1-2
Elementary French is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of French. Instruction is planned to help students develop basic, functional proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading and writing French. Daily written and oral exercises are assigned to complement work done in class. Prerequisite for FRN 102 is FRN 101 or its equivalent.
FRN 201-202: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
3-6 credits/ Concentration Option, Patterns 1-2
Intermediate French is designed to build on the language skills acquired in Elementary French. Instruction is planned to expand the students’ functional proficiency in French, especially by increasing active vocabulary and extending text type to the sentence level. Topical readings appropriate to the level are discussed in class. Prerequisite: Elementary French or its equivalent of 3 or 4 years of high school French.