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FRNC 1550    Elementary French    4 s.h.

Intensive training in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. Geography and daily life, as well as appreciation of the culture of its speakers, are studied. Assignments in the Language Learning and Resource Center (LLRC). Grading is ABC/NC.

FRNC 2600    Intermediate French    4 s.h.

Intensive training in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French; knowledge of the natural and cultural features of French-speaking countries and regions. Assignments in the Language Learning and Resource Center (LLRC).
Prereq.: Placement test or FRNC 1550.

FRNC 2605    Advanced Intermediate French    3 s.h.

Advanced training in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French; knowledge of the natural and cultural features of French-speaking countries and regions. Assignments in the Language Learning and Resource Center (LLRC).
Prereq.: Placement test or FRNC 2600.

FRNC 2606    Intensive French Review    3 s.h.

Intensive review of basic French speaking and writing language skills. Grammatical structures and vocabulary in context.
Prereq.: Placement test or FRNC 2600.

FRNC 3701    Service Learning in French    1-2 s.h.

Using the French language to engage in community service or an internship. Completion of a journal written in French and detailing the experience is required. May be repeated up to 4 s.h.
Prereq.: Approval of Department Chair, and FRNC 2600 or placement test.

FRNC 3710    Applied French Phonetics    3 s.h.

A systematic study of French phonetics to correct defects in pronunciation and intonation and give students a better understanding of the differences between the French and English sound systems.
Prereq.: FRNC 2605 and FRNC 2606.

FRNC 3716    Advanced French Grammar and Composition    3 s.h.

A systematic study of French language morphology, sentence structure, and usage applied to a variety of written discourse styles. Contrast with English discourse styles and effective grammatical use.
Prereq.: FRNC 2605 and FRNC 2606.

FRNC 3717    Advanced French Conversation    3 s.h.

Development of oral expression through discussion of current topics in the context of French and Francophone culture, politics, and economics. Expansion of vocabulary.
Prereq.: FRNC 2605 and FRNC 2606.

FRNC 3720    Literature and Culture: France    3 s.h.

A study of major works of French literature through its history, placed in the cultural context which helped produce them.
Prereq.: FRNC 2605 and FRNC 2606.

FRNC 3725    Francophone Literature and Culture    3 s.h.

A study of major works representative of Francophone literature in their cultural context.
Prereq.: FRNC 2605 and FRNC 2606.

FRNC 3736    Introduction to French Linguistics    3 s.h.

Examination of basic concepts and issues of modern French linguistic theory. Emphasis is on sociolinguistics with attention also to phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics.
Prereq.: FRNC 2605 and FRNC 2606.

FRNC 3740    French for Business and Communication    3 s.h.

Development of oral and written communication in business and other practical situations. Business practices in French-speaking countries.
Prereq.: FRNC 2605 and FRNC 2606.

FRNC 3750    French Civilization and Culture    3 s.h.

A study of contemporary French civilization and culture, focusing on what the French consider typical of their character, as exemplified by their traditions, magazines, films, and heroes. Readings and class work in French.
Prereq.: FRNC 2605 and FRNC 2606.

FRNC 3780    French Composition and Conversation Review    3 s.h.

Review course emphasizing impromptu conversations and in-class essay writing. Intended for students who need additional coursework to achieve the level of Advanced Low on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and/or the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test. May not be counted toward the major. Grading is CR/NC.
Prereq.: 15 s.h. in French at the 3700 level or above and permission of Chair.

FRNC 3799    Study Abroad in French    1-15 s.h.

An individually-arranged program of foreign study in the French language. Programs can be of two general types: (1) trips or residential programs sponsored by consortial universities, and (2) independent academic coursework through institutions with which YSU does not have a consortial agreement. A written statement detailing the student's academic plan must be approved by a member of the French faculty, the chair of Foreign Languages and the dean of CLASS prior to the trip. Credit toward fulfillment of requirements for the French major will be determined by the chair of Foreign Languages and not the French faculty. May be repeated up to a total of 15 s.h., if specific course content changes. Note: study abroad generally requires about one year's advance planning.
Prereq.: Sophomore status and approval of the chair of Foreign Languages.

FRNC 4885    French Conversation and Composition Capstone    3 s.h.

Capstone course emphasizing impromptu conversations and in-class essay writing. Students must achieve a level of Advanced Low on both the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test.
Prereq.: 15 s.h. in French at the 3700 level or above and permission of Chair.

FRNC 4886    French Composition and Conversation Capstone    3 s.h.

Capstone course emphasizing impromptu conversations and in-class essay writing. Student must achieve a level of Intermediate High on both the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test.
Prereq.: 15 s.h. in French at the 3700 level or above and permission of Chair.

FRNC 6901    Special Topics in French    3 s.h.

Arranged course for graduate students only.
Prereq.: Two 4800-level courses in French with grade of "B" or better.