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French Courses

FREN 1001 - Elementary French I

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions. This course meets three (3) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least one (1) additional hour per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Hours:
4



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FREN 1001H - Honors Beginning French

An intensive course introducing vocabulary and basic grammatical structures through contextualized, task-based exercises. Classroom instruction is conducted solely in French and consists of interactive, collaborative work with practical application in authentic situations to develop the four basic skills. For Honors Program students. Not open to native speakers.

Hours:
4



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FREN 1002 - Elementary French II

Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions. This course meets three (3) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least one (1) additional hour per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 1001 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
4



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FREN 1002H - Honors Elementary French II

Honors FREN 1002 is an enriched continuation of FREN 1001 that focuses on skills development in speaking, listening, comprehension, reading, writing, and familiarization with aspects of the target culture. The course delivery combines three hours of in-class lecture with instructional delivery through lab assignments, online course work, and service learning where applicable. The Honors course is sometimes taught on an individualized basis or in conjunction with a regular section of FREN 1002. The honors section fosters greater development of skills through personalized attention and specialized assignments. For enrollment in Honors classes, students must have a 3.2 college GPA, or incoming freshmen must show a combined 1100+ SAT (or 24+ ACT) and a 3.5+ high school GPA. Students must have completed any LS requirements.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 1001 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
4



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FREN 1006 - Accelerated Beginning French

An accelerated intermediate course appropriate for students with significant prior experience in French who wish to complete the intermediate level in one semester. This communication-based program extends and deepens awareness and use of linguistic functions in French and introduces the history and culture of French and Francophone countries. The course includes cultural and literary selections of the French-speaking world and web-enhanced instruction. Can be taken in lieu of FREN 2001 and 2002 or their equivalent. Recommended for minors and majors in French. Conducted in the target language. May not be taken by students who have completed FREN 2001 and 2002, or their equivalent. Open to native or heritage speakers of the language. Note: A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 1000 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
8



Notes:
Not open to students who have credit in FREN 2001 or higher or to native speakers

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FREN 1006A - Accelerated Elementary French

An accelerated 8-credit hour course for students with one to two years of a foreign language in high school. Can be taken in lieu of FREN 1001 and 1002 or their equivalent. This communication-based program provides an intensive introduction to the first year of French. It stresses proficiency through fundamental grammar, conversation, composition and dictation, and familiarizes students with aspects of the target culture. The course delivery combines six hours of in-class work, and service learning where applicable. May not be taken by students who have completed FREN 1001 and 1002 or their equivalent.

Hours:
8



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FREN 2001 - Intermediate French I

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from French-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 2001H - Honors Intermediate French I

Honors Intermediate French I is an enriched version of FREN 2001. The first of two intermediate language courses presenting the fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, conversation, reading and writing. Designed to increase proficiency in French skills through study of authentic materials: dialogues, readings, writing exercises, and dictation/pronunciation drills. This course continues familiarizing students with the culture of French speaking regions. Students who completed a third year of high school French with a grade of A may be a candidate to take this course; students may also take a placement test to gain access to FREN 2001. The Honors course is sometimes taught on an individualized basis or in conjunction with a regular section of FREN 2001. The honors section is a more intensive course that will build greater development of skills through personalized attention and specialized assignments. For enrollment in Honors classes, students must have a 3.2 college GPA, or incoming freshmen must show a combined 1100+ SAT (or 24+ ACT) and a 3.5+ high school GPA. Students must have completed any LS requirements.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 2002 - Intermediate French II

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from French-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 2002H - Honors Intermediate French II

Honors Intermediate French II is the second of two intermediate language courses presenting the fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, conversation, and reading and writing. This honors section will provide a more rigorous immersion into conversation and reading comprehension using real world and culturally-oriented readings to expand students' knowledge of the French-speaking world. Students will have a comprehensive review of grammar designed to strengthen and consolidate earlier course work. The Honors course is sometimes taught on an individualized basis or in conjunction with a regular section of FREN 2002. The honors section fosters greater development of scholarly potential through personalized attention and specialized assignments. For enrollment in Honors classes, students must have a 3.2 college GPA, or incoming freshmen must show a combined 1100+ SAT (or 24+ ACT) and a 3.5+ high school GPA. Students must have completed any LS requirements.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 2006 - Accelerated Intermediate French

An accelerated intermediate course appropriate for students with significant prior experience in French who wish to complete the intermediate level in one semester. This communication-based program extends and deepens awareness and use of linguistic functions in French and introduces the history and culture of French and Francophone countries. The course includes cultural and literary selections of the French-speaking world and web-enhanced instruction. Can be taken in lieu of FREN 2001 and 2002 or their equivalent. Recommended for minors and majors in French. Conducted in the target language. May not be taken by students who have completed FREN 2001 and 2002, or their equivalent. Open to native or heritage speakers of the language. Note: A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: FREN 1002 or FREN 1006, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
6



Notes:
A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

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FREN 2006A - Accelerated Intermediate French

An accelerated intermediate course appropriate for students with significant prior experience in French who wish to complete the intermediate level in one semester. This communication-based program extends and deepens awareness and use of linguistic functions in French and introduces the history and culture of French and Francophone countries. The course includes cultural and literary selections of the French-speaking world and web-enhanced instruction. Can be taken in lieu of FREN 2001 and 2002 or their equivalent. Recommended for minors and majors in French. Conducted in the target language. May not be taken by students who have completed FREN 2001 and 2002, or their equivalent. Open to native or heritage speakers of the language.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or FREN 1006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
6



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FREN 2801 - French Practicum

A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to use their language skills in everyday situations. Each student will choose, organize and complete one French project.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
1



Notes:
A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

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FREN 2802 - French Practicum

A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to use their language skills in everyday situations. Each student will choose, organize and complete one French project.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
2



Notes:
A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

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FREN 2803 - French Practicum

A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to use their language skills in everyday situations. Each student will choose, organize and complete one French project.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
3



Notes:
A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

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FREN 2901 - Special Topics in French

Special interest courses which may not be transferable are offered in response to student interest and demand. Among such topics are Introduction to the Twentieth-Century French Novel, French Pronunciation, Modern French Culture and other topics suggested by students.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
1



Notes:
A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

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FREN 2902 - Special Topics in French

Special interest courses which may not be transferable are offered in response to student interest and demand. Among such topics are Introduction to the Twentieth-Century French Novel, French Pronunciation, Modern French Culture and other topics suggested by students.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
2



Notes:
A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

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FREN 2903 - Special Topics in French

Special interest courses which may not be transferable are offered in response to student interest and demand. Among such topics are Introduction to the Twentieth-Century French Novel, French Pronunciation, Modern French Culture and other topics suggested by students. Note: A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
3



Notes:
A native speaker may not register for certain French classes. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French.

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FREN 2920 - Intermediate I-Quebec Civilization & Culture

An overview of the history of Quebec from 1535 to the present day. Taught at the lower intermediate level. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 2930 - Intermediate I-French Language

Building on the elementary foundations, a study of the structure of the French language for second-year students. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 2940 - Intermediate I-French Phonetics and Conversation

A practical course dealing with corrective phonetics and increasing the ability to converse in French using present, past and future time instructions. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 2950 - Study Abroad

The study of the French language and French culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 2960 - Study Abroad

The study of the French language and French culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 2970 - Study Abroad

The study of the French language and French culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 2990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: FREN 2001 and FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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FREN 3000 - French Grammar & Composition

A thorough review and expansion of the main grammatical concepts, rules and applications studied in FREN 1001, 1002, 2001 and 2002 courses. A practical application of grammar study through translations (English to French), formal/informal writing, some listening and speaking and refinement of self-editing skills. This is an on-line course.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: FREN 2001 and FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 3010 - French Culture and Civilization I

A survey of the historical, sociological, philosophical, literary and artistic developments of France up to modern times. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 3020 - French Culture and Civilization II

A survey of the historical, sociological, philosophical, literary and Artistic developments of modern-day France and the Francophone world. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 3030 - Francophone Cinema

A variable topics course which means to introduce students to particular cultural aspects of the francophone world through a close study and examination of its films. The course is organized around a series of topics, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of contemporary French film as it relates to French culture, politics, history and society.

Hours:
3



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FREN 3200 - The Francophone World

A study of the French speaking areas of the world including, Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, North and West Africa, and the Pacific islands, with emphasis on the interplay between indigenous culture and French culture as examined through historical, literary, and artistic expression. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 3310 - French Conversation

Guided informal discussions on assigned topics. Intended to increase fluency, improve pronunciation, expand vocabulary, and master idiomatic expressions. Assignments include compositions, dictation, and oral presentations. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 3410 - French Phonetics

An intensive study of pronunciation building fluent expression through corrective phonetics, requiring the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet and phonetic transcriptions. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 3510 - French Grammar and Composition

A thorough review and expansion of the main grammatical concepts, rules and applications studied in FREN 1001, 1002, 2001 and 2002 courses. A practical application of grammar study through translations (English to French), formal/informal writing, some listening and speaking and refinement of self-editing skills. This is an on-line course.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 3610 - Commercial French

An introduction to the economic and business practices of contemporary France and the Francophone world. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 3920 - Intermediate II-Quebec Civilization & Culture

Further readings and work in Quebec's history and culture. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 3930 - Intermediate II-French Language

Continued study of French and syntax at the higher intermediate level. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 3940 - Intermediate II-French Phonetics & Conversation

A continuation of the intermediate phonetics course focusing on the ability to hypothesize and to deal with complicated situations in conversation while pronouncing correctly. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 3950 - Study Abroad

The study of the French language and French culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 3960 - Study Abroad

The study of the French language and French culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 3970 - Study Abroad

The study of the French language and French culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 3980 - Intermediate Commercial French

An introduction to the terminology of technical and commercial documents in French business. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 3990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: FREN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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FREN 4160 - Medieval and 16th Century French Literature

Study of the primary authors and literary movements from the Middle-Ages through the Renaissance. Examines the impact of the secular and the religious on the literature of the Middle-Ages, in works ranging from the Chansons de Geste to the Roman Courtois to the Fabliaux. The second part of the course examines the impact of Humanism, the Reformation, the Italian Renaissance, scientific progress, and the discovery of the New World upon writers such as Rabelais, Ronsard and Montaigne. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4170 - 17th Century French Literature

Study of the major literary movements of seventeenth-century France with emphasis on the Baroque and Classicism, as well as Louis XIV's politics on literature, art, and architecture. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4180 - 18th Century French Literature

Study of the major writers and literary movements of the Enlightenment, with special emphasis on the Philosophes. Explores the progression from the Rationalisme Philosophique to the Sensibilite' Pre'-romantique. Emphasis on the liberal and militant ideas which led to the social upheaval and unrest culminating in the French Revolution. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4190 - 19th Century French Literature

Study of the major literary and artistic movements of the nineteenth century from Romanticism to Symbolism with emphasis on the interplay of literature and social, economic, and political currents. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4200 - Survey of Modern French Literature

Study of the principal authors, genres and literary schools of the modern period. Examines the changing role of the intellectual in a turbulent new world and the impact of the two world wars upon the Self. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4310 - Advanced French Conversation

Practice in conversational French based on discussion of texts and audio-visual media. Emphasis on vocabulary building, improved fluency, and ability to state an opinion, defend a position, get information, and resolve problems as well as discuss abstract topics. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4410 - History of the French Language

This course provides students with a diachronic analysis of internal phonological, morphological syntactic and lexical features of the French language from its Latin origins to the present day. The course will also investigate the external (social, political, and historical) factors which have affected the development of the French language. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MLAN 2010 and either FREN 2001 or FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4510 - Advanced French Language Skills

An advanced study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary with refinement of writing skills through composition. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or FREN 2006, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4890 - Special Topics
FREN 4920 - Advanced Quebec Civilization & Culture

An advanced study of the history and civilization of Quebec with a special in-depth study focusing on a particular aspect of Quebec culture. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 4930 - Advanced French Language

A study of the French language at the highest undergraduate level with a concentration on the most difficult and involved constructions. Requires translation of difficult passages into French. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 4940 - Advanced French Phonetics and Conversation

Problems in French phonetics at the upper level. Conversational situations designed to enable the students to argue and defend their position in a foreign language. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 4950 - Study Abroad

The study of the French language and culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 4960 - Study Abroad

The Study of the French language and culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 4970 - Study Abroad

The study of the French language and culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia

Hours:
1-6



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FREN 4980 - Advanced Commercial French

Usage of terminology already acquired in simulated practical business situations. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3



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FREN 4990 - Advanced Francophone Literature

Study of various genre and authors in Quebec literature. Topics may vary from year to year. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only. Class conducted in French.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or FREN 2002, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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FREN 4991 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: FREN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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FREN 7920 - Quebec Civilization/Culture

An examination of a particular period of Quebec history and culture. The specific topic will change annually. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3

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FREN 7930 - French Language

Designed primarily for teachers of French, deals with particular problems encountered by Anglophones facing the French language. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3

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FREN 7940 - French Phonetics/Conversation

Designed primarily for teachers of French, focuses on teaching the art of conversation to others while maintaining high standards of correct pronunciation. Offered as Studies Abroad course only.

Hours:
3

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FREN 7990 - Francophone Literature

The study of the works of three of the best known Quebecois writers. Subjects of study will change annually. Offered as Studies Abroad credit only.

Hours:
3

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