Degrees & Courses

Course List

French for Travel
FREN  0100 1.00 Credit Hours
Introductory course that will familiarize students with the basic elements of spoken French, French customs, culture and social behaviors. No grammar or structural patterns will be taught explicitly in this course. Prerequisite: none. Does not fulfill any foreign language requirements.
Beginning French I
FREN  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
The first semester of French language instruction developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and providing an introduction to the study of French-speaking cultures. Prerequisite: None.
Beginning French II
FREN  0102 3.00 Credit Hours
The second semester of French language instruction developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and providing an introduction to the study of French-speaking cultures. Prerequisite: FREN 101 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intermediate French I
FREN  0203 3.00 Credit Hours
The third semester of French language instruction developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and providing an introduction to the study of French-speaking cultures. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intermediate French II
FREN  0204 3.00 Credit Hours
The fourth semester of French language instruction developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and providing an introduction to the study of French-speaking cultures. Prerequisite: FREN 203 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Conversation & Grammar
FREN  0250 6.00 Credit Hours
Intensive practice of basic French vocabulary and structures is combined with visits to sites of cultural or historical interest in the Orleans area. Students will have daily classes in grammar and conversation, supplemented by language lab practice and workshop of their choice. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or the equivalent and a placement test. The course will be offered only as a study abroad option.
Topics in French
FREN  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Topics not normally included in another course. Prerequisites are determined by the department and stipulated in the syllabus for each specific offering.
Readings & Conversation
FREN  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued development of the four basic language skills in the target language through readings and conversation. The study of more complex patterns in communicative skills is emphasized. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Contemp French Culture & Civ
FREN  0302 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued development of language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Contemporary France, the daily life of its people, the social and economic institutions which impact them, and the arts and media will be the focus for reading and discussion. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Composition
FREN  0303 3.00 Credit Hours
Practice in writing French accompanied by a study of grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intro French Literature
FREN  0304 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to basic concepts and terminology of literary criticism through several different critical approaches to the literary text. Reading and discussion of selected poems, plays, and fiction representing various literary periods. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Contemp Francophone Cultures
FREN  0305 3.00 Credit Hours
Analysis of contemporary life in selected French-speaking regions: Quebec, Senegal, and Guadeloupe and Martinique. Students will continue to develop their French language skills. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Culture & Civilization
FREN  0306 3.00 Credit Hours
The course will continue the development of the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). The thematic focus of the class will be the historical, political, social, and cultural development of France from its origins to the 20th century. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Language (Consortium)
FREN  0309 1.00 Credit Hours
French Composition offered by MSU, MSSU, MWSU, SEMO, or UCMO. Syllabus and delivery platform (ITV, hybrid, or online) vary depending on the offering university. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Twentieth-Century French Lit
FREN  0322 3.00 Credit Hours
Reading and discussion of twentieth-century literature from France and the Francophone world. Prerequisite: FREN 301 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Theater Studies
FREN  0324 3.00 Credit Hours
Reading and discussion of French plays from different historical and literary periods; practical experience in the classroom reader's theater. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Cinema
FREN  0325 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of the most important aspects of cinematography and cinematographic production in France. Covers major figures in the field of film and an introduction to the major movements. Taught in French with readings both in French and English. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or the equivalent level of proficiency.
French and the Media
FREN  0326 3.00 Credit Hours
This course will explore the French media (particularly print journalism, television, radio, and the Internet); emphasis is placed on cultural similarities and differences between French and American media and on developing language proficiency related to the media. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Language and Civilization
FREN  0350 6.00 Credit Hours
Intensive development of all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) is combined with visits to sites of cultural or historical interest in Orleans and the surrounding chateau region. Cultural and literary topics are introduced. Weekend excursions. Prerequisite: FREN 203 or equivalent level of proficiency. A placement test required. The course will be offered only as a study abroad option.
French for Business
FREN  0400 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to French business terminology, concepts, situations, and procedures. Oral and written activities will continue to develop French language skills within a commercial context. Prerequisite: FREN 301 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Literature to 1700
FREN  0401 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to French literature from the Medieval Period through the seventeenth century, with emphasis on the development of forms and genres. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Nineteenth-Century French Lit
FREN  0403 3.00 Credit Hours
Reading and discussion of selected works of some of the major poets, novelists, and playwrights of nineteenth-century France; the interrelatedness of history, literature, and the fine arts: emphasis on Romanticism, Realism, and Symbolism. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Women Writers
FREN  0404 3.00 Credit Hours
The course will focus on the reading and discussion of works by selected French and francophone women authors from the twelfth through the twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Francophone Literature
FREN  0405 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to twentieth-century Francophone literature of Africa, Quebec, and the Antilles. Continued practice in developing the language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Prerequisite: FREN 204 or the equivalent level of proficiency.
French Literature (Consortium)
FREN  0409 1.00 Credit Hours
French Civilization and Literature I or II offered by MSU, MSSU, MWSU, SEMO, or UCMO. Syllabus and delivery platform (ITV, hybrid, or online) vary depending on the offering university. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Culture (Consortium)
FREN  0429 1.00 Credit Hours
French Cinema offered by MSU, MSSU, MWSU, SEMO, or UCMO. Syllabus and delivery platform (ITV, hybrid, or online) vary depending on the offering university. Prerequisite: FREN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
French Translation
FREN  0430 3.00 Credit Hours
The course will introduce students to both the theoretical and practical aspects of translation. Practice will be given in a variety of genres and will emphasize dynamic accuracy in form and meaning of French to English translation. Prerequisite: FREN 204 and ENG 102 or the equivalent level of proficiency in both languages.
Internship in French
FREN  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
Off-campus work experience in areas related to professional goals of students. For advanced students in French. Application must be made during the first half of one semester for the following semester and must be approved prior to enrolling. Students work under joint supervision of a faculty member and a representative of the organization providing the intern experience. A student may repeat the course to a maximum of 8 hours credit. Prerequisite: A minimum of 18 hours in French with a minimum 3.0 GPA; approval of department head before enrolling. Some internships may have specific prerequisites. Guidelines for the internship program are available in the department's offices and must be followed.
Advanced Topics in French
FREN  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
Advanced topics not normally included in regular offerings. Prerequisites are determined by the department and stipulated in the syllabus for each specific offering.
Independent Study
FREN  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Individually directed study in French. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. The proposed study must be approved by instructor, adviser, department head, and dean in advance of enrollment.