Course Offerings: French


100-200 Level


 

101-102    Elementary French

E. Denaro, R. Ferlito

This is a video-based beginning course designed to introduce students to basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing the French language. Work in the Keck Humanities Resource Center is an essential part of the course. These courses must be taken in successive terms in the same academic year. Written permission is required for seniors. Students with a grade of C or below in 101 or a D+ or below in 102 are urged to repeat the course before continuing. Degree credit is awarded only if the second-term course is successfully completed.
 
French 101 is primarily for students with no previous study of French. Exceptions are made for students with less than two years of secondary-school French or students with two years of secondary-school French who must meet the language requirement.
 
French 102, while intended primarily for students continuing from 101, may also be taken as a refresher conversation course by students who studied French in secondary school some time ago: two years of study ending at least one-half year before, three years of study ending at least one and one-half years before, or four years of study ending at least two and one-half years before.

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200    French Elective Abroad

J. Naughton

This course number is used for certain electives taken in the French Study Program at the University of Burgundy.

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201 Intermediate French

Taught in two sections with two different approaches:

201    Staff
This intermediate section for students not continuing from a video-based elementary course is designed to improve the student's ability to understand, speak, read and write French. It includes a comprehensive review of grammar, vocabulary study, conversational practice, short compositions and some video work. Prerequisite: two or three years of secondary-school French, or a one-year college elementary course that was not video-based in teaching approach. This course is not open to students who score 3 or higher on a French AP exam.

201    A E.Denaro
This continuation of the video-based Elementary French course is open to students who have completed Colgate's
FREN 102 or a comparable video-based course. Students with a grade of D+ or below are urged to repeat the course before continuing. The course may be taken as a refresher course by students who studied French in secondary school some time ago, as follows: three years of study ending at least one-half year before, four years of study ending at least one and one-half years before, or more than four years of study ending at least two and one-half years before. This course is offered in the fall only.


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202    Intermediate French: Language and Literature

P. Riley

Designed to increase the student’s ability to understand, speak, read, and write French, this course emphasizes development of reading comprehension. A review of the more difficult points of intermediate grammar is included. A major focus is the acquisition of skills necessary for the study of literature. This course includes vocabulary study, conversational practice, and short compositions based on readings. Prerequisite: three to four years of secondary-school French, or FREN 201, or the equivalent. Not open to students who have received credit for 202 by scoring 3 on the AP literature exam.

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222    French Literature in Translation

Staff

This course analyzes some outstanding works of French literature that are available in translation. Works are chosen from various periods and are considered within their historical and cultural context. Taught in English.

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