French Courses

(as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)

FRH 101 - Introductory French I

Credits: 3
Emphasis on achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice; intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken French; reading, writing, and basic conversation. For students with one unit or less of high school French. Partially satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign Language.

FRH 102 - Introductory French II

Credits: 3
Continued emphasis on achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice; intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken French; reading, writing, and basic conversation. Only for students who have successfully completed FRH 101 or the equivalent. Partially satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign Language.

FRH 105 - French for Travelers

Credits: 3
General interest course, but designed specifically for those planning to travel in a French-speaking country. Emphasis on practical communication, current vocabulary and colloquial expressions. Realia and audio-visual aids used extensively. Course may be structured to answer specific individual needs.

FRH 115 - Intensive Introductory French

Credits: 6
Intensive multimedia approach to study the language at the introductory level five days a week. Aural-oral practice of the basic patterns of spoken French; reading, writing, listening, basic conversation. Covers the introductory sequence in one semester. Partially satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign Language.

FRH 120 - Fundamentals of French

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Appropriate departmental placement test score. Review of the fundamental structure of the language. Aural-oral practice to attain basic active reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. For students with at least 2 high school units of French. Partially satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign
Language.

FRH 201 - Intermediate French I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 102 or FRH 120 or equivalent or placement by exam. A review of the grammatical structure of French. Application of the language in composition, conversation, and readings. Satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign Language.

FRH 202 - Intermediate French II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 201. A continuing review of the grammatical structure of French at the intermediate level. Application of the language in composition, conversation and readings. Satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign Language.

FRH 209 - French Literature in Translation: Topics

Credits: 3
Representative works from the literature of France and the French-speaking world. Readings and class discussions in English. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

FRH 215 - Intensive Intermediate French

Credits: 6
Prerequisite: FRH 102, FRH 115, FRH 120 or equivalent. Intensive study, application, and practice of the language at the intermediate level five days a week. Review and expansion of students’ knowledge of the French language and practice of all skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) in a multimedia environment. Covers the intermediate sequence in one semester. Satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign Language.

FRH 294 - French Study Abroad I

Credits: 1- 6
Lower division level of special topics relating to the French speaking world taken abroad from UNCW faculty or as transfer credit. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.

FRH 301 - Conversation

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 202 or equivalent. Practice in the use of everyday French for enrichment of functional vocabulary and improved fluency. Extensive use of authentic materials; situational communicative exercises.

FRH 302 - Grammar and Composition I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 202 or equivalent or placement by exam. Thorough study of French grammatical structures and nuances, with attention to the contrasts between French and English. Intensive practice in writing, editing and revising papers written in genres such as landscape descriptions, literary portraits, narration of events, and critical essays. Satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign Language.

FRH 303 - Grammar and Composition II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 202 or equivalent or placement by exam. Thorough study of French grammatical structures and nuances, with attention to the contrasts between French and English. Intensive practice in writing, editing, and revising papers written in genres such as analytical essays, reviews of films, books, music, and other artistic performances, literary analyses, and personal and business correspondence. Satisfies University Studies I: Foundations/Foreign Language.

FRH 304 - French for Commerce

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 202 or equivalent. Intensive study of specialized vocabulary, real-life situations and cultural differences that play an important role in commerce with the Francophone world. Extensive use of authentic materials and translation; oral and written reports. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in a Global Society. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy.

FRH 306 - Reading Strategies

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 202 or equivalent. Strategies for improving reading skills and the interpretation of a wide range of texts from current advertisements, newspapers, and periodicals to traditional literary genres.

FRH 308 - French Linguistics

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 202 or equivalent. An introduction to the phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax of French; emphasis on the French sound system, pronunciation, and intonation.

FRH 311 - French Civilization

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 302 or FRH 303 or equivalent. Examines the cultural history of France from Lascaux to the present with a special emphasis on France’s religious and political transformations. May include readings of political speeches and comic books, as well as viewings of films and audio-visual documents. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy.

FRH 318 - Contemporary France

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 302 or FRH 303 or equivalent. Examines France’s modern institutions and its relationship with the world. May include watching French TV news and discussing pressing and sensitive issues. Designed to develop cultural literacy. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy.

FRH 319 - Introduction to the Francophone World

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 302 or FRH 303 or equivalent or consent of instructor. An exploration of the diverse regions of the French-speaking world through the study of current cultural, literary, social, and linguistic issues.

FRH 321 - Survey of French Literature I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 302 or FRH 303 or equivalent. Extensive readings covering the main currents of French literature; emphasis in classroom on textual analysis and criticism; oral and written reports.

FRH 322 - Survey of French Literature II

Credits: 3

FRH 385 - Introduction to French Cinema

Credits: 3
(FST 387) Analysis of selected films from the silent era to the present, including the ‘Golden Age’ and the Occupation, the New Wave, Francophone cinema, and recent French cinema. Directors studied include the Lumiere brothers, Melies, Renoir, Truffaut, Malle, and current filmmakers. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Aesthetic, Interpretive, and Literary Perspectives.

FRH 394 - French Study Abroad II

Credits: 1- 6
Junior-level designation for non-catalogue courses offered by a department abroad. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.

FRH 401 - Advanced Conversation

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 301 and FRH 302 or FRH 303. Advanced practice of oral communication and interaction with a focus on oral competency and functionality in a wide variety of aspects, demands, and situations in French and Francophone contexts.

FRH 402 - Advanced Grammar and Composition

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 302 or FRH 303 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Intensive study and writing practice of more advanced stylistic levels and grammatical structures of the French language for a variety of purposes and contexts (such as editorials and opinions, descriptions, narrations, hypotheses, etc.). Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.

FRH 404 - French for the Professions

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 302 or FRH 303 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Advanced work in uses of French in various professional settings, including diplomacy, international affairs, global development organizations, medical professions, film and fashion industries, culinary arts, and others. Emphasis on research of professional organization in the francophone world, individual and/or group presentations, and written reports specific to each profession. Content may vary to address individual needs. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy.

FRH 411 - Topics in French Studies

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Discussion and interpretation of significant topics of French culture through an interdisciplinary approach. Oral and written reports. May be repeated under a different subtitle. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.

FRH 412 - The Francophone World

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 322 or FRH 322 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Study of representative literary and non-literary texts, films and sound recordings from French-speaking cultures in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and elsewhere. Oral and written reports.

FRH 420 - Topics in French Literature

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or consent of instructor. The study of a selected literary theme, movement, period, influence, figure, or genre. Oral and written reports. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.

FRH 421 - French Immigrant Narratives

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or instructor approval. Study of major immigrant groups in France and the relationship between French immigration and French national and cultural identity. Analysis of depictions of immigrants from all continents in novels, short stories, graphic novels, music, and cinema in their socio-cultural, historical and artistic contexts. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in a Global Society. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Partially Satisfies University Studies III: Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster/Immigration.

FRH 437 - Masterpieces of French Poetry

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Reading, discussion and analysis of representative works of French Poetry. Oral and written reports. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course.

FRH 438 - Masterpieces of French Drama

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or concent of the professor. The theatre in France from the Renaissance to modern times. Representative texts; oral and written reports.

FRH 439 - Masterpieces of French Prose Fiction

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Representative works of imaginative French Prose from the 17th century to the present, oral and written reports.

FRH 448 - French Theatre and Performance

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or concent of instructor. Study of the French theatrical heritage from the Middle Ages through the 21st Century. The course culminates in a theatrical performance produced by students for the UNCW and Wilmington communities. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course.

FRH 470 - French Women Writers

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or concent of instructor. Examination of a wide variety of texts written by French and francophone women. May include such authors as Simone de Beauvoir, Assia Djebar, Helene Cixous, Margueritede Navarre, and Christine de Pizan. Investigates how women have positioned themselves in society through centuries. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.

FRH 485 - Seminar in French Cinema

Credits: 3
(FST 480, FLL 480, GER 485, SPN 485) Prerequisite: At least two 300- or 400-level French courses. Advanced study of a selected topic in French cinema. May be repeated under a different subtitle. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.

FRH 491 - Directed Individual Study

Credits: 1- 3
Prerequisite: Overall GPA of at least 2.00, junior or senior standing, and consent of instructor, department chair and dean. Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. For further information, consult the Directed Individual Studies section in this catalogue. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.

FRH 494 - French Study Abroad III

Credits: 1- 6
Upper division level of specialized topics relating to the French-speaking world taken abroad from UNCW faculty or as transfer credit. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.

FRH 495 - Seminar in French Literature

Credits: 1- 3
Prerequisite: FRH 321 or FRH 322 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Intensive study of a selected topic in literature. Individualized research, which may include informal and formal presentations, reports, a substantial research project. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

FRH 498 - Internship in French

Credits: 3- 6
Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. A program of work and study conducted within an agency and/or setting that provides practical experience with observation and application of foreign language skills. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied to the degree in French. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.

FRH 499 - Honors Work in French

Credits: 2- 3
Prerequisite: Senior standing and eligibility for honors program. Independent study for honors students. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.


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