FREN 111  -  Beginning French I,  4 credits.  

Students learn the basics of French communication and are introduced to the cultures of the French-speaking world. Students engage in various individual, class and group activities to develop their ability to speak and understand French. Resources, including the World Wide Web, CD-ROMs, French children's books, movies and magazines are used to increase students' understanding of French culture and the French language.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
FREN 112  -  Beginning French II,  4 credits.  

Students learn the basics of French communication and are introduced to the cultures of the French-speaking world. Students engage in various individual, class and group activities to develop their ability to speak and understand French. Resources, including the World Wide Web, CD-ROMs, French children's books, movies and magazines are used to increase students' understanding of French culture and the French language. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with the local community through cultural projects.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: FREN 111  
Core designations: World Language W  
FREN 113  -  Accelerated Beginning French,  4 credits.  

Designed for students with previous study of French, experience in a French-speaking country, or study of another romance language, this course develops existing language skills to form a solid foundation of the French language and Francophone cultures. Students learn to communicate in French and about Francophone cultures to develop greater intercultural competence.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: World Language W  
FREN 199  -  Exploration Seminar,  0 credits.  
Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
FREN 211  -  Intermediate French I,  4 credits.  

This course is an approved U.S. perspectives course and focuses on "French in the Americas" featuring units on Canada, the United States (Louisiana, New England and Native Americans), South America, and the Caribbean Islands. After a general introduction to each site, the course examines a different theme such as family life, youth, educational systems, and everyday lives. These discussions are not possible without discussing race, ethnicity, gender and social issues such as education, class and religion. This course is also designed to increase students' ability to speak, write, read and understand French. Students review basic language structures and vocabulary, as well as develop new language skills. In addition to class meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students also work with the French native assistant for small-group discussions and projects, usually on Tuesday and Thursday at an agreed upon time.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: FREN 112  
Core designations: U.S. Cultural Diversity U, World Language W  
FREN 212  -  Intermediate French II,  4 credits.  

This course is an approved global perspectives course and focuses on "French in the Francophone World" featuring various regions in France as well as Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. After a general introduction to each site, the course examines different cultural components. This course is also designed to increase students' ability to speak, write, read and understand French. Students review basic language structures and vocabulary, as well as develop new language skills. In addition to class meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students also work with the French native assistant for small-group discussions and projects, usually on Tuesday and Thursday at an agreed upon time.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: FREN 211  
Core designations: International-Global Prspct G, World Language W  
FREN 220  -  The Best of French Literature,  4 credits.  

This course, taught in English, enables students without a background in French language or in French literature to share in this rich heritage. The primary goal of the course is the appreciation and enjoyment of fine literature. The masterpieces selected, beginning with a few legends and farces of the Middles Ages, trace the evolution of social, religious, political and economic aspects of the French civilization.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
FREN 250  -  Pre-May Seminar: Francophone World,  4 credits.  

Designed to prepare the student for a meaningful period of study and travel in the Francophone world, this course is required as preparation for FREN 300 - May Seminar and is required of students preparing for certification by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 212  
FREN 255  -  Pre-Study Abroad: France,  2 credits.  

Designed to prepare the student for a meaningful period of study and travel in France, this course is required as preparation for FREN 300 - May Seminar and is required of students preparing for certification by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 212  
FREN 300  -  May Seminar,  4 credits.  
Frequency: May Seminar  
FREN 310  -  Understanding Health, History, and Culture in Southeast Asia,  4 credits.  

This course, taught in English, examines the health, history, and culture of Southeast Asian Francophone countries to understand how these facets work together to impact the mentality and present-day situation in the target country/countries. Interviews with natives from the target culture enhance understanding of how language, culture, history, and health practices inform identity. Work on global health practices and perspectives lends to the interdisciplinary nature of this course.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 112  
FREN 311  -  Intensive Oral and Written Communication,  4 credits.  

This course is designed to develop students' ability to organize clearly and communicate effectively in French their own knowledge and ideas, as well as the meaning of cultural texts dealing with France. Students are assisted in transferring grammatical concepts to practical communication skills through oral and written practice. In addition to class meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students also work with the French native assistant for small-group discussions and projects, usually on Tuesday and Thursday at an agreed upon time. Students will also discover the world of children and adolescent literature. Prerequisite:

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 212  
Core designations: International-Global Prspct G, World Language W  
FREN 317 / WLC 317  -  Race, Gender, and Power in the Francophone World,  4 credits.  

This course, taught in English, examines Francophone texts from a variety of media to understand better the impact of power, racial, gender, and economic relationships on the French-speaking world from a historical/contemporary perspective. We cover Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. This course counts toward the global studies, women & gender studies, and international business programs.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 331  
Core designations: U.S. Cultural Diversity U, Humanities H  
FREN 331  -  French Culture and Civilization,  4 credits.  

This is a survey of the history and development of French civilization and of the Francophone world. The course, and all work, is conducted in French.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 311  
Core designations: Humanities H  
FREN 340  -  French Phonetics and Other Linguistics Issues,  2 credits.  

This course is designed for students interested in understanding the sound system of French. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet and the standard pronunciation of the phonetic symbols in French. Using these symbols, they will learn to improve their own pronunciation and comprehension of spoken French. In addition, students will be introduced to the history and geography of the French language, examine linguistic issues in French that derive from its Latin heritage with Germanic influence, and linguistic issues of the Francophone world today. This course is required in order to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching standards for K-8 and K-12 licensures.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 331  
FREN 350  -  Francophone Films,  4 credits.  

This course introduces students to understanding identity issues through the analysis of contemporary films by Sub-Saharan Francophone and Caribbean directors: viewing African experience through African eyes.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 331  
FREN 360  -  French in the Business World,  4 credits.  

Intended for students interested in using French in the workplace, the course concentrates on understanding French business culture and practices and economics. This course can also count toward the global studies program.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 331  
FREN 370  -  Global Political, Social, Economic and Environmental Issues in the French-Speaking World,  3,4 credits.  

Students develop greater understanding of global political, social, economic, and environmental issues through intensive study of authentic target language materials. Through projects, papers, presentations, and opportunities to collaborate with native speakers, participants develop intercultural communicative competence and target-language proficiency. Intermediate or Advanced proficiency in the target language required.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 331  
Repeatable: Yes  
FREN 380  -  Special Topics,  0-4 credits.  

Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
FREN 390  -  Internship,  1-8 credits.  
Frequency: Every Semester, Summer Session  
Repeatable: Yes  
FREN 395  -  Cooperative Education at the Concordia Language Villages,  2-4 credits.  

This course is intended to provide students of modern languages with opportunities to teach and study the language of their choice at the Concordia Language Villages. Prerequisite for acceptance: at least two years of course work or the equivalent in the language. The final decision on acceptance into this course is based on mutual agreement of both Concordia language department faculty and Concordia Language Village faculty concerning both the student and the project. A total maximum equivalent of two full courses from 390 and 395 may be counted toward graduation.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Corequisites: PEAK 400  
This course is PEAK Required  
FREN 410  -  Introduction to French Literature Through Poetry,  2 credits.  

This course introduces students to literature through poetry from throughout the French-speaking world. Students will develop analytical skills, an understanding of the development of literature and an appreciation of the impact of culture on literature. This course can also count toward the global studies program.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 331  
FREN 411  -  Development of French Theatre,  4 credits.  

This study of the French theatre from its origin in the Middle Ages to the present places emphasis on the classical theatre. This course can also count toward the global studies program.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 331  
FREN 412  -  Development of French Prose,  4 credits.  

Students examine the development of prose writing in the French-speaking world in its various forms from the Middle Ages to the present. This course can also count toward the global studies program.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: FREN 331  
FREN 413  -  Advanced Composition and Grammar,  2 credits.  

This course is designed for students who have completed a study abroad experience such as the May Seminar or a practicum or who have completed another upper-division French course. This course will clarify grammar and syntax issues, as well as improve writing skills.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis, Summer Session  
Prerequisites: (FREN 255 and FREN 360 and FREN 370 and FREN 411 and FREN 412) or FREN 490  
FREN 480  -  Independent Study,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
FREN 487  -  Directed Research,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
FREN 490  -  Practicum,  4 credits.  

The practicum is a living and learning experience in France generally lasting at least two months, but which may be extended over a longer period of time. The student lives with selected families in France and completes written assignments. The practicum may be arranged for either the summer or a portion of the school year.

Frequency: Every Semester, Summer Session  
Prerequisites: FREN 300  
Repeatable: Yes