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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

FRCH
French


FRCH 101   ELEMENTARY FRENCH I

FRCH 102D  ELEMENTARY FRENCH II

FRCH 201D  INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

FRCH 220D  FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE

FRCH 305   HISTOIRE CIVILISATION

FRCH 306IH FRENCH:FROM REFLECTION TO REVOLUTION

FRCH 320D   LA FRANCE AUJOURD'HUI

FRCH 323   FRENCH:ADV GRAMMAR & COMP

FRCH 324   FRENCH:ADVANCED CONVERSATIONS & PHONETICS

FRCH 401   FRENCH TEXT & CINEMA

FRCH 402   FRENCH LITERATURE 

FRCH 450   SEM:FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE

FRCH 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

FRCH 497R  EDUCATION METHODS

FRCH 499R  SENIOR THESIS/CAPSTONE

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

FRCH 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
F,S,Su alternate years 4 cr. RCT 4
NOTE: Offered on a rotating basis with German and Spanish in Summer.
-- An elementary level course designed to help students acquire basic proficiency in communicating within culturally significant contexts. An integrated approach to teaching language skills with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and basic grammatical structures.

FRCH 102D ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
F,S,Su alternate years 4 cr. RCT 4
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 101 or equivalent, or two years of high school French. Offered on a rotating basis with German and Spanish in Summer
-- This course builds upon the foundation established in 101. Greater emphasis is placed upon oral and written expression. Reading and discussions are designed to increase comprehension of more linguistically complex texts and more conceptually complex cultural issues.

FRCH 201D INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 102 or equivalent, or a minimum three years of high school French or placement interview.
-- Intensive, methodical review of grammar and syntax combined with the integrated development of proficiency in the four language skills. Expansion of cultural knowledge and functional vocabulary through intermediate readings and discussions. Increased emphasis on written communication.

FRCH 220D FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE
S,F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 201 or equivalent, or placement interview.
-- Fourth semester French language course designed to provide basis for advanced level study of French language, literature, and culture. Application of language skills in discussions and explications of selected readings in literature and culture.

FRCH 305 HISTOIRE CIVILISATION
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 220
-- Survey of French culture from the middle ages to modern era; focus on historical, artistic, literary, and social developments. Taught in French.

FRCH 306IH FRENCH:FROM REFLECTION TO REVOLUTION
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 3
-- Reading and discussion of selected major works from the eighteenth century. All reading and discussions are in English. Majors may be required to do some work in French.

FRCH 320D LA FRANCE AUJOURD'HUI
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 220
-- The French personality today in social, cultural, and political settings. Taught in French.

FRCH 323 FRENCH:ADV GRAMMAR & COMP
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 220 or Consent of Instructor.
-- Intensive review of French grammar to increase proficiency in various forms of written expression including business correspondence, problems of translation, and short essays.

FRCH 324 FRENCH:ADV CONVERSATIONS & PHONETICS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 201
-- Intensive conversation coupled with a practical study of French phonetics and contrastive comparison with English for teaching application. Various levels of the spoken language from slang to formal speech.

FRCH 401 FRENCH LITERATURE I
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 or consent of instructor
-- Study of several fine French films and the literary works upon which they were based. Emphasis is on the transformation of written text into image. Reading and discussions are in English. French majors and minors will be required to do some work in French.

FRCH 402 FRENCH TEXT & CINEMA
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 220
-- Survey of French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Taught in French.

FRCH 450 SEM:FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE
F 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 or consent of instructor
COREQUISITE: FRCH 401 or FRCH 402
-- Junior/Senior seminar. The study of Francophone literature and culture. Topic varies with instructor. Reading and discussions are in English. French majors and minors will be required to do some work in French.

FRCH 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: FRCH 401 or FRCH 402.
-- Senior capstone course. Advanced research in the study of Francophone literature and culture. Research paper required.  Taught in French. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

FRCH 497R EDUCATION METHODS
F,S,Su 1 - 2 cr. RCT May be repeated. Max 4 cr.
COREQUISITE: FRCH 499.
-- Classroom instruction associated with directed undergraduate research/creative activity projects.

FRCH 499R SENIOR THESIS/CAPSTONE
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis.

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