Contact:
Dr. Patrick Moser
Professor of French
Office: (417) 873-6957
pmoser@drury.edu

Dr. Catherine Blunk
Assistant Professor of French
Office: (417) 873-7430
cblunk@drury.edu

French Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses:
FREN 101: Elementary French I
FREN 102: Elementary French II
FREN 103: Tools of Elementary French I
FREN 104: Tools of Elementary French II
FREN 110: Food for Thought: Cuisine and Culture in the French Speaking World

200 Level Courses:
FREN 201: Intermediate French III
FREN 202: Intermediate French IV
FREN 203: Tools of Intermediate French III
FREN 204: Tools of Intermediate French IV
FREN 230: French Beyond France: Cultural Identity in the Francophone World
FREN 280: International Language Study – French
FREN 290: Selected Topics
FREN 291, 292: Research

300 Level Courses:
FREN 301: French Grammar and Composition
FREN 302: French Culture and Civilization
FREN 303: French Conversation
FREN 310: French Pronunciation and Phonetics
FREN 311: French Pronunciation and Phonetics
FREN 312: French Pronunciation and Phonetics
FREN 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319: Community Service in French
FREN 320: France Today: Who Are the French?
FREN 330: Dangerous Liaisons: French Literature in Translation
FREN 344: Commercial French
FREN 351: Introduction to French Literature I
FREN 352: Introduction to French Literature II
FREN 380: Advanced International Language Study – French
FREN 390: Selected Topics
FREN 391, 392: Research
FREN 397, 398: Internship

400 Level Courses:
FREN 441: Advanced Studies: French Language and Literature
FREN 442: Advanced Studies: French Language and Literature
FREN 464: Genre Study: French Poetry
FREN 465: Genre Study: French Drama
FREN 466: Genre Study: French Prose
FREN 493: Senior Seminar
FREN 494: Senior Seminar: French Literature
FREN 490: Selected Topics
FREN 491, 492: Research
FREN 497, 498: Internship


FREN 101: Elementary French I. 3 hours.
For beginners. Co-requisite:  FREN 101-L
Designed to develop, with FREN 102, an elementary proficiency in French.  This course provides instruction for and assesses students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides an introduction to the cultures and cultural practices of the French-speaking world.

FREN 102: Elementary French II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 101. Co-requisite:  FREN 102-L.
A continuation of FREN 101, designed to continue the development of an elementary proficiency for producing and comprehending the French language.  This course provides instruction for and assesses students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and develops students’ knowledge of the cultures and cultural practices of the French-speaking world.

FREN 103: Tools of Elementary French I. 3 hours.
For beginners. Designed to develop, with FREN 104, an elementary proficiency in three of the five language and cultural skills covered in FREN 101.  This course provides instruction for and assesses at least three of the following areas: students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening in French and cultures and cultural practices of the French-speaking world.

FREN 104: Tools of Elementary French II. 3 hours.
A continuation of FREN 103, designed to continue the development of an elementary proficiency in three of the five language and cultural skills covered in FREN 102.  This course provides instruction for and assesses at least three of the following areas: students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening in French and cultures and cultural practices of the French-speaking world. 

FREN 110: Food for Thought: Cuisine and Culture in the French Speaking World. 3 hours.
This course examines French gastronomy as a significant cultural artifact and practice and explores its impact on the French-speaking world. 

FREN 201: Intermediate French III. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 102.
Designed to develop, with FREN 202, a more advanced proficiency in French.  This course provides instruction for and assesses students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides a continuation of study of the cultures and cultural practices of the French-speaking world. 

FREN 202: Intermediate French IV. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 201.
A continuation of FREN 201, designed to continue the development of a more advanced proficiency in French.  This course provides instruction for and assesses students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides a continuation of study of the cultures and cultural practices of the French-speaking world.

FREN 203 Tools of Intermediate French III. 3 hours.
Designed to develop, with FREN 204, a more advanced proficiency in three of the five language and cultural skills covered in FREN 201.  This course provides instruction for and assesses at least three of the following areas: students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening in French and cultures and cultural practices of the French-speaking world.

FREN 204 Tools of Intermediate French IV. 3 hours.
A continuation of FREN 203, this course is designed to continue the development of a more advanced proficiency in three of the five language and cultural skills covered in FREN 202.  This course provides instruction for and assesses at least three of the following areas: students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening in French and cultures and cultural practices of the French-speaking world.

FREN 230: French Beyond France: Cultural Identity in the Francophone World. 3 hours.
This course explores the essence of Francophone cultural identity around the world, from former colonies in Africa and North America to overseas territories in the Antilles and Pacific Islands.

FREN 280: International Language Study – French. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 101.
Intensive study of French at the elementary level, undertaken as part of a Drury sponsored travel experience in a French-speaking country. Students can fulfill the foreign language requirement by passing FREN 101 and this course.

FREN 301: French Grammar and Composition. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
Advanced composition and oral communication. Includes a review of grammar and an introduction to culture in the French-speaking world.

FREN 302: French Culture and Civilization. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
A study of the history, geography, art, philosophy and government of Francophone countries. Further development of communicative skills emphasized.

FREN 303: French Conversation. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
Intense practice in French conversation focusing on increasing and developing listening and communication skills.

FREN 310: French Pronunciation and Phonetics. 1 hour.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
Introduction to basic phonetics and pronunciation rules in French, including the phonetic alphabet and phonetic transcription.

FREN 311: French Pronunciation and Phonetics. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: FREN 310.
Continuation of FREN 310.

FREN 312: French Pronunciation and Phonetics. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: FREN 310.
Continuation of FREN 310.

FREN 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319: Community Service in French. 1 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202.
Individual service projects, designed in cooperation with a faculty member, through which students gain experience and help contribute to the learning of French language and culture in the local community.  Required for majors and minors in French.  S/U grading.

FREN 320: France Today: Who Are the French?. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
This course will explore various facets of contemporary French culture and place them in a broad historical context. The course is designed to help students understand the forces that have shaped and continue to shape French culture and France’s position globally.

FREN 330: Dangerous Liaisons: French Literature in Translation. 3 hours.
A survey of French writers such as Chrétien de Troyes, Molière, Balzac, Flaubert, Camus, Sartre,  Maryse Condé and an investigation of literary movements:  courtly romance, classicism, the Enlightenment, realism, romanticism, symbolism, existentialism and postcolonial discourse. The course is conducted in English; no previous knowledge of French is necessary. Same as ENGL 330.

FREN 344: Commercial French. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
A technical study of language for business purposes with particular emphasis on commercial correspondence.

FREN 351: Introduction to French Literature I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
Literature in French from the Middle Ages to 1650. Major literary works of this period are read and discussed in French from a critical perspective.

FREN 352: Introduction to French Literature II. 3 hours each.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
Literature in French from 1650 to the present. Major literary works of this period are read and discussed in French from a critical perspective.

FREN 380: Advanced International Language Study – French. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 101, FREN 102.
Intensive study of French at the intermediate level or above, undertaken as part of a Drury sponsored travel experience in a French-speaking country.

FREN 441: Advanced Studies: French Language and Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
Special topics on rotation including history of France, translation, individual author study, literary movements or periods.

FREN 442: Advanced Studies: French Language and Literature. 3 hours each.
Prerequisite:  FREN 441 or permission of instructor.
Special topics on rotation including history of France, translation, individual author study, literary movements or periods.

FREN 464: Genre Study: French Poetry. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
A survey of French poetry from Guillaume to Marcelin Pleynet, considering diction, imagery, rhythm and structure.

FREN 465: Genre Study: French Drama. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
A study of French drama from the medieval period to the present from such authors as Molière, Racine, Hugo, Sartre, Ionesco and Beckett.

FREN 466: Genre Study: French Prose. 3 hours.
Prerequisite:  FREN 202.
A study of representative novels in French, short stories and essays from such authors as Madame de La Fayette, Prévost, Stendhal, Gide, Camus and Condé.

FREN 493: Senior Seminar. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202.

FREN 494: Senior Seminar: French Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202.

FREN 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours.

FREN 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492: Research.

FREN 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship.