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listening and reading. Students learn about where and how French is used in the world, and
about the French and French-Canadian educational systems. They learn how to discuss
pastimes, families, holidays, and events that will take place in the near future. (Language)

102. Beginning French II
In French 102, students build on their cultural and linguistic proficiency in French through
exercises in speaking, writing, listening and reading. Students learn how to talk about the
weather, recount and describe past actions and events, ask questions, make suggestions, express
opinions and emotions, order food and drink in a restaurant, and talk about where they live.
They also learn about different provinces and regional cultures within France, rites and rituals
in the Francophone world, and culinary traditions. Prerequisite: FRE 101. (Language)

103. Beginning French III
In French 103, students build on their cultural and linguistic proficiency in French through
exercises in speaking, writing, listening and reading. Students learn how to articulate if-then
statements, how to use future verb tenses, and how to use the conditional and subjective moods
in French. Students also learn how to talk about travel plans in the future, lodging, physical
health, the environment, civic responsibilities, technology, art forms, and French media.

Prerequisite: FRE 102. (Language)

165-166. Introductory Topics in French
See Topics Courses.

205. Intermediate French
In French 205, students refine their cultural and linguistic proficiency in French through
exercises in speaking, writing, listening and reading. Development of intercultural competencies
and knowledge of cultural differences between the US and the Francophone world, including
such topics as immigration and education, is a focus of this course. Prerequisite: FRE 103.

(Language)

206. Francophone Cultural Immersion
French 206 is for students who wish to achieve greater fluency and an understanding of life in a
Francophone destination. Past destinations include: Martinique, Aix-en-Provence, Québec and
Morocco. The course immerses students in French/Francophone culture through experiential
activities and excursions, site visits, group discussion, selected readings and daily interactions
with native speakers from the local community, and may include a homestay. Registration

entails additional costs. Alternate years. FRE 103. (Language)

254. Bending Boundaries: Francophone Women in Translation
Works by representative women writers will be examined in light of contemporary views of
feminism, femininity, and cultural differences. All work in English. No knowledge of French
required. May be counted as a 300-level course for French majors with permission of instructor.
Offered subject to the availability of faculty. This course also counts towards the GSS major.

(Humanities)

265-266. Topics in French or Francophone literature or culture
See Topics Courses.

280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.

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