French (FREN) Courses

Note: Placement testing is generally required of all students prior to registration for their first French course at George Fox University. Placement tests are typically administered during orientation or by appointment with the instructor.

FREN 101 Introductory French I
4 hours. An integrated introductory study of the French language designed to develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students will also be introduced to the cultures of the francophone world. Our three 65-minute class sessions per week include lab time.

FREN 102 Introductory French II
4 hours. An integrated introductory study of the French language designed to develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students will also be introduced to the cultures of the francophone world. At the end of FREN 102, students should have novice high proficiency as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Our three 65-minute class sessions per week include lab time. Prerequisite: FREN 101 Introductory French I or placement by exam.

FREN 201 Intermediate French I
4 hours. A systematic approach to the study of French with extensive practice in speaking and writing. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: FREN 102 Introductory French II or placement by exam.

FREN 202 Intermediate French II
4 hours. A systematic approach to the study of French with extensive practice in speaking and writing. At the end of FREN 202, students should have intermediate mid proficiency as defined by ACTFL. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: FREN 201 Intermediate French I or placement by exam.

FREN 275 Field Experience
1-10 hours. Supervised experience in a situation demanding extensive use of French. Admission and credit hours determined by instructor.

FREN 285 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the needs and interests of students and faculty.

FREN 295 Special Study
1-4 hours. Individual study under the guidance of a faculty member, as determined by student needs and faculty availability.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

FREN 301 Intermediate/Advanced French I
4 hours. A thorough review of French to develop an intermediate proficiency in the language. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing short essays, and developing conversational skills. A thorough review of French to develop an intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: FREN 202 Intermediate French II or placement by exam.

FREN 302 Intermediate/Advanced French II
4 hours. A thorough review of French to develop an intermediate proficiency in the language. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing short essays, and developing conversational skills. A thorough review of French to develop an intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: FREN 301 Intermediate/Advanced French I or placement by exam.

FREN 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

FREN 475 Field Experience
1-10 hours. Supervised experience in a situation demanding extensive use of French. Admission and credit hours determined by instructor.

FREN 485 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the needs and interests of students and faculty.

FREN 490 Study Abroad
12-16 hours. A one-semester overseas experience. Students take university courses while living abroad in a French-speaking country. All programs of study subject to the approval of the French faculty and the director of overseas study.
Prerequisite: application, completion of FREN 302 Intermediate/Advance French II, and junior status or above.

FREN 495 Special Study
1-4 hours. Individual study under the guidance of a faculty member, as determined by student needs and faculty availability.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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