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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
FR 101
Special Topics
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
FR 103
French Civilization
Introduces contemporary French society, enlightened by glimpses at France's rich history. A study of geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, music, literature, the current status of French feminism, and French media will help students de,fine and understand the multiple aspects of French identity. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
FR 109
French Lit In Trans
A study of representative French literary works emphasizing the characters and ideas that have influenced both French literature and literature of other countries. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
FR 140
French Film
Surveys major French films with English subtitles, and provides an introduction to trends of French cinema. Emphasizes cultural differences between Francophone and Anglo-American cultures as revealed through film. Course conducted in English. No pr,erequisite. Fall, annually.|
FR 150
Intensive Elem French I
Equivalent to FR 151 and 152 combined. Fall, annually.|
FR 151
Elementary French I
Introduces the French language, emphasizing all language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each semester.|
FR 152
Elementary French II
Continuation of FR 151. Prerequisite: FR 151 or equivalent. Each semester.|
FR 153
Elementary Conversation
Conversational practice emphasizing communication skills. Designed for students who want to increase their aural-oral proficiency. May be taken concurrently with FR 251. Prerequisite: FR 152 or equivalent.|
FR 250
Intensive Inter Fr II
Equivalent to FR 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: FR 150 or FR 152, or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
FR 251
Intermed French I (French III)
Continuation of FR 152, with greater emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: FR 150 or 152, or equivalent. Fall, annually.|
FR 252
Interm French II (French IV)
Continuation of FR 251. Prerequisite: FR 251 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
FR 253
Business French
Study of the language needed to conduct common business transactions, and discuss financial and technological matters in French. Includes writing of business letters and reports in French. Emphasizes cultural differences between French and American, business practices. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
FR 257
French Immersion
This course consists of a week of intensive instruction in French language and culture, prior to a two-week trip to France. During this period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, receive lectures on the hi,storical, cultural, artistic and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of thier daily routines in French as possible.|
FR 260
French Short Story
Study of 19th and 20th century French short stories. All readings, discussions, and assignments in French. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
FR 265
Inter Conversation
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency. May be substituted for FR 252, with permission of instructor. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 251 or equivalent.|
FR 270
Intro To French Phon & Pronun
Introduces the French phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Provides intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice in dicti,on. Introduces corrective phonetics. Recommended for French majors. Required for French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 252 or equivalent. Three-year cycle.|
FR 281
French for Oral & Writ Prof I
Intensive review of French grammar, designed to increase students' proficiency in all language skills with particular attention to intermediate speaking and writing. Readings cover a range of topics including French culture, history, current affairs,, and literature. One course in FR 281 or FR 282 is required for French and French education majors. Prerequisites: FR 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
FR 282
French for Oral & Writ Prof II
Continuation of FR 281. One course in FR 281 or FR 282 is required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
FR 301
French Civilization
Introduces contemporary French society, enlightened by glimpses at France's rich history. A study of geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, music, literature, the current status of French feminism, and French media will help students de,fine and understand the multiple aspects of French identity. Required for French and French education majors. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent. Spring, two-year cycle.|
FR 302
Topics in French Lit & Culture
In-depth examination of a French literary movement, literary theme or cultural topic. This course may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in English. Assignment done in French for French, majors and minors. Prerequisite (only for French majors and minors): FR 250 or FR 252 or equivalent.|
FR 340
French Film
Surveys major French films with English subtitles, and provides an introduction to trends of French cinema. Emphasizes cultural differences between Francophone and Anglo-American cultures as revealed through film. Lectures in English; assignments i,n French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor. Fall, annually.|
FR 341
Surv Fren Lit Mid Ages To 17c
Survey and discussion of the main trends of French thought and literary expression from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. This course emphasizes the emergence and evolution of literary genres.|
FR 342
Surv Fren Lit 18th Cent To Pr
Survey and discussion of the main trends of French thought and literary expression from the Age of Enlightenment to Postmodernity. This course emphasizes the concepts of experimentation with subversion of the established literary genres.|
FR 353
Development French Drama
Examines development of French drama from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 354
Develop Of French Novel
Study of the French novel, with selections from major works in the genre. Course conducted in French. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 356
Development Fr Poetry
Study of French poetry from the Middle Ages to modern times. Introduces poetic form, from the ballad to free verse. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 358
French Thinkers
Study of major French thinkers from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 360
Canadian Writers
Study of the major trends in French Canadian theatre, prose, and poetry. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 361
Black Writers French Lit
Study of the major trends in Francophone African literature. Includes selections from among the works of Jacques Roumain, Sembene Ousmane, Amadou Kourouma, Francis Bebey, Ferdinand Oyono, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Ame Cesaire, Leo Damas, Bernard DadiÄ,, and others. Lectures conducted in English; assignments in French for French majors or minors, in English for other students. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor. Spring, annually.|
FR 400
Sr Sem in Lit, Ling & Cult Stu
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|