North Central College - Naperville, IL

French Courses

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

FRN 101 Elementary French I (3.00)
Introduction to the basic structures of the French language, with emphasis on listening and speaking.

FRN 102 Elementary French II (3.00)
A continuation of Elementary French I.

FRN 103 Elementary French III (3.00)
A continuation of Elementary French II.

FRN 201 Intermediate French I (3.00)
Development of reading and writing skills, with continued emphasis on listening and speaking.

FRN 202 Intermediate French II (3.00)
A continuation of Intermediate French I. Core: Humanities.

FRN 203 Intermediate French III (3.00)
A continuation of Intermediate French II.

FRN 220 Readings in French (1.00)
Weekly reading and discussion of texts in French. Repeatable with different content. Instructor consent required.

FRN 250 Techniques in French Composition (3.00)
Emphasis on improving proficiency through grammar review, advanced writing, and discussion of short texts.

FRN 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

FRN 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

FRN 310 Style and Structure in French Composition (3.00)
Emphasis on improving oral and written proficiency through the study and discussion of core texts. Students develop a sense of the various techniques that contribute to style and use these techniques in their own writing.

FRN 320 Le Francais Commercial (2.00)
An introduction to French company organization and related activities (employment, correspondence, simulated transactions), with emphasis on the language skills needed to function effectively in a French business setting.

FRN 325 Survey of French Literature: Medieval - 17th Century (3.00)
An overview of major works of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.

FRN 326 Survey of French Literature - 18th to 21st Century (3.00)
An overview of major works of French literature from the 18th century to the present.

FRN 327 Survey of French and Francophone Women Writers (3.00)
An introduction to the works of women writers from Medieval France to contemporary France and Francophone cultures.

FRN 330 History of France (3.00)
The development of French culture and civilization from its origins to the beginning of the Fifth Republic. Core: Humanities.

FRN 331 Contemporary France (3.00)
The institutions and social structures of France from the establishment of the Fifth Republic to the present. Core: Social Science.

FRN 338 Vichy France (3.00)
A study of France under the Nazi Occupation in World War II, including a focus on collaboration, rescue and resistance, survival, and memory. ACR: Leadership, Ethics, & Values.

FRN 370 Francophone Africa (3.00)
An exploration of the socio-cultural changes in Francophone Africa resulting from colonization and independence, as reflected in contemporary and traditional literature.

FRN 380 French Cinema (3.00)
The history and development of French cinema from the Lumiere Brothers to the present.

FRN 390 Topics (3.00)
Advanced study of selected literary and cultural topics. Repeatable with different topic.

FRN 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

FRN 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

FRN 420 Medieval French Literature (3.00)
A selection of genres, authors, and texts from various periods in the French Middle Ages.

FRN 470 Humor in French Literature (3.00)
A study of comic modes throughout French literary history, with an emphasis on theoretical approaches to the questions that literary humor raises.

FRN 480 French Theatre (3.00)
An in-depth study of the major developments in French theatre, from the 17th century to the 20th. Prerequisites: FRN 310, and one other 300-level FRN course.

FRN 490 Seminar (3.00)
Advanced study focusing on a specific literary or cultural topic, with emphasis on student-directed inquiry and the development of individual projects and presentations. Repeatable with different topic.

FRN 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

FRN 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.