LFR-101 Beginning French I

    Develops the ability to understand, speak, read and write in French. Enhances awareness and understanding of the French-speaking world through presentation of authentic material. LFR-101 is for students with no prior experience in French. Laboratory required. LFR-101 offered every spring semester. [3 credits]

    LFR-102 Beginning French II

    Develops the ability to understand, speak, read and write in French. Enhances awareness and understanding of the French-speaking world through presentation of authentic material. LFR-101 is for students with no prior experience in French. Laboratory required. (LFR-102 offered every fall semester.) [ 3 credits ] 

    LFR-103 Intermediate French

    Develops the four language skills through a review of grammar and readings based on cultural material. Laboratory required. Fulfills the general education language requirement. Prerequisite: LFR-102 or placement. Offered every spring. [3 credits]

    LFR-233 French for Oral Proficiency

    Offers intensive oral-aural practice, with emphasis on the language used in daily life. Serves those who wish to perfect pronunciation and increase fluency in French through extensive use of multimedia materials. Independent lab work required. Fulfills the general education language requirement. Prerequisite: LFR-103 or placement. [3 credits]

    LFR-234 French for Written Proficiency

    Helps students learn to express themselves more proficiently in written French. Weekly writing assignments strengthen grammar and spelling skills, build vocabulary and add to the student's understanding of French syntax and sentence structure. Class discussion and group work, all of which take place in French, help improve student's speaking ability. Fulfills the general education language requirement. Prerequisite: LFR-103 or placement. [3 credits]

    LFR-258 Readings in Francophone Literature

    Introduces students to literary analysis by the reading of selected short works by contemporary Francophone authors. Discussion of geographical, historical and bio-bibliographical information and close analysis and interpretation of the short stories lead to a deeper appreciation of their literary and cultural context. Fulfills the general education literature and cross-cultural studies requirements. Prerequisite: LFR-233/234 or permission of the instructor. [3 credits]

    LFR-301 Advanced French Conversation and Composition I

    Gives special attention to the idiomatic use of language and to the finer points of French grammar. Based on writings and media sources dealing with present day events and cultural issues. Analysis of structure and style. Fulfills the general education language requirement. Prerequisite: LFR-233/234 or equivalent. Required of all majors and minors. [3 credits]

    LFR-302 Advanced French Composition and Conversation II

    Gives special attention to the idiomatic use of language and to the finer points of French grammar. Based on writings and media sources dealing with present day events and cultural issues. Analysis of structure and style. Fulfills the general education language requirement. Prerequisite: LFR-233/234 or equivalent. Required of all majors and minors. [3 credits]

    LFR-304 Culture & Civilization III

    LFR-305 French for Business

    Introduction to French business and terminology to expose students to the fundamentals of the business world in France. Variety of linguistic and cultural exercises adaptable to many different commercial situations. Prerequisite: LFR 204 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

    LFR-310 Masterpieces in French Literature I

    Introduces students to French literature and thought in their historical and social dimensions through a close study of selected masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. Special emphasis on the aesthetic and intellectual currents that have shaped French literature. Prerequisite: LFR-258. Fulfills the general education literature requirement. [3 credits]

    LFR-311 Masterpieces in French Literature II

    Introduces students to French literature and thought in their historical and social dimensions through a close study of selected masterpieces from the 18th century to the present. Special emphasis on the aesthetic and intellectual currents that have shaped French literature. Prerequisite: LFR-258 or permission. Fulfills the general education literature requirement. [3 credits]

    LFR-313 French Comedy

    LFR-314 French Tragedy

    LFR-315 French Novel

    LFR-358 French Civilization and Culture

    Provides an overview of contemporary French culture. Includes a look at the forces of history and the men and women who have shaped the French culture, and a consideration of the challenges France faces as it looks toward its future. [3 credits] 

    LFR-401 Topics in French

    Studies a central topic in linguistics, culture or literature. Course may be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: LFR-302 or permission of instructor. [3 credits]

    LFR-427 Short Term Academic Experience in a French-Speaking Country

    Visits cities and sites of historical and cultural importance in one French-speaking country. Prior to the tour, students will attend preparatory lectures and complete preliminary readings. Research related to the tour usually will be completed within a month after return. Fulfills the culture and civilization requirement for the French major and minor. [3 credits]

    LFR-458 Capstone Experience in French

    Provides a culminating activity based on the particular interests of the student and is individually designed to demonstrate linguistic, cultural and cross-cultural learning within a global context at home and abroad. A research paper and formal oral presentation are required. Open to majors, minors and native speakers. Prerequisite: LFR-358. Fulfills the general education cross-cultural studies requirement. [ 3 credits ] Students may choose from the following: 149 LFR-463 Independent Study 149 Independent project under the direction of a faculty member 149 Research project based on study abroad experience 149 Service-learning project with research component 149 IDS-461 Professional Internship with research component 149 IDS-496 Teaching Apprentice (at College of Notre Dame or abroad)

    LFR-463 Independent Study

    Allows the student to undertake an individual program of study in language, linguistics, literature or civilization under the guidance of a member of the department. [3 credits]

    LFR-527 Quebec: La Belle Provinc

    LFR-558 Cult Studies: Fren Civ I

    LFR-559 Cult Studies: Fren Civ II