An introduction to the critical reading of French literary and non-literary texts; a review of French grammar; training in composition, conversation and listening comprehension. Texts will be drawn from significant short stories, poetry and films. The survey of different literary genres serves also to contrast several views of French culture. Supplementary work with audio and video materials. Successful completion of FREN 205 prepares students for FREN 207, 208, 311 or 312. Conducted in French. Three hours a week.
Requisite: FREN 103 or three to four years of secondary school French. Fall semester: Professor de la Carrera and Visiting Lecturer Baillargeon. Spring semester: Professor de la Carrera.