Students are required to take two three-credit courses for a total of six VU credits. These courses should follow the sequence of French courses offered at Villanova.
Students are not allowed to repeat courses which they have already taken at Villanova University. Special attention should be made when choosing courses. Please speak with the FPC if any questions arise regarding course selection.
VSB International Business co-majors may use FRE 1121 or FRE 1122 towards the IB-language requirement; if they have completed 1131 before departure, students can take 1134, which is specifically geared towards Business students.
REMINDER: Courses above the 1122 level count toward a minor or major in French at Villanova.
FRE 1121 - Intermediate French I
Designed for students who already have a basic knowledge of the language (one year of college French) and wish to improve all four language skills. Students should have completed FRE 1111 and 1112 or the equivalent.
FRE 1122 - Intermediate French II
Continuation of FRE 1122: Review of grammar, composition, reading and conversation. Students should have completed FRE 1121 or the equivalent.
FRE 1131 - French Conversation/Composition I
Regular practice in conversation and composition with review of grammar and continuing work on language skills in French. Students should have completed FRE 1122 or the equivalent.
FRE 1132 - French Conversation/Composition II
Regular practice in conversation and composition with review of grammar and continuing work on language skills in French. Students should have completed FRE 1131 or the equivalent.
FRE 1134: Business French
An introduction to French business terminology and discourse related to economics, finance, and management. Students should have completed FRE 1131 or the equivalent.
FRE 2143: Contemporary France
Focuses on regional identities and other aspects from current French headlines.