Foreign Language at Pitt-Johnstown
The Foreign Language program offers students the opportunity to develop language proficiency at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels in French. Students may obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in Foreign Language and Literature, and often utilize their language training within the International Studies program and in preparation for approved study abroad programs or for graduate study. The French minor requires 18 credits in intermediate, or higher, level French courses. A foreign language minor is popular with many students, as it helps them to further an interest in a language they studied in high school, a new language, or even help to bolster their job prospects in a chosen field. Any study in foreign languages is becoming more and more indispensible as global connectivity increases at an astronomical rate.
What French language classes are available?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the French courses available on our campus. To view the full list of French course descriptions, click here.
FR 0211 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 1
This course is a logical continuation of the first-year sequence. Emphasis continues to be placed on communication.
FR 0321 APPROACHES TO FRENCH LITERATURE
The goal of this course is to illustrate ways of looking at literary texts. Students shall examine plays, short prose works, and poems focusing on textual elements such as narrative technique, characterization, societal factors, and language.
FR 0355 FRENCH CONVERSATION
This course is designed to help students already familiar with the basic grammatical structure of the language improve their facility in oral expression.
FR 0356 WRITTEN FRENCH 1
This course is designed to enable students to improve their understanding and control of essential elements of written French.
FR 0380 MODERN FRENCH NOVEL
The French novel is to a great extent a genre in which psychological analysis has been brought to a high level of sophistication. This shall be studied through close analyses of six–eight works in English translation. This course may also be offered as a writing course.
Pitt-Johnstown French Faculty
Dr. Barbara Petrosky
Office: 223D Biddle Hall Phone: (814) 269-7153 Email: email@example.com
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