FREN 390: French for the Professions: Fashion, Food, and Finance

FREN 390-001: French for the Professions
(Spring 2019)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

Aquia Building 347

Section Information for Spring 2019

This course is designed to prepare students for the professional life - and beyond, through a wide range of readings and authentic audio-video materials that offer insight into the business/hospitality/fashion cultures of the French-speaking world. Students will gain content knowledge in the form of linguistic proficiency and cross-cultural communication skills: business correspondence and etiquette, company structure, relevant current articles and industry trends, business case and brand name analysis. They will also be presented with a unique opportunity to apply their knowledge as they explore French/Francophone companies and engage with entrepreneurs in Paris or in the Washington, D.C. area.

The Experiential Learning in Paris (optional), to take place in May 2019, complements the in-class semester-long readings and activities. This hands-on component of the course is bound to propel students' learning and fluency in French much further by giving them direct access to a unique savoir-faire and the benefits of a true linguistic and cultural immersion.


FREN 390 001 has an optional/required travel component to Paris, France in May of 2019. There will be an additional fee. For registration information, please contact Prof. Raluca Romaniuc (

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces the terminology and the culture of business, hospitality, and fashion in the French-speaking world. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FREN 309.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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