At a Glance...
Credits per course: 4
Classroom hours per week: 3
Required weekly lab hours: 1
FREN-101 Elementary French I
Introduce yourself to the world of French through listening, speaking, writing, and reading. In this introductory course, students learn to listen, speak, write, and read on a basic level. They also learn about the diverse cultures of the French-speaking world. Instruction focuses on oral communication, and is supported by a computerized classroom and peer learning groups. This course meets for three hours per week; an additional weekly lab visit is required.
FREN-102 Elementary French II
Broaden the scope of your abilities as a speaker of French as a second language. Students continue to develop the four basic skills, particularly oral communication, and to look inside the cultures of France, West Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean. They will develop a project that reflects personal goals for learning French. This course meets for three hours per week in a computerized classroom; an additional weekly lab visit is required.
FREN-201 Intermediate French I
Cultivate your storytelling skills by developing the structures of the past tense. Students in this second-year course will use the skills needed to listen, speak, write, and read in French in the context of a series of communicative activities. They will expand their knowledge of the peoples of the French-speaking world and will, through the use of multimedia technology, create a personalized project reflective of individual interests in French. This course meets for three hours per week in a computer classroom; an additional weekly lab visit is required.
FREN-202 Intermediate French II
Express your emotions, opinions, and ideas with confidence using the French subjunctive. This final course of the four-semester sequence fulfills a language requirement recognized at most four-year institutions. Students will produce a miniproject in each of the four skill areas as they acquire the basics of intermediate French. FREN-202 meets for three hours per week in a computer classroom; an additional weekly lab visit is required.
FREN-220 Cultures of France
Travel through a world of French culture via a melange of beloved cartoon figures ranging from Asterix et Obelix to Jacques Chirac.