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The following French courses are offered:

FREN 401
Elementary French    4 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is the first semester introduction to the French language. It is designed for beginning students with little or no previous exposure to the language. It is characterized by the ability to understand and produce appropriate responses in high-frequency situations utilizing learned material. Speaking and writing will be comprehensible to a sympathetic listener used to communicating with non-native speakers.

FREN 402
Elementary French    4 Units
Prerequisite: FREN 401 with a grade of "C" or betteror two years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is the second semester of elementary French. It provides refinement of skills introduced in FREN 401. It is characterized by increased grammatical accuracy and ability to understand and produce appropriate responses in high-frequency situations utilizing learned material. Speaking and writing will be comprehensible to a sympathetic listener used to communicating with non-native speakers.

FREN 411
Intermediate French    4 Units
Prerequisite: FREN 402 with a grade of "C" or better; or three years of high school French with a "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2;
IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Enrollment Limitation: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is the first semester Intermediate French. It is designed for students who have completed French 402 or three years of high school French. It provides refinement of skills attained in French 402. Students will work toward the ability to create with the language without relying on learned responses, to understand main ideas in routine speech and to understand main ideas in written texts. Listening and reading comprehension will continue to develop; speaking and writing will be comprehensible to a somewhat sympathetic native speaker. Students will develop the ability to respond in an unrehearsed manner on concrete topics in known situations. Written expression will meet limited personal needs and culturally appropriate language at a higher level of accuracy than found in French 402. Students will analyze the complexity of the French speaking world through some of its social and political institutions, its different communication systems and media, and its artistic contribution to the world.

FREN 412
Intermediate French    4 Units
Prerequisite: FREN 411 with a grade of "C" or better; or four years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2;
IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is the second semester of Intermediate French. It is designed for students who have completed French 411 or four years of high school French. It provides continued development of skills attained in French 411. Students will develop the ability to handle complex situations using past, present and future time frames. It will help develop the student's emerging ability to handle complicated situations, to discuss topics beyond immediate personal needs (e.g. current events, social, political, economical and environmental issues; history, traditions, and customs). This course will focus on development of written narratives and expository prose along with increased awareness of cultural concerns, norms, values, and cultural-specific customs and events, with emphasis placed on culturally-authentic readings and writing through the introduction and application of basic literary analysis. Students will expand their knowledge and appreciation of geography, culture and values of the French-speaking world and its contribution to the world.

FREN 495
Independent Studies in French    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB

FREN 499
Experimental Offering in French    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

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