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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 better) or 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.
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 provides continued development of skills attained in French 411. Students will develop the ability to handle complicated situations using past, present and future time frames. Students will continue to learn more complex grammatical structures enabling them to formulate hypotheses, express doubt and uncertainty, speculate and express opinions. Emphasis will be on culturally authentic reading and writing through the introduction of basic literary analysis.

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

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

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