FREN202 Intermediate French II
Department of Language & Literature: French
Course Number and TitleFREN202 Intermediate French II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesFREN201 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course reviews basic essentials of vocabulary and grammatical constructions and presents further constructions not covered in FREN201. The course provides additional material for a solid foundation in conversation and composition. It continues to place emphasis on knowledge and appreciation of the cultural backgrounds of French-speaking countries.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- recognize and respond appropriately and with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
- demonstrate ability to write increasingly complex sentences in French; and
- explain an increasing number of aspects of life in the French-speaking countries.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will:
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics
Direct and indirect object pronouns, both personal and impersonal
The imperfect tense
Expressions of quantity
Expressions of time
Vocabulary and social contexts
Parts of the body
The French school system
School subjects and majors
Technology and communication vocabulary
Health and sports
The French university experience
Francophone culture and art
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises; and
- participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
- Core (if applicable)
- Cultural Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests which examine the cultural topics presented in the course and in which they compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices of some French-speaking people.
- International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests in which they articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students use text, audio program, workbook, and multimedia resources of second-year proficiency-based French program. See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used for new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011