Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

French (FRE)

FRE* E101 Elementary French I

French 101 is a course designed for students without previous knowledge of the language. In this course, the four language skills will be developed: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course will also introduce students to French speaking countries and cultures around the world.

Prerequisite: A foreign language placement test is required or permission of instructor. Native Speakers are not permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

FRE* E102 Elementary French II

A continuation of FRE*E101, this course is for students who have taken either FRE*E101 or one year of high school French. This course continues to cover the basic grammar patterns of the French language, and builds competence in all fours skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking at a basic level (personal information, immediate needs, survival skills, repeated utterances).The student will gain exposure to a broad range of vocabulary, grammar patterns, and major tenses. Through varied class activities such as group work, skits, role-play situations, oral presentations, oral proficiency and communication shall be emphasized. Laboratory time is required weekly.
Prerequisite: Either a foreign language placement test, FRE* E101, or permission of instructor is required. Students who place outside of the designated range for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

FRE* E201 Intermediate French I

Continued systematic review of the French language and culture. Continuation of the gradual and proportional development of the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis will be placed on Reading and Writing. Detailed explanation of the principles of grammar. Training in reading comprehension to facilitate the development of writing skills. Prose and poetry from contemporary literature will be introduced to enhance writing abilities. Access to the Internet will be encouraged. Laboratory time is required weekly.
Prerequisite: FRE* E102, Placement test or permission of the instructor.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

FRE* E202 Intermediate French II

This course is a continuation of French 201 where we will continue to develop the four skills to master vocabulary and grammatical structures using texts and short novels from the francophone world, discussing contemporary topics, writing short essays to gain proficient level in French. Laboratory time is required weekly.
Prerequisite: FRE* E201, Placement test or permission of the instructor.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

FRE* E299 Independent Study in French

Designed for those students who wish to obtain credit in a selected topic in French. Students should have a high academic standing in French language.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Foreign Language faculty
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

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