SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 11:13:13 AMFREN 50C Course Outline as of Spring 2012

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Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 50CTitle:  INT CONVERSATION  
Full Title:  Intermediate Conversation
Last Reviewed:9/23/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An intermediate-level French conversation course designed to improve fluency through expansion of active vocabulary, attention to verb tense usage and oral practice.

Course Completion of FREN 50B OR Course Completion of FREN 2

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An intermediate-level French conversation workshop designed to improve fluency through expansion of active vocabulary, attention to verb tense usage and oral practice.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FREN 50B OR Course Completion of FREN 2
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Speak extemporaneously in French in such contexts as: business and commerce, meetings, travel, planning, negotiations, intimate relationships, discussions of past experience, future possibilities and hypotheticals.
2.  Speak French using vocabulary needed for the great majority of common circumstances and basic grammar required for comprehensibility.
3.  Identify the main ideas when listening to French spoken by native speakers on typical cultural topics such as politics, cultural events and people of note.

Topics and Scope
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Topics will vary and reflect intermediate communication skills required to
function in social, academic and career-related situations.
1.  The language of common social relations -- friendship, love, enmity, collegiality, cooperation, disagreement, etc.
2.  Common modes of expression -- making plans; negotiating problems; describing people, places, things and circumstances; expressing preferences; imagining, and speculating; communicating feelings, questions, confusions -- all arising from very specific situations that might occur in business, leisure, shopping, the dinner table, travel, etc.
3.  Narration of personal experience, witnessed events and news events.
4. French and francophone cultural phenomena from historical events to current architecture and politics.

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The following represent typical assignments for the French 50C course:
1.  Role-plays on very specific interpersonal situations.
2.  Six web-based exercises in listening comprehension, summarizing and interpretation of authentic French-language material.
3.  Weekly pair and small group discussions, dialogue writing and problem-solving, for a total of 3 hours per week not counting DHR.
4.  Presentation of original speeches and skits.
5.  Preparation for 15 weekly vocabulary quizzes.
6.  Oral grammar and syntax exercises.
7.  Final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Dialogue writing
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances and role-plays
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Quizzes on vocabulary and grammar. Final exam.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
25 - 40%
Class attendance, web-based exercises and oral class participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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