SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2024 6:49:30 PMFREN 4 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 4Title:  INTERMEDIATE FRENCH-2  
Full Title:  Intermediate French-Part 2
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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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Speaking, reading and writing in French with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge.  Review and expansion of French 1-3.

FREN 3 or four years of high school French

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Speaking, reading and writing in French with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge.  Review and expansion of French 1-3.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:FREN 3 or four years of high school French
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Converse with near-native proficiency in French at a moderate speed.
2.  Demonstrate comprehension of French spoken by native speakers on nearly all common topics.
3.  Express personal opinions in French on a wide variety of topics.
4.  Interpret the contents of pieces of journalism and literature orally and in writing.

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Students will be able to:
1. Compose a French essay on topics of general interest over a wide range of personal and
    societal issues.
2. Converse and speak extemporaneously on a wide range of personal topics with few errors of
3. Demonstrate comprehension of French spoken naturally on a wide range of cultural topics.
4. Summarize, analyze and interpret French-language short fiction and non-technical non-fiction
    orally and in writing without a dictionary.
5. Formulate utterances in French that include all pronouns, prepositions and conjunctions as
    well as the correct usage of all regular and irregular verbs in tenses and moods.
6. Produce and employ with relative ease all regular and irregular verb conjugations, all
    pronouns and all tenses and moods.
7. Produce original interpretations of texts.

Topics and Scope
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I.  French Vocabulary and Idiomatic Expressions
     A. Travel
    B. Finances
    C. Computers
    D. Style
    E. Professions
    F. Art and entertainment
    G. Politics
II. Short Fictional and Non-Fictional Reading Selections
     A. Works by French authors
    B. Works by other Francophone authors
    C. Selections from French-language periodicals
III. Complex Sentences in French
    A. Tenses and moods (individual and combined)
          1. present
          2. past
         3. compose
         4. imperfect
         5. future
         6. conditional
         7. pluperfect
         8. future perfect
         9. conditional perfect
         10. subjunctive
         11. past subjunctive
         12. present participle
         13. infinitive
    B. Conjunctions and prepositions associated with assigned tenses and moods
IV. French poems and songs
    A. Interpretation for content and form
    B. Correct recitation
     C. Analysis of cultural content
V.   French spoken at a natural speed by native speakers
VI.  Global issues of the French-speaking world
VII. Critical thinking skills
     A. Simple argumentation in French
    B. Persuasion
    C. Reaching agreement
    D. Exploring differences of perspective

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1. Studying one or two lessons from the textbook (averaging 15 pages) per week
2. Reading short fiction and articles of cultural interest in French (averaging 7 pages per week)
3. Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per week)
4. Completing exercises in textbook and workbook (averaging 10 exercises per week)
5. Chapter tests and final exam that covers reading, writing and speaking in French
6. Reading responses (15 minutes per week)
7. Essays in French (300-500 words per week)
8. Active participation in classroom discussions and other oral activities in French
9. Class performances and performance exam(s)
Online Assignments
1. Complete online exercises (2 hours per week)
2. View and interpret text-integrated video programs in French (1 hour per week)

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
20 - 30%
Written homework, workbook exercises, essays
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
30 - 40%
Class performances, performance exam(s)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Tests and Final Exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Online assignments

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Imaginez. 3rd ed. Mitschke, Cheri. Vista Higher Learning. 2016
Instructor prepared materials

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