SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 3:13:16 AMFREN 4 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 4Title:  INTERMED FRENCH-II  
Full Title:  Intermediate French
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 Scheduled012 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Research compositions, analytical essays, readings, and critical discussions of modern and classical foreign language literature and culture.

Four years of high school French or FREN 3. Not open to students with 5 years pre-college French or 4 semesters college French with "A" or "B" or equivalent, within the past 3 years.

Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Research compositions, analytical essays, readings & critical discussions of modern & classical foreign language literature & culture.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Four years of high school French or FREN 3. Not open to students with 5 years pre-college French or 4 semesters college French with "A" or "B" or equivalent, within the past 3 years.
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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  LISTENING:  Understand virtually all face to face conversation in
 standard dialect delivered with normal clarity and speed; demonstrate
 familiarity with many idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs;
 respond appropriately, verbally and non-verbally, to various levels
 of politeness, formality and register, especially academic; identify
 and comprehend main ideas and most supporting details in lectures
 and discussions; recognize verbal and nonverbal signals of organization
 and importance in lectures; and understand new vocabulary in context
 using guessing strategies.
 SPEAKING:  Use French for a variety of purposes:  describing,
 narrating, arguing, and persuading; self monitor and peer evaluate
 for effective speech in formal as well as informal interactions;
 use nonverbal communication appropriately:  posture, gestures, facial
 expression, and eye contact; speak fluently on general topics of
 current interest in French culture; maintain a conversation and use
 many idiomatic expressions; demonstrate awareness of levels of
 politeness, formality, and register, including inappropriate language
 such as racist or sexist terms; use discussion and conversational
 strategies effectively; and use intonation, pitch and pause to
 enhance or emphasize the message.
 READING:  Skim for main idea; scan for information; differentiate
 between main idea and supporting points; take notes, summarize and
 paraphrase for various purposes; read between the lines for inference,
 assumption and presupposition; read critically; identify author's
 point of view, tone and purpose; recognize bias when it exists;
 demonstrate significant library research skills; analyze rhetorical
 patterns, discourse cues and structural pointers to follow the
 development of the author's ideas; increase reading speed; vary
 speed and methods according to type of material and purpose for
 reading; use French college level dictionary effectively; guess
 word meanings by analyzing prefixes, suffixes, and roots; infer
 meaning of unknown vocabulary by using contextual clues; evaluate
 the relevance of textual material to particular research goals and
 identify sources that support particular arguments; and understand
 the organization of books, journals, newspapers, and essays.
 COMOPOSITION:  Revision for organization, style, and content;
 mastering the five-paragraph essay to include thesis statement and
 adequate paragraph development; develop and logically support a main
 idea in an expository essay; consider audience and intention; support
 a focus statement with original ideas and information from text,
 synthesize; employ essay examination skills by:  synthesizing
 relevant information from reading and lectures and writing under
 time pressure; write a short research paper summarizing journal
 articles and other sources, paraphrasing, synthesizing information
 from a minimum of three sources, avoiding plagiarism, documenting
 sources, and using a variety of clause patterns and subordination;
 and exhibit a sense of literary style.

Topics and Scope
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  CONTENT (Listening):  Technical reports; recorded and live lectures;
 announcements; instructions; telephone communications; radio and
 television broadcasts; movies and plays; face to face conversations;
 practical, social, cultural, abstract, and professional topics;
 special fields of competence; particular fields of interest.
 (Speaking):  Most practical, social, abstract, and academic topics;
 special fields of competence; particular fields of interest.
 (Composition):  Broadens to include:  academic content areas as
 determined by student, text, and teacher; expanded use of literary
 schemes such as poetry, short novel, and essays; a wide range of
 practical, social, and professional topics.
 (Reading):  Adapted and unadapted text as appropriate including
 academic materials, newspaper articles, editorials and commentaries,
 technical reports, novels, short stories, drama, and poetry; content
 now includes most practical, social, abstract, and professional
 topics determined by student needs and interests.
 (Grammar):  Grammar content is determined by student, text, and
 teacher. Grammar content is more individual and specific in nature
 rather than group structured.

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  In preparation for the 50 minute lecture class, students are expected
 to have:
     1. studied, prepared, and reviewed 10-20 pages from class text.
     2. completed 10-20 pages from required readings.
     3. listened to and reacted to about 30-50 minutes of language
        lab material.
     4. spent 15-50 minutes praticing and memorizing vocabulary
        phrases and cultural material.
     5. prepared 1-5 pages of assigned essay or term paper.
 In preparation for the lecture class, students are recommended to
     1. worked 10-50 minutes cooperativley with a fellow French student
        or another French-speaking person.
     2. worked as a French tutor for the SRJC Tutorial Service.
     3. listen to or view 10-50 minutes of French media other than
        that provided by the SRJC Language Lab.
     4. established a pattern of reading French language newspapers,
        magazines, and books as available at the SRJC Library, or
        within the Santa Rosa Community.

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
40 - 60%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
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, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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