SRJC Course Outlines

6/9/2023 9:14:28 PMFREN 3 Course Outline as of Summer 2022

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 3Title:  INTERMEDIATE FRENCH-1  
Full Title:  Intermediate French-Part 1
Last Reviewed:4/13/2020

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
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Speaking, reading and writing in French with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge. Review of beginning linguistic and cultural content.

FREN 2 or three 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 of beginning linguistic and cultural content.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:FREN 2 or three 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

Approval and Dates
Version:08Course Created/Approved: 8/1/1981
Version Created:2/2/2022Course Last Modified:6/3/2023
Submitter:Jessica PardoeCourse Last Full Review:4/13/2020
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:4/13/2020
Version Status Date:2/14/2022Semester Last Taught:Spring 2023
Version Term Effective:Summer 2022Term Inactive:


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Speak, write, read, and listen at the intermediate level in French.
2. Demonstrate comprehension of French spoken by native speakers on most common topics.
3. Conduct conversations in French on a wide variety of topics.
4. Explain and interpret pieces of journalism and literature orally and in writing.

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Students will be able to:
1. Compose a French essay of 500 words on topics of general interest over a wide range of personal and societal
2. Converse and speak extemporaneously on a wide range of personal topics with few errors of elementary
3. Demonstrate comprehension of French spoken naturally on a wide range of common topics.
4. Demonstrate comprehension of the general meaning of short fiction and non-fiction written in French without
    the use of a dictionary and in more detail with a dictionary.
5. Discuss and answer questions about short fiction and non-fiction orally and in writing.
6. Produce and employ with relative ease most regular and irregular verb conjugations, subject and object
    pronouns, present, past, future and conditional verbs.
7. Produce and employ with relative ease most everyday French vocabulary, most common idioms, and some
    theme-specific vocabulary (classroom jargon, for example).
8. Produce correct pronunciation of familiar French words as well as most unfamiliar ones.

Topics and Scope
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I.   French Vocabulary at an Intermediate Level
II.  Idiomatic Expressions in French
III. Selections of Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
IV. Complex Sentences in French
V.  Regular and Irregular Verb Tenses
    A. Past
    B. Present
     C. Future tenses
VI.  French Poems and Songs
VII. Global Issues of the French-Speaking World

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1.   Read and study one or two lessons from the textbook
2.   Read short fiction, poetry, or articles of cultural interest
3.   Memorize vocabulary and verb conjugations
4.   Complete exercises in textbook and workbook
5.   Review for quizzes and tests
6.   Spoken and written answers to questions on readings
7.   Essays in French (300-500 words)
8.   Class performances, such as listening comprehension exercises, role plays, and/or poetry recitation
9.   Performance exams
10. Quizzes, chapter tests and final exam that covers reading, writing and speaking in French
Online Assignments
1. Complete online exercises
2. View and interpret text-integrated video programs in French

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
20 - 35%
Class performances, performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, 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, Cherie. Vista Higher Learning. 2016 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:UUser Generated Text
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:YPrerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 Area department:WLANGWorld Languages
 Division:71Language Arts & Academic Foundations
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Major Applicable Course
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
 Audit allowed:YAuditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:1101Modern and Classical Languages
Disciplines:Foreign Languages
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:YDistance Ed, Not CVU/CVC Developed
 Distance Ed Approved:YEither online or hybrid, as determined by instructor
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:YFully Online
Partially Online
Online with flexible in-person activities
 Credit for Prior Learning:NAgency Exam
NIndustry Credentials
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YLiberal Arts and Sciences Courses
 SAM classification:ENon-Occupational
 TOP code:1102.00French
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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