SRJC Course Outlines

6/4/2023 8:17:26 PMFREN 50C Course Outline as of Summer 2022

Changed Course

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 DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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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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 2 OR FREN 50B

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

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 2 OR FREN 50B
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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

Approval and Dates
Version:06Course Created/Approved: 11/23/1998
Version Created:2/2/2022Course Last Modified:6/3/2023
Submitter:Jessica PardoeCourse Last Full Review:9/23/2019
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:9/23/2019
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.  Converse in French on a wide range of topics and in varied
     social contexts.
2.   Share opinions, express intentions, describe, summarize, give
     and follow directions, tell stories, plan and organize events, communicate
     feelings--all in French and with minimal use of the dictionary.
3.  Speak French with minimal accent and without undue hesitation.
4.  Comprehend French spoken clearly at normal pace.

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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.
I. The Language of Common Social Relations
    A. Friendship
    B. Love
    C. Enmity
     D. Collegiality
    E. Cooperation
    F. Disagreement
II. Common Modes of Expression -- From Very Specific Situations that Might Occur in
    Business, Leisure, Shopping, the Dinner Table, Travel, etc.
    A. Making plans
    B. Negotiating problems
    C. Describing
         1. people
         2. places
         3. things
         4. circumstances
    D. Expressing preferences
    E. Imagining and speculating
    F. Communicating
         1. feelings
         2. questions
         3. confusions
III. Narration
    A. Personal experience
    B. Witnessed events
    C. News events
IV. French and Francophone Cultural Phenomena
     A. Historical events
     B. Current architecture and politics

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The following represent typical assignments for the French 50C course:
1. Weekly web-based and/or in class exercises in listening comprehension, summarizing and
    interpretation of authentic French-language material
2. Class performances, such as presentation of original speeches and skits
3. Vocabulary and grammar quizzes
4. Final exam
5. Role-plays on specific interpersonal situations
6. Weekly pair and small group discussions, dialogue writing and improvisations
7. Oral grammar and syntax exercises

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 and/or in class exercises and oral class participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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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:YGeneral and Cultural 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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