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Fall 2012

French Courses:

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FRE101 - Elementary French 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops French listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Emphasizes ability to use and understand French in context. Strategies may include lecture/discussion, group and individual work, oral exercises, video, reading and writing assignments. Requires laboratory-supported practice. Students hold basic conversations, read simple passages, and write dialogues and paragraphs at the novice level. Instructor determines final placement.

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FRE102 - Elementary French 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Strengthens French listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired in Elementary French I. Emphasizes the ability to use and understand French in context. Strategies may include lecture/discussion, group and individual work, oral exercises, presentations, video, reading and writing assignments. Requires laboratory-supported practice. Instruction occurs in French with clarification in English. Students express themselves orally, read authentic materials, understand oral input, and write compositions at the high-novice level. Instructor determines final placement. Prerequisite: FRE 101 or equivalent.

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FRE201 - Intermediate French 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Enhances French listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Emphasizes increasing the accuracy and depth of communicative abilities and cultural understanding. Strategies may include lecture/discussion, group and individual work, presentations, oral exercises, video, reading and writing assignments. Requires laboratory-supported practice. Instruction occurs in French. Students express themselves verbally and in writing, read authentic sources, and understand clear, native speech at the intermediate level. Instructor determines final placement. Typically offered Fall. Prerequisite: FRE 102 or equivalent.

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FRE202 - Intermediate French 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Strengthens French listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired in Intermediate French I. Emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students’ abilities and knowledge of contemporary French culture. Strategies may include lecture/discussion, group and individual work, oral exercises, presentations, video, reading and writing assignments. Requires laboratory-supported practice. Instruction occurs in French. Students express themselves orally and in writing at the high-intermediate level, read authentic sources and understand key concepts when spoken clearly at native speed. Instructor determines final placement. Typically offered Spring. Prerequisite: FRE 201 or equivalent.

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