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FR 101 First-Year French

First course of a three-term sequence designed for students with no prior language study. Introduction to French in the context of French-speaking cultures, with an emphasis on oral communication (listening and speaking) and some reading and writing practice. Students learn basic grammar structures, vocabulary, and cultural information. Computer lab work is required.
 

FR 102 First-Year French

Prerequisite: FR 101 with a passing grade of C- or above, or equivalent. Second course of a three-term sequence designed for students with no prior language study. Continuation of beginning French in the context of French-speaking cultures, with emphasis on oral communication (listening and speaking) and some reading and writing. Students continue to learn basic grammar structures, vocabulary, and cultural information. Computer lab work is required.
 

FR 103 First-Year French

Prerequisite: FR 102 with a passing grade of C- or above, or equivalent. Third course of a three-term sequence designed for students with no prior language study. Continuation of beginning French in the context of French-speaking cultures, with an emphasis on oral communication (listening and speaking) and some reading and writing. Students learn basic grammar structures, vocabulary, and cultural information. Computer lab work required.
 

FR 107 Beginning French Conversation

Prerequisite: FR101 Corequisite: FR 102 This course offers conversational practice in French at the beginning level of vocabulary and grammar structures that students have already studied or are currently learning. Offered P/NP, winter term only.
 

FR 188 Study Abroad: French Language and Culture in Normandy

Prerequisite: FR 101 or equivalent. This course is a study abroad experience encompassing intensive language study with an emphasis on oral communication, and French history and culture in the Normandy and Paris regions. The course is designed to provide students with the necessary language tools to communicate successfully in a full immersion learning environment, to encourage them to reflect on cultural values and develop an awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences, and to inspire them to engage in further French language studies. Fulfills requirement for AAOT Cultural Literacy option.
 

FR 201 Second-Year French

Prerequisite: FR 103 or FR 151 with a passing grade of C- or above, or equivalent. First course in a three-term sequence of Intermediate French. French 201, 202, 203 are intermediate five-skills courses with an emphasis on oral communication (listening comprehension and speaking). Students continue to develop their writing and reading skills, review and learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures, and deepen their understanding of French-speaking cultures. Computer lab work is required. Fulfills requirement for AAOT Arts and Letters and Cultural Literacy.
 

FR 202 Second-Year French

Prerequisite: FR 201 with a passing grade of C- or above, or equivalent. Second course in a three-term sequence of Intermediate French. French 201, 202, 203 are intermediate five-skills courses with an emphasis on oral communication (listening comprehension and speaking). Students continue to develop their writing and reading skills, review and learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures, and deepen their understanding of French-speaking cultures. Computer lab work is required. Fulfills requirement for AAOT Arts and Letters and Cultural Literacy.
 

FR 203 Second-Year French

Prerequisite: FR 202 with a passing grade of C- or above, or equivalent. Third course in a three-term sequence of Intermediate French. French 201, 202, 203 are intermediate five-skills courses with an emphasis on oral communication (listening comprehension and speaking). Students continue to develop their writing and reading skills, review and learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures, and deepen their understanding of French-speaking cultures. Computer lab work is required. Fulfills requirement for AAOT Arts and Letters and Cultural Literacy.
 

FR 211 Conversational French

Prerequisite: FR 103, FR 151, or equivalent. This is an intensive weekend conversation class designed to give students the opportunity to improve their oral communication skills and intercultural competence. Students speak and hear only French while participating in cultural activities and games, discussions following guest speaker presentations, and French and Francophone-themed meals. A film viewing in French introduces and expands on vocabulary and expressions in authentic cultural contexts. Students have the opportunity to share experiences and opinions, exchange ideas, and practice using various forms and functions of the target language.
 

FR 213 Conversational French Through Film

Prerequisite: FR 102 or equivalent. A film-based conversation class wherein students focus on improving their oral communication skills (listening comprehension, speaking, and intercultural competence). We use French and Francophone films to introduce and expand on vocabulary in authentic cultural contexts, with a focus on functional language. Students also share opinions and exchange ideas as they explore different Francophone cultures and social contexts.
 

FR 288 Study Abroad: French Language and Culture in Normandy

Prerequisite: FR 101 This course is a study abroad experience encompassing intensive language study with an emphasis on oral communication, and French history and culture in the Normandy and Paris regions. The course is designed to provide students with the necessary language tools to communicate successfully in a full immersion learning environment, to encourage them to reflect on cultural values and develop an awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences, and to inspire them to engage in further French language studies. Fulfills requirement for the AAOT Cultural Literacy option.
 
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