Liberal Arts > French

General Information

  • Name: First Year French I
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: French
  • Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to French culture.


II: Course Objectives

FREN 111 is the first of a four-course sequence designed to meet the foreign language requirement for those transferring to a college with such a requirement. This course helps students acquire beginning communication skills within a culturally significant context. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Write basic French in the present indicative tense incorporating vocabulary and other grammatical points learned over the semester.
  • Communicate orally using basic French to ask and answer questions on a variety of everyday topics, describe people and places and narrate recurring (present) events.
  • Be able to understand some French spoken slower than normal pace and develop skills and coping strategies for filling in the gaps.
  • Gain cultural knowledge and awareness about the areas of the world in which French is spoken.

III: Course Linkage

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.

Scheduled FREN-111 classes:

Fall 2019