FRCH& 121: French I

Class Program
Degree Code
Humanities Lecture
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55
Beginning French language and culture taught using a communicative approach. Through the use of drama and themes, this course focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and the culture of the French-speaking world.
Quarters Offered
Fall,
Winter,
Spring
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Speak basic French with standard pronunciation of simple words.
  2. Use third-person present tense verbs in conversations and in writing
  3. Orally produce and respond to common French greetings, discussions of weather and states of being
  4. Write grammatically correct sentence structures for simple sentences and questions
  5. Read elementary texts and instructions in French
  6. Read, write and aurally comprehend vocabulary pertaining to family members
  7. Write comprehensible compositions in French of gradually increasing length throughout the class
  8. Articulate an understanding of the value to themselves of learning about other cultures.
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Course Content Outline
  1. Students will read stories in French of differing lengths to introduce vocabulary and grammar; the stories will be acted out or simply translated
  2. Students will further discuss the stories as a class by answering discussion questions in French
  3. Students will read a novel in French and discuss the content through answering questions in French
  4. Students will create comic strip summaries with illustrations and captions in French
  5. Students will translate various of the stories into English
  6. Students will write compositions of their own in French of gradually increasing length
  7. Students will create a 3-generation Family Tree in French
Department Guidelines
PO4 should be assessed: Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.