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 Course Title:   French III: D

 Title Abbreviation:   FRENCH III: D

 Department:    FRCH&

 Course #:    123

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    160101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

A continuation of French 122: the grammar and vocabulary are more complicated. Oral comprehension and speaking skills are still emphasized through daily oral practice, as well as reading and writing exercises. Pre-requisite: French 122 or equivalent French course.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: FRCH& 122 with a grade of C or better or equivalent French course.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 153
U of W 103
WSU 102
WWU 103

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the French sound system/pronunciation and read French and be able to interpret it correctly in French without the necessity to translate most of it.
  2. Increasingly demonstrate a significant understanding of cultural traits of France and French-speaking countries of the world.
  3. Increasingly sustain conversation within third-quarter vocabulary limitations and use short appropriate answers showing comprehesion of oral and/or written material.
  4. Increasingly include the historical, social, and political influences on the cultural questions that s/he studies while acquiring language structures.
  5. Increasingly demonstrate an understanding of some of the cultural differences among French speakers in different regions of France and/or French-speaking countries of the world, as well as some of the ways that we can expect to enrich our own culture by recognizing creative and phliosophical contributions of French-speaking people.
  6. Increasingly demonstrate that s/he has learned language structures and behaviors that are appropriate in social situations with native speakers as exercises in class, oral interviews, skits, as well as monologues and dialogues.
  7. Increasingly develop empathetic respect for multiple races, social classes, and varied backgrounds of people from cultures different from his/her own.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Vocabulary: continued expansion of basic first-year vocabulary.
  2. Grammar: continued practice of present and past tenses, the future tense, the subjunctive and conditional moods, and commands.
  3. Culture: North African culture in France and further studies of French culture.