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 Course Title:   French IV: D

 Title Abbreviation:   FRENCH IV: D

 Department:    FRCH&

 Course #:    221

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    160101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

A communication course in beginning intermediate French. Increases proficiency through review and expansion of skills, grammar, and cultural foundation of the language. Emphasizes oral communication.


Prerequisite: FRCH& 123 with a grade of C or better or successful completion of two to three years of high school French.

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 251
OTHER Meets GUR at 3 BIS
U of W 201
WSU 203
WWU 201

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a significant understanding of cultural traits of France and French-speaking countries in the world.
  2. Sustain more complicated conversation within fourth-quarter vocabulary limitations and respond appropriately, showing comprehension of oral and/or written material.
  3. Develop empathetic respect for multiple races, social classes, and varied backgrounds of people from cultures different from his/her own.
  4. Increasingly demonstrate mastery of the French sound system/pronunciation and read intermediate French and be able to interpret it correctly without word-for-word English translation.
  5. Construct grammatically correct sentences orally or in written French.
  6. Increasingly demonstrate an understanding of some 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 enrich our own culture by recognizing creative and philosophical contributions of French-speaking people.
  7. Increasingly include the historical, social, and political influences on the cultural questions that s/he studies while acquiring language structures.
  8. 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.

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.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues 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: review of first year, health, medical, emergencies, shopping, bargaining, prices, popular sayings, family friends, weddings
  2. Grammar: expressing ""become, get"", indirect object pronouns with commands and the present subjunctive, narrations of past experiences: the present perfect, imperfect, and passé compose, adjectives used as nouns, demonstrative pronouns. Possessive pronouns, indirect and direct object pronouns together, direct commands, (polite and informal), the subjunctive mood, making suggestions (let??s) reciprocal pronouns, the future, and the conditional
  3. In-depth discussion of cultural differences among French speakers: France and Canada