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French

FREN 1101 -- Beginning French Language and Culture I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 8 for Spring 2014; MnTC Goal 7 and 8 for Summer 2014 and later)

The first course in a four semester (two year) sequence. In FREN 1101 (French I) students learn basic French grammar such as verb conjugation and adjective agreement and practice the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the present tense with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expression and aural comprehension. Students are also introduced to various aspects of French culture in France and in French speaking countries around the world in the text and through videos and presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics.


FREN 1102 -- Beginning French Language and Culture II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: French 1101 or two years French in high school with a score of 180 or higher on the French placement test.

Note: to take the placement test, go to the Academic Departments Web page at http://www.anokaramsey.edu/en/classes/Academics/Departments.aspx
and click on French.

The second in a four semester (two-year) sequence, FREN 1102 (French II) builds on the grammar and skills acquired in French I and involves more complex grammatical forms such as object pronouns and practice of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is upon correct oral expression, grammatical constructions and aural comprehension, particularly in the past tense. Students also examine aspects of French culture in the French-speaking world and in France as illustrated in the text and through multi-media illustrations and presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics.


FREN 1111 -- Introduction to French Culture,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6 and 8)

Cross-listed with HUM 1311

Introduction to the civilization and culture of the French-speaking world, with emphasis on the comparison of cultures and on present trends in political and social life, literature and the arts. This course is taught in English; no previous knowledge of French is required.


FREN 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


FREN 2200 -- Field Study Abroad,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as HUM 2200)

Students travel to one or more French-speaking countries to observe firsthand both ancient and modern components of these civilizations. When offered for credit, a classroom segment will precede the trip, covering such topics as a brief history of the area to be visited, cultural differences, etc. No French language knowledge is required.


FREN 2201 -- Intermediate French Language and Culture I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 8)

Prerequisite: FREN 1102 with a grade of C or better, at least three years of high school French, or permission of instructor

In the second year language sequence, the first goal is to acquire a knowledge of the basic history and cultural patterns and to examine topical and literary readings of the Francophone world, which may include French minorities in the U.S. (New England and Louisiana), France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, as well as the French Caribbean and African countries. The second goal is to increase proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening in French. This course reviews the fundamentals of grammar, with emphasis upon the indicative and imperative moods.


FREN 2202 -- Intermediate French Language and Culture II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 8)

Prerequisite: French 2201 with a grade of C or better, at least four years of high school French, or permission of instructor

In the second year language sequence, the first goal is to acquire a knowledge of the basic history and cultural patterns and to examine topical and literary readings of the Francophone world, which may include French minorities in the U.S. (New England and Louisiana), France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, as well as the French Caribbean and African countries. The second goal is to increase proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening in French. This course continues a review of the grammar, but with an emphasis upon the subjunctive mood.


FREN 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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