Intermediate French I (offered every semester)

Upon engaged completion of French 201, you can reasonably expect to be able to: SPEAK French well enough to describe, narrate, and ask and answer questions in present time--and with less accuracy in past time--about everyday topics including personal activities and interests, preferences and emotions, studies and future plans, social problems, and media. You should also be able to extend and accept or refuse an invitation, participate effectively in an interview situation, and ask for information with the intent of understanding the answer. COMPREHEND spoken French with sufficient ability to grasp the main idea and most supporting details in short interactions--both live and taped--that relate to the themes of education, future plans, health, and the environment. READ AND UNDERSTAND the main idea and most of the supporting details of both edited and non-edited material (including short narratives, fairy tales, songs, and plays, advertisements, tourist brochures, and magazine interviews). WRITE sentences, paragraphs, and short compositions on familiar topics, complete forms, take messages, and write letters that relate to personal interests and practical needs. RECOGNIZE basic similarities and differences among Francophone cultures represented in the course, as well as fundamental similarities and differences between these Francophone cultures and your own, and show an emerging awareness of the pitfalls of stereotyping and of the complexities of cultural issues.

Counts for Major Emphasis 2, "French and Francophone Studies" for the French BA

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Class Number: 

FREN 201


Regular grades are awarded for this course: A, B, C, D, E. Available to qualified students for pass/fail option.

Pre requisite(s): 

French 101, 102 (or via placement exam)

Special Exam: 

Course may be taken by special exam for credit (not for grade).

Usually Offered: 

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter