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FREN 2610

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title Composition And Conversation
Prerequisite(s) FRENCH 2002 or permission of the department chair
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course provides intensive training in accurate expression in both the spoken and the written language, based on grammar review and vocabulary acquisition.

Expected Educational Results
By the end of this course, the student should be able to communicate effectively in written or oral form on any variety of topics at the intermediate-high level. This includes being able to :
A. Provide and elicit information
B. Read, understand, and discuss materials as well as other common topics of conversation
C. Summarize and draw conclusions
D. Compare and contrast
E. Express opinions
F. Work independently and/or with others to further develop skills and acquire knowledge

General Education Outcomes
None Specified

Course Content
A. Restructuring of French grammar with stress placed on more complex structures and any new grammar constructions not studied up to this point
B. Readings, listening comprehension sources,  drawn from authentic materials such as the Internet, films,  literature, history, and other culture based sources.  These readings along with experiences will form the basis of conversation and composition
C. Thematically-based vocabulary needed to enhance the
effectiveness and accuracy of their expression

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be based on a combination of any of the items listed with more specific percentages established by the Instructor :
shorter compositions, longer compositions, oral exposés,  oral and written quizzes,   journal, project,  participation in discussion... 60%-75%
One of these or combination thereof:
final exam,  paper, oral interview, oral exposé    

Student performance on the oral interview, exposé, final exam, and/or paper  will be reviewed to determine how instruction and curriculum might be improved.

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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