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FR 101: Beginning French I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Focuses on the essentials of spoken and written French for the beginner, and provides an introduction to the culture of French speakers.

FR 102: Beginning French II

Prerequisites: FR 101 or two years of high school French or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Focuses on the essentials of spoken and written French for the beginner, and provides an introduction to the culture of French speakers.

FR 103: Intermediate French I

Prerequisites: FR 102 or three years of high school French or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Review of basic structures and vocabulary building. Development of auditive comprehension, reading skills and oral expression.

FR 104: Intermediate French II

Prerequisites: French 103 or four years of high school French or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Readings and discussions in French, contemporary cultural topics (society, history, art, cinema, literature). Review of basic syntax begun in French 103 continued. Further practice in the subjunctive and literary verb tenses.

FR 120: Beginning Conversation

Prerequisites: FR 101 or two years of high school French or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Promotion of free and spontaneous oral expression in French at the elementary level.

FR 130: Intermediate Conversation

Prerequisites: FR 102 or 120 or three years of high school French or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Designed to increase the student's vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

FR 132: Intermediate Literary Readings

Prerequisites: FR 103 or four years of high school French or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Designed for the student who wishes to improve reading, speaking and writing skills and vocabulary. Course emphasizes oral and written communication with a focus on the discussion, synthesis and analysis of short literary works.

FR 140: Intermediate Conversation

Prerequisites: FR 103 or 130 or four years of high school French or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Designed to increase the student's vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

FR 142: Advanced Literary Readings

Prerequisites: FR 104 or 132 or four years of high school French or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Designed for the student who wishes to improve reading, speaking and writing skills and vocabulary. Course emphasizes oral and written communication with a focus on the discussion, synthesis and analysis of short literary works.

FR 299: Independent Study In French

Prerequisites: Complete 12 units at SBCC with a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum of 6 units with a GPA of 3.0 in French.
Skills Advisory: ENG 110 or 110H.

Students work under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with his/her interests and abilities. Each unit of credit requires the student to devote approximately three hours per week to the project.

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