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FREN 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC.

Beginning French Conversation I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic practice in comprehension and production of the spoken language. Emphasis on oral communication with an introduction of basic grammatical concepts and the development of reading and vocabulary skills. Cultural topics will be discussed. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015413


FREN 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, NLC.

Beginning French I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Course Description: This is the first semester of academic transfer French. It is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. This course is cross-listed as FREN 1411 but is also used in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either FREN 1311 or FREN 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015113

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


FREN 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC.

Beginning French II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: FREN 1311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the second semester of academic transfer French. It continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in FREN 1311. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax. This course is cross-listed as FREN 1412 but is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either FREN 1312 or FREN 1412 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015113

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


FREN 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Beginning French I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Course Description: This is the first semester of academic transfer French. This course is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. This course is cross-listed as FREN 1311, which is also used in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either FREN 1311 or FREN 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015113

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


FREN 1412 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Beginning French II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: French 1411 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the second semester of academic transfer French. This course continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in FREN 1411. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax. This course is cross-listed as FREN 1312, which is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either FREN 1312 or FREN 1412 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015113

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


FREN 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC.

Introduction to French Literature I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: French 2312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is an introduction to French literature. It includes readings in French literature, history, culture, art, and civilization. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015313


FREN 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC.

Introduction to French Literature II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: French 2312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of French 2303. It includes readings in French literature, history, culture, art, and civilization. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015313


FREN 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC, RLC.

French Conversation
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: French 1412 or the equivalent.
Course Description: This course is designed to strengthen and improve oral skills in the language. Oral activities focus on current events, cultural, historical and social issues. Audio-visual media are used to explore French life and society. This course is intended to complement French 2311. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015413


FREN 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Intermediate French I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: FREN 1412 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the third semester of academic transfer French. This course is designed to further develop students' overall language proficiency and cultural knowledge through more advanced reading, listening, speaking and writing exercises. Grammatical concepts are reviewed and expanded. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015213

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


FREN 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Intermediate French II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: FREN 2311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the fourth semester of academic transfer French. This course is a continuation of FREN 2311. The stress is on reading, composition, grammatical complexities, and intense oral practice, with continued studies of the culture. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609015213

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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