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FREN 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

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)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Beginning French I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


FREN 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Beginning French II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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

Beginning French I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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

Beginning French II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: FREN 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


FREN 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Introduction to French Literature I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: FREN 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)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Introduction to French Literature II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: FREN 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, RLC

French Conversation
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: FREN 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, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate French I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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

Intermediate French II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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



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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