French (FREN) 200

First-Year University French I (Revision 8)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: FREN 101 or equivalent. Students are advised not to take FREN 200 and FREN 201 simultaneously.

Precluded Course: FREN 200 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for FREN 242.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Overview

FREN 200 trains the student in spoken and written French as a continuation of FREN 100 and FREN 101. The course enables students to use French in social situations and to talk about themselves, their opinions, and their experiences.

In addition, FREN 200 leads the student through a major review of grammar and develops the student's ability to understand and compose short passages.

Outline

Unit 1: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 2: La femme
Present tense, Imperative
Activities Manual, 23-27

Unit 2: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 2
Personal Pronouns
Activities Manual, 28-35
Assignment: Written Exercise 1

Unit 3: Lectures diverses, "Condamnation," "Mme le Secrétaire"
Assignment: Oral Exercise 1

Unit 4: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 3: La famille
Nouns
Activities Manual, 43-47

Unit 5: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 3
Articles
Activities Manual, 48-49
Assignment: Written Exercise 2

Unit 6: Lectures diverses, "Les monopapas," "La famille dans tous ses états"
Assignment: Oral Exercise 2

Unit 7: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 4: Ville et campagne
Reflexives
Activities Manual, 57-61

Unit 8: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 4
Passé composé and the Imperfect
Activities Manual, 62-67
Assignment: Written Exercise 3

Unit 9: Lectures diverses, "L'anniversaire de Marie-Edwige," "Le message", "A Marie Hémon"
Assignment: Oral Exercise 3

Unit 10: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 5: La vie sociale interrogatives
Activities , 81-85

Unit 11: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 5
Negatives
Activities Manual, 86-92
Assignment: Written Exercise 4

Unit 12: Lectures diverses, "Le racisme expliqué à ma fille", "Qui a dit que la route?"
Assignment: Oral Exercise 4

Unit 13: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 6: La vie politique et économique Descriptive adjectives
Activities Manual, 101-104

Unit 14: Ensemble grammaire en action, Chapter 6
Adverbs
Activities Manual, 105-113
Assignment: Written Exercise 5

Unit 15: Lectures diverses, "La santé et l'environnement", "L'influence du tourisme."
Assignment: Oral exercise 5

Unit 16: Revision
Assignment: Composition

Unit 17: Examination week

Evaluation

To receive credit for FREN 200, you must complete and submit the five written exercises, the five oral exercises, the composition and the final oral examination and achieve a course composite grade of at least "D" (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the written examination. The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:

5 Written Exercises 15%
5 Oral Exercises 10%
Composition Assignment 10%
Oral Examination 15%
Written Examination 50%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Textbooks

Comeau, Raymond F. and Normand J. Lamoureux. Ensemble Grammaire en action. 7th edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006.

Comeau, Raymond F. and Normand J. Lamoureux. Ensemble Grammaire en action: Activities Manual. 7th edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006.

O'Brien, Audrey, Athabasca University (Ed.). Lectures diverses. Boston: Pearson, 2006.

Other materials

The course materials also include an online Study Guide.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the FREN 200 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least "D" (50 percent) on the written examination. You must also demonstrate oral proficiency by reaching a satisfactory standard on the oral examination (telephone exam 15 minutes).

No grade is assigned for the oral exam. The grade for the written exam constitutes the grade for the challenge.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 8, July 30, 2013.

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Updated May 12 2016 by Student & Academic Services