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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

French

Courses - FREN Lower Division

100A. Fundamentals of French for Spanish Speakers (4)

Prerequisite: Two semesters of college Spanish or 3 years of high school or be native or heritage speaker of Spanish.
Introductory course on the fundamental skills of speaking, reading, writing and comprehending French with an emphasis on the structural similarities between French and Spanish. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FREN 102, 102A or 101A.

100B. Fundamentals of French for Spanish Speakers (4)

Prerequisites: FREN100A; or FREN 101A with 2 semesters of college Spanish or 3 years of high school Spanish; or be heritage or native speakers of Spanish.
Introductory course on the fundamental skills of speaking, reading, writing and comprehending French with an emphasis on the structural similarities between French and Spanish.
Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French. Not open for credit to students with credit in FREN 101B or FREN 102B.

101A. Fundamentals of French (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Introduction to fundamental skills of speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing. For those who are beginning the study of French or who have had one year of high school French.
Transfers and new students: placement exam strongly recommended. For further information, please refer to the RGRLL Department website www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/rgrll/. For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French.

101B. Fundamentals of French (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: FREN 101A or two years of high school French or equivalent. Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Fundamental skills of speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing.
Transfers and new students: placement exam strongly recommended. For further information, please refer to the RGRLL Department website www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/rgrll/. For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French.

200. Intermediate French for Spanish Speakers (6)

Prerequisites: FREN 100B or FREN 101B or 3 years of high school French and 2 years of college Spanish or be native or heritage Spanish speaker.
Two semesters of intermediate French are covered in one semester in this intensive hybrid (blended) course designed for students who are either native or heritage speakers of Spanish or have at least intermediate- to advanced-level proficiency in Spanish. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FREN 201A, FREN 201B or FREN 202.

201A. Intermediate French (4)

Prerequisite: FREN 101B or three years of high school French or equivalent, GE Foundation requirement (or entering competency equivalent to FREN 101B and completion of concurrent enrollment in at least one Foundation course).
Continued development in speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills.
Transfers and new students: placement exam strongly recommended. For further information, please refer to the RGRLL Department website www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/rgrll/. For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French.

201B. Intermediate French (4)

Prerequisite: FREN 201A or four years of high school French or equivalent, GE Foundation requirement (or entering competency equivalent to FREN 201A and completion or concurrent enrollment in at lest one Foundation course).
Continued development in speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills.
Transfers and new students: placement exam strongly recommended. For further information, please refer to the RGRLL Department website www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/rgrll/. For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of French.

214. Intermediate Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 101B.
Should be taken concurrently with FREN 201A or 201B. Designed to develop basic conversational skills and to prepare for more advanced work in FREN 314.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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