Houston Baptist University Catalog

( FREN ) Course Descriptions

  • FREN 1314 Beginning French Proficiency
    Focus is on achieving beginning proficiency in communication in French developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and showing in the interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative modes and on acquiring an initial knowledge and understanding of cultures of the French speaking world. Students learn to use and understand the language necessary for expressing basic needs, wants, and courtesies. They practice vocabulary and structures for meeting immediate survival needs. Not open to students with more than two years of high school French or with proficiency level above Novice.

  • FREN 1324 Beginning French Proficiency
    Focus is on achieving beginning proficiency in communication in French developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and showing in the interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative modes and on acquiring an initial knowledge and understanding of cultures of the French speaking world. Students learn to use and understand the language necessary for expressing basic needs, wants, and courtesies. They practice vocabulary and structures for meeting immediate survival needs. Not open to students with more than two years of high school French or with proficiency level above Novice.

  • FREN 2314 Continuing French Proficiency
    Prerequisites: FREN 1314 and 1324 or the equivalent.
    Focus is on increasing proficiency in communication in French using the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and showing in the interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative modes and on acquiring a knowledge and understanding of cultures of the French speaking world. Students ask and answer questions on everyday topics, initiate and respond to simple statements, and maintain basic conversations. Students learn to comprehend utterances in areas of immediate need and in situations where context aids understanding. They gain insights into the culture of the French speaking world through interactive activities and through discussions and readings in the language. Not open to students with proficiency level above Intermediate.

  • FREN 2324 Continuing French Proficiency
    Prerequisites: FREN 1314 and 1324 or the equivalent.
    Focus is on increasing proficiency in communication in French using the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and showing in the interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative modes and on acquiring a knowledge and understanding of cultures of the French speaking world. Students ask and answer questions on everyday topics, initiate and respond to simple statements, and maintain basic conversations. Students learn to comprehend utterances in areas of immediate need and in situations where context aids understanding. They gain insights into the culture of the French speaking world through interactive activities and through discussions and readings in the language. Not open to students with proficiency level above Intermediate.