Course Descriptions


French  (FRN) Courses

FRN 101 French I (3-0) 3 credits

FRN 101 is a beginning language course designed for students with no previous experience in French, or whose experience does not make placement in a higher level French course advisable. The course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of French pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, as well as an introduction to Francophone culture. The course will stress the development of communication skills, especially listening and speaking, but will also promote reading and writing skills. This course carries SUNY General Education World (Foreign) Language credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


FRN 102 French II (3-0) 3 credits

FRN 102 is a continuation of the introductory level language course (FRN 101), with increased emphasis on vocabulary enrichment and the development of speaking ability as well as strengthening listening and reading comprehension skills. Students at this level will also continue to develop insights into Francophone culture and to draw comparisons with their own culture. Prerequisites: FRN 101 or an equivalent skill level in the language as recommended by the World Languages @ FLCC Language Placement Guide. This course carries SUNY General Education World (Foreign) Language credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


FRN 201 French III (3-0) 3 credits

FRN 201 expands on the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in the first two semesters of study. Emphasis is on the continued development of French language skills through the study and discussion of authentic readings in Francophone literature and culture. Students will learn strategies to improve reading comprehension and fundamental composition writing skills. Students at this level will also continue to develop deeper insights into Francophone culture and to draw comparisons with their own culture. Prerequisites: FRN 102 or an equivalent skill level in the language as recommended by the World Languages @ FLCC Language Placement Guide. This course carries SUNY General Education World (Foreign) Language credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


FRN 202 French IV (3-0) 3 credits

FRN 202 is a continuation of the intermediate level course (FRN 201). Emphasis is on enhancing communication skills in French, both spoken and written. Students will refine critical reading and writing skills through further exploration of Francophone literature and culture. Prerequisite: FRN 201 or an equivalent skill level in the language as recommended by the World Languages @ FLCC Language Placement Guide. This course carries SUNY General Education World (Foreign) Language credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


FRN 203 French V (3-0) 3 credits

FRN 203 further develops French speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the advanced intermediate level. The course includes an introduction to representative literary works of the French-speaking world and a review of key and complex grammatical structures to support increased focus on reading and composition. Increasing awareness of cultural themes will be reinforced by a variety of activities designed to enhance and stimulate speaking skills. Prerequisites: FRN 202 or an equivalent skill level in the language as recommended by the World Languages @ FLCC Language Placement Guide. This course carries SUNY General Education World (Foreign) Language credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


FRN 204 French VI (3-0) 3 credits

FRN 204 further develops French speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the advanced intermediate level. The course includes continuing study of representative literary works of the French-speaking world and a review of key and complex grammatical structures to support increased focus on reading and composition. Deepening awareness of cultural themes will be reinforced by a variety of activities designed to enhance and stimulate speaking skills. Prerequisites: FRN 203 or an equivalent skills level in the language as recommended by the World Languages @ FLCC Language Placement Guide. This course carries SUNY General Education World (Foreign) Language credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF