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UVM Course Directory

FREN 001 – Elementary I

Credits: 4.00

Course Description: Fundamentals of French composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in French and students engage in active use of the language. No prior knowledge expected.

Section Description: COURSE MATERIALS: Textbook: Vis-à-Vis, 7th edition, by Evelyne Amon, Judith A. Muyskens, Alice C. Omaggio Hadley- McGraw Hill; https://www.mheducation.com/highered/product/1259904032.html – e-book or hardcover rental are fine, but do yourself a favor and get the 7th edition; the bookstore will have the loose leaf option which should be under 100$; keep in mind that the book will cover French 02 as well (The accompanying workbook and/or connect is not mandatory, but certainly recommended) FREN 001 is the first course in a two-semester sequence of beginning French. It is designed for the student with little or no prior knowledge of the language. The course emphasizes all four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use their newly acquired skills in order to communicate in French in a realistic and culturally appropriate manner. This course will be conducted as much as possible in French. You will find yourself understanding more and more as the course advances. No previous knowledge of the language is assumed. This semester, besides supplementary materials distributed in class, we will cover eight chapters of our textbook. The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education’s definition of a credit hour: for every hour spent in a classroom, a student is expected to complete approximately 2 hours of coursework outside of it. Thus, in FREN 001, a 4-credit course, a student should expect to work at least 8 hours a week outside of the classroom.

CRN: 90429

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 26/24

Days Time Location
MWF 09:40 - 10:30 OLD MILL ANNEX A207
T 10:05 - 10:55 LIVING/LEARN A A101

Instructor(s): Adriana Borra

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019