RCLANG 190 - Intensive French I
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 100, 101, 102, or 103.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This intensive French course covers in one term the equivalent of a standard first-year college course. Its goal is to help the student gain a solid understanding of fundamental grammatical structures and syntax; a limited but functional vocabulary; familiarity with French sound and intonation patterns; and an introduction to French culture. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to comprehend simple, non-edited texts and oral passages of medium length; sustain a basic conversation with a native or near-native speaker; and communicate effectively in writing on general topics.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required both in the lectures and the discussions. Students must attend co-curricular activities at least three times a week, more if judged necessary. In order to receive credits for the course, students must pass the final exam, which tests the four skills: writing, speaking, reading, and listening.

Intended Audience:

RCLANG 190 is open to all U-M students, but priority is given to RC students. Students with no prior or very little background in French can only take this class in Winter.

Class Format:

The course meets two hours a day, four days a week.

The lecture focuses on grammar. Students are expected to come to class having the grammatical concepts covered that day. Class is devoted to clarification, review, and drilling of these concepts. In discussion, students meet in small groups to apply what they learn in lecture. In-class activities, including—but not limited to—vocabulary and homework quizzes, help develop reading, writing, oral comprehension, and speaking skills.

RCLANG 190 - Intensive French I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MTuThF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
MTuThF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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