IH FR 100


Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


Updated 18 April 2008 KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: September 29, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Modern Languages. Tom Durnford, Chair. 358-2972; tdurnfor@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Tom Durnford, Professor, Modern Languages, 358-2972, tdurnfor@keene.edu PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: FR 100 Basic French Language and Culture Introduction to basic French, French history, and contemporary culture. This course makes extensive use of multimedia resources, including interactive language programs, video, and the Internet. Does not satisfy the Arts and Humanities language requirement. Fall, Spring, or Summer. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: IHFR 100 Basic French Language and Culture PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, and exploration of cultural diversity within the contemporary French-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of French. Does not satisfy the Arts and Humanities language requirement. Fall, Spring, Summer. Updated 18 April 2008 LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will be able to produce and understand both orally and in writing brief dialogues and descriptions of everyday topics such as personal information, interests and hobbies, schedules, and travel information. Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the geography and culture of countries where French is spoken INTEGRATIVE STUDIES CONTENT OUTCOME This course will explore language use, linguistic forms, and language’s ability to change society and ourselves. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES PROGRAM OUTCOMES Students will be able to recognize how [language] differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge, and power. SKILLS OUTCOMES WRITING Write with purpose Organize, state and develop ideas clearly Write with syntactical and grammatical competence SKILLS OUTCOMES: READING Read with an awareness of purpose Identify goals to focus attention Select information relevant to a purpose Demonstrate the ability to summarize and identify key points RATIONALE: Course level and content are being described more accurately and have been redesigned in accordance with Integrative Studies Program. RESOURCES: Tenure-track and adjunct faculty teach this course. No additional personnel or resources are required. What additional library resources will be required? None ADVISORY OPINIONS: None needed.


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IH FR 100