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Course Outline
Title: Second-year French II Course Number: FR-202
Credits: 4
Date: February 2011

Institution: Clackamas Community College
Outline Developed by: Heidi Cropsey
Type of Program: Lower Division Collegiate
Course Description:

The second year of academic French expands on first-year French in the review of grammar and in the cultural reading material. Communication skills are emphasized stressing oral proficiency.

Course Objectives:

  • review imperatives and teach irregular imperatives in polite phrases,

  • teach vocabulary relating to housing repairs and restorations,

  • teach the use of the verbs rendre and faire to indicate causality. “That

makes me sick, (rendre)/ “I’m getting my car repaired/ I’m having my hair

done” (faire);

  • introduce the regular and irregular forms of the subjunctive;

  • introduce the subjunctive to express doubt, politeness, necessity,

  • teach expressions to make comparisons: better, the best, and

use of the subjunctive to express the superlative;

  • review the direct and indirect object pronouns, their placement

and teach students to formulate sentences and imperatives with two pronouns;

  • expand upon knowledge of the negative, introducing ni. . .ni (neither, nor);

  • introduce the negatives personne/rien both as subjects and objects of a sentence,

  • teach the vocabulary and phrases to talk about types of entertainment.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of FR-202, the successful student will be expected to (in French, except where otherwise indicated:

  • use the imperative form with increasing accuracy: using double pronouns (“give it to me”) and irregular verbs être (to be), and avoir (to have), ex. “Be polite, have patience” with facility;

  • correctly interpret messages and creatively combine learned material to talk about types of housing, especially relating to the repair and restoration of a house; (AL 1)

  • use the verbs rendre and faire to indicate causality, i. e. (having, getting something done), faire and, when something /someone causes a an emotion or state of being, rendre (“that makes me sick/ sad/ angry” etc);

  • critically analyze values and ethics involved in the expression of doubt, politeness, and necessity in a French-speaking country; (AL 2)

  • start using the subjunctive (regular and irregular) to express doubt, politeness, necessity, and to indicate the superlative;

  • use the negatives ni . . .ni (neither, nor) and personne/rien (no one, nothing) with fluency;

  • identify and analyze, in English, French values and beliefs involved in various forms of entertainment (the movies, theatre, etc.) and be able to make some observations about the differences in entertainment in the U.S. and France; (CL1)

Length of Course: 44 lecture hours
Grading Method: Letter grade (A-F) or Pass/No Pass
Prerequisites: Pass FR-201 or instructor consent

Major Topic Outline:

  • getting someone to do something—getting ones car repaired, house painted etc.

  • house repairs and restoration

  • building materials

  • family gatherings, review and extension

  • types of entertainment

  • thanks and leave taking after a short visit

  • making comparisons, better, the very best

  • describing satisfaction, appropriateness


Mark outcomes addressed by this course:

  • Mark “C” if this course completely addresses the outcome. Students who successfully complete this course are likely to have attained this learning outcome.

  • Mark “S” if this course substantially addresses the outcome. More than one course is required for the outcome to be completely addressed. Students who successfully complete all of the required courses are likely to have attained this learning outcome.

  • Mark “P” if this course partially addresses the outcome. Students will have been exposed to the outcome as part of the class, but the class is not a primary means for attaining the outcome and assessment for general education purposes may not be necessary.

As a result of completing the AAOT /ASOT general education requirements, students will be able to:

WR: Writing Outcomes

1. Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some
cases, professional audiences.

2. Locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize information to communicate effectively.

3. Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues.

SP: Speech/Oral Communication Outcomes

1. Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals.

2. Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts.

3. Build and manage relationships.

MA: Mathematics Outcomes

1. Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems.

2. Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate
mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and
communicate the results.

AL: Arts and Letters Outcomes i

1. Interpret and engage in the Arts & Letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of


2. Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage
more fully in local and global issues.


SS: Social Science Outcomes

1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior.

2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social
world in which we live.

SC: Science or Computer Science Outcomes

1. Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore
ideas, models, and solutions and generate further questions.

2. Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically
evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions
in an ethical manner.

3. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of
scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.

CL: Cultural Literacy Outcomeii

1. Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically
defined meanings of difference.


IL: Information Literacy Outcomesiii

1. Formulate a problem statement.

2. Determine the nature and extent of the information needed to address the problem.

3. Access relevant information effectively and efficiently.

4. Evaluate information and its course critically.

5. Understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information.

i Arts and Letters” refers to works of art, whether written, crafted, designed, or performed and documents of historical or cultural significance.

ii Must be embedded in a course that meets the outcomes for Arts and Letters, Social Science, or Science/Computer Science.

iii Must be embedded in the general education required Writing courses Revised 2010-2011 to reflect Statewide AAOT outcomes

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