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French Transfer AA

France
Last updated 5/15/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1006

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
William Desmond, 309-796-5437, desmondw@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in French at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since four year institutions may require specific courses for a French major, students should consult with the Advising area at Black Hawk College for additional information.

Students taking French learn to read, speak, write, and listen in the French language. Conversations cover a variety of everyday situations and different cultural aspects. French study includes the use of a basic text, a workbook, a reader, a laboratory manual and computer assisted instruction. Speaking and listening skills are developed through practice in class and with audio and video tapes and software.

Language training can give a student a mastery of English grammar and an understanding of another culture, as well as meet a requirement of many bachelor’s degree and advanced degree programs.

Students who learn a second language and combine it with a major or minor in a field with good employment prospects will find themselves very competitive in the job market.

French is the major language of Quebec, France, and parts of Belgium and Switzerland. In addition, there are approximately 40 locations around the world where French is used either diplomatically or as a second language. Understanding French can open vast treasures of literature, history, philosophy, music, art, and other areas of a large and varied culture.

French Transfer AA
Associate in Arts Code 1006
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
FREN 101 — Elementary French I (4)
Any foreign language other than French (4-5)
Mathematics (3)
Social & Behavioral Science (3)

Second Semester
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
FREN 102 — Elementary French II (4)
Any foreign language other than French (4-5)
Life Science (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)

Third Semester
* FREN 201 — Intermediate French I (4)
Humanities (3)
Non-Western Studies (3)
Mathematics  or  Computer Science (3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (3)

Fourth Semester
* FREN 202 — Intermediate French II (4)
Fine Arts (3)
Physical Science (4)
Social & Behavioral Science (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

Courses for this program include: »

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

FREN 101 Elementary French I
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
First course of a two semester sequence in elementary French with emphasis on speaking, listening, comprehension, reading, writing, and culture.

FREN 102 Elementary French II
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school French “C” or better or one semester of college French “C” or better.
Second course of a two semester sequence in elementary French with emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and culture.

FREN 201 Intermediate French I
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Two years of high school French “C” or better or two semesters of college French “C” or better.
First course of a two semester sequence in intermediate French with emphasis on oral proficiency, grammar review, composition, literary readings and study of Francophone culture and civilization.

FREN 202 Intermediate French II
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Three years of high school French “C” or better or three semesters of college French “C” or better.
Second course of a two semester sequence in Intermediate French with emphasis on oral proficiency, grammar review, compositions, literary readings, and study of the Francophone culture and civilization. IAI: H1 900

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900

* Offered in alternate years, depending on enrollment.