Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FR 290C
Course Title:
French Composition
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Course Description

Practice in developing composition skills. Recommended: Instructor permission and successful completion of either second year college French with grades of A or B or native or near native ability in French. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

FR 290C is designed to provide advanced students of French with the opportunity for practice in developing writing and composition skills. This one credit course, offered in a reading and conference setting, counts as an elective for associate degrees.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Conferences will include discussion of composition skills and advanced grammar and structural points. Improvement will be demonstrated through written projects. It is expected that the student's basic understanding of French grammar, syntax, and acceptable written forms will be extended. French will be used at all times.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Student attendance and participation during conferences will be appraised to determine improvement in student's composition skills and knowledge of advanced grammar and structural points.
  2. Demonstrated improved understanding of French grammar, syntax, and acceptable
  3. written forms through conference discussions, written assignments and projects.
  4. Corrected assignments must be revised to reinforce correct structure

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Writing assignments and projects may include a variety of written forms, including correspondence, business writing, and creative writing. Journals or long-term projects including research papers may be assigned to very advanced students. All assignments must be written in French, and French will be used at all times in the conferences.

  1. Improved reading, writing, and conversational skills
  2. Improved understanding of French grammar, syntax, and acceptable written forms
  3. Improved knowledge of cultural differences
  4. Increased critical thinking skills
  5. Small group collaboration
  6. Speaking and listening reflectively