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Approvals Received:

Department
on 10-14-04
by Jayne Hacker
(hackerje@umn.edu)

Curriculum Committee
on 10-26-04
by Karen Van Horn
(vanhornk@umn.edu)

Approvals Pending:

Curriculum Committee > Campus Assembly > Catalog

Effective Status:

Active

Effective Term:

1059 - Fall 2005

Course:

FREN 2011

Institution:

UMNMO - Morris

Career:

UGRD

College:

MDHU - UMM-Humanities, Div of

Department:

233 - UMM-Humanities, Div of-Adm

 

General

Course Title Short:

French Phonetics

Course Title Long:

Introduction to French Phonetics

Max-Min Credits
for Course
:

2.0 to 2.0 credit(s)

Catalog
Description
:

Training in French pronunciation through general and French phonetics geared towards speakers of American English. Course meets twice a week for 50 minutes

Additional Course
Information
(for catalog
production):

open to all students of French, course does not count toward FL requirement

Grading Basis:

Stdnt Opt

Honors Course:

No

Delivery Mode(s):

Classroom

Years most
frequently offered
:

Every academic year

Term(s) most
frequently offered
:

Fall

Component 1:

LEC (with final exam)

Auto-Enroll
Course
:

No

Graded
Component
:

LEC

Academic
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
2.0 credit(s)

Financial Aid
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
2.0 credit(s)

Repetition of
Course
:

Allow up to 2 repetition(s) totalling up to 4.0 credit(s).

Course
Prerequisites
for Catalog
:

<no text provided>

Course
Equivalency
:

No course equivalencies

Consent
Requirement
:

No required consent

Enforced
Prerequisites
:
(course-based or
non-course-based)

No prerequisites

Editor Comments:

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Proposal Changes:

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History Information:

Graduating seniors have been requesting such a course for several years. We are encouraged by the popularity of Bettina Blake's mini-course in preparation for the French Poetry Contest, but it is not sufficient training and may not be completed for academic credit.

Assessment
and Goals
:

ASSESSMENT: Students will complete unit quizzes and a final exam, all of which will have an oral and written component. GOALS: Students will develop a careful focus on incremental units of sound, and gain mastery of French morphology and the relationship of sound to meaning. Both speaking competence and confidence will improve.

Rationale for
Changes or
Exceptions
:

A PHONETICS COURSE WILL PROVIDE AN ESSENTIAL FOUNDATION FOR IMPROVING FL SKILLS IN GENERAL, BUT ESPECIALLY SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION SKILLS. RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT PHONETICS TRAINING IS ESPECIALLY BENEFICIAL TO STUDENTS WHO STRUGGLE WITH FL. THESE STUDENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL IN 1XXX AND FRENCH PHONETICS CONCURRENTLY.

 

General Education

Faculty
Sponsor Name
:

Tammy Berberi

Requirement
this course fulfills
:

HUM - HUM Communication, Language, Literature & Philosophy

 

Provisional
Approval:

No

Regular
Approval:

Yes; date: Oct 14, 2004