French - Modern Languages
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French - Modern Languages

Associate in Arts

Minimum of 61 credit hours
Students who study French will learn a widely spoken language that has a long history as a language of culture and diplomacy. In addition to learning to understand, speak, read, and write French, students will acquire understanding of the cultures of the Francophone world as well as greater awareness of their own language and culture. An associate degree in Modern Languages gives students the background needed to transfer to a four-year college or university. After graduating, language students may find career opportunities in teaching, travel, broadcasting, translating, law enforcement, international business or social service. Another area of emphasis available is Spanish.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    FREN 1115 Elementary French I 5 Major  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO Biological Science 3 Gen Ed  
    FA SUPPORT Faculty Approved Support Electives 3 Support  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    FREN 1225 Elementary French II 5 Major  
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences OR  Gen Ed  
    MATH 1503 Contemporary Mathematics OR  Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    FREN 2113 Intermediate French I 3 Major  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War OR  Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War 3 Gen Ed  
    ENGL 2123 Introduction to Literature 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    FREN 2223 Intermediate French II 3 Major  
    PHYS SC Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    FA SUPPORT Faculty Approved Support Electives 3 Support  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (16 credit hours) French: FREN 1115; FREN 1225; FRFEN 2113; FREN 2223

    General Education Courses: (37 credit hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Humanities: Six credit hours of Humanities electives; **Sciences: Three to four credit hours of general education Biological Science; three to four credit hours Physical Science -- one of the science courses must include a lab component; Literature: Any ENGL course 2123 or higher; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; Electives: Six credit hours General Education Electives

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (7 credit hours) Electives: Choose seven credit hours of electives from FREN, GRMN, SPAN, COM, ENGL, HUM, WL categories.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - Biological Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Electives

    FA SUPPORT - Faculty Approved Support Electives
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Faculty approved support electives

    GEN ED - Gen Ed Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    PHYS SC - Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Any Physical Science chosen from ASTR, PHYS, CHEM, or GEOL subject areas

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    ENGL 2123 - Introduction to Literature
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 1213
    3CREDITS

    This course is a study of literary forms and genres, including short story, poetry, drama, and novels. Students will be introduced to literary terminology, critical theories, and a diversity of authors and literary styles. Through various assignments, written and/or oral, students will demonstrate their ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret literary forms.

    French

    FREN 1115 - Elementary French I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    5CREDITS

    The beginning student will acquire fundamental proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. The student will also explore important aspects of French and Francophone culture.

    FREN 1225 - Elementary French II
    Prerequisites: FREN 1115 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    5CREDITS

    A continuation of FREN 1115. The student will demonstrate increased proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. The student will continue to explore significant aspects of French and Francophone culture. Satisfactory completion of this course confirms that a student has demonstrated competency in a foreign language at the novice-high level on the ACTFL scale.

    FREN 2113 - Intermediate French I
    Prerequisites: FREN 1225 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French at the intermediate level. The student will read a variety of French texts, using them as a basis for conversation and composition in French and will begin a systematic review of French grammar. The class is taught in French.

    FREN 2223 - Intermediate French II
    Prerequisites: FREN 2113 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    A continuation of FREN 2113. The student will demonstrate increased proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French at the intermediate level. The student will read short literary texts and use them as a basis for discussions and compositions in French and will complete a systematic review of French grammar. The class is taught in French.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - Contemporary Mathematics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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