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Course Overview

From the tiniest atoll in the South Pacific to major world capitals, from private conversations at sidewalk cafés in Paris or Montréal to policy discussions at the United Nations and World Bank, French remains one of the dominant international languages.

It is spoken by millions on every continent, including close to home in Canada’s Québec, the Caribbean, and the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Studying and learning another language is personally and intellectually enriching. You broaden your perspective to include other cultures. Travel experiences are transformed to where you communicate and interact effectively with locals and not depend on tour guides or interpreters. 

Locally and regionally, French is also one of the three official languages (along with English and Spanish) for all political and commercial activities linked to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Colorado, with its extensive business links to Latin American countries and the energy industry in Canada, plays an important role in NAFTA activities.

Students can enroll in beginning FRN (FRN 101, FRN 102), and intermediate FRN (FRN 201, FRN 202). Each of these courses focuses on French culture, French history, French vocabulary/ grammar rules, and French structure. 

The following classes can count towards General Education Requirement as well as a Humanities and Cross-Cultural Requirement:

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    FRN 101 Beginning French I (3 credits)

    Development of skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding.
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    FRN 102 Beginning French II (3 credits)

    Continuation of the development of skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding.
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    FRN 201 Intermediate French I (3 credits)

    Development of intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding.
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    FRN 202 Intermediate French II (3 credits)

    Continued development of intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

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The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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