COURSE RATIONALE: To provide students with the basic skills needed to comprehend, converse, read and write in the French language. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: FR 101: Introductory French I. The essentials of the French language and culture are introduced in this course. Students begin to achieve basic facility in speaking, understanding, reading and writing the language as well as acquiring insight into French life and customs. Audio materials are employed to enhance the students’ speaking and comprehension skills.