French (FRENCH)

Courses

FRENCH 141   BEGINNING FRENCH I   4 Units

Introductory French language course designed to help students develop written, oral, reading, and cultural competency.

FRENCH 142   BEGINNING FRENCH II   4 Units

Continuation of FRENCH 141.
PREREQ: FRENCH 141 OR EQUIVALENT

FRENCH 251   INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I   4 Units

Intermediate French language course designed to help students further develop written, oral, reading, and cultural competency. Not open to native speakers.
PREREQ: FRENCH 142 OR EQUIVALENT

FRENCH 252   INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II   4 Units

Continuation of FRENCH 251. Intermediate French language course designed to help students further develop written, oral, reading, and cultural competency. Not open to native speakers.
PREREQ: FRENCH 251 OR EQUIVALENT

FRENCH 310   FRENCH PHONETICS   3 Units

A study of the elements of speech sounds and intonation patterns in French with application to understanding and speaking. Use of phonetic transcription. Emphasis on perfecting the student’s ability to render French orally.
PREREQ: FRENCH 252

FRENCH 321   ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY I   3 Units

A thorough study of the structure of the language. Practical application through conversation and composition.
PREREQ: FRENCH 252

FRENCH 322   ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY II   3 Units

Continuation of FRENCH 321.
PREREQ: FRENCH 321 OR EQUIVALENT

FRENCH 331   READINGS IN MODERN FRENCH   3 Units

Language study through reading and discussion in French of selected texts in modern French. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and grammatical usage.
PREREQ: FRENCH 252

FRENCH 332   READINGS IN MODERN FRENCH   3 Units

Similar to FRENCH 31; with different texts.
PREREQ: FRENCH 252

FRENCH 340   CONTEMPORARY FRENCH SOCIETY   3 Units

A study of the French way of life today as reflected in its cultural, religious, educational, political and social institutions.
PREREQ: ONE 300 LEVEL FRENCH COURSE

FRENCH 350   FRENCH CIVILIZATION   3 Units

Study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of France, from the Middle Ages to the present.
PREREQ: 6 CREDITS OF 300-LEVEL FRENCH OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR

FRENCH 370   INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FRENCH   3 Units

This course seeks to familiarize students with both practical linguistic skills and functional cultural competence in a French-speaking professional environment. Students will learn key terminology, compose professional correspondence, prepare a job portfolio with CV and application letter, and engage in mock interviews. The course also provides a comparison of professional and business culture in French-speaking and U.S. countries.
PREREQ: FRENCH 321 OR CONSENT

FRENCH 375   INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH TRANSLATION   3 Units

Students learn basics of French to English translation by studying the history of translation as well as linguistic, cultural, professional, and ethical aspects of translation. They will then apply these concepts to translate a variety of genres, from technical, medical, and legal texts to literary and audiovisual texts. Class is taught in French and English.
PREREQ: 6 CREDITS OF 300-LEVEL FRENCH OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR

FRENCH 390   FRENCH CONVERSATION   Repeatable   1 Units

A course designed to maintain and increase oral fluency in French. Emphasis on spontaneous use of the language. Repeatable five times for maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.
PREREQ: 6 CREDITS OF 300-LEVEL FRENCH OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR

FRENCH 451   SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE   3 Units

General history of French literature from its beginning to the end of the eighteenth century. Reading of representative works of prose and poetry.
PREREQ: NINE CREDITS OF 300 LEVEL FRENCH COURSES

FRENCH 452   SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE   3 Units

General history of French literature from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Reading of representative works of prose and poetry.
PREREQ: NINE CREDITS OF 300 LEVEL FRENCH COURSES

FRENCH 481   FRENCH CLASSICS   3 Units

Study of the concept of classicism through the life, works and ideas of the major 17th century authors. Emphasis on the theatre, i.e., the plays by Corneille, Moliere and Racine.
PREREQ: NINE CREDITS OF 300 LEVEL FRENCH COURSES

FRENCH 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable

FRENCH 493   INTERNSHIP IN FRENCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.
PREREQ: SIX CREDITS OF 300 OR 400 LEVEL FRENCH COURSES

FRENCH 494   SEMINAR   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable
PREREQ: 9 UNITS OF 300 LEVEL COURSES OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

FRENCH 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.
PREREQ: 6 CREDITS OF 300-LEVEL FRENCH OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR

FRENCH 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics. Repeatable.

FRENCH 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.
PREREQ: MAJOR OR MINOR IN FRENCH

FRENCH 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

FRENCH 499   FRENCH THESIS   1-3 Units


PREREQ: JUNIOR OR SENIOR STATUS, OPEN ONLY TO FRENCH MAJORS